Summer Schools

Applications for the 2015 Sutton Trust Summer Schools are now open.

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free, subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 students from UK state-maintained schools. The summer schools allow bright students from non-privileged homes a taste of life at a leading university and to gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student. The summer schools balance busy academic days with enjoyable social activities, as well as provide attendees with the opportunity to meet current staff and students.

The aim is to demystify elite universities and to equip students – most of whom will be the first in their families to go on to higher education – with the knowledge and insight to make high quality applications to top universities.

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Summer Schools 2015 – Booking Now Open

The Debate Chamber Summer Schools, now in their eleventh year, offer students age 11-18 the opportunity to find out more about some fascinating subjects, prepare for university applications, meet like-minded peers and get to grips with some tough intellectual challenges.

The material will be challenging (for the older age-group, about the level of difficulty one might expect in the first year at university), but the atmosphere will be relaxed, with plenty of discussion, debate, and opportunities for students to shape the direction of classes. It is an environment conducive to getting to grips with new ideas.

Working in small groups (usually around 14 students per group) over several days offers participants a real chance to get to know tutors and fellow students and to explore the topics or questions that particularly interest them.

Highlights of Summer 2015:

The Medicine Summer School for students aged 15-18 or Young Doctors for those aged 11-14. The Medicine Summer School has some exciting new content this year, adding obstetrics, clinical pharmacology and gastroenterology in response to requests from last year’s medicine students.

The Summer Law School for 15-18s, now in three 5-day blocks to allow time for more cases, more analysis and more debate on some of the most intriguing legal questions, and the action-packed 4-day Young Lawyers Summer School, including Mock Crown Court Trial, for those aged 11-14.

For those interested in the Humanities, we have Summer Schools in Economics, International Relations, History, and Politics, while Arts enthusiasts should check out the English Literature, Classical Civilisations, Philosophy, or Critical Theory Summer Schools (all for students aged 15/16-18).

For younger students we have the Young Thinkers and Young Writers Summer Schools.

Last but not least, the Maths and Physics Summer Schools will offer some challenging and exciting further study for those who will have completed Maths AS level or equivalent by Summer 2015.

Practical Details:

All the Summer School events will be held at University of London venues in Bloomsbury, Central London, and will take place in July and August 2015. Please note that these courses are not residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.

You can find full details of schedules, dates, costs, student reviews and tutors at

There is a limited amount of bursary funding available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – please see our website for details.

To book a place please visit, call us on 0845 519 4827, or email Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.