Sutton Trust Summer School

The University of Bristol Sutton Trust Summer School offers students the opportunity to experience student life in one of the UK’s most exciting cities. We offer 160 places across 10 different subject streams, designed to provide an insight into undergraduate courses at the University.

Applications are now closed

Unfortunately we cannot accept late applications.

Applications for our July 2023 summer school will open in January 2023.

The Sutton Trust summer school gives students the chance to immerse themselves at the University of Bristol for a week. At Bristol, we offer a variety of different subject streams for students to choose from. The summer school acacdemic experience consists of lectures and seminars delivered by our world-leading academicsgroup work and independent study. You will get to know our undergraduate students, who study the subject you are interested in and who will mentor you through the summer school

In addition to the academic experience, you will meet other students on your streamparticipate in varied social activities and receive key information about applying to university

Dates & Location

Our 2022 summer school will run from 18-22 July and will be based on campus in Bristol (pending any new COVID restrictions).


The Sutton Trust summer school is free to participate in.

Guaranteed contextual offer

We are committed to attracting the very best students and hold Sutton Trust summer school participants in high regard at the University of Bristol.

For most courses, successfully completing the Sutton Trust summer school at the University of Bristol guarantees you an offer at the contextual level, provided that you meet the full entry requirements of the course applied for. Students undertaking the appropriate subjects but not predicted the contextual offer will usually be made an aspirational offer.

If the course holds interviews as part of the selection process you will be guaranteed an interview (for example, Medicine or Dentistry). The interview will only be guaranteed if your predicted grades meet the contextual entry requirements and you meet the GCSE subject requirements.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our Sutton Trust Summer School, you can contact Kath Bourne (Sutton Trust Summer School Coordinator) at

Insight into Bristol Summer School

You may also be interested in applying to our Insight into Bristol Summer School at the University of Bristol. Find out more here or complete this form to apply! 

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