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Discover YSJ

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Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 July

Discover more about university life at our residential summer school.

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Join Discover YSJ for a residential week of activities from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 July 2022.

Our 4 day and 3 night residential lets you experience what studying at university is really like.

All sessions take place in person on our York campus. You will stay in University accommodation, with transport and catering provided.

Who can apply

Discover YSJ is for students who are in their 1st year of college or sixth form (Year 12).

We give priority places to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Find out more about priority groups on our information page for Outreach projects.

What you will do

Transport will be provided for you on the Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon.

During the week you will take part in activities that help you discover more about university life.

  • Discover academic excellence. Take part in lectures and seminars with academic staff who are experts in their field.
  • Discover new skills. Join personal development sessions to get help with your CV or UCAS application.
  • Discover friendship. Get involved with social sessions. Meet participants from across the UK as well as current students.
  • Discover support. Find out how we support you with the application process and during your time at university. This includes financial support and specific personal support needs.
  • Discover York. Explore what it's like to live in the city of York. Visit some of York's iconic attractions and immerse yourself in city culture.
  • Discover York St John. Find out why we might be the perfect place for you to study.

You will also be assigned a student mentor who will provide you with support throughout Year 13.

How to apply

Fill in the application form below to be considered for a place at Discover YSJ.

As part of the application form you can choose your preferred subject sessions. Use the link below to find out more about what is on offer.

Why join the Discover YSJ summer school?

Contact us

If you have any questions about Discover YSJ email our Outreach team:

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