2017 Week 1 Students and Staff

The 2017 UNIQ summer schools see the University of Oxford host 875 students from across the United Kingdom on a five day residential. 

Please be aware that we have no more spaces available for this year and already have a comprehensive reserve list filled with students who applied back in January. However if you are interested in following the events of this year’s UNIQ weeks, be sure to Follow/Like us on our social media platforms:


Applicants are considered on both academic merit and socio-economic factors, with the aim to encourage students from a variety of backgrounds to consider the University as a viable option. We give preference to applicants who display a low socio-economic status, and who live in postcode areas in which we would expect fewer young people to go on to higher education. This year 95% of attending students meet one or both of the university OFFA targets 2 and 3, and have on average 6 A* at GCSE (or equivalant). 

UNIQ Week 2
UNIQ is provided to students free of charge and is funded directly by the University of Oxford, It is the largest official summer school of the university.
Places are very competitive with over 5500 applications received each year, and applicants are selected by the widening access team and academics of the university.

Students attend lectures, seminars and practicals (often taught by some of Oxford’s top academics), all of which is brought together at the end of the week through presentations and tutorials. 

2017 is the eighth year of UNIQ, with the summer school has progessing significantly from the original ‘500 students over 5 days’ we established in 2009.

2017 sees 35 subjects offered across a diverse range of disciplines. We work with academics from across the university to offer both large popular courses such as Medicine, Law or Physics together with the lesser known but equally important subjects such as Classics, Egyptology or Sanskrit.
Students stay at one of several colleges, this week these are Magdalen, Worcester, St Hugh's, Brasenose, Univ and Hertford.

The summer school is designed to test a student’s ability and to challenge their understanding of a subject. The week is an intense experience of non-stop academic studies in the day mixed with key social experiences in the evening. The students attending build long-lasting friendships with others who have similar interests to them, we also believe that students learn more about their subject whilst with us than any other summer school experience.

If you will be attending a state sixth form/college next term and are interested in applying to our 2017 summer schools, please do check back to this website in the winter months where more information will be available.