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First Choice Summer School

The First Choice Summer School is a key part of the First Choice Progression Scheme; all fully registered First Choice participants are invited

Summer School

Summer School is a compulsory part of the First Choice Progression Scheme. It gives you the opportunity to come on-campus and live like a university student before going to university. The First Choice team will give you more information about Summer School and when it’s time to register throughout the scheme. 

Summer School


The First Choice Summer School is a key part of the First Choice Progression Scheme and is compulsory for First Choice participants if they wish to remain eligible for the 16 University of Sunderland tariff point reduction and guaranteed conditional offer (course restrictions apply*).


More information about First Choice scheme

What to expect

All students will be given a personalised timetable with a programme of activities, including sessions based around their subjects of interest** 

The timetable will include evening social activities which students are also expected to attend unless there are mitigating circumstances.

**Subject sessions will require a minimum number of participants, dependent on the subject, to run. If the required minimum of participants is not met students may be asked to attend a more general subject session. For example, Community and Youth Work Studies students might be asked to join the Social Sciences session. Wherever possible the University will look to accommodate all students.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to attend the First Choice Summer School your school must be a registered First Choice School and you must be a registered First Choice member.

Why should I attend?

  • Get a taste of the university experience early
  • Stay in student accommodation 
  • Try the subject you want to study at university
  • Interact with current university students
  • Remain eligible for your 16 UoS tariff point reduction/guaranteed conditional offer*
  • Games, competitions, prizes and freebies
  • It's all completely free! 


*To see a full list of course restrictions please read the Students page

How to confirm your place

Eligible students should recieve an information pack in the post which includes an information form and parental consent form which must be filled in and sent back to us. This pack will include everything you need to know about the Summer School.

Students will also recieve an email and will have the option to complete these forms online. 

If you think you are eligible to attend but have not recieved any information or if you have any other questions, please contact the First Choice team on 0191 515 3294 or email us at first.choice@sunderland.ac.uk