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Year 12 residential

Spend 4 days on our city centre campus, meet current students, attend academic sessions of your choosing and experience student life in York. Our residential is completely free to attend.

Our year 12 residential is:

  • Completely free - accommodation, food and transport will be provided
  • A 4 day experience held on our campus in York
  • An opportunity to discover university life
  • Information packed - we will answer your questions, offer support and run taster lectures in a variety of subjects
  • The best way to find out if Higher Education is for you.

Opening university study to everyone

We believe in opening the opportunities of education to everyone. University can be life changing but that does not mean it has to be a leap into the unknown. If you are unsure about going to university, what you want to study, or the support you might need attending our residential could be for you.

As part of our residential you will choose an academic strand in an area that interests you. You will have multiple sessions exploring your chosen strand and experiencing how a student learns at university.

The academic strands on offer for July 2020 are yet to be confirmed. These subjects have all taken part in previous years:

  • Biomedical science
  • Business
  • Children, young people and families
  • Crime and society
  • Psychology

We will announce the subjects for this year here very soon.

Accommodation and social activities

At our residential you will stay in university accommodation. This is just a short walk from the main campus and lets you get a sense of what it would actually be like to be a university student living away from home. Like the rest of our residential, accommodation is completely free.

University life is not just about studying and our residential is no different. Alongside the academic sessions you will also be able to take part in lots of different social activities. Past activities have included:

  • Zorb football
  • Sport and societies taster sessions
  • Student Union quiz night
  • Exploring historic York
  • Evening BBQ
  • York Dungeons
  • Karaoke

Sign up for our next year 12 residential

Our next residential will take place from 7 to 10 July 2020. Applications are welcome from all year 12 students aged 16 to 17 years old. We are unable to accept applications from other ages due to safeguarding.

An application form and more details about our 2020 year 12 residential will be published here when they become available.

If you have any questions about our year 12 residential please get in touch. 

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