The Sutton Trust has announced that its Summer Schools programme will re-open for application in January 2017.
The Sutton Trust summer schools programme provides year students from non-privileged backgrounds with an opportunity to taste student life. During previous application rounds, the programme has provided an opportunity to over 1700 students to experience student life at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King’s College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL. All expenses are met by the Trust and participating universities.
To apply, applicants must be in Year 12 or equivalent (e.g. S5 in Scotland) and attend a state school or college with a low overall A-Level, Higher/Advanced Higher (or equivalent) point score and/or schools or colleges with low progression rates to higher education. In addition, applicants need to come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education or high levels of socio economic deprivation.