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Sutton Trust Summer School

So, I have been offered a place at Durham University for the summer school in August 2024
Are my parents allowed to come with me, will the costs be covered? We are from around 6 hours away so I’m not sure I feel comfortable being that far away for a week.
If not, can I still take a parent with me?

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Reply 1
I also just got accepted for the Durham summer school. 😭 I’m pretty sure parents aren’t allowed but I’m not sure.
Original post by bbless_
I also just got accepted for the Durham summer school. 😭 I’m pretty sure parents aren’t allowed but I’m not sure.

Bro I’m scared to go on my own it’s like a 7 hour train journey and I don’t know anyone that’s going😂
Reply 3
Original post by Aimee_pennington
Bro I’m scared to go on my own it’s like a 7 hour train journey and I don’t know anyone that’s going😂


yeah it’s like 6 hours from where I live. Im assuming parents are allowed to drop you off but yeah I don’t think they can stay. I’m very nervous about the living situation though. also I’m wondering how much of it is paid??
Original post by bbless_
yeah it’s like 6 hours from where I live. Im assuming parents are allowed to drop you off but yeah I don’t think they can stay. I’m very nervous about the living situation though. also I’m wondering how much of it is paid??

I’m pretty sure they pay for you to get there by train or even by plane it says Lol
And then you stay in dorm style accommodation on the university and get food included
So I think it’s all free or I hope so 😂
What course are you doing for the summer school?
Original post by leahdbdjdowos
I got accepted too and parents are not alloud but I'm sure you'll be more comfortable when u actually get there :smile:

Oh gosh I’m just a bit awkward haha I don’t know how I feel about going alone
Reply 6
Original post by Aimee_pennington
Oh gosh I’m just a bit awkward haha I don’t know how I feel about going alone


maybe ur parents or someone can come with you on the journey there?
Reply 7
Original post by Aimee_pennington
I’m pretty sure they pay for you to get there by train or even by plane it says Lol
And then you stay in dorm style accommodation on the university and get food included
So I think it’s all free or I hope so 😂
What course are you doing for the summer school?


My mums coming with me to get there but i’m going back myself so I’m not too worried about that tbf. I’m just low-key worried abt the living situation. but i’m excited icl. I’m doing psychology - very excited abt that. I’d never even considered Durham before but now i’m thinking of applying next year. I heard from my career’s counsellor said some unis give you a lower offer. idk if that’s true but i’m hoping 😭. Anything wbu??
Original post by bbless_
My mums coming with me to get there but i’m going back myself so I’m not too worried about that tbf. I’m just low-key worried abt the living situation. but i’m excited icl. I’m doing psychology - very excited abt that. I’d never even considered Durham before but now i’m thinking of applying next year. I heard from my career’s counsellor said some unis give you a lower offer. idk if that’s true but i’m hoping 😭. Anything wbu??

My mum is shipping me off on my own😭 I’m from down south so it’s pretty far and yeah are you gonn stay in a hotel or something with your mum? Idk how it works tbh. I’m doing geography but I changed my mind about careers I think I want to go into business so idk if it’s worth going, I read somewhere they may give you a lower offer if u go to there summer camp so maybe applying to Durham is worth it. I don’t think I’d go just cuz it is so far but I wanted to go and see it anyway haha
Reply 9
Hi! I got into the English Literature program at Durham Uni. I live locally so if you're ever feeling lost or anything like that just know you can come to me, my IG is @britb0ng if you'd like to get in touch.
hiii I got into law in Durham and I live like 4 hours away 🙃
Reply 11
Original post by Aimee_pennington
My mum is shipping me off on my own😭 I’m from down south so it’s pretty far and yeah are you gonn stay in a hotel or something with your mum? Idk how it works tbh. I’m doing geography but I changed my mind about careers I think I want to go into business so idk if it’s worth going, I read somewhere they may give you a lower offer if u go to there summer camp so maybe applying to Durham is worth it. I don’t think I’d go just cuz it is so far but I wanted to go and see it anyway haha


lmaooo I get it. I live in Nottingham so it’s not too far from me. my mums going back after she drops me but i’m assuming i’ll just be on the regular student accom. if you don’t apply hopefully it’ll be a great experience either way, cuz you can put it on ucas anyways 😭 we should exchange instas tho
Reply 12
Original post by hjm0824
Hi! I got into the English Literature program at Durham Uni. I live locally so if you're ever feeling lost or anything like that just know you can come to me, my IG is @britb0ng if you'd like to get in touch.


ok thanks!!
Original post by bbless_
lmaooo I get it. I live in Nottingham so it’s not too far from me. my mums going back after she drops me but i’m assuming i’ll just be on the regular student accom. if you don’t apply hopefully it’ll be a great experience either way, cuz you can put it on ucas anyways 😭 we should exchange instas tho
ohh I feel you, defo will put it on my personal statement if I end up going. Whats ur instagram I’ll follow u?
Reply 14
Original post by Aimee_pennington
ohh I feel you, defo will put it on my personal statement if I end up going. Whats ur instagram I’ll follow u?


yhhh hopefully you do I feel like it’ll be a fun time, living that uni life for 5 days 😭. my instas @blessjoyia_ btw
Reply 15
Original post by Aimee_pennington
So, I have been offered a place at Durham University for the summer school in August 2024
Are my parents allowed to come with me, will the costs be covered? We are from around 6 hours away so I’m not sure I feel comfortable being that far away for a week.
If not, can I still take a parent with me?

what course are you in
Reply 16
Hi, I got accepted to the Glasgow one. For travel costs, you will have to book it yourself and then you submit a form so they reimburse you. And accommodation and food will be completely free (99% sure on this). Parents aren't allowed to stay but they can obviously drop you off and pick you up. Good luck to both of us :P
Original post by m3t4noi4
Hi, I got accepted to the Glasgow one. For travel costs, you will have to book it yourself and then you submit a form so they reimburse you. And accommodation and food will be completely free (99% sure on this). Parents aren't allowed to stay but they can obviously drop you off and pick you up. Good luck to both of us :P


Hi! I got accepted to glasgow too! What course did you apply for? Mine was medical studies :smile:
Reply 18
Original post by Aimee_pennington
So, I have been offered a place at Durham University for the summer school in August 2024
Are my parents allowed to come with me, will the costs be covered? We are from around 6 hours away so I’m not sure I feel comfortable being that far away for a week.
If not, can I still take a parent with me?
all costs are covered!!! i didn’t spend a single penny when i went on the summer school at durham with sutton trust last year. including train tickets, i also live far away (suffolk). not sure about the parent thing though. have a good time, i loved it when i went
Reply 19
Original post by bbless_
yeah it’s like 6 hours from where I live. Im assuming parents are allowed to drop you off but yeah I don’t think they can stay. I’m very nervous about the living situation though. also I’m wondering how much of it is paid??

all of it is paid!

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