The 2013 Summer School in Food Sciences will be held between July 3rd and July 5th and is for Year 11 pupils who are studying in the UK and are interested in the applications of science in a practical context. It has been created to help pupils find out more about Food Science related degrees and the food industry. We are interested in attracting bright and enthusiastic students who are on target to achieve A*, A or B in their science GCSE subjects.
The 2013 Summer School in Food Sciences is free of charge, residential and will give pupils the opportunity to experience living and learning on campus. The students will participate in interactive learning activities, attend the Lord Haskins’ endowed lecture, and visit a local food manufacturer. Places on the summer School are limited and successful candidates will be selected based on their application form.
The 2012 summer school was sponsored by the IGD’s Technical Leadership Forum, The Chilled Food Association, IFST, 2 Sisters Food Group, Arla Foods, Asda, Bakkavor, The Co-operative Group, Dairy Crest, Marks & Spencer, Mars, McCain, Morrisons, NewlyWed Foods, PepsiCo, Sainsbury's, Samworth Brothers, The Silver Spoon Company, Tesco, United Biscuits and Waitrose.
The 2012 Summer school was enjoyed by 50 students from all over the UK.
Comments from Summer School Participants 2012:
I'm writing to thank you and all those at Nottingham University who helped to make the 2012 Food Science Summer School possible. I found the 3 day school a fascinating insight the food industry with a perfect balance activities and lectures. It is not often that people of my age are given a chance to experience university life and consider what we could do after university and these are things which we are influencing greatly in our A-level choices. Thanks to the information I received throughout the Summer School, specifically the Lord Haskins Lecture and from talking to people from inside the industry at the formal dinner, I'm now strongly considering taking a Food Science course at university.
I just thought I would write to express my thanks to everyone who organised the Food Science Summer School and who allowed me to participate. It was a really great experience for me personally as I was able to make new friends and to learn a little more about university life. I found the sessions really interesting and informative in many ways and they were really fun also. We were always really busy which meant not only were we never bored but that we felt like we got the most out of our time there.
If you are in Year 11 and you are interested in attending the 2013 Summer School in Food sciences please see
If you are a company interested in sponsoring a participant to attend the 2013 Summer School in Food Sciences please contact Judith Wayte.