Great Western Summer School for Medicine

If you are interested in studying Medicine, you may wish to apply to the Great Western Summer School.

About the Great Western Summer School

The summer school is run by our Health Sciences Faculty. It is a non-residential summer school that will offer successful applicants the opportunity to:

  • Learn about life as a doctor, working in a busy NHS hospital.
  • Learn more about medical careers.
  • Spend time being taught by practising doctors and working with University of Bristol medical students.
  • Visit a range of university facilities and explore more about the University of Bristol and Oxford Brookes.
  • Practise interview technique and application skills.

Summer school dates

The Great Western Summer School will take place on 19-21 July 2017.


The summer school is free to attend. The University of Bristol will cover all costs, including travel to and from the Summer School from a central pick-up point, and meals.


The Great Western Summer School is open to current Year 12 students who live in London and meet the following criteria:

  • have the academic ability to study at the University of Bristol. See entry requirements for your chosen subject stream in our online course finder;
  • attend a state school or college;
  • are under the age of 18.

Where a subject stream is oversubscribed, preference will be given to those students who:

  • are part of the first generation in their family to go to university;
  • live in an area of low participation to HE as defined by POLAR 3, which is a score of 1 or 2 for the category 'young participation quintile';
  • attend a contextual school or college, appearing on the list of LPS schools;
  • are or have been eligible for free school meals;
  • have worked with Into University in the past;
  • are from an ethnic group which is under-represented at the University of Bristol (Asian Pakistani; Asian Bangladeshi; Black Caribbean; Black African; mixed backgrounds featuring one of these groups).

How to apply

Applications for 2017 are now closed

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