Sutton Trust UK Summer School application timeline

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Wednesday, January 8

Applications open

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Wednesday, January 8

Applications open

Students can apply by submitting an online form that will ask for details on their academic profile and background. They will not be asked to write a personal statement.

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Tuesday, March 3

Applications close

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Tuesday, March 3

Applications close

Applications will close at midday, after which submissions and edits can no longer be made.

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Friday, March 6

Teacher reference deadline

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Friday, March 6

Teacher reference deadline

Students must provide teacher’s name and school email address to verify their application. This must also be completed by midday. If you have been nominated, you will also receive an email with a list of all students who have applied at from your school.

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Late April

Applicants notified of application outcome

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Late April

Applicants notified of application outcome

You will receive a list of decision outcomes for all student who nominated you for verification, as well as all students who applied from your school.

Have you been nominated?

To apply to a Sutton Trust UK Summer School, each student must complete and submit the application form and nominate a teacher to verify their application. Upon submitting the application, a request will be emailed to the nominated teacher. The email will ask the teacher to verify the following details to the best of their knowledge:

  • Grades (past and current qualifications)
  • Whether the student has ever been eligible for free school meals
  • Whether the student would be in the first generation in their family to attend university
  • Whether the student is or has ever been in care
  • Whether the student has received the 16-18 bursary

This form can be completed by any teacher, current or past, who is able to verify the student’s background.

 

Resources

Our partners Causeway Education have created some resources to help teachers support students who are thinking about university. For access, please email us at [email protected]

How you can help promote our programme

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Send an email blast

We've made an email template you can use to tell eligible students about the programme

Use our template
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Present at an assembly

Use this handy annotated PowerPoint to share the opportunity with your year group

Get the PowerPoint
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Spread the message

Use these presentation notes to tell staff and students about the programme

Read the guide
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Watch and share our video

We've created a short video to show what a Summer School is all about

View our video
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Put a poster up

Put our posters up in your classroom or common areas

Download our poster
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Distribute our postcards to your students

Give our postcards to students who meet our eligibility criteria

Send a postcard
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Connect with us on social media

You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn @sutton_trust

Connect with us

The poster and postcard are also available in Welsh. If you would like to receive these materials please contact us at [email protected].

My student returned to us buzzing about his time in Scotland - telling stories of the friends he made, places he visited and new experiences he enjoyed. This is a fantastic opportunity which has really opened his eyes to the opportunities out there and made him think about his future.

Head of Year | Brinsworth Academy, Rotherham

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