On the programme you will

Explore academic routes

Explore academic routes

You will get the chance to try out subjects that aren’t studied in school and find out how to pursue these subjects in the future! You will learn skills that will be useful when studying for exams at school.


Receive expert advice

Receive expert advice

You will have the chance to meet current university students and hear about their journeys getting to university. Learn about their experiences and get first hand advice on how to make the most of the opportunity!



Experience university life

Experience university life

You will spend time on your local university campus and experience life as a student. You will be introduced to the role of the Students’ Union, explore accommodation options and find out about support services.


Who can apply


We are not currently recruiting for this programme. If you have any further questions about Sutton Scholars, please contact [email protected].

My highlight of the programme was getting the opportunity to go to UCL, and experience what university life would be like in London. It was interesting to see the different courses they had to offer, and the words and advise the students studying at UCL had for us was very helpful. Sutton Scholars alum 2018 - University of Cambridge
Since I started and graduated from the Imperial Sutton Scholars programme I have noticed that my academic progress in Mathematics, Computing & Science has significantly improved since I have really understood how to think like a professor and work logically to answer my questions with a valid reason. Uzair, Sutton Scholars 2017 - Imperial College London
I’ve learnt the difference between bursary, tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, and what postgraduate, graduate and pre-graduate is, tonic contains a remedy to malaria and the hormones which are obstructed by obesity and how they change in the body! Sutton Scholars alum 2018 - University College London
I have learnt so much like what university is really like and I have been able to experience some subjects in more detail. I found it so interesting and fun. I have also been able to enhance my skills and gain new ones like my confidence has grown massively; now I am able to talk to people that I am not close to and learn more. Sutton Scholars alum 2018 - University of Warwick

Programme Impact


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