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 in-person 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!

Applications for the 2024 Summer Schools are now closed.


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 progression 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 in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school
  • have achieved at least five GCSEs at grades 9 - 6 (A*- B), including English and Maths
  • 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


7th July  12th July 2024
7th July – 12th July 2024
Subject strand Specific entry requirements 
Architecture and Engineering Taking one or more of Physics, Maths, Technology or Geography at A-level or equivalent  
Biological Sciences Biology and one other science at A-level or equivalent  
 Business, Maths and Economics None  


Chemistry at A-level or equivalent


Historial Studies



Law, Politics and International Relations



Literature, Language and Culture



Medicine and Medical Sciences

Chemistry and Biology at A-level or equivalent


Psychology, Sociology and Criminology


14th July  19th July 2024
14th July  19th July 2024
Subject strandSpecific entry requirements 
Environmental Sciences At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Maths, Geology, Environmental science at A-level or equivalent
Geography None 
Law, Politics and International Relations None 
Maths, Physics and Computer Science None
Medicine and Medical Sciences  Chemistry and Biology at A-level or equivalent
Nursing and Midwifery A science subject at A level or BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science
Pharmacy Chemistry and one further science from Biology, Physics or Maths at A-level or equivalent
Philosophy, Theology and Ethics None
 Psychology, Sociology and Criminology None
Sport, Exercise Science and Physio Biology or PE at A-level or equivalent


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