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"It was a useful experience for me, helping with the transition from secondary to A Level, then from A Level to university."
More information on the summer school is available in the Explore UCL brochure.
Explore UCL Year 11 Summer School
Explore UCL is your chance to find out more about studying at university. It’s a non-residential, week-long Summer School programme for Year 11 students. We aim to give you a real taste of university life.
If you enjoy learning about different subjects, sharing and developing your ideas with others, and are looking for a challenging but fun experience that will give you an idea of what university may have to offer you, then Explore UCL this summer.
We ask that students are on track to achieve at least five A/A* at GCSE and are committed to participating in all of the activities of the summer school. Students must be attending a state school and priority will be given to pupils who meet one or more of the following the following criteria:
- Have no family history of Higher Education (e.g. your parents didn’t go to university)
- Come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
- Are in local authority care
- Parents from non-professional occupations
- Are or have been eligible for free school meals within the past five years
- Attending a school where a high proportion of students are in receipt of free school meals
- The Summer School is free of charge.
- Lunch, refreshments and a travel card will be provided.
The Summer School ran from 7 - 11 July 2014.
Bookings for the 2015 Explore UCL Summer School will open in March 2015.