University of Glasgow Sutton Trust Summer School

The University of Glasgow runs a Summer School each year, in partnership with the Sutton Trust. It is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School, with pupils living in University accommodation for the week. All meals will be provided and taken in University refectories and the Students’ Unions.

Follow the link for information on Glasgow Universtiy Summer School.


Study group outside in the sunshine

There are 100 places across four broad subject streams:

  • Medical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities

Further details of the courses are below.

Pupils will meet existing undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff within their areas of interest, and attend workshops on: subject choice; applying to university; the UCAS system; student finance; student welfare and support, and academic and study skills. Evening activities will be organised such as: cinema evening; sporting and student club evenings; tours of Glasgow and the University campus.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete our online Academic Skills module. Successful completion of the Sutton Trust Summer School and Academic Skills Module could lead to an adjusted offer of entry being made if a pupil subsequently applies to the University of Glasgow, as part of our contextualised admissions system of adjusted offers of entry for applicants from widening participation backgrounds.

Applications are via the Sutton Trust website at: 

Pupils will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria, which are a bit broader than the widening participation criteria we normally employ, opening this opportunity up to more pupils.

The eligibility criteria are:

  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Attend a school with a below average Higher point score and/or low rate of progression to higher education
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • First generation in family to attend university
  • Have achieved at least five A or B passes at National 5

Pupils are not expected to meet all these criteria, but should indicate on their application, those they think are applicable to them.

Regardless of the above criteria, priority will be given to pupils who have care experience or are estranged and living without family support.

Pupils will also be asked to list a teacher as a reference – the teacher will be expected to verify the pupil meets some or all of the criteria listed.

More information on the individual courses and eligibility can be found both on the Sutton Trust website and the University of Glasgow Widening Participation webpages:

A few more details regarding the content of the subject streams:

  • Medical Sciences: Life Sciences; Medicine; Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.
  • Engineering: Aeronautical; Civil; Electronics & Electrical; Mechanical; Biomedical, and Product Design.
  • Social Sciences: Politics; Business & Management; Accounting & Finance, and Economics.
  • Arts & Humanities: English Language and Linguistics, Archaeology, History of Art, Beginners German and Music.

Please find below a poster and student information postcard, which could be distributed to interested pupils.

If you have any queries or would like any further information, please contact Neil Croll at / 0141 330 3193 or Denise Hooper on / 0141 330 5584.