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Summer University

Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 August 2021

Our Summer University is a three day non-residential programme for students who are thinking about a career in financial services and are interested in studying related subjects at university. 


Why do it?

Summer University will give you an insight into the world of banking and finance. It will also introduce the various career paths available to you within financial services, and can help you think about whether a career in these areas is right for you.

Over three days, you will take part in a variety of workshops, talks and lectures led by experts that already work in the industry. There will also be a number of social activities to introduce you to our staff and students, and to give you a taste of student life with us in the heart of the City.

Who is it for?

We encourage you to apply for the Summer University if you:

  • Will be a Year 12 or Year 13 student as of September 2020
  • Have five 9 to 4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent), including English and Maths
  • Have a broad interest in finance, economics or business
  • Are considering applying to university

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How do I apply?

You can apply to Summer University 2021 using our online registration form.

If you have already applied, your application will be reviewed and a member of our programmes team will contact you and instruct you how to make online payments. You will then receive a confirmation email once the payment has been received. 

A full schedule will be emailed to you closer to the event.

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What does it cost?


  • £50 per student
  • £25 per student currently studying the CeFS or DipFS

Refreshments and lunch will be provided every day and the cost of materials and all excursions are covered within the course fee.

Please note: We do not provide accommodation. Suggestions on places to stay are available in the Accommodation section below.


We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries that cover the full cost of the programme.  To qualify for this, you should meet two or more of the criteria below:

  • Be living in a POLAR4 area of quintile 1 or 2
  • Neither parent has attended higher education
  • You are in, or have been in, the care of the Local Authority
  • Receives free school meals

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

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Below is a rough schedule of the activities that will take place. An updated programme with full details will be available closer to the date of the event.

Wednesday 25 August 2021

  • Lecture: Introduction to the banking and financial services sector
  • Workshop: Careers and employability in financial services
  • Networking Session: Networking practice with The Golden Network - how to make the most out of your connections
  • Social Activity: Walking tour of the Financial District

Thursday 26 August 2021

  • Lecture: Academic lecture on banking
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A: Experts discuss their route into a successful career and answer your questions     
  • Workshop: Challenger Bank team challenge

Friday 27 August 2021

  • Lecture: Academic lecture on financial services
  • Workshop: Real-life trading challenge with Amplify Trading 
  • Networking Session: Meet our staff and students and find out more about our degree programmes
Filming and photography: Footage from certain sessions may be filmed for educational and marketing purposes. You will have the option to opt out of any filming or photography before the event starts.

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We have provided some guidance* below on sources of short-term accommodation close to our campus.

Hotels in close proximity:

*Please note: should you decide to say in short-term accommodation, The London Institute of Banking & Finance will not be responsible for you.

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