Summer University for Year 10 & 11 - Book your place today!

16 July 2018 09:00 - 17:00

Fusehill Street campus

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Considering university? Want to know if it’s for you before you commit? How about trying it out first?

Our FREE summer university is the perfect opportunity for you to come and experience university life and studies for real in a fun-filled residential.

You’ll live on campus, attend workshops in the specific subject that you’re interested in studying, and develop skills to smoothly ease you into university life.

What’s so great about our Summer University?

  • 100% free – including your meals, accommodation and travel
  • Receive UCAS application support
  • Find out more about the range of courses available at university - discover options for your future
  • Meet new people, experience our friendly campuses and their fantastic locations

It’s a big step for parents too, but there’s no need to worry, because you will be:

  • Safe on our campus, which has 24-hour security
  • Overseen by a member of staff, who are also first aiders
  • Staying in single-sex rooms
  • Gaining life experience - We’ll also be setting you tricky tasks, such as shopping and cooking on a budget!

Subjects Available

Our Summer University is available for the following subject areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Teaching

Eligibility criteria

Due to the high number of applications that we recieve for these events we need to have criteria in place to enable us to select participants.

Participants must:

  • be predicted to achieve the full entry requirements for the subject of interest - please check our subject webpages for further details
  • have achieved 5 A*- C grades at GCSE as a minimum

Priority will then be given to those from a WP background if applications are high and at least one of the following criteria taken into account:

  • The applicant lives in a household with an annual income of under £25,000
  • The applicant has or does receive free school meals
  • The applicant has previously been in the care of the local authority
  • The applicants primary care giver is not their mother or father
  • Neither of the applicants parents/carers have studied at higher education (degree) level

How to apply

You can apply for Summer University online. Please check the eligibility criteria before you apply.

A copy of the application form is also available to download. Please return all completed application forms to or by post to: Year 10 & 11 Summer University, Matthew Aitchison, University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 6th May and we will be in touch shortly afterward to inform you of the outcome of your application.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss Summer University or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

T: 01228 616333

We will be hosting online event briefings for our Summer University for our successful applicants. These briefings are compulsory for students and their parents/guardians and will be held online 6-7pm on Wednesday 6th June. All event information will be covered in this briefing and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Register for this briefing event

If you are unable to view the briefing event live, please get in touch with us as soon as possible


The postcode for sat navs is CA1 2HH.

Leaving the M6 at junction 43, bear left onto Warwick Road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning left onto Greystone Road. Take the sixth right turn onto Fusehill Street. The campus entrance is on your right hand side.

Parking: Free parking is available on campus. Our friendly staff will be on hand to direct you to our car parks. Alternative parking is also available at Cecil Street Car Park


Carlisle railway station is about a ten minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.

Book a visit to find out more about Summer University

We are more than happy to visit your school or college to promote our summer school to your students. Please get in touch if you would like to book a visit.

School reference

Your students will apply to Summer University as an individual. As part of the application we ask for a school or college contact and we may be in touch for a reference or to verify the information the student has provided.