Year 12 Summer School

In 2021 we will be holding our annual Summer School for year 12 students, running during the week 26 – 30 July 2021. All of our 2021 Summer Schools will be held digitally, as they were in 2020.

Why attend year 12 Summer School?

  • Take part in a week-long group project, designed by our teams of outstanding academic lecturers, in one these five subject areas:
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Science
    • Business and Enterprise
    • Law and Criminology
    • Medicine and Allied Health
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
  • Develop essential skills required to be a successful university student
  • Collaborate and work with other students from across the country
  • Prepare to make the transition from school/college to higher Education
  • Work alongside our team of Summer School mentors, all undergraduate students from the University of Leicester
  • Experience student-led “Mentor Take Over” sessions, and daily social media challenges with prizes to be won

Who are Summer Schools for?

You must be in year 12, under the age of 18, and studying at a state funded school or college.  Other eligibility criteria will be collected on the application form and might be used when assessing applications and offering places.

Group Projects

This is the core element of your summer school experience. In your summer school mentor groups, you will work on one of five group projects, being designed exclusively for our summer schools by academic lecturers at the University of Leicester. Take a look below for a preview of each project to help you decide which summer school strand is the one for you.

Arts, Humanities and Social Science

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Business and Enterprise

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Law and Criminology

Your journey begins by delving into a crime scene and gathering evidence, before moving onto interviewing the accused in police custody. You then assume the role of legal counsel, advising on how to proceed in the upcoming trial. The story continues to follow the accused through the criminal justice system, exploring some the big issues along the way. How it unfolds from there, you’ll have to join us to find out…

Medicine and Allied Health

You will track the journey of a fictitious stroke patient, all the way from diagnosis, through treatment and onto rehabilitation. Assuming the role of a variety of doctors and Allied Health professionals, you will experience how a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals combine, overcoming unforeseen challenges along the way, to provide a first-rate health service for our patient.


Please check back regularly for updates.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Our summer schools are entirely free to participate in!

How to apply

Applications are now open. Please click below to access the online application form. Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 31 May 2021. We will aim to let you know if your application has been successful by Friday 4 June 2021.

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