University of Plymouth
University of Plymouth
The four day residential UniExperience (summer school) is aimed at young people in Year 12, providing the pupils with an opportunity to find out what it is like to be a student at University. at University of Plymouth

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Plymouth University Residential UniExperience - Year 12

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Event Summary:

The four day residential UniExperience (summer school) is aimed at young people in Year 12, providing the pupils with an opportunity to find out what it is like to be a student at University.

Full Event Details:

UniExperience Residential Dates:
9th - 5th July 2013
or 16th - 19th July 2013

The residential UniExperience includes going to academic subject workshops, staying in student accommodation, and the chance to learn more about the issues which concern University students such as finance, careers and what courses are available.

It is planned to give the students the opportunity to experience a wide variety of academic subjects including Biological Sciences, Health and Social Care, Marine Navigation, Sustainability, Business, and Drama. Sessions will be informative and practical, with input from lecturers as well as current students. There will be plenty of hands-on activities as well as some ‘lecture style’ sessions. Most sessions will be delivered on campus but some will be off-site, commonly known as field trips

Each day will run from approximately 9.30am – 4pm, and all meals, refreshments, evening activities and accommodation will be provided free of charge. Transport to and from the University will be arranged.

The UniExperience is open to students from the South West, with priority being given to students from Cornwall and Devon. To be eligible to apply the applicants must still be in full time education, in Year 12 (or equivalent), and under 18 on the last day of the UniExperience, have the desire to go onto higher education, be enthusiastic about finding out more about Higher Education, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- No parental experience of Higher Education;
- Eligible for free school meals;
- In care;
- Have a disability;
- Receive the 16-19 bursary;
- Household income of £30,000 or under.

The deadline for applications is 5th April 2013.

Please contact the scheme co-ordinator Nina Hughes for further information and an application form, on [email protected]

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration: Other

Min. Students: 1

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