What is included:

  • All tuition
  • Mentor Supervision
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Pastoral activities and trips
  • Transfer from airport (optional)

What is not included:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Insurance

Please complete the online application selecting the date(s) and strand(s) that you wish to attend.  We aim to acknowledge your application within 2 working days, however during busy times it may take longer. All applications are dealt with in strict order of receipt.

It is possible to attend both weeks depending on the availability of strands.  Please don’t forget to select the middle weekend if you wish to stay for the whole Summer School.

Once receipt of your application has been confirmed by email, your reservation will be held for 10 days pending payment.

We will require emergency contact details for two adults and the participant’s medical/dietary information


All students (residential and non-residential) will register at 08:30 – 08:45 on Monday morning.

On the first day of the Summer School, students will attend a Welcome briefing and Ice Breaker session.

At the Welcome briefing, staff will explain some additional rules and regulations that will apply to activities currently being planned.  It is expected that you will adhere to them for your own Health and Safety, and that of other students and staff.  A full Health and Safety briefing will also be carried out at the start of the course.  If the student is unable to attend due to late arrival, the briefing will be carried out at the first convenient opportunity.

Daily registration for non-residential students will be at 08:30. Students must be registered by 08:45  The academic day will finish at 16:00 and non-residential students must sign out with their mentors prior to leaving the School.

Residential students will then meet with their pastoral mentors for their evening meal/activities.

International Students

At registration, International students should provide return flight details and passport number.

End of Course

All residential students will depart from the Summer School on Saturday 14th July 2018.

If you are to be accompanied home, please let your parents/carers know where the collection point is. Supervisors will wait with you until you are collected.

It is important that we are notified of the name of the person who will be collecting you.  This is the only person with whom you will be allowed to leave.  If this needs to change, we require details of the change confirmed in writing from your parent/guardian prior to your departure day.

If you are not to be met by a parent/guardian at the Summer School, you will be signed out and allowed to leave at the end of the course.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot accommodate late pick ups on the last Friday evening as all our mentors and staff will have left the venue and there will be no-one available to supervise.



Each Strand is run by a Deliverer who is responsible for the academic content of the chosen strand.   The Deliverer will be supported by mentors – all of our mentors are graduates/undergraduates whose background is relevant to the strand they have been allocated. Students will be allocated a mentor at registration on the first day.  The mentors will work academically/pastorally with the students to support them with the various projects and challenges we have in store.  Students will be supervised on a ratio of 1:10 (1:8 for younger students) by female and male staff.

Mentors will be aware of any particular medical condition or allergies made known to us.

Students are positively encouraged to talk to their mentors if they have any worries or concerns throughout the event, however trivial they may seem – if we don’t know about a problem, we cannot  help to fix it!



Students will be provided with a Meal card which is pre-loaded for the week.  This is sufficient to allow for lunch and dinner to be selected at any of the variety of food outlets on campus, including the snack bar in the canteen, but can be topped up if required (at own cost).   If you have any specific dietary requirements please ensure that you  have told us about them; please also discuss any special requirements with your Mentor when you meet them on the first day of the course. A full vegetarian option menu is always available.


Residential Students will be housed in single rooms with en-suite bathrooms (Linen and towels are provided but towels for swimming should be brought by students). Mentors will be housed in the same areas for your security and safety.  Male and female students are housed separately and the accommodation is supervised by mentors of the same gender.  Senior Residential Assistants are on call throughout the night.  You will be told the room numbers of your mentors in case of illness or any other emergency which may occur at night.

Lights–out is at 22:00 and students are  expected to remain within their bedroom after this time (except in the case of emergency).

Dress Code

During the week, informal clothing is the norm. Participants are required to wear clothing which covers legs and feet – in order to protect them when working in the laboratories. The mentors and Exscitec staff have worked out a full social/sports programme for you to enjoy, so please bring clothing suitable for general leisure and swimming/field sports activities.  Smart clothes for the Plenary sessions are desirable.

Residential Students

Students staying on a residential basis should bring their luggage with them to the registration point on Sunday 1st July.  Full details of where to register will be provided in due course.

As part of your residential stay at the Summer School, there is a full programme of supervised evening activities.   Students are expected to take part in all of these events. If the schedule allows, students may be given an option of activities to choose from.

Students staying for two weeks including the middle weekend will take part in off campus visits.  Further details will be provided nearer the time.

For overseas participants, we would request that students contact their parents on the first evening to confirm their safe arrival!  Please ensure that the cell phone is able to make and receive International calls and that your child has sufficient credit or money to purchase a Top Up Card.

A good time slot for parents to contact their children is usually at the end of the academic day, after 18:30.

Leaving School during the course

Whilst we appreciate that some students would like the freedom to make their own arrangements during the evenings, this is not encouraged as it causes disruption to staff and the other students.


Residential students may wish to bring a small amount of spending money for use whilst on trips.

What to bring!

All belongings are the responsibility of the student and no liability can be accept for the loss of any items

For all courses, participants should:

wear sensible (non open-toed) footwear and casual clothes – i.e. smart jeans or trousers or skirts, and a casual top/shirt.  We ask that students refrain from wearing tops with offensive logo’s/branding and hoodies with the hood up

bring the sorts of items you would take to school on a normal school day i.e. pens/pencils, notebooks etc

only bring expensive items such as iPods, phones, laptops, games consoles and musical instruments at your own risk! There will be plenty of things to do!

Residential participants should note above points and bring:

  • Toiletries
  • additional towel (for swimming)
  • Change of clothes
  • Casual sports/exercise wear (unless there are reasons preventing participation in sporting activity).  Remember to bring your swimming costume.

Do not bring:

  • Bed linen, duvets, towels or pillows
  • Only bring laptops, phones, iPads etc if essential.  
  • No responsibility can be taken for items that are lost