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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

Applications for the 2019 Summer Schools are now closed.

Please visit our website in January for our 2020 Summer School Information.

Key Facts

The key information is contained within this menu. Open each section to find out more.

This year the Year 10 Summer School dates are Wednesday 3rd - Saturday 6th July 2019.
    The Experience Warwick Y10 Summer School 2019 will offer participants the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of academic sessions delivered by University lecturers and staff, as well as taking part in non-academic activity.
      There will be a group challenge throughout the summer school with presentations and prize giving on the final day; on the last night there will be a themed Gala Dinner. Accommodation in halls of residence, activities, excursions, meals and transport during the summer school will all be provided by the University free of charge.
        The summer school will give participants a varied insight into life at the University. These include staying in halls of residence, different types of learning in a wide range of settings and experiencing the social and sporting facilities the University has to offer. Participants will also be able to interact with Student Ambassadors who are current students at the University and will act as Group Leaders during the event.
          The summer school aims to motivate students to aspire to, and achieve, a place on a university course that matches their needs and interests; as well as encouraging them to aim for the most competitive courses at the most competitive institutions.
            Application procedure
              If you think you are eligible and are from any of our local Experience Warwick partner schools or if your students have taken part in our Warwick Scholars or Unitracks programmes please contact us at
                Participants must meet at least three of the following eligibility criteria:
                  •student is eligible for free school meals/Pupil Premium/or equivalent
                  •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.
                  The Warwick Sutton Trust Summer School 2019 will take place from 29 July to 2 August
                    The Sutton Trust Summer School will involve a range of academic, informative and social activities designed to replicate a 1st year undergraduate experience at a world-class university. You will be taught by leading academics and post-graduate students in a range of lecture based, interactive and discursive seminar group work sessions. Current Warwick students will also support you throughout the week, answering questions about student life and generally being that friendly face to make sure you feel at home.
                    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.
                      We are very excited to announce that we have a number of new collaborative streams as part of our Sutton Trust Summer School for 2019!
                        Classics and Ancient History, Film & Television Studies, History of Art
                          Computer Science
                              Life Sciences - Biology
                                Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)
                                  Politics, Sociology and Liberal Arts
                                    Please visit the Sutton Trust website (link on the right-hand menu) to find out more about each of these subject streams on offer.
                                    "A week at Warwick University-what more could you ask for. I’m Agithan, a South-Londoner, and let me tell you about how special my experience was, taking part in the economics stream at the Warwick Sutton Trust Summer School.
                                    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
                                    •How do I apply for an Experience Warwick Summer School?
                                    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 where a member of our team will be happy to help.
                                      •How do I know that I am eligible to apply?
                                      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 and a member of staff will be more than happy to advise.
                                        •Am I allowed to call my parents/carers whilst on the summer school?
                                        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.
                                          •What if I feel homesick whilst on a summer school?
                                          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 are observing Ramadan or have any other religious requirements.
                                            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.
                                              •What happens if I get ill on a summer school?
                                              Firstly we hope that you don't get ill but if you do then we will contact your parent/carer.