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Applications for Computer Science summer school open


High-achieving young people are wanted for the Oxford University UNIQ Summer School in Computer Science.

The UNIQ Summer Schools provide an opportunity for academically gifted students, who have a passion for learning, to discover what it is like to be an undergraduate at the University of Oxford.

Successful applicants will undertake a week-long intensive programme of academic study.  The Computer Science stream introduces some of the material that a Computer Science student would study as part of a degree at Oxford: participants attend lectures given by Oxford tutors and participate in practical computing sessions where they have the chance to try some programming, using Maths learnt at A Level.  Existing undergraduate students are on hand as mentors to guide participants through their experience of living and studying in College. Throughout the week there will also be workshops on the application process, UCAS, interviews and much more. Evenings are spent socialising with new-found friends, through a wide range of activities. 

A participant from last year’s Summer School stated “Quite simply, one of the best experiences of my life. The academic content we followed in the computer science course was extremely interesting and our lectures/practical followed a natural progression of skill and adeptness - which culminated in a very stimulating practical... Thanks for such a magnificent time in Oxford!”

The summer school is free to attend: transport, accommodation in College and meals are provided free of charge, together with your academic course and evening activities.

The scheme is open to high-performing UK state school students studying in the lower sixth at the time of applying.  Students applying for the Computer Science stream must be taking Maths to A2 level or equivalent.  This summer the Computer Science Summer School will run from Sunday 24th - Friday 29th July 2011. Applications for UNIQ 2011 close at 7pm on 24th February 2011.

Further information applications can be made via: