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About the summer schools

Our Summer Schools offer participants a real insight into life at a competitive, research intensive university. Each Summer School is different, but they all usually involve staying in our halls of residence, attending academic taster sessions, social activities and experiencing the campus’s sports facilities. Participants also have the opportunity to meet current Warwick students during our Summer Schools. 

The University of Warwick Outreach team have been holding Summer Schools for UK students from non-traditional backgrounds since 2012. In 2019, we welcomed over four hundred students aged between 15 and 18 years old on to our campus and we held our first online summer school for 16-17 year olds in 2020. 

Please read the boxes below for details of what events are happening this year.



Contact Us

For any questions in regards to the Sutton Trust Summer School at the University of Warwick please contact

Sutton Trust Summer School Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Watch our Sutton Trust Summer School video below:


Key Facts

Open each section to find out more. 

•How do I apply for an Experience Warwick Summer School?
Plans for pre-16 Summer Schools are still being finalised for 2021. If you have any questions about this, please email where a member of our team will be happy to help.
    •How do I know that I am eligible to apply?
    The eligibility is listed under each individual Summer Activities 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.