Summer School

The Food Science & Nutrition Summer School 2021 will be an online event due to the coronavirus. 

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

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Applications for the Food Science & Nutrition Summer School are now closed.



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 35 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?

This year’s event will be online.

Activities are usually  held in the School of Food Science and Nutrition on the University of Leeds campus and overnight accommodation is provided for both nights, subject to Covd-19 restrictions.

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

How much does the summer school cost?

Places are offered free of charge.

What are the planned activities?

The online event will give students the chance to:

  • Carry out a food science investigation at home
  • Take part in an online nutrition activity
  • Experience taster lectures
  • Find out more about careers in food and nutrition
  • Meet current staff, students and graduates
  • Get information and guidance on applying to university
  • Explore the campus – virtually

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?

Timings for the 2021 event will be confirmed in due course.

The campus event is a two night residential* summer school held in July. The event starts in the late morning and finishes after lunch on the final day. More detailed timings will be given if an offer of a place is made.

  • Subject to Covid-19 restrictions

Are there travel bursaries available?

Not applicable for 2021

The 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.

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.