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 four hundred students aged between 15 and 18 years old on to our campus.
Warwick Summer Schools take place in from July into early August; applications for all 2019 Summer Schools will open in January.
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 the 2019 Summer Schools are now closed.
The key information is contained within this menu. Open each section to find out more.
•student comes from a lower socio economic background
•student does not have a background of HE in their immediate families
••student is living or has 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.
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.