Summer schools

The Outreach team currently run Summer Schools and Masterclasses for Year 12 students in the areas of Maths, Food and Nutritional SciencesLanguages, Film and Theatre and History. There are also numerous taster sessions that are offered in a wide variety of subject areas such as Archaeology, Computer Science and Robotics, and Geography and Environmental Science.  See events in Arts and Humanities and Science sections for further information or look below to find out what our 2015 Summer Schools involve.

We are able to fund the travel for students attending our summer schools and masterclasses who meet certain criteria. Please click the link below for further information.

Travel Bursary

Year 12 Summer School in History

(run with the Department of History)

Location: University of Reading

Date: 25th/26th June 2015

Cost: Free

You can apply to attend one day or both days

Thursday 25 June: Exploring History: from the Crusades to the Cold War

Our History taster day allows you to explore new perspectives on the history you know and dip your toe into entirely new periods or areas. Workshops led by our experts in the department will introduce you to new sources such as propaganda about the Cold War and poetry about the crusades. You will find out why the Reformation prompted people to write pamphlets about monsters and marvels; and delve into the Cold War origins of today's relationship between the two superpowers, China and the USA.

Friday 26 June: Exploring History: war, women and culture from the middle ages to the Cold War

Our History taster day allows you to explore new perspectives on the history you know and dip your toe into entirely new periods or areas. Workshops led by our experts in the department will introduce you to new sources such as monster pamphlets from the English Civil War and the art which glorified medieval kings and queens. You will find out what happened after the suffragettes helped to win the vote, looking at the first women who sat on the green benches in Parliament - were they battleaxes or benchwarmers? And you will explore the impact of the Cold War on culture.

Applications are welcome from all and in event of over subscription then priority will be given to students with no family experience of HE.

Deadline for applications: Friday 15th May 2015.  Please indicate which day or days you wish to attend.

History Summer School Flyer 2015

Summer masterclass application form

Travel Bursary

Please return completed applications to: Student Recruitment & Outreach, University of Reading, Miller Building, Room 103, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AB or scan and email a copy to outreach@reading.ac.uk.

Year 12 Film and Theatre Summer School

( Run in conjunction with the department of film, theatre and television)

Location: University of Reading

Date: 29th & 30th June 2015

Cost: Free

Inbetweeners, Block Attackers, and Curious Incidents: Exploring Identity in Film/TV and Theatre in Theory and Practice

As the success of films like Attack the Block, television series like The Inbetweeners, and theatre plays like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time show, representations of identity matter in today's film/TV and theatre. This two-day event will examine such representations both theoretically and practically. A short lecture and seminar discussion will introduce key questions concerning representations of identity; such as: What kinds of representations do contemporary film/TV and theatre offer us, and which are absent? Why does it matter how we are represented within these cultural media? How can we use film/TV- and theatre-making to represent ourselves/each other? The discussion will be informed by, for example, ideas about femininity and masculinity, race and ethnicity, age, (dis)ability, technology, and how these affect each other. You will then explore these questions and ideas through practical workshops by making a short film or performance, using specialist equipment and facilities.

Applications are welcome from all and in event of over subscription then priority will be given to students with no family experience of HE.

Deadline for applications:  Friday 15th May 2015

FTT Summer School Flyer 2015

Summer masterclass application form

Travel Bursary

Please return completed applications to: Student Recruitment & Outreach, University of Reading, Miller Building, Room 103, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AB or scan and email a copy to outreach@reading.ac.uk.

Please return completed applications to: Student Recruitment & Outreach, University of Reading, Miller Building, Room 103, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AB or scan and email a copy to outreach@reading.ac.uk.

Year 12 Summer School in French and German

Location: University of Reading

Date: 25th/26th June 2015

Cost: Free

Our Year 12 non-residential summer school was for students studying French and German at AS Level and who were thinking about studying languages at university. Over the two days of the summer school, students received help towards improving their linguistic abilities as well as experiencing sessions on areas of culture, history and politics from those countries.  Through the summer schools, students were able to get a feel for the whole experience of language learning.

Applications are welcome from all and in event of over subscription then priority will be given to students with no family experience of HE.

Deadline for applications:  Friday 15th May 2015

LanguagesSummerSchool Flier 2015

Summer masterclass application form

Travel Bursary

Please return completed applications to: Student Recruitment & Outreach, University of Reading, Miller Building, Room 103, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AB or scan and email a copy to outreach@reading.ac.uk.

Year 12 Food and Nutritional Sciences Summer School

Food and Nutritional Sciences Summer School

Location: University of Reading

Date: 6th - 8th July 2015

Cost: Free

The Food Science Summer School gives students a chance to gain a practical appreciation of food manufacturing, safety, quality control, nutrition and cutting edge research. Students who attend this fully industrially sponsored course will carry out a variety of applied chemistry and biology practicals investigating wide ranging aspects of food science; from flavour technologies to foods as medicine.

The course runs over 3 days in July (6th - 8th) and there is a full social program as well as the academic program which allows your students to really get a taste of University life

Please follow the link below to find further information as well as the application process. Please note the deadline for applications is the 1st of May 2015.

http://www.reading.ac.uk/food/shortcourses/foodbio-sixthform.aspx

If you have any questions please contact Heather Ferris (Summer School Co-ordinator) on h.m.ferris@reading.ac.uk.

Year 12 Maths Summer School

Location: University of Reading

Date: 21 - 22 July 2015

Cost: Free

This two day summer school gave students who were interested in applying for Maths-related degree subjects at university the opportunity to consolidate, and extend, their mathematical knowledge gained in their AS Level studies. Students found out about the ways in which maths can be used in the 'real world' and developed their problem solving skills. Through the summer school, students also got to experience university life and interact with current undergraduates.

Applications are welcome from all and in event of over subscription then priority will be given to students with no family experience of HE.

Deadline for applications: Friday 15th May 2015

Maths Summer School Flyer 2015

Summer masterclass application form

Travel Bursary

Please return completed applications to:  Student Recruitment & Outreach, University of Reading, Miller Building, Room 103, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AB or scan and email a copy to outreach@reading.ac.uk

 

Year 12 Archaeology Field School

Location: University of Reading Archaeological Dig Site in Wiltshire

Date: runs between 15th June - 25th July 2015

Cost: the price for one week is £300 (includes accommodation and all food/drink). We also have a number of widening participation bursaries available which will enable us to offer some students places free of charge. Please enquire about these

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in an archaeological excavation, to experience University student life first-hand, and to gain extra-curriculum skills that can help build towards a strong personal statement and university application. For the next three years, we will be digging the amazing Neolithic site of Marden, Wiltshire - the largest henge monument in Britain.

Students usually come for one week but it is possible to do more. We hope that this will enable Year 12/AS students to attend either during term (after the exam season) or the first part of the holidays.

Archaeology Field School 2015

To book a place or to find our more please contact fieldschools@reading.ac.uk or telephone 0118 378 8132. Alternatively visit the Field School website at www.reading.ac.uk/field-school

 

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