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Discover UCL: An Online Summer School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

The Discover UCL Online Summer School is an exciting opportunity exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing students in year 11 and year 12.

The Discover Summer School 2021 will take place online from Tuesday 3rd August 2021 to Friday 6th August 2021.

Applications are now open! You can submit your application below.

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Quick Facts

  • The summer school is only for deaf or hard of hearing students.
  • The summer school is free to attend.
  • The summer school is all online so you can participate from wherever you are.
  • There are 15 spaces available for year 11 and year 12 students.

About the programme

The Discover UCL Summer School is an exciting opportunity exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing students in Year 11 and Year 12. 

The summer school will consist of a variety of advice and guidance sessions that will help to prepare you for applying to university, writing a personal statement and navigating the UCAS process. You'll also get the chance to learn like a university student, be challenged academically as well as get help to identify the support available at university for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Although the programme will be running online this year, you can find out more here what students have done in previous years on the programme. 

UCL will provide specialised support including BSL Interpreters and text-to-speech reporting for the duration of the summer school. Due to the high level of support provided there will be a limited number of places.

The programme is delivered in collaboration with The Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Centre, based at UCL. You can find out more about DCAL on the UCL website. 

Eligibility

  • The Discover UCL Summer School is open to deaf or hard of hearing students (home UK only), currently studying in year 11 or year 12 at maintained schools or colleges in the UK.
  • Entry requirements for year 11 students: you must be on track to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*-C or equivalent.
  • Entry requirements for year 12 students: you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*-C and be currently studying A levels, IB, BTEC, or equivalent qualifications.
  • For full details of our eligibility criteria please follow this link: Who we work with

Apply Now

You can now submit your application to attend the Discover Summer School here. The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Thursday 24th June 2021.