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?

You can apply online now. Before applying, please read the Summer Schools 2017 Application Guide. The guide includes what information you will need to have on-hand to apply. 

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. You will be notified about the outcome of your application by 22 May 2017.

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.

How many places are available on the Summer Schools?

The maximum number of places available for each individual Summer School are listed below:

  • Chemistry and Pharmacy - 60
  • Engineering - 30
  • History - 40
  • Law - 60
  • Mathematics - 40

As soon as bookings are full, we will have a waiting list and release places should any become available.

I have been offered a place on the Summer School. What should I do now?

Please follow the instructions and deadlines included in the email confirming your place:

  • If you don’t qualify for a free place (your household income is greater than £25,000 or don’t meet other criteria), pay for your place (£175) via BACS transfer or send a cheque to Enrichment team – LSB 0.20, UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ.
    For 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
  • If you qualify for a free place, visit our website to see if you are eligible for help with travel costs and for more information on how to apply to our travel fund.
  • Read the code of behaviour and see our terms and conditions. Please note that should you no longer require a place on the Summer School, you will be entitled to a refund providing that you give 30 days’ notice to allow us to fill your place.
  • If you are under 18, we will email your parents a consent form so please ask them to complete.
We’ll be in touch to ask for your meal and social activity choices for 2 July only, as well as send you your joining instructions in due course.
Final reminder information and any changes will be sent to you two weeks before the Summer School.

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.