KS5 (Year 12 and 13) Opportunities
Oxbridge Student Conference
There are 15 places available for the Oxbridge Student Conference in Birmingham on Tuesday 20 March. IF you are thinking (even fleetingly) about an application to Oxford or Cambridge next year, this is a highly informative day providing you with much of the necessary information you require. Places are limited.
This full-day conference is designed to provide up-to-date information on the application and admissions process at both Oxford and Cambridge as well as providing an insight into student life.
A rolling programme of sessions will take place covering:
· Courses available at Oxford and Cambridge
· Applying to Oxford and Cambridge
· Student life
· Student finance
Admissions tutors will be available to answer questions.
Year 12 summer schools
Nottingham Potential Summer School
The Nottingham Potential Summer School is a unique opportunity for high-achieving Year 12 students from the Midlands to join us at the University of Nottingham for a week of living, learning and socialising like a university student – for free!
To find out more about what to expect and the benefits of attending the summer school, please follow the link below
Oxford Uniq Summer Schools
UNIQ began in 2010 as a summer school with the aim of raising the aspirations of students studying at UK state schools and colleges regarding their higher education choices. From 2018 UNIQ, through its range of summer schools, residential conference and digital learning platform, will help 1,900 students each year to make informed decisions about higher education and make competitive applications to Oxford.
UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education and who are based at UK state schools/colleges. Students make a single application between December and January and can be selected to participate in one of three activities. In all of our activities we aim to give students a realistic view of Oxford student life. On UNIQ Spring or Summer participants live in an Oxford college/annexe and attend lectures and seminars in their chosen area, and workshops about applying to Oxford.
To find out more about Uniq, please follow the link below:
Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools
What are they? The Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools are week-long, subject-specific residentials, where you live and study as a Cambridge student. You'll stay in your own private student room within a Cambridge College, eat with other Summer School students in the canteens and socialise in the common rooms.
Oxford and Cambridge as well as other universities, offer a range of subject specific masterclasses and workshops. Please keep an eye on emails for further information.
NHS Leicester Hospitals Work experience
Work Experience for University Applications
• What do Leicester's Hospitals offer?
A maximum of four days' work observation specifically tailored to aspiring medical students. This is an annual course, advertised in the New Year on line and sent to sixth form schools in Leicestershire. Places are limited to a maximum of 104.
• Who is it aimed at?
Principally Sixth Formers with some post A2 undergraduate/post graduates. Catchment area strictly limited to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
• How do I apply
A leaflet will be circulated to all schools / colleges with a sixth form in catchments area
• What do I need
Aged greater than 16, a minimum of eight A*/A at GCSE and a reference from school / college
Uni of Leicester
Year 12 Medicine Conference- Wednesday 18 April. The day includes the chance to be involved in interactive workshops with our current Medicine students and a talk to find out more about the application process.