Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Summer School?

Our Summer Schools offer a chance to study a subject in-depth and experience university life. You will stay on campus, meet current students and take part in hands-on activities led by current academics. Attending a Summer School will help to enhance the personal statement part of your UCAS application.

How much will it cost?

£175 which covers all activities, meals, refreshments and accommodation.

Free places and support with travel costs are available to all those who live in a household with an income of less than £25,000 or who are in care. See the application form for more details.

If you have any questions or concerns about cost, please contact us.


How do I apply?

Visit the individual Summer School webpage for information on how to apply - see links on the left. Places remaining after the closing date of 1 May will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis subject to meeting the predicted grade requirements (ABB+ for A-levels or equivalent) and a strong supporting statement.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to check whether places remain before completing your application. 

Where will I stay?

You will stay in your own room in our en-suite student accommodation on campus.  A student ambassador will be on-hand in each flat and rooms will be allocated based on gender and the Summer School that you are attending.

Who else will attend?

Year 12 (and 11s for the Law Summer School) students from all over the country (and beyond!) attend our Summer Schools. You will also have the opportunity to meet and work alongside current university students.

When are the Summer Schools?

All Summer Schools run from Sunday 10 July - Tuesday 12 July. 10 July is an arrivals day so you are welcome to join us at any point during the afternoon from 4-6pm in UNIO (Union House) to register your attendance. The Summer Schools will end at approximately 4pm on 12 July - please refer to your individual Summer School programme for exact finish time.

Do I need to bring food?

All meals and refreshments are provided, and included in the fee. There are plenty of shops and cafes on campus if you get really hungry!

What do I need to bring with me?

Accommodation is en-suite and you will be provided with a towel and bedding. Please bring your own toiletries. Please put any medication you need in a plastic bag clearly marked with your name.

Please come appropriately prepared for possible hot or wet weather e.g. suncream, waterproof coat.

Please bring trainers or other closed-toes shoes, as these are needed for any laboratory work and field trips.

Engineering Summer School - please bring boots or sturdy trainers, as you will be going on a industry site visit.

Geography Summer School - please bring clothing appropriate for hot and wet weather as you will be outside for certain activities e.g. coat and closed-toe shoes.

I've been offered a place on a Summer School, what should I do now?

You will be emailed our code of behaviour, that we expect all students to adhere to when attending the Summer Schools.

We will also email you a copy of your individual Summer School's joining instructions which includes when and where to register on 10 July. You will also be sent a confirmation form for you and your parents/guardians to complete and return with payment (if applicable) 14 days after receipt to the address below:

Enrichment Events
Recruitment and Outreach Department
LSB 1.120
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Alternatively you can email the completed form to

Payment can be made via cheque or BACS transfer to the UEA bank account (please quote 1332 ARM16 when making payment):

Barclays Bank plc

5 - 7 Red Lion Street

Norwich,  NR1 3QH 

Account Name: University of East Anglia
Account Number: 30918202
Sort Code: 20-62-53

I can no longer attend the Summer School, can I claim a refund?

As per our terms and conditions, you need to give 30 days' notice in advance of the Summer School to claim a refund.

Please contact the enrichment team as soon as you know you are unable to attend the Summer School or indicate this when returning the confirmation form.

If you want to know anything else about our Summer Schools, please get in touch.