About UNIQ

UNIQ is a programme of free summer schools at Oxford University. We are an official summer school programme of the University of Oxford for students studying in their first year of further education.
 

UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education and who are based at UK state schools/colleges. Students apply for a specific course that aims to give them a realistic view of Oxford student life. UNIQ participants live in Oxford college/annexe for one week in the summer. They attend lectures and seminars in their chosen subject, and workshops about applying to Oxford.  Participants also take part in a variety of social activities in the evenings.
 

This year UNIQ will welcome 875 students to the University of Oxford across 35 subject strands.
 

Applicants in 2017 were asked to provide:

  • At least six GCSE/National 5 (or equivalent) grades
  • A personal statement detailing interest in their chosen course and motivation to attend UNIQ
  • School Information (Current state school and past school)
  • A-level (or equivalent) courses
  • Teacher referee contact details
     

3960 total applications were made to UNIQ in 2017, and of the 875 that were selected to attend the summer school 95% meet one or both conditions of being from a disadvantaged socio-economic background (ACORN postcodes 4 and 5) and/or from a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education (POLAR3 postcodes 1 and 2). This compares to 93% of selected applicants from the previous year.