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UCL Year 12 Summer Challenge
Summer Challenge is an academic study programme for Year 12 students. It runs on six weekly evening sessions at the UCL Euston Campus during June and July. The programme won a HELOA award for Innovation and Best Practice in January 2013.
A key feature of Summer Challenge is that every student must complete an independent research project. In Week Six students hand in a 1,500 word essay and deliver a presentation on their topic. Summer Challenge improves independent research, critical thinking, public speaking and academic writing skills.
We are running twelve courses in 2013 in science, engineering, arts, humanities and social sciences subjects. Every course is taught by a UCL PhD student or academic, with assistance from a UCL undergraduate.
Applications update: courses confirmed
Please note that all Summer Challenge 2013 courses are now completely full.
If you are a teacher, parent or a current Year 11 student, watch out for next year's 2014 Summer Challenge courses. We will open for next year's applications in March 2014.
Summer Challenge 2013 courses
|Course title||Subject area of course||Status|
|The Amazing Brain||Life Sciences, Psychology, Medicine||
|Cell Biology in the Zebrafish Lab||Life Sciences, Biology, Medicine||COURSE FULL|
|Computer Science: Internet Security||Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths||COURSE FULL|
|Drawing Portfolio||Fine Art, Architecture, Creative Arts||COURSE FULL|
|Energy Emergency||Science, Technology, Engineering||COURSE FULL|
|Law Politics and Morality||Law, Social Sciences, Humanities||COURSE FULL|
|Medicine and Society||Medicine, Life Sciences||COURSE FULL|
|The Physics of Light||Science, Technology, Engineering, Physics||COURSE FULL|
|Riots Rebellions and Political Change||Social Sciences, Humanities, History||COURSE FULL|
|Science and Society||Science, Social Sciences, Humanities||COURSE FULL|
||English Literature||COURSE FULL|
|Speaking Your Mind||Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology||COURSE FULL|