University schools for elite South Yorkshire students

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TALENTED students from Rotherham and Doncaster are being invited to apply for a taste of university life at Cambridge.

Homerton College, Cambridge, is inviting talented Year 12 students from the two towns because they form part of the university’s ‘Area Link Scheme’.

A total of 140 places are available on four two-day summer school, where students will stay overnight and take part in study sessions led by university staff.

The summer schools are being held between Monday, July 29 and Friday, August 2.

Two are for young scientists, including maths, engineering, and computer science students, one is for potential students of the arts and humanities and one for budding social scientists.

Ellen Slack, a schools liaison officer for Homerton College, said: “In 2008 I came from my school to take part in a Summer School. The experience really changed my mind about Cambridge and encouraged me to apply.

“I hope the college’s summer schools will have the same positive effect for students in our link areas of South Yorkshire.”

Steve Watts, admissions tutor at Homerton College, said: “We thought it would be great to give school students a taste of what being at Homerton and Cambridge University was like.”

Places on the summer schools are free to attend.Applicants should be nominated by their schools. The application deadline is Friday, April 19.