Year 10 Insights into Science students using equipment in the lab.

This action-packed summer school takes you deeper into your favourite science subjects and helps you look at them in new ways. 

At a glance

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we cannot yet confirm whether Y10 Insigts into Science and Engineering Summer School will be run in-person or online.  It is our intention that successful applicants will be informed of this at the time decisions are released via our application portal in Spring 2021.
This Year 10 residential summer school aims to encourage participants to continue studying science and engineering subjects through offering taster sessions of different science and engineering disciplines. 

For the scientists among you, get ready for an action packed four days that will take you deeper into the realms of the subjects you know including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths, looking at them in new, exciting ways. You will be taking part in hands on practicals and workshops in real Undergraduate labs with some of Imperial’s finest academics and students. 

For the budding engineers, you’ll be amazed at how many different disciplines of engineering we can fit into four days! You will try your hand at a number of different disciplines, and you will also take part in several hands on activities, be introduced to some core concepts in engineering and witness first hand exciting technology that is being developed in our research labs. 

Students on both strands will also experience University life in London through working closely with undergraduate mentors and staying in University halls during this residential summer school. The course will feature a number of social activities in the evenings both in South Kensington and central London. There will also be an online Meet&Greet prior to the programme giving you a chance to meet the team.

At the end of the week there will be an academic-style conference where students in groups will present a poster explaining a concept they learned during the week to their peers, workshop leaders and invited guests.

This summer school is fully funded (free to successful applicants), which includes all course fees, materials, accommodation, three meals a day as well as any trips that are part of the summer school. Travel is not included however we may be able to offer successful applicants travelling from outside of London financial assistance for their travel.

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Students in Year 10 science summer school

"To anyone who would consider applying, it is definitely something you should take part in. You learn so much more than what you’d learn in school. You receive so much insight into how things could go for you in the future, and people are there to answer all the questions you have, from accommodation to degree options. You also get to meet new people, share your interests and make new friends."

Abigail, Year 10 student on Y10 Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School 2020, Science stream


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Further info

Eligibility criteria

This programme is fully funded by Imperial College London and therefore Outreach programme eligibility 2020-2021 apply. We recommend that you use our Eligibility Checker tool‌ to see if you are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Applications are now closed. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 23.59 on 28 April 2021.

For some frequently asked questions, have a look at our Application FAQs