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Teesside University Year 12 Summer School

  7 - 10 July 2020

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Thinking about going to university? Try it out for yourself at our Year 12 residential summer school.

You will participate in academic sessions covering a range of subjects that you could study if you were a student here.

At Teesside University, higher education is available to everyone with the talent and energy to succeed. Our academic staff are experts in their field, supportive and dedicated to providing an excellent teaching and learning environment.

You will interact with current students and learn how to be a successful student yourself.

What you can do

You will take part in some challenging academic sessions and project work, and we have got some great social activities planned for you too.

If you apply for summer school you must be able to attend all 4 days and reside in the halls for 3 nights. To ensure you get the best experience possible, we expect 100% attendance, and will only accept absences in case of illness or personal emergency.

You will spend 4 days and 3 nights on campus, staying in Central Halls. Centrally-located on the doorstep of the University, Central Halls is a two-minute walk to the town centre with its shops, restaurants and amenities. It's close to the main entrance of the University, making it handy for students to attend on-campus sessions. The newest of our accommodation blocks, Central Halls consists of single en-suite bedrooms within individual apartments that share a kitchen/diner space. The building has an in-house cinema/games room and social spaces to meet other people. All rooms are non-smoking. Living in these halls gives you a real experience of Teesside and the campus we have to offer.

The social side

The social side of university is just as important as academic studies and provides you with excellent life skills. That's why we want you to have a great time with us on the summer school. Social activities such as bowling, pizza night and quiz, themed party night and sports activities help you to make and develop friendships.

How it will help you

  • learn more about the wide range of undergraduate courses that Teesside University offers
  • meet new people who share your interests
  • take part in a subject that interests you in depth and you are considering studying at university
  • explore an area of learning that you might not have come across at school
  • decide what subject you want to apply for at university
  • think about future career opportunities
  • enhance your personal confidence and ability to articulate your ideas and opinions
  • gain an impressive academic achievement to discuss in your UCAS personal statement and at university interviews during Year 13

Best of all, it's completely FREE

Dates and applying

  7 - 10 July 2020


To secure a place you must meet our criteria:

  • be in Year 12 with an intention to progress into Year 13
  • have an interest in progressing into higher education
  • be 18 years of age or under
  • have good academic credentials (at least five GCSEs, grades 9-4)
  • be able to attend the entire summer school, including staying overnight in halls of residence
  • get permission from your parents/guardians
  • must live outside the North East

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How much will it cost?

It's completely free! This includes all your food, drink, accommodation, travel during the summer school and social activities. Travel contributions to and from the summer school will be considered on an individual basis. If you want to bring some money with you for additional snacks and drinks you can, but this isn't essential.

How do I get to the University?

We will contact you in advance to give you further information about the campus and its transport links so that you can work out the best way to get here. You will be expected to make your own way to and from the campus, but we will have staff ready to welcome you to the University and we'll assist with travel contributions where we can.

What clothes do I need?

Casual clothes for everyday wear are fine. For the party night you might want to bring something a little smarter- but that's up to you. You will also need to bring some sportswear and trainers for the sporting activities that we have planned and please bear in mind the potential weather. If you chose to do water activities you may want to bring a spare set of clothes too.

Will I have to share a room?

The halls of residence offer single, en-suite accommodation, so you will have your own room. Bedrooms are clustered within mini apartments of 4 - 8 bedrooms. These apartments share a kitchen/diner space for you to use. The accommodation has larger social spaces for students to also use. If you have a friend applying to the summer school then we can try and accommodate you staying in the same or close apartment (where possible) if you make us aware of this. Apartments are all single-sex.

What if I have any questions?

Don't worry, you will be given loads more information as you progress with your application and once you have a place confirmed. If you have any more questions in the meantime call 01642 738183, e-mail