Information for students

  • As a participant in Discover Brookes, you will get the unique chance to discover a university course before starting university.  We will bring the university to your school and you will get to explore a course and university-level learning in two workshops in Year 12. After that, you can apply to a free summer school and meet academics and current students and explore the university and its facilities. And you will hopefully also enjoy yourself and make new friends! In Year 13, all participants from the summer school will receive online mentoring from a current student who will support you with any questions you may have about applying to university.

  • Discover a university course before going to University

    Get a better understanding of what and how you would learn at university.

    Get to know academics and students and a chance to explore the university life

    Receive support during university applications and when starting out at university

    Summer schools are a fantastic way of preparing for application to university. You can get to know a subject and you will be taught by academics. You also get what university learning and life is like and you get to life in student halls.

    If you have heard about Discover Brookes, then we have probably contacted your school and they have chosen you to take part.

    To be eligible to take part in Discover Brookes you must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Be in the first year of a Level 3 qualification (A Levels or BTEC)
    • Have the potential to achieve 3 BBC at A Level / DMM BTEC (or equivalent)
    • Have 5 GCSEs A* - C including English and Maths (or expect to have 5 GCSEs including English and Maths by July 2018)

    To be eligible to apply for Discover Brookes you also need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • Have a history of be eligible for free school meals
    • Live in an area with low participation in Higher Education
    • Are of black or minority ethnic origin

    Because the first two workshops take place at your school, we contact schools directly to arrange a visit. If you think your school should take part, speak to a teacher or careers adviser and refer them to this website.