University of Brighton Summer Schools
Dear parent/carer,

Our Summer School programme offers students the chance to experience what it's like studying a subject they love at university. Students will learn in an academic environment, working with students from other schools, current university undergraduates, postgraduates, and academic staff. The programmes are designed to be accessible to all, and allow students to make an informed decision about their University options.  
 
For more information and to apply, students should visit www.brighton.ac.uk/summerschools. The closing date for applications is 31st March 2019. Places are prioritised to students meeting our Widening Participation criteria, however all applications will be considered.
Our programme of Summer Schools includes:
 
Humanities - 9-12 July (Residential)
Suitable for students interested in subjects such as History, Linguistics, English, Politics & Philosophy, this summer school will explore how we can critically engage with the world around us.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) - 9-12 July (Residential)
Suitable for students interested in ‘STEM’ subjects, such as pharmacy, engineering, computing, product design and much more!

Healthcare - 16-19 July (Residential)
Suitable for students interested in going in to Healthcare – tasters will include subjects like Physiotherapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Practice.

Social Sciences - 16-19 July (Residential)
For students interested in applied Social Sciences, our varied programme will include subjects like Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Politics and Social Work.  

Business - 24-26 July (Non-residential)
For students interested in business; work collaboratively to address a realistic business problem, develop a solution, and pitch to judges.

Fashion, Textiles & Design - 5-9 August (Non-residential)
For students studying textiles, design or art; build your personal portfolio of work and develop skills in fashion design at our city centre campus. 

Photography - 5-9 August (Non-residential)
For students interested in going in to Photography; develop your personal portfolio and skills, working alongside lecturers and undergraduates at our city centre campus.

Sports - 20-24 August (Residential)
Held at our well-equipped facilities in Eastbourne, this programme is suitable for students interested in sports science, PE teaching, sports coaching or sport business management.

Academic Programme
Participants will take part in a range of workshops, mini lectures, seminars, and study skills workshops to get a taste of our courses and life at university. Most of our summer schools cover a range of related subjects, some of which you may never have considered! Some Summer Schools (Arts/Business) are more project or portfolio based, working on a single topic over the course of the week.  
There will also be activities designed to support you in choosing a course and to provide help with your applications, such as personal statement writing sessions (exact content will vary by subject).

Accommodation and Social Activities
Our Social Sciences, STEM, Healthcare, Humanities and Sports Summer Schools are residential. Students will be hosted on-campus in our halls of residence in Brighton (or Eastbourne, for Sports), supported by University of Brighton staff and current undergraduates. Click for information about accommodation.

All accommodation and meals are provided, with social activities in the evening to give a real taste of University life.
Our Business, Fashion and Photography Summer Schools are day schools, hosted at our campuses in Brighton, close to train and bus links.

Mentor support
All of our Summer Schools are closely supported by current undergraduates studying relevant courses, who take part in every activity. Participants will get to know their mentor who can give them informal, genuine advice on their university experience and answer questions.
For most subjects students are also linked with an e-mentor – a current student - who can offer advice and guidance about university and their experiences before and after the summer schools.

Is there any cost to take part?
No – our entire Summer School programme is completely free to participants. Meals are provided and students who require financial support for travel can apply to have the costs of their travel reimbursed.

How to apply
Applications are open to students aged 16-17, currently in Year 12 (first year of further education/college/6th form) and taking related A-Levels, IB or BTEC qualifications. Our summer schools are designed to give you a taste of what University is like, so we welcome applications from any student, whether or not you have made your mind up about applying to University.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.brighton.ac.uk/summerschools and click on the ‘Summer Schools 2019’ tab. The deadline for applications is 31st March 2019.  
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