Criminal Minds Summer Sleepover

Thank you for your interest in this event. Unfortunately applications have now closed due to an overwhelming number of applicants.

If you have already submitted an application, we will be in contact by the end of June to let you know the outcome. 


23rd 26th July

Criminal Minds Summer Sleepover

40 places available for Year 10 students

 Join us for this free summer residential at the University of Essex Colchester campus. This 4-day, 3-night residential event will inspire and support students to explore a range of careers in law, psychology, forensic science, and related fields and build essential knowledge, skills and confidence required to go on to higher education and the world of work.

Take part in a mock trial, meet a Judge, visit a real court, and work with academic staff and students. Students will also get to live like a real university student, explore the campus, and get involved with the Student’s Union fun activities!

Programme highlights:

  • Live like a uni student
  • Fun evening activities
  • Visit a court and see a live case
  • Meet a real Judge
  • Discover your inner lawyer and take part in a mock trial
  • Experience a university lecture
  • Work with academic staff & students
  • Discover amazing careers across law, forensic science, psychology…and much more

This event is free. All accommodation and food costs are covered. Travel bursaries are available.

40 spaces are available for year 10 students. These places will be prioritised for students that meet our target strategic group criteria (such as UniConnect postcodes, and groups that are under-represented in Higher Education). Please contact your school or the Make Happen team if you would like more information about this.

Deadline to apply: 9am Monday 12th June

Applications have now closed

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