Homerton College to introduce year 12 students to university life

Photo: Ellen Slack

Homerton College in partnership with Cambridge University, is inviting talented year 12 students from Doncaster, Rotherham, Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston to apply for a taste of university life on one of four free 2013 Summer Schools.

The Summer Schools are due to take place between 29th July and 2nd August – two are for young scientists, including maths, engineering, and computer science, one for potential students of the arts and humanities and a final one for budding social scientists.  35 Places are available on each two-day Summer School where students will stay overnight in Homerton College to experience undergraduate life, and take part in study sessions led by University academics.  All applicants will be nominated by their schools and should be prepared for thinking and working intensely on questions in their chosen subject areas.

Ellen Slack is organising the Summer Schools in her role as Schools Liaison Officer for Homerton College.  She knows just how inspiring a Summer School can be “In 2008 I came from my state school in Coventry to take part in a Cambridge Summer School.  The experience really changed my mind about Cambridge and encouraged me to apply”.

“I hope that Homerton Colleges’ Summer School will have the same positive effect for students in our link areas of South Yorkshire and London Boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston”.

Steve Watts, Admissions Tutor at Homerton College said “we thought it would be great to give school students a taste of what being at Homerton College and Cambridge University is like – while at the same time helping them learn more about their favourite academic subjects”.

More information can be obtained from: Ellen Slack Schools Liaison Officer Homerton College ees32@cam.ac.uk