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Year 12 Residential Summer Schools

Our 2019 Summer Schools

Our Summer Schools programme offers a range of exciting opportunities for Year 12 students to experience University and prepare for future study in higher education.

Over 4-5 days you will immerse yourself in University life. During the day you will complete academic sessions in your subject and experience lectures, workshops, and practicals. We also offer a full social calendar to allow you to understand life beyond your studies.

What Summer Schools are available?

We offer five Summer Schools throughout the year, one for each of our Lancaster University faculties. These Summer Schools offer a range of subject strands and allow you to get to know students across a range of similar disciplines.

Medicine

The Medicine Summer School will take place on Sunday 28th April to Thursday 2nd May 2019.

Our Medicine Summer School aims to provide you with a full insight into life at Lancaster University, balancing skills development and experience of undergraduate level study with social and leisure activities.

During this event, you will have the opportunity to try problem-based learning (PBL), a form of small group teaching used in many UK medical schools, and will gain an understanding of the breadth of knowledge learned during a medical degree. You'll explore a medically-relevant scenario and research topics related to this scenario, with the opportunity to feed back to your peers what you have learned. You'll also participate in clinical skills and clinical anatomy teaching sessions to observe the variety of learning environments at medical school. 

On campus, you can take advantage of expert advice about applying to medical school, including information about the selection process and how to maximise your chances of success, and you'll have the chance to meet current students and ask them about their experiences of studying medicine and the applications process.

Entry Requirements:

  • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
  • A Levels - Predicted to achieve AAA in three A levels (including Biology and Chemistry).
  • GCSEs - Your GCSEs will also be considered with ideal applicants achieving grades 7-9.

Science & Technology

The Science & Technology Summer School will take place on Monday 8th to Friday 12th July 2019.

Natural Sciences - The chance to try multiple science subjects in the styles of a natural sciences degree. Subject sessions will include Chemistry, Maths, Biology and more.

Further subjects for our Science & Technology Summer School will be confirmed shortly.

Entry Requirements:

  • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
  • Our academic criteria will be published as soon as our subjects are confirmed.

Biochemistry & Biomedicine

The Biochemistry & Biomedicine Summer School will take place on Monday 8th to Friday 12th July 2019.

Biochemistry - Explore the world of living organisms at a molecular level through sessions on protein structure, the principles of protein folding and protein separation techniques. You will take part in laboratory work, lectures and group tasks as you explore the subject in more detail.

Biomedicine - Focus on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to immunity aqnd how these are disrupted by disease. Discover components of blood and how our acquired immune system works. Lab practicals will be centred upon blood cell identification, HIV and leukaemia.

Entry Requirements:

  • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
  • Biochemistry - Predicted AAB at A level (including Chemistry and 1 other science) or BTEC with A level Chemistry.
  • Biomedicine - Predicted AAB at A level (including Biology and 1 other science) or DDD in BTEC Applied Science.
  • GCSE Maths at 6 or above, GCSE English Language at 4 or above.

Arts & Social Sciences

The Arts & Social Sciences Summer School will take place on Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th July 2019.

We are currently in the process of confirming the subjects involved in our 2019 Arts & Social Sciences Summer School. Full details of the content and individual entry requirements will be published here in February.

Entry Requirements:

  • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
  • Our academic criteria will be published as soon as our subjects are confirmed.

Business & Management

The Business & Management Summer School will take place on Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th July 2019.

Our Business & Management Summer School follows one strand, offering a taster of a number of subjects across our Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). The week is designed to closely replicate that of LUMS students and allows you to apply business thinking and concepts to a project through subject expertise across the school. Subjects forming part of the Summer School include Economics, Marketing and Management Science.

Entry Requirements:

  • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
  • A levels - Predicted to achieve AAB in A levels.
  • GCSES - GCSE Maths and English Language at 6 or above.
  • Medicine

    Medicine

    The Medicine Summer School will take place on Sunday 28th April to Thursday 2nd May 2019.

    Our Medicine Summer School aims to provide you with a full insight into life at Lancaster University, balancing skills development and experience of undergraduate level study with social and leisure activities.

    During this event, you will have the opportunity to try problem-based learning (PBL), a form of small group teaching used in many UK medical schools, and will gain an understanding of the breadth of knowledge learned during a medical degree. You'll explore a medically-relevant scenario and research topics related to this scenario, with the opportunity to feed back to your peers what you have learned. You'll also participate in clinical skills and clinical anatomy teaching sessions to observe the variety of learning environments at medical school. 

    On campus, you can take advantage of expert advice about applying to medical school, including information about the selection process and how to maximise your chances of success, and you'll have the chance to meet current students and ask them about their experiences of studying medicine and the applications process.

    Entry Requirements:

    • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
    • A Levels - Predicted to achieve AAA in three A levels (including Biology and Chemistry).
    • GCSEs - Your GCSEs will also be considered with ideal applicants achieving grades 7-9.
  • Science & Technology

    Science & Technology

    The Science & Technology Summer School will take place on Monday 8th to Friday 12th July 2019.

    Natural Sciences - The chance to try multiple science subjects in the styles of a natural sciences degree. Subject sessions will include Chemistry, Maths, Biology and more.

    Further subjects for our Science & Technology Summer School will be confirmed shortly.

    Entry Requirements:

    • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
    • Our academic criteria will be published as soon as our subjects are confirmed.
  • Biochemistry & Biomedicine

    Biochemistry & Biomedicine

    The Biochemistry & Biomedicine Summer School will take place on Monday 8th to Friday 12th July 2019.

    Biochemistry - Explore the world of living organisms at a molecular level through sessions on protein structure, the principles of protein folding and protein separation techniques. You will take part in laboratory work, lectures and group tasks as you explore the subject in more detail.

    Biomedicine - Focus on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to immunity aqnd how these are disrupted by disease. Discover components of blood and how our acquired immune system works. Lab practicals will be centred upon blood cell identification, HIV and leukaemia.

    Entry Requirements:

    • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
    • Biochemistry - Predicted AAB at A level (including Chemistry and 1 other science) or BTEC with A level Chemistry.
    • Biomedicine - Predicted AAB at A level (including Biology and 1 other science) or DDD in BTEC Applied Science.
    • GCSE Maths at 6 or above, GCSE English Language at 4 or above.
  • Arts & Social Sciences

    Arts & Social Sciences

    The Arts & Social Sciences Summer School will take place on Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th July 2019.

    We are currently in the process of confirming the subjects involved in our 2019 Arts & Social Sciences Summer School. Full details of the content and individual entry requirements will be published here in February.

    Entry Requirements:

    • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
    • Our academic criteria will be published as soon as our subjects are confirmed.
  • Business & Management

    Business & Management

    The Business & Management Summer School will take place on Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th July 2019.

    Our Business & Management Summer School follows one strand, offering a taster of a number of subjects across our Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). The week is designed to closely replicate that of LUMS students and allows you to apply business thinking and concepts to a project through subject expertise across the school. Subjects forming part of the Summer School include Economics, Marketing and Management Science.

    Entry Requirements:

    • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
    • A levels - Predicted to achieve AAB in A levels.
    • GCSES - GCSE Maths and English Language at 6 or above.

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What does a Summer School involve?

Our Summer Schools fully immerse you in University life. You will work in small subject groups with our University academics and PhD students on a project over the course of the week. You will be provided general guidance and information in teaching sessions and be given the chance to explore your subject through independent research. You will receive general information on University study and applications such as global opportunities and personal statement support.