The Oxford Brookes Summer School will give you the opportunity to discover what being a university student is all about, and delve into a subject area of your choice. Don’t worry if you’re not sure whether university is for you - summer schools provide the perfect opportunity to help you decide.
The cost of the summer school is absolutely free with all travel, meals and accommodation provided, free of charge.
Why take part?
- Experience student life and live in a student flat at the university.
- Engage in lots of subject content designed by university academics.
- Explore Oxford and take part in lots of social activities every day.
- Get plenty of information, advice, and guidance about applying for university and your future career.
- Hear all about university from current Brookes students.
If you have any questions about the Summer School, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the 2022 Summer School have now closed.
When will the Summer Schools take place?
All Summer Schools take place in July and will start with your arrival at the university on Wednesday Afternoon. Then you’ll stay overnight in student halls until departure on either Friday or Saturday afternoon.
What about COVID?
COVID is still very much a part of daily life and while we cannot know exactly what the situation will be in July, we will implement appropriate safety measures in line with government and university policy. Full guidelines will be shared with you closer to the time as part of your welcome package.
Who’s it for?
Year 12 or First Year college students (under the age of 18), from groups which are currently under-represented in HE, who are interested in finding out more about life at university and exploring their chosen subject area in more detail. You must be attending a non-selective state school in England in order to apply.
To be eligible to apply for the summer school, you must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be in the first year of a two-year Level 3 qualification (e.g. A Levels, BTEC, or equivalent)
- Be studying at a non-selective state school or college in England
- Have 5 GCSEs A*-C/ 4-9, including English and Maths (or expect to have 5 GCSEs including English and Maths by July 2022)
- You are 18 years old or younger
You will also need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- You live in local authority care, or have lived in care.
- You are a young carer (are under 18 and help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem).
- You have a disability or specific learning difficulty.
- You are of Black or minority ethnic origin
- Live in an area where progression to university is low. Find out whether this applies.
Instructions on how to use: Type your postcode in the search box. Check the box marked ‘MSOA (used to calculate POLAR4 and TUNDRA)’ Look at the box on the right hand side of the map under the ‘POLAR4’ measure. If the number here is Quintile 1 or 2, you are eligible.
- Live in an area of higher socio-economic disadvantage. Find out whether this applies.
Instructions on how to use: Type your postcode into the search box. Download the Excel spreadsheet generated. If the number in the column labelled ‘Index of Multiple Deprivation Decile’ is 1-4, you are eligible.
- You are currently eligible for free school meals, or sixth form bursary.
- You are a refugee or asylum seeker.