St George’s University of London Summer School

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St George’s University of London Summer School

St George’s University of London Summer School

Welcome to SGUL Summer Schools

At St. George’s we pride ourselves on running some of the most innovative and rewarding Spring and summer school programmes in the country. All are designed to offer an exciting, interactive and educational look at the wide range of career options in medicine and the allied healthcare professions.

These courses are friendly, lively and fully interactive, covering a range of healthcare professions. Not only will you get to attend lectures, tutorials and demonstrations, but also ‘get your hands dirty’ by taking part in laboratory work, role play scenarios and clinical skills training. The key to all of the sessions is involvement – these courses aren’t for those who sit at the back of the class falling asleep – you’ll be an integral part of all of the activities, and you’ll play a vital role in making sure the programme is a success.

St George’s, University of London Widening Participation Spring/ Summer Schools

Title Age Places Type Time Dates
Discover St George’s Spring School Year 11 48 Non Residential 9am – 4.30pm Monday 10 – Thursday 13 April 2017
Bite Size Healthcare Summer School Year 7 & 8 48 Non Residential 9am – 4.00pm Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 July 2017
Exploring Healthcare Summer School Year 9 & 10 48 Non Residential 9am-4.00pm Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 August 2017
Dissecting Healthcare Summer School Year 12 50 Residential 9am – 5.00pm
St George’s halls of residence in the evening
 Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 August 2017

 

Applications can only be made via your school. Brochures and applications will be sent to non-selective London state schools in January 2017 and the deadline for applications is Friday 3 February 2017. For more information please email – summerschools@sgul.ac.uk .

 

 

 

 

University of London Taster Courses Spring/ Summer Schools

 

Title Age Places Type Time Dates
Taste of Medicine Spring School Year 12 45 Non Residential 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday 3– Thursday 6 April 2017
Taste of Medicine Summer School Year 12 45 Non Residential 9.30am – 4.30pm Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 July 2017

 

Year 12 students can apply independent of their school. Full information and the online application form will be available from January 2017 at http://www.london.ac.uk/tasters . These Spring/summer schools are open to Year 12 students studying in or outside of London.

Applications & Eligibility

St George’s Spring and summer schools aim to give a taste of university life to help you decide whether to apply for higher education and what course to study.

Widening Participation Spring and Summer Schools
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For all Widening Participation Spring and summer schools you must be studying at a non-selective London state school. Information and application packs will be sent to all eligible schools in January 2017.
The deadline for applications is 3 February 2017.

Bite Size Healthcare Summer School (Year 7 & 8)

Exploring Healthcare Summer School (Year 9 & 10)

Discover St George’s Spring School (Year 11)

To be eligible for the above events, you must

  • doppler_use.jpgbe in the relevant Year group
  • should be on target to achieve at least 5 A*-C GCSEs or equivalent
  • be planning to stay on at school/college for A-levels or equivalent vocational courses
  • have an interest in medicine, healthcare or science.
Dissecting Healthcare Summer School (Year 12)

To be eligible for the above event, you must

  • be in Year 12
  • have achieved at least 5 A*-C GCSEs (including Maths and English)
  • be currently studying A/S Levels/IB or a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma
  • have an interest in medicine, healthcare or science.
All Widening Participation Spring and summer schools are aimed at those who have the ability to achieve a higher level qualification but may not be thinking about it because they do not know what is involved. This may be because no-one in their family has been in higher education or they believe it isn’t really for them. In particular we are looking for applicants with no parental experience of Higher Education and who belong to one or more of the following categories:
  • High ability but education/family background means they would not consider Higher Education and/or would limit the choice of Higher Education Institutions
  • Under-represented social groups – including males, ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled students
  • Low income backgrounds
  • Students who have the academic ability to enter HE but are genuinely undecided
  • Students currently or previously in care
‘A Taste of Medicine’ Spring and Summer Courses (Year 12)
These courses are designed to give students both a taste of university life and an insight into the medical professions and the role of a doctor in the healthcare team.
Each course will be a mixture of lectures, interactive workshops and practical hands-on sessions. Students will attend presentations by St George’s academics and researchers on various aspects of scientific research, introductory lectures on the healthcare professions led by NHS frontline staff, and will have the opportunity to visit various departments of St George’s Hospital. Students will also participate in practical clinical skills sessions.
Sessions on topics such as applying to medical school and work experience, designed to support students in making future educational and career choices will also form part of the programme. All tuition is free of charge but participants will need to pay for their own travel and lunch.
To be eligible for one of these events, you should:
  • be in Year 12 at school or college
  • taking Biology and Chemistry at AS Level and anticipate achieving top grades at A2 level OR taking the International Baccalaureate and expect to achieve overall score 36, Higher Level: a combined score of 18, with a minimum score of 6 in Biology and/or Chemistry, Standard Level: grade 5 or above in Mathematics and English if not studied to HL, grade 6 or above in SL Biology or Chemistry if not studied to HL
  • attend a state or independent school in the UK
  • have a specific interest in medicine
  • have achieved an average grade of A across your top 8 GCSEs including English Language, Science and Maths
Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria (on top of the above):
  • Have lived, or are currently living, under local authority care
  • Have a disability
  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Have no parental history of Higher Education
The Year 12 spring and summer schools application process is coordinated centrally through the University of London. Further information including the online brochure and application form will be available on the University of London taster courses website from January 2017.

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Cost

kitted_out.jpgFor the Year 12 ‘A Taste of Medicine’ Spring and summer sourses, tuition costs are covered by St George’s, University of London. Participants are required to meet other costs themselves (travel, meals etc.).
For the Widening Participation Spring and summer schools, all costs including tuition, travel and meals are covered by St George’s.

Risk assessments

Prior to the start of each programme a full and detailed risk assessment exercise is carried out. A copy of the full report is available to the parent/guardian of each participating student. If you would like to request a copy, please email summerschools@sgul.ac.uk .