Summer schools

Year 10 Summer School

Breaking personal barriers, breaking academic barriers and building a fairer community.

What will you remember about the last few turbulent years? Whilst an infamous virus breached the species barrier and wildfires raged across US state borders, humans too were breaking barriers. From demanding an end to racially motivated violence through the Black Lives Matter movement to ensuring that exam grades were given on the basis of potential, not postcode, we have shone the spotlight on inequality. As a result, extraordinary people have overcome obstacles we never thought possible.

Our next summer school will be held July 30 - Aug 1 2024.

Our year 10 residential summer school explores the theme of ‘Breaking Barriers’ and encourages participants to join us in our pledge to build a fairer world. You will have the chance to experience what it is like to be at university, living in student accommodation for three days and experiencing different aspects of student life, participating in sports and social activities and making new friends. Alongside this, you will explore how learning happens at university and will build your own skills through our Breaking Barriers activities.

Breaking Barriers

Let's make this a year to remember for all the right reasons

Why apply?

The University of Kent has lots of experience running summer schools to introduce students to university life, to help them understand their options and make the choices about the next steps in their educational journey. We also want to give participants the chance to build skills to help them succeed.

The Summer School provides the space and the support for participants to think deeply and to try new things, the chance to meet new people, to ask questions, and to express their opinions.

The Summer school is run on the University of Kent's Canterbury Campus.  Students live in University accommodation for the duration of the residential.

What is the cost? 

The summer school is free of charge, including  accommodation, meals and all academic sessions including activities and prizes!  Support with the cost of travelling to the campus may also be available.

Who can apply?

The Summer School is aimed at students in year 10 who:

  • Are keen to work across different subject areas 
  • Are happy to work in a small team
  • Would like to develop knowledge, skills and experience of University

Eligibility criteria applies.

Our next year 10 summer school will be held in 2024. Further details available soon.