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Year 12 Summer Schools

Final details and format of our 2021 Summer Schools will be published here in early 2021.

Our 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.

What Summer Schools are available?

Please note the Summer Schools, subjects, and entry criteria detailed on these pages are to the best of our knowledge and are subject to availability and change at any time.

Tab Content: Medicine Summer School 2021

We are planning to run an online Medicine Summer School in Spring 2021, it is hoped this will be supplemented by a short residential in July 2021. Full details and applications will open in early 2021.

Our Medicine Summer School is a collaboration between Lancaster Medical School, University of Liverpool and Edge Hill University funded by the Medical Schools Council (MSC) and Health Education England (HEE).

The Summer School aims to provide you with a full insight into life studying medicine, balancing skills development and experience of undergraduate level study with social and leisure activities giving you a chance to experience life with three different UK medical schools.

During the Summer School, you will have the opportunity to try problem-based learning (PBL), a form of small group teaching used in many UK medical schools, alongside team and case-based learning. You 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 feedback 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 three different medical schools.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Summer School you will need to meet both widening participation and academic criteria. Full details of these will be published once applications open.


Tab Content: Faculty Summer Schools 2021

We plan to offer a range of faculty subject-based Summer Schools in Summer 2021, the format and application of these will be available in early 2021.

Our Summer Schools traditionally provide you with the chance to experience a range of information sessions, live lectures, discussions with our student ambassadors and work towards and assignment for an academic subject.

The subjects offered in the online Summer School in 2020 included:

Sciences and Health & Medicine - Biosciences, Maths, Psychology, Environment and Computer Science

Arts & Social Sciences - English Literature, History, Social Sciences, Languages & Culture and Architecture

Business & Management - Management, Economics, Organisation & Work Technology, Marketing and Management Science

Entry Requirements:

  • Widening Participation Criteria - You will need to meet at least two of the criteria as explained here.
  • To be on track to acheive BBB at A Level or equivalent

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.