Our Uni:4U summer schools are for Year 10 students within Greater Manchester. They take place at a range of university and further education campuses across the region. We have a programme of events which offer something for everyone – some give you a taste of specific subjects, others give you a broader insight into higher education and uni life. All of our events are free to attend and they include workshops, interactive sessions, campus tours and group projects, which will hype you up for your future decisions.

You’ll get chance to:

  • Scope out what university life is all about.
  • Meet like-minded students from across Greater Manchester.
  • Level up your skills and boost your confidence.
  • Take a deep dive into various courses and fields of study.
  • Learn about different industries and the careers they can open up for you.
  • Chat to current students and expert staff.
  • Get crucial advice on making big moves post Year 11 and beyond.

Everything happens on campus at the higher education institution or provider.

To be considered for one of our summer schools, you’ll need to complete an application to express your interest. You can find the link to the form by clicking through to the event listings below. You’ll be asked for some information about yourself and which event you’d like to attend. Please make sure you complete the application carefully. Applications should be submitted by 28 April 2024. 

You can see what’s on offer and find out more below.

UNI:4U 2024

From Script to Screen

University of Salford


10 June – 12 June, non-residential


Calling all creative types! Unleash your inner artist and vibe with like-minded people.


Get ready to dive into our three-day summer school. We’ll be exploring Creative Writing, Performance, and TV production – the holy trinity of creative media subjects.

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Glow Up Manchester

Salford City College, University Centre


11 June – 13 June, non-residential 


Are you down with diving into the world of media make-up? If so let’s glam it up and nail those looks!


A three-day summer school helping you get the scoop on creating those fierce catwalk show make-up looks, including choosing make-up, hair design, and creating & making couture fashion items.

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Football Champions

UCEN Manchester, Openshaw Campus


2 July – 5 July, non-residential 


Are you a baller? A football champ? Want to know more about the business, money and science behind the football industry? If you’re nodding along, come and meet us on the pitch.


Brought to you through a unique collaboration between UCEN Manchester and UA92, we want to hook you football fanatics out there up with some higher education info and career prep.

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Code and Conquer

Stockport College, University Centre


3 July – 5 July, non-residential 


Unlock the secrets of programming and cybersecurity, dive into the dynamic world of coding and digital defence, and master the skills needed to protect our digital future.


A three-day, interactive and immersive summer school at where you’ll level up your knowledge about tech and computing and have the time of your life.

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Wise Up

The University of Manchester


9 July – 11 July, residential (three-day, two-night)


Are you ready to experience the buzz of student life; soak up the atmosphere of university accommodation, and meet loads of new mates? Wise Up is your ticket to all of that and more.


Wise Up is a summer school where you can really dive into student life in one of the UK’s coolest cities and get all the info you need to help you make decisions about higher education.

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Games Design

Futureworks, Manchester City Centre


16 July – 18 July, non-residential 


Do you dig games and want to learn how to whip them up yourself? 


Join us at Futureworks where you’ll master the skills that make the cool games you play come to life and learn about careers in the gaming industry.

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Scientific You

Manchester Metropolitan University


22 July – 24 July, residential (three-day, two-night)


Want to discover more about the world of science; get in on some biology and chemistry action; or unlock the secrets of life sciences? If that’s a big fat yes, our ‘Scientific You’ summer school is just the ticket.   


Get ready to dive headfirst into one of the largest research-led science faculties around. You can check out a bunch of subject tasters in all kinds of fields, run by expert academic staff.

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Success 4 Life (Year 11)

Wigan & Leigh College


22 July – 26 July, non-residential 


Are you a looked after or care experienced youth ready to seize the summer and pave your path towards success? Join us for an enriching five-day journey crafted just for you!


Get ready for a transformative experience where knowledge and empowerment collide with a dose of fun.


**This summer school is for Year 11 learners who are care experienced**

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