Bitesize Uni (BSU) Summer School

Bitesize Uni (BSU) is our free residential summer school for students in year 12/first-year college (or equivalent in Northern Ireland and Scotland). BSU takes place over four days and three nights.

Applications for our 2023 summer school are now closed. For BSU we have places available for students from all across the UK to join us to experience what studying at Newcastle University is really like.

Take a look at 2022 BSU participant, Emma's experience.

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You can join us and get all the information you need to:

  • Make an informed decision about whether or not you want to go to university.
  • Try out subjects you might want to study.
  • Experience student life, live in Newcastle University accommodation.
  • Explore the city of Newcastle and find out whether it's a good fit for you.
  • Meet new people, get to know current University students, and other year 12 students from around the UK.

During the summer school, there will be a wide range of academic subject taster sessions, workshops, and talks for you to experience. Our aim is to give you the motivation to achieve your goals and the confidence to apply to university.

BSU is completely free to attend. Everything is paid for by the University, including your travel to and from Newcastle upon Tyne. View our 2023 programme* here:

Summer School Programme

* Please note the programme may be different for future summer schools

Who can apply?

We encourage all students in Year 12 who are interested in university to apply to BSU!

If the event is oversubscribed, we may use our summer school eligibility criteria and subject interest/availability when allocating places. See our 2023 eligibility* criteria here: 

Bitesize Uni eligibility criteria

*Please note our eligibility criteria may change for future summer schools.


We hope to offer taster sessions in a broad variety of subjects, via different 'Subject Strands'. To find out more about our 2023 Strands* see here:  

Bitesize Uni subject strands

*Please note our subject tasters and strands may change for future summer schools. 

In Year 12? Register your interest for BSU 2024 now! 

Applications for our 2023 Bitesize Uni are now closed.


Register your interest for Bitesize Uni 2024 here: 

Register your interest


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A unique experience that I'll never forget. I really miss my group and Reps and wish I could do it all over again!

BSU 2022 attendee