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UCL Year 12 Summer Challenge – Archaeology

UCL is hosting a course entitled ‘Archaeology – Ethics and Artefacts’ this summer which may be of interest to any state schools with students who have an interest in Classics/Ancient History/Archaeology – see below for details!

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UCL Archaeology Summer Challenge

The course will involve both some work with artefacts and also a broader investigation of how archaeology as a discipline influences our day-to-day lives. It will be taught by staff and PhD students from the UCL Institute of Archaeology, and would be particularly suitable for students with an interest in History, Classics, the Ancient World, or social sciences.

The course will run as part of UCL Year 12 Summer Challenge, which is open to high-achieving students attending state schools in and around London, who have no family history of higher education.

How to apply

Students wishing to apply for Summer Challenge should complete the online form at www.ucl.ac.uk/summerchallenge. The deadline is 23rd April 2014.

About UCL Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge is a programme of subject specific courses for Year 12 student attending state schools in or near London, whose parents have not been to university, and who are academically high achieving. There are twelve courses on offer in a diverse range of STEM and humanities subjects, all taught by UCL academics and PhD students. Courses run for six weeks at UCL’s campus in Bloomsbury during June and July, on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, from 4.30 – 6.30pm.

Benefits of Summer Challenge

Every Summer Challenge student completes a 1,500 word project on a topic of their choice. This develops independent research, critical thinking, public speaking and academic writing skills essential for university; it also provides an impressive achievement for UCAS personal statements. Students will be supported by UCL academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students, gaining detailed insight into the UCL student experience and the range of degree programmes on offer.

Summer Challenge students will have reading access to UCL libraries until mid September 2014, to complete their independent research projects and to read for personal interest after the end of the programme. They will also be offered the chance to apply for a space on our personal statements clinic in Autumn of Year 13.

Students who successfully complete Summer Challenge 2014 and who receive an offer from UCL in 2014-15 will be given the opportunity to apply for the UCL London Opportunities Scholarship, worth £4,000 per year of undergraduate study.

Summer Challenge is a programme of subject specific courses for Year 12 student attending state schools in or near London, whose parents have not been to university, and who are academically high achieving. There are twelve courses on offer in a diverse range of STEM and humanities subjects, all taught by UCL academics and PhD students. Courses run for six weeks at UCL’s campus in Bloomsbury during June and July, on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, from 4.30 – 6.30pm.

Check out the Summer Challenge brochure here!