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STEM Summer School 2020

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Summer School is an opportunity for you to brush up on your skills for your chosen course here at Strathclyde.


Who can apply to attend STEM Summer School?

To be admitted to the STEM Summer School you must:

  • have accepted an offer to study at the University of Strathclyde as firm or insurance and be a be a Home, EU or RUK student

International students will be considered on a case by case basis and should email  to note their interest in attending before making an application.

How do I apply to attend STEM Summer School?

Apply online for STEM Summer School 2020.

If you require a paper application form, please email to request this.

The deadline for applications for STEM Summer School is Friday 15 May 2020.

When and where is STEM Summer School?

We want to reassure you that the Summer School will still be taking place and that we are currently working hard to move all of the classes online. Further information about how to access the classes and other relevant material will be provided to successful applicants as soon as possible.

What do I do at STEM Summer School?


There will be an Induction for STEM Summer School  Further information will be provided as soon as possible.


Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics classes are offered during STEM Summer School and teaching will take place from Wednesday 10 June until Thursday 9 July.

Study Skills

In addition to your subject classes you will also complete a Study Skills curriculum which will be invaluable to you in your undergraduate career.


STEM Summer School exams will take place between Monday 15 July and Friday 19 July.


STEM Summer School consists of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics classes. Attendees should select classes related to their chosen course. 

If attending STEM Summer School is a condition of your offer of study, your conditional offer may outline which subject(s) you are required to take.  In addition to th subject classes, STEM Summer School students will also attend Study Skills classes.


  • Rules of Manipulation
  • Functions, Numbers
  • Plane Geometry
  • Calculus

Teaching consists of lectures and tutorials.


Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, including ideas of atomic and molecular structure and their relation to chemical reactivity.

This introduction to Chemistry will take the form of lectures, tutorials, and laboratories.


Lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions covering basic Physics including mechanics, waves, and electricity.

Study Skills

The Study Skills classes will equip you with the skills necessary for studying successfully at university and will include the following topics:

  • time management 
  • note taking skills
  • reading and analysis
  • exam preparation


Attending STEM Summer School is free of charge.