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On-campus events influence bright futures

As brilliant as knowledge is, it’s no substitute for solid guidance. To succeed and reach their potential, young people need both in equal measures.

To help the next generation find their path in learning and life, The University of Nottingham run four summer schools each year, blending academic skills with personal development to help create well adjusted, ambitious members of society.

With over 400 Year 12 students attending, the schools help shape the futures of local young people by teaching them a range of topics. From purely academic skills to budgeting and networking, the students leave with a well-rounded perspective on their future goals. They also have the opportunity to be e-mentored by a UoN student throughout Year 13 for extra support and guidance on a personal level.

Students on the University of Nottingham campus for the Sutton Trust Summer School

On top of summer schools, the university also runs a variety of activities including Exploring University Together and Campus Visits, both helping to give prospective students and their families a deeper insight into what learning life is really like at the University of Nottingham, showcasing the best bits and highlighting the benefits of higher education.

“The Nottingham Summer School offered great support and an opportunity to learn about university life first-hand, which improved my confidence massively when applying for university. I don’t think I would have been offered a place to study Veterinary Medicine at university if I had not been part of this programme.”

Jade, Nottingham Sutton Trust Summer School participant