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Year 11 Language Study Skills Summer School 2020

Year 11 Language Study Skills Summer School - Application Form

The Year 11 Language Study Skills Summer School takes place at SOAS and lasts four days. During the summer school students take part in Chinese (Mandarin) or Japanese daily language classes, work on a group project, and engage in study skills sessions aiming to enhance their linguistic and cultural knowledge. The participants will work alongside current language students and academics, and will have the chance to find out more about university life.

Monday 13th July 2020 - Thursday 16th July 2020
In order to be considered for a place you will need to complete the whole form, including agreeing to our data protection statement. Please make sure you have all the information required for the form, and a guardian nearby to complete the form as this form includes:
  • Student details
  • Personal statement
  • Guardian information
  • School/Teacher information
Deadline for applications is Monday 11th May 2020.

As a part of the application we ask that a teacher write a short statement in support of your application. An automatic email will be sent to your teacher asking for a reference. Please ensure that you let your teacher know to expect an email.

Deadline for the teacher reference is Friday 15th May 2020.

We will not be able to confirm your place until we have received permission from your guardian for you to attend. We will be in touch with them to request this after places are allocated.
 Please note that this is a widening participation initiative, and priority will be given to students who fulfill one or more of the following criteria:
  • would be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • qualify or have qualified for free school meals
  • have experience of care
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After completing this form you should receive a confirmation email, if you do not please contact
Student Details
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4. Gender *This question is required.
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This question requires a valid email address.
Supporting Statement
School / College information
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School/ College Agreement

It is important that you tell the teacher that you applying for the Summer School as we will be emailing them to ask for a reference.
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Additional Information

Providing the information below will help us to ensure that places are allocated to those who will gain the most from participating in the project. If you are unsure how to answer any question, please contact
21. Has at least one of your guardians completed an undergraduate university degree (in the UK)? *This question is required.
22. Have you been eligible for Free School Meals? *This question is required.
23. Have you been in Local Authority care? *This question is required.
24. Are you a young carer? *This question is required.
25. "An estranged young person is someone under the age of 25 who has not held a communicative relationship with either of their biological or adoptive parents for a significant period of time and believes this situation to be irreconcilable"

Given this statement, do you consider yourself to be estranged? *This question is required.
26. Are you a refugee? *This question is required.
27. "A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities"

Given the above, do you consider yourself to have a disability? *This question is required.
28. Which ethnic group do you identify with?
Please note that ethnic identity is self-defined; this means that only you will know if you see yourself as belonging to one of the ethnic groups listed. *This question is required.
Guardian Agreement

I agree to the student named above taking part in the SOAS Outreach Summer Schools:
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