Quote by Sam, Whitley Bay, UK Summer School 2008 - University of Cambridge
My time on the UK Summer School was a completely transformational experience. Beyond what I learned in the classes, the whole experience raised my confidence. Sam, Whitley Bay, UK Summer School 2008 - University of Cambridge
Quote by Andrea Simmons, Newcastle upon Tyne, US Programme 2012
On this programme, the experience completely transformed my attitude towards my ambitions – without them there is no chance I would have applied for the more challenging and prestigious courses that I did. Andrea Simmons, Newcastle upon Tyne, US Programme 2012
Quote by Hannah-Mai Flynn, Tadworth, Pathways to Law 2014
The experience taught me that I preferred learning on the job and that I wanted to work, instead of going to university to just study. A year ago, I wouldn’t have thought of doing an apprenticeship and this option would have been completely off the cards, however this time I received support and encouragement – from my parents and my teachers. Hannah-Mai Flynn, Tadworth, Pathways to Law 2014
Quote by Emily Gotch, the Cotswolds, UK Summer School 2013
My week at Cambridge University was game-changing. I absolutely loved the vibe: everyone’s curiosity and passion for the topics. Learning from and discussing human behaviour with world leaders in the field was awe-inspiring. Emily Gotch, the Cotswolds, UK Summer School 2013

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Programme Pathways to Medicine

Pathways to Medicine

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Opening date:
21/08/2020
Closing Date:
18/12/2020
Age:
Year 12
Location:
Hull-York, London, Newcastle, Nottingham

Explore what a career in medicine could look like.

Programme Pathways to Law

Pathways to Law

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Opening date:
21/08/2020
Closing Date:
30/10/2020
Age:
Year 12
Location:
England

Explore a career in the legal profession.

Programme Pathways to Banking and Finance

Pathways to Banking and Finance

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Opening date:
21/08/2020
Closing Date:
16/10/2020
Age:
Year 12
Location:
England

Explore a range of careers in the financial sector.

Programme US Programme

US Programme

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Opening date:
04/11/2020
Closing Date:
19/01/2021
Age:
S5 (Scotland), Year 12 (England and Wales), Year 13 (NI)
Location:
UK Wide

Get a taste of what it's like to be a student in the US.

Programme Pathways to Law Plus

Pathways to Law Plus

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Opening date:
11/11/2020
Closing Date:
18/12/2020
Age:
First year of university
Location:
UK Wide

A programme for undergraduates interested in the legal profession.

Programme UK Summer Schools

UK Summer Schools

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Opening date:
08/01/2021
Closing Date:
03/03/2021
Age:
Year 12 (England & Wales), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland)
Location:
Nationwide

Get a taste of life as a university student in the UK.

Other programmes we run

Access Champions

Training and support for teachers to improve their school’s progression rate to leading universities.

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Sutton Scholars

A chance for young people aged between 11 and 16 to explore their university options.

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Pathways to STEM

The opportunity to explore a range of degrees and careers in STEM.

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Academic Apprenticeship

Support with personal statement writing for young people applying to university.

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Teacher Champions

Training and support for teachers to improve their school’s progression rates to leading universities.

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Our impact

5,000

The number of students we support through our programmes each year.

62%

The proportion of UK Summer School students that enrol at a leading university.

4x

How much more likely our students are to receive an offer from a leading university in comparison to their peers.

92%

The percentage of our students who moved from the lowest to the highest socio-economic groups after leaving university.

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