Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement
We are currently acting on the assumption that the SOR-c Summer School will be running in August, so please continue making with your applications!
We have a robust cancellation policy which means that in the eventuality that we are forced to cancel the SOR-c Summer School we will reimburse in full the total Fee paid by students that have been selected and made their payments. We are not however liable to reimburse for associated costs such as travel costs and advise all applicants to obtain travel insurance and/or refundable tickets.
When and where is the summer school?
The Summer School will run between the 17 and 21 August 2020. Students will arrive on Sunday 16 August and will leave on Saturday 22 August. The final showcase will take place in the evening on Friday 21 August.
The Summer School will be based in the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, UK.
How do I apply for the Summer School?
There are two steps, an online application form and information that needs to be sent directly to us via email. Please follow the application process as outlined here.
If you have any questions, or need some help, you can reach us on [00 44 (0)1273 642915] or at School-of-Refirstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be year 1-5 university students, studying at undergraduate or postgraduate masters (but not Phd) level during 2020, in areas related to design, architecture, construction or engineering.
You must be 18 or over on the 16 August 2020 and be proficient in English.
Please see the SoR-c SS Terms and Conditions for the eligibility criteria.
When is the application deadline?
The fee is £150 and covers tuition, materials, safety equipment, accommodation, daily coach travel to and from the summer school base, breakfast and lunch.
Please note that dinner is not included.
What must I bring?
Proof of registration or offer from your chosen university in 2020 at undergraduate, or postgraduate level in a related area.
Suitable clothing and footwear (steel toe-cap shoes) for a building site.
Money (sterling pound) for evening meals.
Do I need a laptop?
No, this is a hands-on workshop. It is advised that you leave you laptops and other devices in a safe place.
We recommend that you take insurance for any goods, vehicles or property that you do bring with you, as we do not accept any liability for damage or loss.
When do I have to pay?
By the end of April or early May you will be informed whether your application has been successful.
Successful applicants will be sent further information and a link to pay online. Payment is required by the 31 May 2020.
Once full payment has been received, registration is secured and students will be kept informed about the programme and arrival logistics.
Where will I stay?
Lullington Residence, Sussex Campus, Falmer, University of Sussex.
Rooms are single and have an ensuite bathroom. There is no access to cooking facilities.
Free Wifi will be available.
Do I need to speak English?
Yes, the Summer School will be conducted in English therefore applicants will need to be fluent in English to take part. We will assess your written application for proficiency in English.
Do I need a visa?
If you do not have an EU/UK passport you must either hold a UK valid visa or obtain a UK visa to stay in the UK for the duration of the Summer School.
If you require a UK visa, the University of Brighton can provide an offer letter which can be used to obtain the visa. If the visa application is turned down, we will reimburse your fee and the place will be made available to those on a waiting list.
If you are currently studying in the UK on a TIER 4 visa, and providing that you have not completed your studies yet, you will be able to attend the University of Brighton's School of Re-construction Summer School, providing that you obtain a letter from your home university allowing you to join the Summer School.
Please note that visas will be checked on the first day of the Summer School. The University of Brighton reserves the right to reject an applicant should they not have the appropriate visa. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate documentation. Please see the SoR-c SS Terms and Conditions.
Can I get a refund?
If a participant cancels up to six weeks before the Summer School starts, the University of Brighton will retain 20% of the fee for administrative and bank fees.
If a participant cancels six weeks or less before the beginning of the programme, there will be no refund. This is due to the short notice to reassign the summer school-place and requirement to pre-pay for accommodation.
Refunds will be available to those who are unsuccessful in obtaining a UK Standard Visitor visa should their nationality require one up to six weeks before the start of the Summer School. Please see the SoR-c SS Terms and Conditions.
I have a disability, how do I let the University of Brighton know?
If your application is successful, we will ask you for further information including information about any disability or dietary needs you may have. We will endeavour to work with you to accommodate your needs.
Do I need Personal Travel and Health Insurance?
If you are travelling from outside the UK, it is your responsibility to check whether you have appropriate travel and health insurance.
Any other questions?
For any other questions not covered here please contact us at School-of-Reemail@example.com