Space School UK is a residential summer school held annually at the University of Leicester.  It is aimed primarily at students preparing for their GCSE's and who have a strong interest in all things space-related. The disciplines covered range from physics and astronomy, to engineering and astronautics. While the week includes both lectures and practical activities, there is ample opportunity for socialising too, with a formal dinner and disco and karaoke on the final night. At Space School you are likely to make life-long friends and gain valuable contacts. During the week students will meet several space scientists and academics, as well as potential employers.


Students have the opportunity to win various competitions held during the week, with prizes awarded for practical rocketry and other participation events. Students also have the chance to fly a simulated space mission run at the National Space Centre's Challenger Learning Centre.

Space School is supported by the UK Space Agency.