Our residential summer schools give Year 12 students the opportunity to experience the academic and social side of university life.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Given the ongoing situation we have postponed all face-to-face Access and Outreach activities and events. This includes the 2020 York Experience Summer Schools (YESS)

Online activities 

We are working to deliver an alternative programme of online activities. We’ve designed these virtual activities to help you discover more about university, the subjects you can study and student life, bringing you as much fun and insight as you would have enjoyed on our residential events.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to Year 12 students at any UK state school or college.

We particularly encourage applications from: 

Sign up to take part

Get in touch

If you have any questions or an idea for a topic you’d like us to cover please email yess@york.ac.uk

We love running our residential events and giving you a taste of the university experience. However given the current situation, the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our key priority. We are doing our best to plan additional events over the summer, but in the meantime we encourage you and your friends to take part in our online activities from the comfort of your own home.

Rebecca Clark, Head of Access and Outreach