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 our Enrichment events FAQs page for more details.

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


How do I apply?

Online applications will open in January 2017. 

The deadline for applications will be 1 May 2017. Places 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 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 2 July - Tuesday 4 July 2017. 2 July is an arrivals day so you are welcome to join us in the afternoon (time and location to be confirmed) to register your attendance. The Summer Schools will end at approximately 4pm on 4 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.

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.