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Summer School

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Free, immersive and as close as you’ll get to the ‘real thing’, Summer School is always a hit.

Running from Monday 25th until Thursday 28th July, this structured event can spark a student’s ambition. We find that many of our Summer School attendees are the first in their families to express an interest in the university, and they want to find out more about what university life is like.

We fund the entire experience, from offering students the cost of their meals to travel and activities. Applications are open now, and you can email Maciej or Siobhan to find out more on

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Summer School 2022

Summer School is a FREE experience, running from the end of July. Students will learn more about Education and Teaching experience student life at Plymouth Marjon University. They will also get involved in a range of fun and exciting social activities, as well as confidence-raising and team-building workshops.

Please note, for the safety of participants and the Marjon community, this year's Summer School is non-residential.

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A positive experience

We surveyed our Summer School attendees, and here's what they had to say:

  • 100% of attendees agreed that their Summer School experience was positive.
  • 100% of attendees felt that following Summer School they would be likely to apply to university.
  • Before Summer School, 66% of attendees felt that university was for people like them. Following Summer School, 91% felt that it was for people like them.

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What is it about?

The 2022 Summer School will focus on Education & Teaching, comprising a number of topic sessions, university information sessions and different extra-curricular activities.

There are only 36 spaces available.

What students had to say

We also captured some quotes from previous attendees, and here’s what they had to say:

“I’d already thought about university but Summer School has narrowed down what I want to do as well as widening up what I could do in the future. Summer School has confirmed for me the fact I want to come to university, I can see university sessions are so much different to college work. It’s more in depth, you get taught how to learn, rather than just being spoken at. I felt like I’ve really bonded with everyone over the week.”

“My experience has been amazing, I think I’ve learnt a lot, as well as a lot about myself, it’s made me more independent. It’s improved my communication skills. Summer School has definitely changed my perception of university. I wasn’t sure before but now I 100% want to come, the sessions are so much different to 6th form and [I enjoyed] the experience of being in halls.”

“[One particular] session really inspired me, I walked in and thought “This is what I want to do”. Definitely go [to Summer School], even if you’re a bit worried about going, still go. I was but I really enjoyed it in the end because it’s been the best experience of my life. Summer School has been incredible and inspiring for the future.”