Free Summer Residential Course at Glasgow University

UofG Sutton Trust

Come this summer, will you be a preparing to enter 6th year at school?

Are you considering studying any of the following areas at university?

Medical & Life Sciences


Social Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Physical Sciences (added for 2020)

Then the University of Glasgow Sutton Trust Summer School might be of interest to you!

The programme will run from 5-10 July 2020 and is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School and pupils will be accommodated and catered for on campus for the week at no cost to the participant.

Due to the success of the inaugural programme in 2019, the number of places has been substantially increased to 150, with a fifth academic stream being added to the offering. The 5 streams for 2020 are:

  • Medical & Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences (added for 2020)

Further details of the courses can be found on the website here :

Pupils will meet existing undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff within their areas of interest, and attend support sessions in addition to their academic classes. Evening activities will be organised such as a cinema evening, sporting and student club evenings and a tour of Glasgow and the University campus.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete our online Academic Skills module. If a pupil subsequently applies to the University of Glasgow, successful completion of the Sutton Trust Summer School and Academic Skills Module could lead to an adjusted offer of entry and mean the pupil would not have to complete Top-Up or our four-week Summer School.

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Tuesday March 3rd. Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at:

Pupils will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Attend a school with a below average Higher point score and/or low rate of progression to higher education
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • First generation in family to attend university
  • Have achieved at least five A or B passes at National 5

Pupils are not expected to meet all these criteria, but should indicate on their application, those they think are applicable to them. Priority will be given to pupils who have care experience or are estranged and living without family support.

***There is now an eligibility checker on the application system so that students can check whether they are eligible or not, before beginning the application.

Pupils will also be asked to list a teacher as a reference – the teacher will be expected to verify the pupil meets some or all of the criteria listed.

If you have any queries or would like any further information, please contact the Sutton Trust Summer School coordinator Victoria Blades:  / 0141 330 3288.

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