Now in its third year, we are once again running our flagship event, a three-night, four-day residential summer school hosted at the University of Surrey. The HEON summer school is a perfect opportunity to discover what higher education options there are available, experience what life is like at university, and trial a variety of interactive subject tasters.This summer school is entirely free including all meals, activities and accommodation.
What can you do on a summer school?
The greatest incentive of a summer school is the chance to experience what life is like at university including going to a variety of different subject tasters. These are delivered in different formats and by different partners and can include lab practicals, workshops, seminars and lectures, all of which are highly engaging and interactive to impart a real sense of what the subject would lbe like at a higher educational level. These taster sessions then act as a platform to discuss different pathways and career options in those subject areas, as well as the application process and detailed financial information.
For a full write-up of last year's summer school, along with details of all of the subject tasters we ran, please see our HEON Summer School 2018 page.
Learning about university life and social activities
Alongside the academic sessions and workshops, the students will stay in university accommodation in private en-suite rooms with a shared kitchen, and take part in a variety of social activities throughout the week. We also highlight the areas available on campus for additional academic help and pastoral care such as the Centre for Wellbeing.
Why do we do this?
We recognise the importance of imparting a positive social attitude around university life to help them see all of the positive aspects of university, and also to reassure them that there is help and support available once they join.
Why go on a summer school?
Our previous two summer schools have both been a huge success, with overwhelmingly positive feedback in all areas. Feedback from the 2018 residential showed:
How do I apply?
If you or a student is interested in applying to the summer school, please go to bit.ly/HEONapply. Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 31st March 2019.
If you are accepted, we will send further information to you using the details you provide in your application form.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about the summer school, or about your application, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 01483 689698.
Read about our summer school from June 2018:
Who is eligible?
Eligibility for all HEON events is determined by the student's home postcode. To check your eligibility, please use our Eligibility Checker.
Teachers are able to download our Postcode Checker Tool to quickly check multiple postcodes. Please get in touch if you have any questions about how to use this, or what it means for your students.