SOAS University of London

Academic Services: Widening Participation

Year 12 Politics and International Relations Online Summer School


Date: 26 July 2021Time: 10:30 AM

Finishes: 30 July 2021Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Summer School

Applications for this summer school closed 14 June 2021.

Do you have a passion for international relations? Would you like to gain more of an insight into studying the politics of Africa, Asia or the Middle East at university?

If you enjoy thinking about states, people and power in a globalised world, then the SOAS Politics and International Relations Online Summer School is for you.

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.

The summer school will take place online from 10.30am - 1.30pm each day. You can see a draft programme for the week here.

This summer school is for students in year 12 attending state schools and colleges within the UK. This is a widening participation activity designed to give students a first-class experience of study at HE level and students who meet at least one of the following criteria will be prioritised:

  • 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)

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.

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