UCL Year 12 Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge is a programme of subject specific courses for Year 12 students attending state schools in or near London, whose parents have not been to university, and who are academically high achieving. 

Courses run for six weeks at UCL during June and July, on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. 

Every student completes an independent research project of 1,500 words and delivers a presentation in the last week. 

UCL London Opportunities Scholarship

Students who complete Summer Challenge 2014 who then receive an offer from UCL in 2014-15 will be given the opportunity to apply for the UCL London Opportunities Scholarship, worth £4,000 per year of undergraduate study.


Monday 19 May 2014

All students who applied after the 24 April will have their applications assessed during this week: you will receive a decision email by Friday 23 May. If you haven't heard from us by then, please check your spam folder first and then email us.

All Summer Challenge courses are now closed for applications.

Application materials

Summer Challenge 2014 courses brochure

Summer Challenge 2014 teacher reference form

Summer Challenge 2014 dates 

Tuesday courses: 3, 10 and 17 June; 1, 8 and 15 July 

Amazing Brain Archaeology
Engineering Solutions Future Pharmacy
Human Rights London in Literature

Wednesday courses: 4, 11, and 18 June, 2, 9 and 16 July 

Being Human Doctors' Dilemmas
Medicine and Society Physics of Light
Science and Society Speaking your Mind

Optional study skills evening: Tuesday 24 June

End of programme celebration evening: Monday 28 July

Summer Challenge contact

If you have any questions, please contact us:


0207 679 7762 

07852 312221