YEAR 12 ART HISTORY SUMMER UNIVERSITY
Spend four days experiencing student life at a world-class university with its own beautiful art gallery.
In the summer, we run a Summer University for year 12 students, currently studying at a UK state school or FE college, with an interest in finding out more about Art History and the possibilities of studying the subject at degree level.
This is a free non-residential course designed for non-selective state school students whose parents or carers have not previously gone to university or who currently receive Income Support or Tax Credits.
Who can apply?
We encourage you to apply for Summer University 2014 if you:
- are a current Year 12, AS Level student
- have a broad interest in visual culture
- are interested in subjects such as History, English Literature, Art, Classics, Languages and Politics (or other subjects that involve essay writing, research and presentations)
- are considering applying to Higher Education Institutions in Year 13.
PLEASE NOTE: you are not applying for a place at university at this point. You are only applying for a place on a course that will help you to experience university life, and help you make a decision about whether or not you would like to apply to university.
Information for Teachers
The Summer University is part of our broader strategy for widening participation. We are keen to encourage those from non-traditional HE backgrounds to consider the opportunities available to them for undergraduate study. We welcome applications from pupils who are interested or looking into going to a selective university. We will provide academic support during and after this Summer University to course participants.
In assessing which of your pupils would benefit from attending, you may wish to consider the following:
- Does (s)he have a good academic track record ?
- Is (s)he taking any A-level subjects that are relevant to the study of Art History (for example Fine Art, History, English Literature, Languages...).
- Would (s)he take advantage of the range of opportunities offered by the course, attending sessions and engaging with information/discussions/activities?
The course requires a commitment so please discuss the Summer University with any student who might be interested before encouraging them to submit an application. You will need to sign the application form. We will also need to know if your student qualifies for Widening Participation goals, so please add any information you think is relevant.
Need more information?
For more information on this initiative please contact us on:
email Meghan Goodeve & Alice Odin on email@example.com
- tel +44 (0)20 7848 1058
The Courtauld's Summer University is part of our widening participation admissions policy
The course covers an introduction to art history and runs Tuesday 1st July — Friday 4th July 2014, from approximately 10.00am until 5.30pm each day.
Why do it?
This course is designed to give you:
- a better understanding of Art History as a subject, through lectures, seminar discussions and group work;
- the opportunity to meet tutors, museum professionals and current undergraduate students;
- an experience of university life, with the opportunity to find out about both London and The Courtauld first hand;
- space to think about whether this might be the right option for you;
- the confidence and support to apply to The Courtauld Institute of Art for your BA should you wish to do so.
Students who participate will be eligible to attend admissions Study Support Sessions at the Courtauld during the Autumn Term 2013.
The course is non-residential, but you will receive complimentary refreshments and lunch every day, free entrance to a number of galleries and exhibitions, social activities and basic materials.
An Oyster Card for travel within London can be provided on application for students from families on income support or receiving tax credits.
How to Apply
Application forms and deadlines will be updated in early 2014.