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Food Science Summer School

This year's two day residential for Year 12 science students will take place from 8th - 10th July 2024 .

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

For queries or more information please contact Sarah Coletta.


Applications for the Food Science & Nutrition Summer School will open in January 2024.

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.


Where does the summer school take place?

The 2024 residential will take place from the 8th - 10th of July 2024.

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

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
  • Take part in an  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
  • Stay overnight in university accommodation

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 2024 event will be confirmed in due course.

The campus event is a two-night residential summer school held on 8th - 10th of July. More detailed timings will be given if an offer of a place is made.


Are there travel bursaries available?

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.