Summer School

Although we won’t be able to welcome you to Leeds for our 2020 summer school, the School of Food Science and Nutrition will hold an online alternative for Year 12 students, which will take place between Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd July 2020.

The event aims to give young scientists an introduction to this multidisciplinary science subject and find out more about studying the subject at the University of Leeds. Students who have applied will be sent more information over the coming weeks.


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What are the requirements for the summer school?

All year 12 pupils currently studying at least one core (biology, chemistry, physics or maths) science subject at A-Level or equivalent are eligible to apply. There are a maximum of 30 places available so we advise students to submit their application as soon as possible.

Due to the terms laid out in our funding agreement with IGD, students may only apply to one of the 4 Food Science Summer Schools at the University of Leeds, University of Reading, Cardiff Metropolitan University or Harper Adams University.

Where does the summer school take place?

Activities will be held in the School of Food Science and Nutrition on the University of Leeds campus and overnight accommodation will be provided for both nights.

Students will be fully supervised throughout their visit, including the overnight stays.

How much does the summer school cost?

Places are offered free of charge, inclusive of accommodation and all meals.

What are the planned activities?

The event will give students the chance to:

  • Investigate product design
  • Visit a leading food manufacturer
  • Use analytical techniques to understand the properties of food
  • Explore the campus and experience life at university, including staying in one of our halls of residence
  • Find out more about careers in food
  • Meet current students and graduates
  • Get information and guidance on applying to university

Further details of the programme will be sent to candidates upon receiving an offer of a place.

What are the timings of the summer school?

It is a two night residential summer school from 1-3 July for Year 12 students. The event will start around late morning of 1st July and finish after lunch on the 3rd. More detailed timings will be given if an offer of a place is made.

Are there travel bursaries available?

Travel arrangements and expenses will be the responsibility of the individual student; however we have 10 travel awards available for applicants who meet two of the University of Leeds Access to Leeds criteria.  Travel awards will be offered on a first come first served basis to eligible students.