Year 12 – Summer Schools

  • Company: University of Surrey
  • Location: Hybrid
  • Closing Date: 31-03-2024


Our summer schools are fully-funded and invite participants to attend taster lectures, workshops and seminars in addition to academic led research projects in their chosen subject area. Meet our current students and learn more about studying and living at university. For 2024, we are providing residential and virtual programmes for:
Physical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine

Residential Summer School:

Monday 1 – Friday 5 July 2024

Experience life on campus on our 5-day, 4-night on-campus experience of teaching timetable and social activity. Accommodation, catering and transport provided. Our Residential Summer School consists of an academic timetable to give you the opportunity to experience studying a subject that you love at university. You will learn in an academic environment and work with students from other schools and colleges through a timetable of lectures, seminars, practical activities and a variety of fun social events each evening. Spend the week living in our student accommodation and meet our wonderful team of Student Ambassadors who will be on hand to answer your questions about student life.

Virtual Summer School:

Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2024

Immerse yourself in our 5-day online experience of live and on-demand content in addition to access to University of Surrey e-platforms and virtual library. Our Virtual Summer School gives you the chance to experience university-level study through a timetable of interactive and on demand lectures, workshops and seminars. As part of the programme, you will complete a group research project and presentation enabling you to connect and network with our participants whilst accessing exclusive University of Surrey channels and platforms. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in evening social and wellbeing activities along with meeting current University of Surrey students and staff.

Who is eligible?
Places on the residential and virtual summer schools will be allocated to year 12 students from currently under-represented groups in higher education who attend a non-selective state school or college in the United Kingdom.

Places will be awarded based on:
Meeting eligibility criteria
Capacity of the programme.

To apply for the summer schools, students must meet at least one of the criteria below:
Students from low participation neighbourhoods (defined as POLAR4 quintiles 1 and 2 by OfS*)
Students from an area of high deprivation (index of multiple deprivation (IMD), quintiles 1 and 2*)
Students from a low participation area (defined as TUNDRA LSOA, quintiles 1 and 2)
Students eligible for free school meals in last six years
Students who are eligible for a 16-19 bursary (or equivalent)
Care experienced young people and those in local authority care
Students classified as having a disability
Young carers (you care for a friend or relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition or addiction)
Students who are forced migrants (e.g. refugees and asylum seekers)
Estranged students studying without the support of their families (no, limited or negative contact with either parent)
Students who have a parent/carer who has served in the armed forces or reserves
Students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups
Students from Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Boater or Show people communities
Students whose studies have suffered significant disruption due to illness or personal circumstance.

Apply now or contact student support if you need assistance with your application, we’re here to help!