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26th February 2020

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Applications are open for five-day Biology and Human Sciences, Classics, and Modern Languages Summer Schools run by Wadham College at the University of Oxford from 17-21 August 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE

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Update: Given the changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we are currently reviewing whether these summer schools can go ahead in August 2020. We recommend students delay completing their application until after 17th April 2020 when we will be able to clarify if summer schools are proceeding. Thank you for your patience.

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Why attend a summer school?

These Summer Schools are designed to give UK pupils a taste of what it’s like to be an undergraduate studying at the University of Oxford.  Pupils will take part in an academic programme, live in College, meet student ambassadors studying at Oxford, and receive information, advice and guidance on applying to university. The Summer Schools are free and we will provide financial support to pupils to cover their travel costs. 

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Biology and Human Sciences Summer School : ‘From Macro to Micro’

Pupils will engage in a seminar series focusing on human sciences alongside sessions on cellular and animal biology.  This will include classes in the Biological Sciences Faculty and students will prepare and deliver a group presentation at the end of the week.  Pupils will also be able to receive support from current undergraduates and from the College on making successful applications to top universities.
Relevant Subjects: Biology, Human Sciences

Apply for the Biology and Human Sciences Summer School

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Classics Summer School : ‘Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World’

Pupils will engage in a seminar series led by the Faculty of Classics including language classes in Ancient Greek.  This will also include a visit to the Ashmolean Museum and students will complete an assignment on the main topic with feedback from tutors.  Pupils will also be able to receive support from current undergraduates and from the College on making successful applications to top universities.

Relevant Subjects: Classics, Ancient History, History, Classical Greek, Archaeology

Apply for the Classics Summer School

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Modern Foreign Languages Summer School: 'Writing Cities'

Pupils will engage in a seminar series led by Wadham’s language tutors, including language classes in their selected language of study (French, German or Spanish) with opportunities to try other languages as beginners.  The week will also include a visit to the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages Library, film screenings and students will complete an assignment on the main topic with feedback from tutors.  Pupils will also be able to receive support from current undergraduates and from the College on making successful applications to top universities.

Relevant Subjects: Pupils studying French, German or Spanish A-level or equivalent

Apply for the Modern Languages Summer School

How to Apply

We welcome applications from current Year 12 pupils studying at UK state schools.  To apply please complete an application form (links above) which asks questions about you, your interest in the subject and your academic performance.  You will also need a teacher from your school to act as a reference.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 12 May 2020. Students will be notified about the outcome of their application no later than 29 May 2020. 

If you have any questions about either Summer School please contact Dr Hugh Munro at access@wadham.ox.ac.uk.

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    2019 Summer School participants

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