Your Future Summer School Challenge

Are you wondering what it will be like to study at uni? The University of East London is very excited to announce our Your Future Summer School Challenge 2021. We will be offering five three-day summer schools to current year 12/FE1/Level 3 students, aged 16-18, across five subject areas including: Engineering, Psychology, Law, Science, and Media, Film and Journalism. Students will be challenged to work to an industry led brief with workshops and panels from our expert academics, outreach team and industry professionals. And that’s not all – we have amazing prizes on offer!  

The Your Future Summer School Challenge will run in the following subjects:

30 June – 2 July Engineering Summer School

Sessions will be led by Dr. Jaya Nepal, a Senior Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering and Professor Fawad Inam, an ex-Airbus employee, now a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This Summer School challenge will be an exciting and dynamic introduction to key concepts in Civil and Commercial Engineering.
Apply for this Summer School Challenge to receive one of our exclusive Engineering physical resource packs for free!

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30 June – 2 July Engineering Summer School

“The Big Think: Discover Psychology Today”

Challenge your critical thinking to discover what makes us who we are and how we behave. This year we will focus on psychological wellbeing, what is it, how can we improve it? You will gain research experience first-hand and discover more about your future in psychology today.
Apply for this Summer School Challenge to receive one of our exclusive psychology and wellbeing physical resource packs for free!

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12 – 14 July Media, film and journalism summer school

“Communication in the Creative Industries: What's the story?” 

This Summer School will introduce you to the various ways we think about the world and communicate with others by writing creatively or professionally. It will allow you to create an independent project exploring your own interests and your own story. What's the story? 
Apply for this Summer School Challenge to receive one of our exclusive Media, Film and Journalism physical resource packs including a kit to get started with vlogging for free!

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19 – 21 July Law and Justice Summer School

Our Law and Justice Summer School Challenge will introduce you to key concepts in law and justice. This event would be ideal for anyone who wants to build a future either in the legal profession or in the field of criminal justice.

Apply for this Summer School Challenge to receive one of our exclusive law and justice digital resource packs!

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26 – 28 July Bioscience and Chemistry Summer School

“How Bioscientists investigate (and help solve) clinical problems” - This summer school challenge will be held on campus subject to COVID-19 guidance.

Join our Bioscience Summer School Challenge to get different opportunities to discover the main diagnostic tests used to investigate diseases (including COVID-19), learn about research tools used by scientist to further understanding of how pathogens work, discussions about the efficacy of current COVID-19 vaccines, possible development of new (or re-purposing of existing) drugs, and designing altogether new drugs in order to deal with different variants of SARS-CoV-2.

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The UEL Your Future Summer Challenge 2021 is an amazing opportunity for you to:

  • Gain more knowledge about your chosen field and the career opportunities it opens up 
  • Receive our bespoke resource packs filled with UEL goodies and materials to support students through the challenges
  • Develop invaluable transferable skills, which are important for succeeding in higher education and beyond 
  • Respond to an industry brief, getting hands on experience of your subject - a perfect addition to any personal statement! 
  • Access dedicated career planning workshops with careers coaches and industry professionals
  • Have any questions about university and careers answered by the experts! 

Who can apply

The summer schools are open to students who are resident in the UK and are both in Year 12/FE1 and 16-18 years old. 

Everyone is welcome at the University of East London. At our summer school we aim to give priority to students: 

  • who come from other groups that are underrepresented in higher education e.g. care leavers, estranged students, students with disabilities, white working class and from a Black and Asian ethnic minority group. 
  • with little or no family history of going to university