Experience Warwick Summer School aims at giving Year 12 students from all over the UK an opportunity to experience what it is like to study at a top research university.
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
Students apply online for a place at the Experience Warwick Year 12 Summer School. A link will be displayed on this page to apply in January 2019. As part of the application process students are asked to provide a teacher contact. Once the student has submitted their application form, we will get in touch with the teacher contact to verify the information provided and to gain consent for the student to attend the summer school. Applications will reopen in January 2018.
To be eligible you must be in Year 12 and meet all of the following criteria:
•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.
You must also meet at least two of the following
•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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marie Diebolt - Year 12 Summer School Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org