I applied to this programme because I thought it would be a great chance to experience many aspects of university life and hoped it would build my confidence in applying for universities. Being the first to go to university in my family I didn’t have anyone to share their experience with me, so I wanted a way to see for myself what university could be like.

I was worried at first about whether I would fit in and enjoy the programme but throughout the week I gained confidence in myself and my course – Maths. It made me realise that there were many students with the same concerns, questions, and experiences as me.

The programme allowed me to voice the concerns I had about writing my personal statement as there were lots of opportunities to talk to the academic tutors and ambassadors who were current students!

Having the experience of a Summer School would definitely boost your confidence, skills and give you clarity in the subject area you may want to apply to, there is nothing to lose!