About the summer schools
Our Summer Schools offer participants a varied insight into life at a research intensive and competitive university. These include staying in our halls of residence, attending academic sessions and experiencing the social and sport facilities on our campus. Participants will also be able to interact with our Ambassadors who are current students at the University.
The University of Warwick Outreach team have been holding Summer Schools for UK students from non-traditional backgrounds since 2012. Last year we welcomed over two hundred students aged between 15 and 18 years old on to our campus.
Warwick Summer Schools take place in July and early August, applications for 2018 are now closed. If you are interested in attending one of our 2019 Summer Schools, please check the criteria below for each Summer School. If you believe you are eligible, please apply through the links on the right.
If you have any questions about our Summer Schools, or your eligibility, then please contact us on 02476 573555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for all Summer Schools are now closed.
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•student comes from a lower socio economic background
•student does not have a background of HE in their immediate families
•student has the potential to enter Higher Education
•student is living or has lived in local authority care.
You chose from three exciting topics to study: Artificial Intelligence, Social Justice and Exploring Genders. You follow a varied programme of academic sessions in your chosen topic and take part in a group research project to deepen your understanding in that particular subject. You also discover the social life on our campus with a BBQ and Student union night and can take part in Societies taster sessions such as UV boxing, climbing and improvisation. The Summer School ends on a high with a dinner and disco.
Here is what some of our 2018 participants have to say:
“ It changed my life. Now I know what I want to study, where I want to study and how I can complete the university journey. I met some amazing people and we all still keep in touch thanks to you. I think the thing that made the summer school so good for me was how passionate you were and how much you genuinely cared. It felt real. It was a shame that it went so quick. Once again thank you so much for giving me an amazing experience and helping me take a step forward that I wasn’t able to take before.” Participant, 2018
“Aside from all of the amazing food, lectures and Ambassadors the best thing that you have done for us is made us a family. Around 40 of us have made plans to meet up in the summer. Thank you all for giving us this opportunity because it made me realise how valuable it was.” Participant 2018
•Have achieved at least 8 A* to C grades or 9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent, eg GNVQ, BTEC Certificate) including English Language and Mathematics.
•Of these 8 GCSEs or equivalent, at least 5 must be A* to B grades or 9-6 grades.
•Be a Home/EU registered student.
•Live in a neighbourhood which has a low progression rate to higher education or an area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation. This is defined by home postcode.
•Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad.(If one or more parent is currently studying their first degree, or graduated from their first degree within the last five years, an application will still be considered).
•Be in receipt of or entitled to discretionary payments/16-19 bursary/Pupil Premium at school/college
•Be in receipt of or entitled to free school meals.
Or alternatively meet the following:
•Be living in, or have lived in, local authority care or be a young carer.
• Meet your Summer School group and Student Ambassadors.
• Take part in a range of academic sessions allowing you to explore a range of Health Sciences professions.
• Participate in personal development sessions based around work experience and career choices.
• Build essential skills and knowledge to pursue a degree in the Health Sciences.
• Evening activities at Warwick will allow you to experience a campus university and in London sample student life in the capital city.
• Accommodation in halls of residence, meals, transport, activities and excursions during the Summer School will be provided free of charge.
Places on the Experience Health Sciences Year 11 Summer School are limited and aimed at students from non-selective state schools who are amongst the most academically able in their schools.
• Predicted to achieve 8 A* to C grades at GCSE
• Come from a home where neither parent has attended university in the UK or abroad
• In receipt (or eligible) for Free School Meals
• In receipt of discretionary means tested payments or eligible for pupil premium
• Live in an eligible postcode area (neighbourhood with low progression rate to higher education or with high level of financial, social and economic deprivation)
• Living or having lived in Local Authority Care.
You will stay in the University's Halls of Residences on campus with all catering provided throughout the week, including a Formal Dinner on the final evening. A range of social activities in the evenings will ensure that you have the opportunity to relax, get to know each other and talk to Warwick students.
The experience should leave you inspired and enthused about your subject, feeling equipped to embrace the next stages of your educational journey in terms of making an informed decision about your future. Of course, we also hope that you will also make friends for life, a significant part of any university experience.
Historical and Cultural Studies (Classics, History, Liberal Arts and MFL)
Politics and International Studies
As a Londoner, I was afraid that I may not fit in to the Coventry lifestyle and dreaded the idea of not making new friends. How I was so wrong in thinking that! Upon arrival at Coventry station, I was able to instantly mingle with other students on the programme where most were on different streams, such as politics and physics.
The mentors and staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming as they would do all they could to aid us in our projects and also alleviate many concerns and questions raised about university life.
Warwick university did an amazing job in organizing this summer school to ensure that we, as students, benefitted most from speaking to university students and lecturers and to allow us to also experience the ‘non-academic’ and less stressful side of university.
By the end of this week, I had made many new friends from different parts of the UK and honestly, I wish I could do it all again. Notably, the most important fact I took away from my time in Warwick is that going to university is a once in a lifetime opportunity and this summer school cemented my aspirations of going to Warwick to study Economics." -Agithan Thuraisingham
The application form for all our summer schools can be found on the right hand side of the page. Further questoions can be emailed to email@example.com where a member of our team will be happy to help.
The elegibility is listed under each individual Summer School tab.If you have any questions about the criteria then please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of staff will be more than happy to advise.
Of course! If you need to contact your parents whilst you are on the summer school and don't have your mobile phone with you then you are more than welcome to speak to one of the members of staff who will find a way to put you in contact with your parents/carers.
It is completely normal to feel homesick and you might feel you’d rather be on your own but remember that the feeling will pass. Your group leader or a member of staff is available for a chat, anytime. They are here to support you during your time at the Summer School.
You will be asked to complete a section regarding any additional requirements during the application process. We try to ensure we can cater to all religious requirements when you attend the summer school, if you have any additional needs just let us know.
Firstly we hope that you don't get ill but if you do then we will contact your parent/carer.