POTENTIAL students can learn firsthand about campus life as the University of Sunderland launches a summer school.

School and college students who have chosen the University of Sunderland as their first choice can spend a week on campus between Monday June 30 and Friday July 4, attending lectures and getting a real flavour of student life.

All the students will also earn 20 tariff points to go towards their application at the University.

Over the five days, students will be immersed in university life and receive support from student ambassadors. Lecturers will give seminars in their chosen subject area, there will be careers and employability workshops and there will also be opportunities to stay in halls of residence.

Current University of Sunderland students will also be on hand for advice and will help deliver sessions and organise social activities. There will be the opportunity to spend time on both City Campus and the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, using the dedicated cinema and the CitySpace sports hall for activities.

There are 12 Summer School subject areas which will be on offer during the five days including media, creative arts, computing, psychology, social sciences and languages.

Immy Rashid, Assistant Student Recruitment Officer, who has organised the event, said: “This will be a great opportunity for any students considering University as their next step after college or school. They will see what university life is really like in Sunderland and help them choose what they would like to do in the future.”