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Event date: 
Monday 6th of July 2020 09:00 to Thursday 9th of July 2020 14:15


The HEON partnership would like to welcome you to their 2020 Summer School experience.

The Summer School is completely free including all meals, activities and accommodation. 

The Summer School will run from Monday 6th July - Thursday 9th July 2020 which includes a three night stay in student accommodation at the University of Surrey.  During the week you will take part in a variety of interactive subject taster workshops and information sessions designed to showcase all Higher Education options.  These will be delivered by the local Universities, Colleges and other partners that make up the HEON partnership across Surrey and North East Hampshire.

From left to right: British Sign Language Workshop; Lino Printing from UCA; Medical Condition Empathy from Royal Surrey Hospital; Mechanical Engineering from Brooklands College; Criminal Forensics from University of Surrey; Electronic Engineering from Royal Holloway, University of London; Campus Tour Royal Holloway; Ultimate Frisbee and Bouldering at Surrey Sports Park.

What will I do at Summer School?

A great incentive of a Summer School is the chance to experience independant living in a safe and educational environment. There will be a variety of activities delivered in different formats and by different partners - these can include lab practicals, workshops, seminars and lectures, all of which are highly engaging and interactive.  There will also be fun and a chance to relax in the evenings. Here is an example timetable for one of your days at Summer School:

Please note that this timetable is purely an example to give you an idea of the type of things we do at Summer School.  

What will I gain from Summer School?

Successfully completing a Summer School course might be a great way to prove that you are a capable, self-reliant individual. It will help you access your true potential, silence your self-doubts and give you the confidence to pursue your dreams.

1. Increased self-confidence

2. Better knowledge of what you can study

3. Experience of independent learning

4. Upgrade to an impressive CV

5. Learning in an interactive environment.

6. Make new friends

7. Get inspired

8. Have lots of fun

What do students think about Summer School?

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying to the Summer School, please go to bit.ly/HEONsummer. Applications are now open and will close on the 27th March 2020.

Information for Parents/Carers


Applications are welcome from all students, but priority will be given to those that are from eligible HEON wards - please refer to our 'who is eligible' section to check eligibility.

Your child will need to complete an application form via this link: bit.ly/HEONsummer and their details will be held until the application deadline has passed.  They will then be notified as to whether their application has been successful or not.  If their application has been successful, we will then need you to complete a full registration form which will include specific requirements for your child that will help us provided tailored support whilst they are at our Summer School.

Student Safety

All members of the HEON Summer School staff hold an enhanced DBS certificate as do all our student ambassadors who support the event. 

All students participating in events are supervised by a members of our team. All student stay in 'same sex' residential blocks with a HEON member of staff.

The University of Surrey Security team are all first aid trained and are available on campus 24/7.

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.

Contact Information

For further information regarding our Summer School, the registration process or enquiries about eligibility please contact our HEON team on 01483 684337 or email HEON@surrey.ac.uk


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