The Scholars Programme works across the North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber to provide pupils with an experience of university-style learning through seven tutorials and an experience of two highly selective universities. They are supported by a PhD tutor from one of our partner universities in the region, teaching a supra-curricular topic based on their current research.

Due to severe and ongoing disruptions to the school year in the North, we are reserving places and providing increased flexibility to make it easier to take part in Summer 2021.

What does The Scholars Programme offer?

  • Challenging supra-curricular courses taught by a world class researcher
  • Experience of university-style learning in small group tutorials
  • Two visits to highly-selective universities
  • Flexible delivery options 


Why get involved?

  • Develop key university readiness skills, including critical thinking and meta-cognition.
  • Scholars Programme graduates are almost twice as likely to progress to highly-selective universities (UCAS evaluation, 2019)
  • Robust impact reports showcasing progress towards national education targets
  • Cited as an effective use of Pupil Premium by Ofsted
  • Stretch and challenge pupils in an exciting new topic, broadening their curriculum 





    What is available this summer? 

    • Primary Schools and Middle Schools: Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 programmes 
    • SecondaryMiddle Schools and Colleges: Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and Year 12 
    • Start dates: March, April, May options. May programmes will be condensed 
    • Delivery format: In-person or online  
    • Get in touch if there are further adaptations needed for your school.  

    The Pupil Journey

    This summer, the programme can be delivered on a weekly basis or a condensed format to suit school needs.  

    Pupil journey

    How are pupils supported?

    The Scholars Programme team recruits and trains the PhD researchers to prepare courses around their own area of research. Our tutors are recruited from a range of disciplines covering STEM, Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. The training also supports tutors to develop their understanding of pedagogy and teaching practice to deliver high quality tutorials to small groups of pupils. Tutors also undergo Safeguarding and professional standards training.

    Pupils each receive a course handbook to support them through the programme. This will include all the material they need for their assignments and tutorials. Pupils will also have access to a virtual learning environment throughout the programme to submit work and get support from their tutor.

    How to get involved

    Email (North Area Director) or complete the enquiry form below.  

    We will either answer any questions you have over email, or arrange a catch up call or video meeting to hear more about your specific school needs and discuss which options might work for you.  

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