Pre-university Summer Programme

Immersive academic skills programme with visits to NCUK universities for students aged 15-17.

NCUK Taster and Academic Skills Programme

The programme is designed to prepare you for access to the very best of British university education, developing your skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and leadership.

Our goal is to maximise your potential and to help you achieve academic excellence. We will inspire you and set you on the road to success.



Tangible outcomes

By the end of the course learners will have a better sense of what living and studying in the UK entails and of the opportunities that taking an NCUK International Foundations programme affords.


NCUK universities

The programme includes guided visits to some of the NCUK universities so students can experience university life in the UK first-hand.


2-week immersive programme

Please note that this is the outline of a typical course. Some units may alter in content.

Week 1 09:30–12:30 13:30–16:30
Monday Education in the UK Academic skills: effective academic presentations
Tuesday Visit to NCUK partner universities
Wednesday University lifestyle Group research and presentation preparation
Thursday Visit to NCUK partner universities
Friday UK universities and career choices Academic skills: writing a personal statement
Saturday Visit to NCUK partner universities
Sunday Local excursion
Week 2 09:30–12:30 13:30–16:30
Monday UCAS applications and the clearing process Academic skills: critical listening and taking effective notes
Tuesday Visit to NCUK partner universities
Wednesday Academic misconduct: plagiarism and how to avoid it Academic skills: referencing and paraphrasing skills
Thursday Visit to NCUK partner universities
Friday Industries of the future Group research, presentation preparation and final presentations
Saturday Visit to NCUK partner universities
Sunday Departures

Course fees include


University of Salford

The programme takes place at a dynamic, modern university. The campus is within easy reach of Manchester city centre, providing an excellent base for students to have an unforgettable experience.