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Year 12 Residential Summer Schools 

Applications for our 2023 summer school programme are now open. Please apply through our application form. This year, we have extended the programme to be a two-night residential, with eight subject streams running in person between Sunday 25th June and Thursday 6th July. 


Engineering (Sunday 25th June - Tuesday 27th June)

Medicine (Sunday 25th June - Tuesday 27th June)

Physical Natural Sciences (Tuesday 27th June - Thursday 29th June)

Society, Literature & Culture* (Tuesday 27th June - Thursday 29th June) 

Veterinary Medicine (Sunday 2nd July - Tuesday 4th July) New for this year 

Languages and Linguistics (Sunday 2nd July - Tuesday 4th July) 

History & Politics (Tuesday 4th July - Thursday 6th July) 

Biological Natural Sciences (Tuesday 4th July - Thursday 6th July)

*This summer school caters to students with interests in a range of arts, humanities, and social science subjects, ranging across a number of different kinds of sources, theories, and methods. It is designed to give you opportunities to deepen your understanding of the subjects that interest you the most, while perhaps being introduced to new disciplines along the way. There will be options for each academic session, and you will be able to express preferences about the kinds of classes that you'd like to attend ahead of time. In the past, this summer school has included sessions of particular interest to prospective applicants for Archaeology, Classics, English, HSPS, Music, and Theology, though this year's exact content has yet to be finalised. 


Please note our summer schools are open to UK maintained (state) school students who are currently in Year 12 (Y13 NI / S5 Scotland) only. We are particularly keen to receive applications from students who:

  • are likely to be predicted A*AA or above at A-Level (or equivalent qualifications)
  • are currently, or have previously been, in care
  • have caring responsibilities
  • are currently, or have previously been, in receipt of Free School Meals
  • are an asylum seeker or have refugee status
  • live in a POLAR4 Quintile 1 or 2 postcode (Check your postcode)
  • would be the first generation in their immediate family to attend university 
  • attend a school or college in our link areas, East Berkshire and West Yorkshire


Applications close on Friday 28th April, 17:00. We will be in contact with all applicants, whether successful or otherwise, from Wednesday 17th May. 


Apply now.


If you have any questions regarding the summer schools or your eligibility, or require the application form in another format, please email


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