UCL/British Museum Ancient Egyptology Summer School

This subject-themed summer school ran for the first time in 2004, providing 30 state school students from around England with the chance to study Egyptology and archaeology. Participants had unprecedented access to original source material at the British Museum and the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, and benefited from the supervision and guidance of leading experts in their field.

This year’s Residential Summer School is open to students who are attending a state school or college in England and are interested in studying at university.

The week consists of a series of lectures, seminars and discussion groups, taught by lecturers from the Institute of Archaeology and Petrie Museum, UCL and curators and academics from the British Museum. Students will develop their ability to question, to analyse critically and to synthesise an argument from a number of sources.

There were six applications to UCL’s Institute of Archaeology following last year’s summer school. Feedback was extremely positive and the Sutton Trust is pleased to be funding this summer school again in 2005.

The deadline for applications is Friday 22nd April 2005. For more information and to request/download an application form, go to:

The UCL and British Museum Summer School 2005

Dick Whittington Medical Summer School

This new medical summer school is a non-residential work experience week which will be held at the Archway campus of University College London, within the Whittington Hospital. It is open to Year 11 students from the borough of Islington who are thinking about a career in medicine.

Students will be taught by doctors and teachers from the UCL Medical School. They will meet and examine real patients, visit different hospital departments and neighbouring GP practices, and will have the chance to watch an operation. There will also be sessions on applying to medical school, the BMAT (biomedical admissions test) and student finances.

More information can be found at: http://www.whittington.nhs.uk/default.asp?c=3295 

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