Skip to main content Skip to footer

Surrey Scholars

Surrey Scholars is a sustained programme of extra curricular outreach from the University of Surrey for students in Years 10 to 13.

As a Surrey Scholar, learners receive support with GCSE and Post-16 study in addition to advice and guidance towards progression into higher education and beyond. Scholars will receive priority status to attend our flagship programmes, as well as exclusive access to online and on campus events.

Realise You Potential – Across January to March, realise your potential through our Saturday morning programme supporting both you and your household with understanding your options beyond GCSE study. You will be invited to attend a range of workshops, webinars and masterclasses, along with access to online resources and mentoring, designed to further inform your own aspirations and choices.

Surrey Scholars Campus Experience Days – Throughout the academic year, you will be invited to attend exclusive campus experience days during the school holidays. These single or multiday events will enable you to access campus facilities that are not available during weekends, along with tours and demonstrations from University of Surrey staff and students. These are fantastic opportunities to continue to network and to get practical with your learning.

GCSE Revision Masterclass Join us on our Autumn and/or spring series where our team of educational consultants will be delivering GCSE Revision Masterclasses after school. These online events will talk through common misconceptions within English, Maths and Science whilst sharing top tips and techniques that apply to all exam boards. Attend and participate in as many of our online events as you feel beneficial and become further confident in your own exam preparation.

Surrey Scholars Campus Experience Days – Throughout the academic year, you will be invited to attend exclusive campus experience days during the school holidays. These single or multiday events will enable you to access campus facilities that are not available during weekends, along with tours and demonstrations from University of Surrey staff and students. These are fantastic opportunities to continue to network and to get practical with your learning.

Summer Schools – Surrey Scholars will enjoy priority access onto our annual Summer Schools, enjoy a multiday experience involving university level lectures, webinars and research. Our on campus residentials provide you with university accommodation and catering, enabling you to soak up the experience of student living throughout the week whilst our online offer connects you with fellow participants through interactive workshops and projects. All summer schools are subject specific whilst our evening timetables encourage networking and socialising through planned group activity.

Subject Taster Days – Take part in a one-day taster activity that showcases specific subjects and courses available to study at the University of Surrey. These events invite you to attend workshops, lectures and seminars with academic staff in addition to learning more about student experiences and the facilities available. These are great opportunities to ask questions that will help to inform your own choices and decision making.

AIM4University – The University of Surrey invites you to take part on a sustained programme providing advice, information and mentoring in support of your UCAS application. This programme offers advice and mentoring from current University of Surrey students who are selected by you and tailored to your individual queries. It can be accessed via four ways including online mentoring, live webinars and events, access to pre-recorded content, and exclusive campus visits. AIM4University is free of charge subject to selection criteria.

In2Surrey: Transition Scheme -If you apply to study at the University of Surrey, you will be invited to a series of transition events as led by members of our Student Experience division. The objective is to raise your awareness of the support services available, whether pastoral or academic, which you can access to maximise your experience during the first semester and beyond. Surrey Scholars can also benefit from contextualised admissions, receiving a reduced entry requirement prior to confirmation. This scheme is only open to students eligible for Home Fee status.

 

Who is eligible?

To be accepted onto the programme, you must be in Year 10, 11, 12 or 13 from September 2022 and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

You can join the programme at any time and can participate in as many activities as you like. Surrey Scholars will receive a welcome pack along with their own account to our online portal, providing access to live and recorded content all year round. Surrey Scholars are eligible to receive travel bursaries to attend on campus events whilst support with IT access and connection is also available upon request.

How to apply

You can apply through our online form. Once received, we will contact you within 14 days with further information about Surrey Scholars programmes and events.

For any further questions or queries, either from students or teaching staff, please contact wp@surrey.ac.uk.

Link to our brochure: https://outreach.surrey.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Surrey-Scholars-Brochure-2002_23.pdf