THIS IS UNIVERSITY: UEA VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
This is University: UEA Summer School was a free, week-long, online event for Year 12 and Level 3 Year 1 students, that took place during the final week of July.
Our unique summer school prepares students with essential skills and knowhow for university, while also introducing many of the innovative and remarkable experiences on offer at UEA. In response to the latest Government and Public Health England advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we offered a virtual alternative to our original residential programme**.
Each day of the school, our live sessions and Q&A's focused on one of five main topics, providing excellent support towards your journey to higher education and a taste of UEA. Live sessions were recorded and can be watched back, and all other resources and sessions can still be found in the below links.
Monday 27 July 2020: Applying to University
Discover the ins and outs of UCAS, like how to apply and what to consider when making your university choices. You'll also receive helpful advice and content with the goal of preparing you to make an educated start on your personal statement. Take a look at our student cookbook to learn about the kinds of food our current students love to cook, as well as some of the amazing restaurants, cafes and food stalls Norwich has to offer.
Tuesday 28 July 2020: Student Finance
Learn how to make the most of your money at university by looking at the support available through Student Finance England (SFE) with one of our Higher Education Advisers. Have a go at our budgeting activity to learn about the importance of balancing your budget as an undergraduate student.
Wednesday 29 July 2020: Study Skills and Research
Begin to master essential study skills and gain top tips for your journey into higher education. With support from our Higher Education Advisers, you'll be taught how to research and report on various contemporary topics. Have a look through our Take A Breather activities to learn more about sport at UEA, as well as some creative activities from the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Thursday 30 July 2020: Student Life at UEA
Hear what university is really like and get the chance to ask any burning questions you may have to our current students. You'll discover all about UEA Student's Union and the clubs and societies UEA has to offer, as well as settling in, getting support, making friends, and more. Take part in our SU activity to have a go at creating your own UEA society.
Friday 31 July 2020: Undergraduate Subjects at UEA
Find out more about the process of finding the right course and university for you. Our current student, academics, and admissions staff will be on hand to weigh up the options and demonstrate the benefits of research into different degrees. Explore UEA campus and Norwich with our interactive tours.
** Our residential programme involves a two-day stay at our award-winning campus, packed with study sessions, social activities, and insight into everything you need to know before becoming an undergraduate. We hope for its return in 2021.
Eligibility and costs
This school is open to Year 12 and Level 3 Year 1 students with the desire or potential to study at university in the future. Our virtual programme is entirely free of charge.
If you have any further questions about any of our enrichment events, please contact us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.