Biological Sciences Summer School

Each year the Faculty of Biological Sciences hosts a summer school for year 12 students who are interested in exploring biological sciences at the next level and finding out where it can lead.

As well as taking part in lectures, students will be involved in a project of their preference, getting to experience what researching is really like from start to finish. Students will have the opportunity to meet academics and current students from the Faculty of Biological Sciences and take part in a question and answer session to find out more about our undergraduate degree programmes and future career pathways. 

The Summer School is also designed to enhance your UCAS application, with an opportunity to speak to our admissions staff, and get advice on the best way to use what you have learnt at the event in your personal statement.

The Biological Sciences Summer School 2021 will be held online.

This year’s summer school will take place from Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th July 2021.

Research Project:

This summer school is involved in a research project to explore whether taking part in a university summer school will help students to aspire and progress to university. More information on the project and what it will mean for those applying to summer schools, including a short video, is included in the online application form.

Applications :

Applications for the Biological Sciences Summer School 2021 are now closed.

Applications are now with our shortlisting team. If you made an application we will be in touch regarding the outcome in the next few weeks. 

What are the requirements for the summer school?

To participate, you must be currently in Year 12 and studying Biology at A-level.

We particularly welcome applications from students fulfilling Access to Leeds Criteria, and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, including Gypsy, Romany and Traveller.

My home set-up means I would not be able to access the summer school online

If you would like to access the summer school but do not have the environment/technology you would need at home we suggest that you discuss the situation with your school/college.  It may be that there is a location at your school/college from which you could access the course for example.