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First Choice Summer School

Year 12 students who are registered on the First Choice Progression Scheme will be required to take part in our Summer School. This provides an opportunity for your students to come to our campus to experience what life is like at university and explore what Sunderland has to offer.

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What does Summer School involve?

At our university summer school, all students will be given a personalised timetable which includes sessions based around subjects of interest and a programme of evening social activities.

Subject sessions will require a minimum number of participants, dependent on the subject, to run. If the required minimum of participants isn’t met, students may be asked to attend a more general subject session. Wherever possible, the University will look to accommodate everybody.

Summer School 2024 will take place from Wednesday 3 July to Friday 5 July.

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How do students sign up for Summer School?

For students to be eligible to attend the First Choice Summer School, their school or college must be signed up to the First Choice Scheme and the student must be a registered member.

Students will receive an invite to Summer School via email once they've completed a skills session either at their school or college, or online. This email will include all the relevant Summer School information and students must register their attendance by filling out the online form included in the invite. The form will require information from the student and appropriate consent from both the student and their parent/supporter.

If students think they’re eligible but haven’t received any information, or if they have any questions, they can get in touch with our First Choice team who will be happy to help.

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What are the benefits of students attending?

Attending Summer School is a compulsory part of the First Choice Scheme for Year 12 students, and it comes with a range of benefits such as:

  • Getting to experience university early
  • Staying in student accommodation
  • Learning more about the subject they want to study
  • Interacting with current university students
  • Remaining eligible for earning their 16 tariff points and guaranteed conditional offer at the University of Sunderland (see our First Choice homepage for details)
  • Games, competitions, prizes, and freebies

Find out more

Please get in touch to see how we can support you.

Email: first.choice@sunderland.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 515 3294