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Sutton Trust Summer Schools

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Are you keen to explore your subject interests in depth? Are you motivated by a challenge and do you like the idea of discussing your ideas with equally motivated students and teachers? If so, we’d love you to consider spending a week with us at Cambridge.

What are they?

The Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools are week-long, subject-specific residentials, where you live and study as a Cambridge student. We offer 27 different subject streams across three weeks, including subjects from Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Studies to Veterinary Medicine. You’ll stay in your own private student room within a Cambridge College, eat with other Summer School students in the canteens and socialise in the common rooms.

What do the Summer Schools involve?

During the day, you’ll be in your academic department, where you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in your subject. They’ll guide you through new areas of study, introducing you to the depth and breadth of a Cambridge undergraduate course. The subject timetables are varied: you might undertake your own research project, participate in seminars, laboratory sessions or fieldwork, go behind-the-scenes at museums or test out Cambridge’s supervisions (specialised, small-group teaching).

But it’s not all work. After you leave the departments, you’ll have time to explore Cambridge with your Summer School friends, and we’ll put on a host of activities for you. You’ll get to go on a chauffeured punt tour of the River Cam, take part in a range of sports and societies, and enjoy a ‘Formal Hall’ and quiz on the final night.

To find out more about the Sutton Trust Summer Schools, including eligibility criteria, subjects, dates and how to apply, visit our website. The application deadline is 5pm on 28 February 2019.

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