By attending, you will


  • experience life at a Top 10 university and stay in award winning halls of residence
  • enjoy Lancaster’s unique campus entertainment
  • make new friends from different places and backgrounds
  • spend time with current Lancaster University students
  • work with experienced and internationally recognised researchers to strengthen your knowledge of politics
  • develop key skills
  • strengthen your CV in unique ways


Cost: All accommodation and meals will be free. Students will be expected to cover their own travel costs, but there is a small fund available which will allocate several £30 bursaries according to need.

Deadline for applications: 5pm July 21st 2017 by email to Katherine Young

Application criteria: Must be 16/17 years old, in Year 12, interested in studying Politics/International Relations at University and predicted to achieve or be near to achieving ABB in their A Levels.

IMPORTANT: Once a place is offered, students must confirm attendance by August 7th 2017 by sending through details of their travel arrangements (e.g. copy of purchased train ticket). Should no confirmation be received, places will be offered to others.

Contact: Dr Matthew Johnson, Lecturer in Politics, via

Web page:



Application form

Please email the completed form by 5pm July 21st 2017 to Katherine Young at




Predicted A Level results:

In 100 words, why do you wish to study Politics/IR?:

What interests you about studying at Lancaster?:

Do you meet the following Widening Participation criteria? Yes/No

  • You have a household income of less than £42,600
  • You have a disability which you feel may prevent you from progressing to HE 
  • You are in care or a care leaver 
  • You are a young carer or parent
  • You are in receipt of or entitled to the 16-19 bursary 
  • You are in receipt of or entitled to free school meals
  • You receive pupil premium allowance in school


Do you wish to be considered for a £30 travel bursary? Yes/No


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