Our summer schools offer students the chance to experience what it's like to study a subject they love at university.
Students will learn in an academic environment, work with other students interested in similar courses, university undergraduates and academic staff. The programmes typically include lectures, seminars, practical activities, careers and university information, study skills and (if residential) a variety of fun social events each evening.
There is no cost to take part in a summer school. All meals are provided and students can apply to have their travel costs reimbursed. Parents, carers and families are also warmly welcomed to join us for the end of all summer schools.
The summer schools are part of our Widening Participation programme. Preference is given to students currently in year 12 (first year of college or sixth form) and who meet at least one of the criteria below, however all applications will be considered from students studying relevant subjects.
- Your parents/guardian have not been to university.
- You are in care or have been in care before.
- You have lost contact with your family. Often referred to as estranged, but not in the care of the local authority.
- You have a diagnosed disability (including a learning disability)
- You are a young carer.
- You receive the 16-19 bursary. You received Free School Meals or Pupil Premium at secondary school.
- You live in an area where not many people go to university.
- You are a refugee or asylum seeker.
For more information visit our Summer schools blog.
Our brilliantly successful Sports Summer School 2016 gives an idea of what one of our summer schools is like.
Hear from students who attended our 2019 Healthcare Summer School to find out what you can expect from coming to a University of Brighton Summer School.