Sutton Trust Summer School

The Bristol Sutton Trust Summer School offers students the opportunity to experience student life in one of the UK’s most exciting cities. We offer 160 places across 10 different subject streams, designed to provide an insight into undergraduate courses at the University.

COVID-19 Update

We had hoped to run a two part summer school in 2021, with both a virtual and face-to-face event. However, we have unfortunately reached the conclusion that we cannot offer a face-to-face event which delivers a fantastic student experience while keeping students and staff safe. For this reason, the summer school will be entirely virtual in 2021. 

Applications for the 2021 summer schools are now closed. 

Information and activities during the summer school

The online summer school offers a variety of different subject streams which consist of lectures and seminars led by our world-leading academicsgroup work and independent study. You will get to know undergraduate Bristol students who study the subject you are interested in and who will mentor you through the online summer schoolIn addition to the academic experience, you will meet other students on your streamparticipate in social activities and receive key information about applying to university


The Sutton Trust summer school is free to participate in.

Guaranteed contextual offer

We are committed to attracting the very best students and hold Sutton Trust summer school participants at the University of Bristol in high regard.

For most courses, successfully completing the Sutton Trust summer school at the University of Bristol guarantees you an offer at the contextual offer, provided that you meet the full entry requirements of the course applied for. Students undertaking the appropriate subjects but not predicted the contextual offer will usually be made an aspirational offer.

If the course holds interviews as part of the selection process you will be guaranteed an interview (for example, Medicine or Dentistry). The interview will only be guaranteed if your predicted grades meet the contextual entry requirements and you meet the GCSE subject requirements.

Applications for the 2021 summer school are now closed.

Insight into Bristol 2021

You may also be interested in the Insight into Bristol Summer School at the University of Bristol. Applications for 2021 are now closed, but you can find out more here

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