Durham University Summer School

By | 24th May 2017

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Durham University Summer School

Durham University Sutton Trust Summer Schools

Applications for the 2017 Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School have now closed! Applicants will be informed of outcomes at the beginning of May

  • Information for Students


A Day at a Sutton Trust Summer School

At a Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School no two days are the same!

We pack each day full of useful academic classes, informative guidance sessions and exciting social activities led by leading academics, admissions experts and current university students, your ‘student mentors’. Throughout the residential you usually have an opportunity to try numerous social activities, from dodge ball, mug painting, cupcake decorating and debating. We also have a celebration evening at the end of the week which is a great opportunity to celebrate successfully completing the Sutton Trust Summer School.

A rough outline of a day at the 2016 Summer School was as follows:

Time Activity
8am Breakfast and gather for academic sessions
9am -12 noon Academic Sessions in departments
12 noon- 1pm Lunch in academic groups
1pm-5pm Academic sessions in departments
5pm – 6pm Return to college/chill out time
6pm-7pm Dinner in Mentor groups
7pm – 8.30pm Social Activities in College
8.30pm -10pm College Challenge (whole Summer School Group Event)
10pm – 11pm Mentor Group time and then free time before curfew at 11pm

What do I need to bring?

We will be in contact with you nearer the time to give you information about what to bring and any subject specific information you might need. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the summer school.