UNIQ summer school
Posted: 12th January 2015
Want to spend a week studying Computer Science at the Oxford University summer school? And not pay a penny? 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. And it’s completely free to attend! This includes travel to and from Oxford, accommodation, food, and social activities. As well as all the academic sessions and practicals.
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 a previous 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 application system for UNIQ is now open and students in Year 12 can apply at the UNIQ website until 17:00 on 12 February 2015. The programme is open to students in UK state schools and colleges, with a total of 850 places available this year across all subjects; with almost every Oxford undergraduate course being represented on the UNIQ programme. Students will be able to explore Oxford city, the University and colleges as well as find out more about their chosen course.
Further information applications can be made via: www.uniq.ox.ac.uk/
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