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), that is taking place over four days between Tuesday 18th July - Friday 21st July 2023.

Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 12th March at 18:00. 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 draft 2023 programme* here:

Summer School Programme

* Please note the programme is subject to change

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 eligibility criteria here: 

Bitesize Uni eligibility criteria

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

Bitesize Uni subject strands

Apply Now! 

Apply for BSU now. Applications will close 18:00 12th March 2023:

Summer School Application Form


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