STEM Virtual Summer School – Insight into University

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When does it run: 20th June – 14th August 2022

Duration:   30 hours to be completed at your own pace.

Cost:  £75 towards the cost of administration and the Industrial Cadets Silver award. Bursary places are available, please indicate your interest on the application form.                        

Insight into University (previously known as Headstart & Inspire) is a comprehensive on-line course allowing students to experience STEM studies at university and the career opportunities that these subjects lead to.  It will provide access to information on university and student life, STEM projects and activities set by leading UK universities and global STEM companies, first year undergraduate lectures, live interactive sessions with academics, admissions tutors, employers and current students. 

Whether you are interested in life sciences, biomedical, forensic science, chemistry, robotics, food science, electronics, engineering, physics, computer science, sustainability, aerospace, built environment, tech or maths, we have something for you.

With specially developed content and live sessions from universities including Cambridge, Sheffield, Lancaster, Abertay, UCL, Imperial, Oxford, Liverpool, Birmingham, Warwick, Kingston, Nottingham & Strathclyde.

We will also have some fantastic workshops and careers guidance from  BP, GE, GSK, Tech Partnership, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund ….and more!


Students can work through modules at their own pace.  Within each module students will have a choice of activities, covering different STEM subjects, so they can pick and mix to match their own interests and tailor-make a course that suits them.


  • Can be completed flexibly to fit around other commitments and study at a pace that suits individual circumstances.
  • Open to all students aged 16+ and suitable for all academic abilities, with activities covering different levels of advanced study.
  • All that is required is a genuine interest in STEM subjects and inquisitiveness about what the future can hold for students and how they can help get themselves there.


Register now for more details