Thinking about going to university? Try it out for yourself at our Year 12 residential summer school.
You will participate in academic sessions covering a range of subjects that you could study if you were a student here.
At Teesside University, higher education is available to everyone with the talent and energy to succeed. Our academic staff are experts in their field, supportive and dedicated to providing an excellent teaching and learning environment.
You will interact with current students and learn how to be a successful student yourself.
What you can do
You will take part in some challenging academic sessions and project work, and we have got some great social activities planned for you too.
If you apply for summer school you must be able to attend all 4 days and reside in the halls for 3 nights. To ensure you get the best experience possible, we expect 100% attendance, and will only accept absences in case of illness or personal emergency.
You will spend 4 days and 3 nights on campus, staying in Central Halls. Centrally-located on the doorstep of the University, Central Halls is a two-minute walk to the town centre with its shops, restaurants and amenities. It's close to the main entrance of the University, making it handy for students to attend on-campus sessions. The newest of our accommodation blocks, Central Halls consists of single en-suite bedrooms within individual apartments that share a kitchen/diner space. The building has an in-house cinema/games room and social spaces to meet other people. All rooms are non-smoking. Living in these halls gives you a real experience of Teesside and the campus we have to offer.
The social side
The social side of university is just as important as academic studies and provides you with excellent life skills. That's why we want you to have a great time with us on the summer school. Social activities such as bowling, pizza night and quiz, themed party night and sports activities help you to make and develop friendships.
How it will help you
Best of all, it's completely FREE
Teesside University offers over 140 undergraduate courses. We have selected a range for you to try out while you are here.
On the application form you will be asked to state which subject/summer school you are wanting to apply for. You can either choose a course that you know you want to study at university or try out a new subject that you don't know much about but think you might find interesting.
Using the latest business simulation software developed by SimVenture, you work with tutors and undergraduates to set up and run a simulated business.
Competing against others in small groups you make decisions on marketing, operations and finance. You are challenged to consider a range of business functions and test your ability to develop and implement business strategy.
Have you ever played a terrible game and thought you could design something better? Or been so gripped by one that you wish you had come up with the idea?
Computer games courses cover all aspects of games development, ranging from the highly creative area of concept art to the technical discipline of games programming. Learn some of the technical, creative and entrepreneurial skills required to design, develop and market games.
An ethical hacker is a computer expert who intentionally tries to infiltrate a company’s network to help them identify potential security threats. With the importance placed on our online security at an all-time high, ethical hackers can be an amazing asset for businesses.
Do you have what it takes to be an elite ethical hacker working for government or industry? Can you hack multiple systems, break codes and think outside of the box to work out what’s happening? We will find out!
Try out three engineering subjects – civil, construction and aerospace.
Learn how steel truss structures are built, how concrete is reinforced, fire a rocket into the air and get hands on experience in our flight simulator.
Try out geography and geology and see what it’s like to study these subjects at university level.
You explore geographical diversity first hand in the Teesside region, going on a field trip to take a look at stratigraphy, palaeontology, coastal geography, social geography and other aspects of physical science. You then learn how to analyse the data and observations from your trip and produce your own field journal.
A great introduction to healthcare, you learn about the varying roles in the healthcare system, and the links between them. You have the opportunity to explore and use our purpose-built healthcare facilities and meet our tutors.
Open your mind to a range of exciting healthcare careers across a number of fields, including paramedic practice, occupational department practice, midwifery, occupational therapy, learning disabilities nursing, mental health nursing and sport.
Join us to examine events and people from the point of view of literature, history, and the media. You examine the First World War, the first example of mass destruction on an industrial scale.
You work with Teesside University academics, focusing on a particular dimension of the war using examples from literature, journalism, historical artefacts and clips from film and television.
Get an idea of what it’s like to work for a major news organisation. Using Teesside University’s online news platform, TU-Xtra, you produce your own multimedia content.
Working in our on-campus radio station, TV studio and online newsroom you take up various roles including director, reporter, sound mixer, presenter and camera operator. You also gain an understanding of the career opportunities available in this field.
The right to a fair trial, which most famously exists under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, has a long established history within the English legal system. Join us to explore some contentious issues surrounding the protection of this right, including the techniques used by police when interviewing suspects and assessing evidence during criminal trials.
Using our on-campus crime scene house you’ll gain an understanding of how CSIs examine, document and collect evidence from crime scenes and how evidence is examined in a forensic laboratory.
An application form will be available shortly
To secure a place you must meet our criteria:
How much will it cost?
It's completely Free! This includes all your food, drink, accommodation, travel during the summer school and social activities. Travel contributions to and from the summer school will be considered on an individual basis. If you want to bring some money with you for additional snacks and drinks you can, but this isn't essential.
How do I get to the University?
We will contact you in advance to give you further information about the campus and its transport links so that you can work out the best way to get here. You will be expected to make your own way to and from the campus, but we will have staff ready to welcome you to the University and we'll assist with travel contributions where we can.
What clothes do I need?
Casual clothes for everyday wear are fine. For the party night you might want to bring something a little smarter- but that's up to you. You will also need to bring some sportswear and trainers for the sporting activities that we have planned and please bear in mind the potential weather.
Will I have to share a room?
The halls of residence offer single, en-suite accommodation, so you will have your own room. Bedrooms are clustered within mini apartments of 4 - 8 bedrooms. These apartments share a kitchen/diner space for you to use. The accommodation has larger social spaces for students to also use. If you have a friend applying to the summer school then we can try and accommodate you staying in the same or close apartment (where possible) if you make us aware of this. Apartments are all single-sex.
What if I have any questions?
Don't worry, you will be given loads more information as you progress with your application and once you have a place confirmed. If you have any more questions in the meantime call 01642 738183, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org