UNIQ Summer School

Students attend lectures and talks at the faculty over a period of five days, with a typical day usually being 9am-4.30pm. This year students participated in a mock court hearing, tried their hand at commercial negotiation and took part in a tutorial with one of our graduate students. They also had lectures on topics such as criminal law and Brexit. There is also much more do to outside the faculty, with sessions on interviews, personal statements and student finance available.

Freshfields ExpLaw Summer School

There is no separate application process for Freshfields ExpLaw Summer School - you will be automatically be considered if you apply for UNIQ. The programme lasts for two days, and students take part in tutorials, lectures and visit different colleges for lunch and a tour. The sponsoring law firm, Freshfields, also sends representatives who give a talk on routes into law and join students for lunch. Check out our 2017 timetable on the right hand side of the page to see what students get up to.

Am I eligible?

  • In your first year of A-levels (or equivalent)
  • A UK state school/college/sixth form/academy pupil
  • A UK resident at the time of applying, and resident since 1 October 2015
  • A*/A/Distinction*/1 grades are strongly preferred

Your socio-economic background is also taken into account, so factors like where you live will be looked at.

How do I apply?

This year students had to provide the following:

  • A personal statement focusing on interest in the relevant course and reasons for attending UNIQ
  • School information
  • A-level (or equivalent) courses
  • Contact details for the teacher referee
  • At least six GCSE/National 5 (or equivalent) grades

Applications open in December each year, and there are 30 available per week available.