University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful Universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 10 UK Universities in the QS Rankings 2019. We are at the cutting edge of global research collaborating with partners in over 40 countries around the world: from improving health to driving technological innovation.

The Sutton Trust Summer School offers you the opportunity to experience student life in a vibrant city within easy reach of the UK’s popular destinations and stunning countryside. One of the major benefits of taking part in the Sutton Trust Summer School at Bristol is the guaranteed interview or guaranteed contextual offer to the University. These guarantees are awarded to students who both complete the summer school and meet the entry requirements for the course they apply for. These guarantees highlight how much the University values the skills and experiences students gain during the week.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

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Subject overview

The Biomedical Sciences stream gives participants a taste of the world-leading medical research that happens here at the University. Students will learn more about the work of the Bristol Heart Institute - an internationally recognised research centre - and perform physiological experiments on a human patient simulator in order to further understand the scientific principles that underpin medical care.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Chemistry and another Science / Mathematics at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

The Chemistry academic sessions are led by internationally renowned scientists in outstanding laboratory facilities. Not only will students engage in academic sessions designed to highlight the great variety and flexibility of Bristol's chemistry-related courses, but they will also learn more about scientific research within the city by taking part in activities linked to partners in Bristol.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

10

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Chemistry and Mathematics at A-level or equivalent

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Subject overview

The Economics, Management, Finance and Accounting stream helps students to build upon the quantitative and analytical skills they have gained from their study of A-Level Mathematics. This stream provides an overview of all four disciplines while allowing students to specialise in the areas they are most interested in. We also explore the careers associated with these courses and the industry related to these subjects within Bristol.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

The Engineering stream is perfectly located here as Bristol’s engineering heritage is world famous and the city continues to be a world leader in the field. During the stream students see just how closely the University works with local employers on an industry visit. Participants will also get an idea of what it's like to study the different kinds of engineering by taking part in interactive sessions designed to develop their technical skills and abilities.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics and Physics at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

The English Literature stream is designed to broaden your literary, critical, historical and intellectual horizons, providing an opportunity for you to take your interest in the subject in new directions. We will look at texts in a wide range of forms and from many different periods, reading, analysing and discussing them together. You will develop your analytical and interpretive skills and start to explore some exciting ideas and areas of literature and get a sense of what it might be like to study English at university level. 
Studying on this stream is great experience for anybody wanting a glimpse of what it might be like to study on university courses with a literary content.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

English at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

The Historical Studies stream allows students to explore the disciplines involved in
making sense of the past. We will investigate a wide variety of periods and places and explore them from a range of different perspectives, asking questions about politics, society and culture. In doing so, you will work with staff from across the arts faculty, who are all engaged in the enterprise of making sense of the past.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

History at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

The Law stream is led by world-leading academics in our iconic Wills Memorial Building, which is one of the most distinctive features of the Bristol skyline and home to the beautiful law library. Sessions cover a diverse range of topics, designed to give participants a broad overview of the law course at Bristol. The stream also includes a visit to a local law firm; this will not only provide students with valuable work experience, but also give them an idea of the professional and analytical skills that are vital to the study of law.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

None

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Subject overview

The School of Mathematics is a world-leading centre of research for mathematics. This stream introduces students to the broad areas of mathematics that they can expect to study at Bristol. Participants will gain an excellent insight into how our mathematics courses are structured and learn about our flexible study options.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

10

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics A-Level and a Maths-related subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Computer Science) at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

Our Medicine stream gives students a vital insight into this competitive profession. A visit to a local hospital will give participants a taste of life as a doctor in the city and workshops covering interview techniques, emergency first aid and personal statement advice will cover how to make a competitive application to Bristol.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Chemistry and one other out of: Biology, Physics or Maths at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

On the Modern Languages and Cultures stream, students will experience what it is like to study languages at University and develop an understanding of the range of options available to students doing a language degree. At Bristol, we offer many languages that you can study from scratch at undergraduate level, including Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Catalan. During the summer school, as well as attending language-specific taster sessions in a language you are currently studying at A Level, you will have the chance to learn a new language, discover different aspects of other cultures and countries, such as film, literature, politics, history and sport, and discuss the wide range of career options available to language graduates.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Modern Language at A-Level or Equivalent

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Subject overview

The Physics Stream gives students a taste of Bristol's state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. As well as attending taster sessions which provide an introduction to physics and mathematics, students will learn about the flexible degree courses and work placement opportunities available at the University, and the types of careers available to physics graduates.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

15

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Mathematics and Physics at A-Level or equivalent

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Subject overview

This interdisciplinary nature of this stream allows students to focus on issues relating to inequality, unemployment, political ideology, the construction of identity and much more through sessions led by world-renowned Social Policy, Sociology, Criminology, Politics and Childhood studies academics.

Course dates

14th July 2019 - 19th July 2019

Number of places

20

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Essay-based subject at A Level or Equivalent

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