Summer School students at dinner

Am I eligible?

We ask that students taking part in our Summer Schools meet our eligibility criteria to be considered for a place.

Widening Participation Criteria

In order to be eligible to attend our Summer Schools we ask that you meet at least two of our widening participation criteria.

These are:

  • I am from a low income background (i.e. household income of £30,000 or less)
  • I am from a neighbourhood where higher education participation is low (check your postcode here)
  • I am the first in my family to progress to higher education (Neither of your parents attended university except as a mature student)
  • I am from a certain minority ethnic group
  • I have a disability
  • I have a mental health problem, Specific Learning Difficulty and/or am on the autism spectrum
  • I am in receipt of free school meals
  • I am eligible for pupil premium
  • I am in care, looked after or am a care leaver
  • I have caring responsibilities
  • I am estranged from my family
  • I am from a gypsy or Traveller community
  • I am a refugee or asylum seeker
  • I am from a military family

We also ask that you are a UK student or are attending a UK school in order to attend our Summer Schools.

Academic Critera

We ask you to be predicted to achieve certain grades in the qualifications you are currently taking at sixth form or college. These requirements usually match what you would need to achieve to be considered for a place on our degree courses. The academic criteria for each Summer School are identified in the description for each subject on the main page.

Summer Schools

Need a hand? Let us know

If you are unsure if you meet these criteria, or wish to discuss them in any further detail, please get in touch by email on or calling 01524 595232.