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Year 12 Summer Challenge
Summer Challenge is a six-week study programme for Year 12
students. It runs on Wednesday afternoons at the UCL Bloomsbury Campus
through June and July, from 16:30 to 18:30.
Year 12 students select a preferred course from a list of Science
and Humanities options. Every course is developed and taught by a UCL
postgraduate student with classroom assistance from an undergraduate
student ambassador. Year 12's learn in small seminar groups of 8–15.
At the end of Summer Challenge, Year 12's hand in a 1,500 word essay and deliver a five
minute oral presentation on a research topic of their choice. Summer
Challenge improves independent research, critical thinking, public speaking and academic writing skills.
Job vacancy: UCL postgraduate tutors needed for Summer Challenge 2013
We are now recruiting for six new tutors
for Summer Challenge 2013. Tutors must be UCL postgraduate students (MA,
MSc, MPhil or PhD). We will also consider applications from post-docs
and early career researchers working at UCL during 2012-13.
These are well-paid enjoyable roles that offer excellent professional development. If you are interested in applying, please check our Jobs page for an application pack.
Summer Challenge 2013 applications for Year 12 students
We will open for applications for the 2013 Summer Challenge
in early February 2013. Please visit this page for course information
and to apply online.
We will only consider applications from Year 12 students
who attend non-selective state schools in Greater London. Entry to
Summer Challenge is competitive: we look at predicted A-level grades,
application statements and demographic criteria. Students must meet both
our academic specifications and our demographic criteria in order to
get a place.