SOAS University of London

Academic Services: Widening Participation

Year 12 Development Studies Online Summer School


Date: 2 August 2021Time: 10:30 AM

Finishes: 6 August 2021Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Summer School

Applications for this summer school closed 4 July 2021.

What is international development, and where and how does it happen? Are you interested in exploring the relationship between development, climate and the environment, and what that means for some of the world's least powerful groups? Combine a fascination with social justice and the environment, by learning about the diverse study of Global Development at SOAS in the online summer school: Environments of Development.

During the summer school you will have lectures by leading academics, debate key issues, engage in study skills sessions to sharpen up your critical thinking ability and find out about the UCAS process and how to make your personal statement stand out. You will also work with current SOAS students as well as getting to ask recent graduates about their experiences.

Please look at the programme for the summer school and make sure that you will be available for the sessions before submitting an application. The programme will run from Monday 2nd August to Friday 6th August, 10:30-13:30 each day.  If you have any concerns about this then please do get in touch.

This summer school is for students in year 12 attending state schools and colleges within the UK. We are only accepting applications from students who fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

  • First generation in family to attend university in the UK
  • Eligible or previously eligible for free school meals
  • Experience of local authority care
  • From an area of low progression to higher education (as measured by Polar 4 data)
  • This is a widening participation activity designed to give students a first-class experience of study at HE level.

There are a limited number of places available for the summer school  and a mixture of academic and widening participation criteria will be used to allocate places.

Organiser: Simon Tullett

Contact email: