Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2079
Register your interest for Space School UK 2022
As a result of the uncertainty surrounding restrictions which may be in place this summer due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Space School UK and Senior Space School UK for 2021.  
We appreciate this is disappointing, but feel that it is the best course of action at this time. However, the team is taking this opportunity to review and update the programme. We plan to return in 2022 with an exciting new Space School UK that retains the best features from previous years, but with with some significant new elements which reflect the significant changes taking place in space programmes worldwide.

Please use the form here to register your interest for SSUK 2022

Space School UK runs summer programmes at the University of Leicester for young people with an interest in space, physics, astronomy & space science

Our Programme

Here are some of the things you can expect during your time at Space School UK

Talks & Workshops

You’ll attend lectures and take part in interactive workshops on a wide range of topics from astrobiology to X-ray astronomy, given by University lecturers and Space School staff

Scuba Diving

Train like an astronaut and experience neutral buoyancy in our scuba diving sessions.   You’ll learn the basics of scuba diving and take part in a team challenge


Working in small groups, you’ll build a model rocket from scratch, then launch it on the final day in front of your friends and family.  Will you succeed in your mission?


Take an evening tour of the University telescopes – if the weather’s good you might spot Jupiter, or even Andromeda!   Or camp out with your fellow students for some stargazing…

National Space Centre

Spend a day at the National Space Centre; take part in a simulated space mission (Space School) or a Space Masterclass (Senior Space School), then look around the museum and catch a show at the Space Theatre!

Indoor skydiving

Get a taste of life in microgravity; float on a cushion of air as you learn to ‘fly’ in an indoor wind tunnel

(Senior Space School UK only)


Space School UK and Senior Space School UK take place at the University of  Leicester

Each school is residential, and offers students a taster of what life at a university might be like.

Students stay in the University’s Halls of Residence in Oadby village, and attend talks, lectures and workshops at facilities at  the Department of Physics and Astronomy, which is a leading centre for space research in the UK. 

Dates and Booking

Please use the links below to book your place on Space School and Senior Space School UK.

Space School UK

Space School UK is our 5-night residential course for 13 – 15 year olds. 

Cost: £450

Dates for Space School UK 2022 have yet to be confirmed. 

Please register your interest here

Senior Space School UK

Senior Space School UK is our 7-night residential course for 16 – 18 year olds.

Cost: £550

Dates for Senior Space School UK 2022 have yet to be confirmed.

Please register your interest here

Latest News

Below you’ll find the latest news and updates about Space School UK (via Twitter)

About 3 months ago

*Registration of interest for Space School UK 2022* Usually we would love to be opening bookings for next year's SSUK, but we're experiencing a delay due to ongoing COVID-19 pressures. In the meantime, please register your interest using the form below!…

Contact us

If you need to get in touch,  you can telephone us on:

+44 (0)116 252 2079

You can write to us at:

Space School UK, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

You can send us a message using the Facebook Messenger icon at the bottom of the screen, or alternatively, please fill in the form below, and we’ll be in touch: