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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 1 May 2020.

When and where is STEM Summer School?

STEM Summer School takes place from Monday 8 June to Friday 17 July 2020.

STEM Summer School students are required to attend throughout this period on a part-time basis.

There is no flexibility with exam dates and students must ensure that they are able to attend the exams which take place between Monday 13 July and Friday 17 July.

All STEM Summer School classes take place at the University of Strathclyde, in the centre of Glasgow. 

What do I do at STEM Summer School?


The first two days of STEM Summer School will be an introduction to the STEM Summer School and also the University of Strathclyde.  As a STEM Summer School student, you can use Strathclyde Students' UnionStrathclyde Sport, the Univesity Library and Student Support Services throughout STEM Summer School.


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.

The STEM Summer School Bursary offers financial assistance for accommodation or travel costs, for eligible students attending the STEM Summer School 2020.


If you require accommodation in Glasgow to attend the STEM Summer School, you are responsible for arranging your own accommodation.

The Student Village Office will be able to provide further information on on-campus accommodation options and can be contacted for more information via email.