Access & Outreach/
Seren Summer Schools

We are proud of our strong historic links to Wales, and the access programmes we run in collaboration with the Seren Network.

The Seren Network is a Welsh Government initiative dedicated to helping Wales’ brightest students in years 8-13 to achieve their full academic potential, and support their education pathway into leading universities in Wales, the UK, and overseas.

Each summer, we organise the Seren-Jesus College Summer Schools programme, for Year 12 Seren students. In early 2021we launched our largest programme yet, thanks to the benefaction of £1 million to our Welsh Access Fund from a Jesus alumnus and generous funding from the Welsh Government. In 2022, our newly-enhanced programme will reach a record 475 young people in Wales.

Our 2021 Seren Residential Summer School learners with Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language in the Welsh Government (right) and our Access Fellow Dr Matt Williams (left).

Our 2021 Seren Residential Summer School learners with Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language in the Welsh Government (right) and our Access Fellow Dr Matt Williams (left).

Seren Summer Schools 2022

We are excited to confirm that in the summer of 2022 we will be hosting TWO summer school programmes for Year 12 Seren learners. These are:

  1. The Seren International Online Summer School: a two-week, subject focused, virtual event from Monday 18 – Friday 29 July 2022.
  2. The Residential Jesus College Summer School: a five-day, inter-disciplinary, residential programme in Oxford taking place Monday 15 – Friday 19 August 2022 .

This is a coordinated effort between Jesus College and the Welsh Government’s Seren Network. Furthermore, the online International Summer School is supported by and delivered in partnership with Equal Education Partners.

What are these programmes?

Please see the Information Guide below for information about both programmes and the application requirements. Please read this information carefully before you apply.

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In order to open these programmes to as many Year 12 Seren learners as possible, you may only apply for one summer school programme.

How to Apply

The summer schools are for current Year 12 Seren Academy students attending a state school or college that participates in the Seren programme.

Applications open on 7th December 2021 and are submitted online using our secure application form here. We strongly recommend you read the form thoroughly – along with the Information Guide – and have everything prepared before starting your application.

Deadline

Applications close at 12 NOON on Friday 28th January 2022. This is a hard deadline and late submissions will not be accepted. Applications will be only be accepted via the online form.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the application do not hesitate to contact Ms Shelley Knowles on shelley.knowles@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Do check out some of the lectures and seminars from previous summer schools and events on our YouTube channel!

Read more about the 2021 Seren Summer School here and visit by Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, here.

Our 2021 Seren Residential Summer School learners enjoy a welcome lunch and get to know one another.

Our 2021 Seren Residential Summer School learners enjoy a welcome lunch and get to know one another.

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Taking part in a College lecture

Seren learners take a tour of Oxford

An English seminar

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Relaxing in University Parks after a busy day.

Students take part in a balloon debate at the University Examinations Hall