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Uncover Engineering - Summer School for girls

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Uncover Engineering

Uncover Engineering is a free residential course pilot which will let you discover what it’s like to be an engineer – trying out a subject you're not taught at school.

We’re looking for girls who are creative, inventive and curious about the world around them. Does that sound like you? If you’ve got a talent for science and maths, then Uncover Engineering could be for you.

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At a Glance

Who is it for? 14-16 year old female students

When is it? 2022 dates to be confirmed

What will it cost? It is free to attend

Where is it? an Oxford College and the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

What are the academic criteria? Predicted to obtain a minimum of six GCSEs graded at 7-9, including Maths, Science and English


Who's Eligible?

We’re passionate about promoting Engineering Science to students from backgrounds under-represented in Higher Education. As such, priority will be given to students who meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are entitled to free school meals or pupil premium
  • You live in an area which has a low progression rate to Higher Education (using the ACORN and POLAR3 scores)
  • Your parents/guardians do not have a university degree
  • You have been in care or are a young carer
Three students in lab coats looking at a machine

Image credit@ William Parry, Wadham College

How to Apply

The application process for Uncover Engineering 2022 will open in early 2022. If you would like to be informed when the applications open, please email Libby McGowan, Access & Alumni Officer, at