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Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Summer School

Applications for the 2014 Sutton Trust Summer Schools are now closed.

We received 10,000 applications – the highest ever - for the 1,900 places available.  Applicants will be notified of their success at the end of April.

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free, subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 students from UK state-maintained schools. The summer schools allow bright students from non-privileged homes a taste of life at a leading university and to gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student. The summer schools balance busy academic days with enjoyable social activities, as well as provide attendees with the opportunity to meet current staff and students.

The aim is to demystify elite universities and to equip students – most of whom will be the first in their families to go on to higher education – with the knowledge and insight to make high quality applications to top universities. 

Before this summer school I wasn't sure about university and didn't know if it was for me. But, after this week, I know that I WILL be attending university.

In 2014, the Sutton Trust is significantly expanding the number of summer school places available and will provide this fantastic opportunity to over 1900 students. The summer schools are taking place at the following universities:

Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King’s College London, Nottingham, St Andrews, UCL, and Royal Veterinary College

If you are interested in applying for the new summer school at the Royal Veterinary College, please click here. For other courses, please click here

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