Nottingham Summer Schools

Nottingham Summer Schools

The University of Nottingham Summer Schools offer Year 12 students the opportunity to explore the university experience in depth, while developing the skills and knowledge required to progress onto the country’s top universities

During the summer school you will spend five days with the University and enjoy a varied programme of activities – academic, social and personal development – all for free!

After the summer school, you will have access to a wealth of UCAS resources and webinars – as well as direct chat with our student ambassadors – through Sutton Trust Online to support you through your higher education journey.

If you successfully complete the Nottingham Summer School, you will be eligible for an enhanced contextual offer (up to two grades lower, depending on course) and the Nottingham Potential Bursary worth £1000 for each year of undergraduate study!

This year, our Nottingham Potential Summer Schools are teaming up with the Sutton Trust so that we can offer further places and subjects to students across the UK. All applications will be made through the Sutton Trust Summer School website. We are currently planning for the summer schools to run as face to face residentials.

Applications for the 2022 Summer Schools will be open from 11th January to 9th March

 

To apply for the summer school, you must:

 

  • be a home UK student in Year 12 or S5 in Scotland

  • attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college

  • be studying relevant subjects in relation to the subject stream you are applying for

If you meet the above requirements, we will look at the following criteria when we consider your application:

 

  • live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progession to higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • would be in the first generation of your family to attend university or
  • have been eligible for free school meals at any point during your secondary schooling
  • have achieved at least five A or 6 grades at GCSE or five A/B passes at National 5
  • attend a school or college with a below-average A-level or Higher point score and/or a low rate of progression to higher education
  • are (or have been) looked after, accommodated or in care
  • under the age of 18 at the time of the summer school

Details of our 2022 programme offerings will be published here in December. For reference, you can find the subject strands we delivered in 2021 below: 

 

27th June – 1st July 2021
27th June – 1st July 2021
Subject strand Specific entry requirementsDates if moved online 
Medicine and Medical Sciences Chemistry and Biology at A-level or equivalent  11th - 15th July 2021  
Law, Politics and International Relations None  11th - 15th July 2021  
Psychology, Sociology and Criminology None 18th - 22nd July 2021  
 Pharmacy Chemistry and one further science from Biology, Physics or Maths at A-level or equivalent 11th - 15th July 2021  
Geography Geography at A-level or equivalent 11th - 15th July 2021  
 
4th July – 8th July 2021
4th July – 8th July 2021
Subject strandSpecific entry requirements Dates if moved online
Medicine and Medical Sciences Chemistry and Biology at A-level or equivalent  18th - 22nd July 2021
Law, Politics and International Relations None  11th - 15th July 2021
Psychology, Sociology and Criminology None  18th - 22nd July 2021
Chemistry Chemistry at A-level or equivalent 18th - 22nd July 2021
Nursing and Midwifery A science subject at A level or BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science 18th - 22nd July 2021
 

 

11th July – 15th July 2021
11th July – 15th July 2021
 Subject strandSpecific entry requirements 
Medicine and Medical Sciences Chemistry and Biology at A-level or equivalent
Biological Sciences Biology and one other science at A-level or equivalent 
Historical Studies None
Architecture, Engineering and Physics Taking one or more of Physics, Maths, Technology or Geography at A-level or equivalent
Business, Maths and Economics None
 

 

18th July – 22nd July 2021
18th July – 22nd July 2021
Subject strandSpecific entry requirements
 Medicine and Medical Sciences Chemistry and Biology at A-level or equivalent
Veterinary Medicine and the Science of Animals Biology at A-level or equivalent
Literature, language and culture None
Philosophy, Theology and Ethics None
Engineering, Maths and Computer Science Maths or a science at A-level or equivalent
 

 

For further details, contact us at summer-school@nottingham.ac.uk