The Bartlett School of Architecture


Year 12 Sutton Trust Summer School 2024

Our on-campus Summer Schools offers students an immersive and hands-on learning experience, for those looking to understand more about architecture within The Bartlett's campus environment.


Every year UCL runs a series of Summer Schools in partnership with the Sutton Trust. We have a wide range of subjects to choose from, designed to give you a taste of studying at University. 

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are a fully immersive experience, you'll live as a student staying in accommodation overnight and meet other students from across the UK. Throughout the week you'll attend lectures, seminars, and trips across London to get a taste of what it's like to study at UCL. But it's not all academic work! We have an exciting programme of social activities planned including tours, the chance to explore London and lots of other exciting activities. There's something for everyone on our Sutton Trust Summer School. 

In 2024, the Sutton Trust Summer Schools will be fully residential at the UCL Campus. We will also host an online welcome session ahead of the Summer School so you can meet the Summer School team and your academic leads, who can answer any last-minute questions. 

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools give you the chance to gain vital skills such as time management, organisation, and teamwork. Our friendly Student Leaders (current UCL students) will be on hand to answer any questions about your work, living in London, studying at UCL, or university life in general. 

For more information on the Sutton Trust Summer Schools please visit the following page: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/widening-participation/learners/year-12-and-13/yea...

Week 2: Monday 5 August to Friday 9 August 2024 

If you choose to undertake the Architecture pathway, you will spend five days with The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment. 

Through a series of lectures, workshops and hands-on design and creation activities, you will have the opportunity to see what makes The Bartlett ranked number 1 in the world in the Architecture and Built Environment field (in 2023 according to the QS World University Subject Rankings) and remain #1 in the UK for Architecture and the Built Environment for the ninth year running.  

You will learn new ways of recording your observations and ideas through sketching, drawing, photography, collage, film, model-making, and writing. You will receive a holistic overview of the different subject areas within the Built Environment and be taught by academics from different departments who are specialists in their field. 

There will also be an emphasis on providing university application information, advice and guidance, specifically covering portfolios. All work produced in the Summer School can be used in your portfolios when applying to university. 

How to apply

Applications for the 2024 Summer School are open. Click below to apply. 

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