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  • Catherine Young

UK Summer School - Sutton Trust (Yr 12, application deadline 16th March 2021)


Are you interested in going to university? Not sure on what subject you want to study?

Our UK Summer Schools offer you the chance to experience what university life is like.

From academic taster sessions to social activities, you’ll get the chance to meet like-minded young people from across the UK and explore a subject of your choice at a leading UK university.


Check the eligibility criteria below to see if you can apply.

Application deadline: Midday 16th March 2020

To apply click here.


What is involved?


Spend a week with one of our 13 partner universities. Our Summer Schools are completely free so you can get to know your chosen university, no matter where in the country you’re from.


Explore academic taster sessions in your chosen subject. Choose from over 40 different courses, from Archaeology and Anthropology to Veterinary Medicine. With over 15 hours of teaching at undergraduate level, you will get the chance to dive deep into subjects that you are passionate about. Going beyond the school curriculum, your academic sessions will provide you with material to use in your personal statement.


You will take part in workshops that will help you navigate UCAS and write the best personal statement possible. You will find out about how to apply for student finance, the availability of bursaries and how to manage your money whilst at university.


You will take part in a range of social activities, designed to help you make friends with other students on the Summer School and unwind after jam-packed days! Depending on your programme, these will range from tours, to trying out new hobbies with university societies, from film nights to final night celebrations!


Who can apply?

Students applying to UK Summer Schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college

  • Be in Year 12 (England and Wales), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland) at the start of the programme

In addition, we are looking for students who:

  • Have achieved at least five A or 6 grades at GCSE or five A or B grades at National 5

  • Would be the first generation in their family to attend university

  • Have been in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school

  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education or a high level of socio-economic deprivation

  • Have attended schools with a lower than average progression to higher education, or a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals

  • Have been looked after or in care

The more criteria you meet, the more likely you are to get a place on the programme.

To apply click here.


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