SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019 SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019

The 2019 Summer School applications have now closed. If you have applied to attend a summer school and have not yet heard from us, please contact us.

 

Who can apply?

Information on our eligibility criteria can be found in our application guidance.

Places are limited and eligibility criteria applies. We want to make information about university accessible to as many young people as possible, but especially those who might have little knowledge of university or are from a group where few people attend university. We measure this through information provided in the application form and use it to make our decision about who gets a place when the events are oversubscribed.

Year group specific programmes are set up for your current year group. Please ensure you select the correct year when applying.

Got questions?

No problem - ask away. No question is too big or too small. Our friendly team can be reached on phone or email: 01603 591521 / ueasummerschools@uea.ac.uk

The what, where and when The what, where and when

Summer schools are residential events hosted at UEA for young people from the local area. They're totally free to attend (including accomodation, travel, food and activities) and give young people a feel for life at university. 

We'll be running four summer schools for various ages in August - scroll down to see information for young peopleteachers and parents.

2019 summer school dates:

  • Year 9 students - 22-23 August
  • Year 10 students - 28-30 August
  • Year 11 students - 7-9 August
  • Experience Uni (specifically for students aged 14-18 with experience of living in local authority care) - 13-14 August

What will you do this summer?

are you a young person? read this. are you a young person? read this.

Want to know what life is like at university? Our free summer schools are the perfect way to find out.

At a summer school you'll get a chance to: 

  • Spend a night or two in student accommodation - you'll get your own room, with an en-suite bathroom, in a real student flat!
  • Meet lots of current university students  - they'll be with you all the time and you'll get to know loads about them. Ask them any questions you have, at any time, about any topic..what's good, bad, interesting, exciting, boring about university - ask them anything! 
  • Try out different subjects you could study at university - you might discover a subject you didn't even know existed
  • Ask questions and find out exactly what you should expect from higher education - it's your chance to get the low-down on all things university; student life, finance, studying, support, accommodation...
  • Have fun! You'll get to try new things and make new friends.

Who can apply?

Places are limited and eligibility criteria applies. We want to make information about university accessible to as many young people as possible, but especially those who might have little knowledge of university or are from a group where few people attend university. We measure this through information provided in the application form and use it to make our decision about who gets a place when the events are oversubscribed. 

Information on our eligibility criteria can be found in our application guidance.

When can I apply?

Applications for 2019 Summer Schools have closed. Please drop us a line to find out when these will be open again for 2020.

Application deadlines:

  • Year 9 - 1 July 2019
  • Year 10 - 8 July 2019
  • Year 11  7 June 2019
  • Experience Uni - apply as soon as possible (placed are very limited).

Got questions?

No problem - ask away. No question is too big or too small. Our friendly team can be reached on phone or email: 01603 591521 / ueasummerschools@uea.ac.uk

Are you a teacher? read this. Are you a teacher? read this.

Summer schools are a great way to give young people a feel for life at university, while encouraging them to think about their future and step out of their comfort zone.

Students apply for a place on a summer school themselves; we need your help to promote the opportunity to them and encourage applications from your students. We've answered some common questions below, but if you want any further information please get in touch: 01603 591521 / ueasummerschools@uea.ac.uk

Who are summer schools for?

Year group specific summer schools are for young people from the local area (Norfolk & North Suffolk) who would like to find out more about life at university. The Experience Uni summer school is designed for young people aged 14-18 with experience of living in local authority care. Young people can apply for any of the four summer schools, depending on their preference.

Information on our eligibility criteria can be found here.

Can I select young people to attend?

Young people need to make the application themselves, with support from their parent or guardian, but it would be great if you identify your students who would benefit from attending and encourage them to apply. 

When will young people find out whether they have got a place?

Once young people have applied we will keep in touch with them with regular updates. Deadline dates for applications can be found in the FAQs below.

How can students find out more about the summer schools?

We've sent lots of flyers to our local schools so please distribute these. We'd also love to come and talk to young people directly - we have an exciting assembly session that we can run at your school covering what happens at a summer school and how to get involved. If you’d like to book an assembly in, drop an email to schoolsoutreach@uea.ac.uk.

are you a parent or carer? read this. are you a parent or carer? read this.

We've hosted residential summer schools at UEA for young people from the local area for many years. The summer schools are all completely free (travel, accomodation, food, activities...everything is included), and give young people a feel for life at university.

Over either two or three days, students will enjoy:

  • A varied programme of activities focusing on the academic and social benefits of university
  • An opportunity to try new things and meet current university students
  • One or two nights stay in their own en-suite lockable bedroom
  • A safe, friendly, inclusive environment with experienced university staff

Who can apply for our summer schools?

Places are limited and eligibility criteria applies. We want to make information about university accessible to as many young people as possible, but especially those who might have little knowledge of university or are from a group where few people attend university. We measure this through information provided in the application form and use it to make our decision about who gets a place when the events are oversubscribed. 

Information on our eligibility criteria can be found in our application guidance.

Got questions?

No problem - if you'd like to know please get in touch with one of our friendly team - no question is too big or too small: 01603 591521 / ueasummerschools@uea.ac.uk

 

Your questions. answered. Your questions. answered.

What happens after I've applied?

February to July: Once you have applied, we will be in touch regularly with information about the summer schools, next steps and information about university life. If you have any questions get in touch.

June/July: During June or July, you will receive an email and a letter to let you know whether you have a place. If you do, there will be instructions about how to confirm your place. If you haven’t been successful, you’ll receive some information about other great events to get involved in at UEA.

 

July: If you application is successful you will be given a couple of weeks to complete an acceptance form to confirm that you would still like to attend. You can let us know whether you need transport to and from UEA (this is free!), and your preferred options for some of the activities on offer. We will also be in touch with your parents or guardians to confirm permission for you to attend.

 

August: Summer school month! Before your visit, we will send you a programme, a kit list to help with packing, information about transport, and details of what to expect when you arrive at UEA.

 

After the summer schools: We will be in touch again with information about our summer school reunion and other events at UEA.


When are the summer schools and what are the deadlines to apply?

We'll be running four summer schools for various ages in August

  • Year 9 students - 22-23 August. Apply by 1 July 2019.
  • Year 10 students - 28-30 August. Apply by 8 July 2019.
  • Year 11 students - 7-9 August. Apply by 7 June 2019.
  • Experience Uni (specifically for students aged 14-18 with experience of living in local authority care) - 13-14 August. Apply as soon as possible (places are very limited).

What should I bring with me?

We'll provide you with a kit list to pack before you come, but as a guide you should...

Absolutely think about packing these:

  • Clothes – comfortable, casual clothing for each day, including a warm jumper for evenings and full length trousers & closed toe shoes (in case of lab work)
  • Sports kit - including trainers
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pyjamas
  • Underwear & socks...they're easy to forget!
  • Wash bag – toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel...
  • Suncream, hat, sunglasses (we’re optimistic that the sun will shine!)
  • Any medication you require

Maybe pack these, they're optional:

  • Book or magazine for free time at the end of the day
  • Electronic devices - mobile phone, iPad, MP3 player etc.

Note: these are brought to the Summer School at the owner’s risk. You will have individual lockable rooms that you can leave any valuables in, but we would advise against bringing expensive items that would be easy to steal. The University carries buildings insurance that covers student residences but this does not include insurance against theft of your belongings.  It is your responsibility to insure your personal possessions.  It may be possible to arrange this as an extension on a contents policy for your home address.

 

Don't worry about packing these, they're provided:

  • Towels
  • Bedding
  • Money – all meals, snacks and activities at the Summer School are provided, so you do not need to bring any money with you. If you want to bring some along just in case, we suggest bringing no more than £5.

Where will I stay?

Everyone on a summer school gets their own en-suite room in one of our student halls of residence. The rooms are lockable, so you’ll be able to store all your stuff safely during the day. You’ll have access to a shared kitchen along with other summer school students and Student Ambassadors. This is where you’ll have breakfast in the morning before heading onto campus for your activities, and it’s a great place to hang out in your free time – we’ll provide some games you can play, or you can just sit around and chat with friends & the Student Ambassadors. There will also be a steady supply of water & snacks available in each kitchen! 


Is there WiFi?

Yes! You’ll be able to get online using ‘The Cloud’ service pretty much anywhere on campus.


Where do I get dropped off / picked up?

We'll give you all of the info about things like when you've been offered a place, so don't worry yet. We can provide free transport too - you'll get to request it once you've been offered a place. 


What will we be doing during the day?

Our programme of activities changes every year, but to give you an idea of what you’ll be getting up to during the summer school, check out the example programmes from last year below. 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Experience Uni


What time do I have to get up / go to bed?

We know it’s the summer holidays, and that for some people that means being able to have a lie-in, and for others it means lots of extra time to go out and do stuff… we’ve try to balance our programmes with plenty to do for those who love being active, and some opportunities to rest and relax for those who enjoy their sleep! You’ll be expected to stick to the programme we’ve laid out, so that everyone gets to make the most of their summer school experience.


What is the food like?

An important question! For breakfast you can choose between cereal, toast or fruit. At lunch time we’ll have some classic packed lunches to enjoy and dinner will be in Campus Kitchen where there will be a couple of different options for you to choose from. At the end of the summer school we’ll have a BBQ in the sunshine. If you’ve got specific dietary requirements that you haven’t already told us about, please get in touch.


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