Your Future Summer School
Your Future Summer School Challenge 2023
The University of East London’s Outreach and Access Team is very excited to announce the return of our *Heist Award highly commended Summer School 2023.
The University of East London is a careers - first university and we will be offering a three-day on campus experience for Year 12/FE1 students, aged 16-18, across a variety of exciting subject areas.
Students will be challenged to work to an industry led brief in a chosen subject area. You’ll be able to gain first-hand experience through a variety of activities and workshops delivered by our team of academics, industry professionals, outreach practitioners, UEL ambassadors, and alumni.
Sustainability, creativity, technology, and self-development are core themes running within our summer school this year. We aim to help you develop invaluable transferable skills and knowledge in these areas.
Not only will you have fun on campus, there will be opportunities to network with many different people!
Please note that our summer school is non-residential, and no accommodation will be provided
The Summer school will run from 10am to 3pm on each day in the following subject areas:
Tuesday 4 July – Thursday 6 July
Green & Sustainable Engineering – Engineering Summer School
This will be an exciting and dynamic introduction to key concepts in general engineering based on sustainable design and construction. Engineering combines physics and mathematic principles with materials science, to design, analyse, manufacture, construct and maintain different infrastructures and systems. You will be working in teams to re-design and re-engineering aircraft prototypes using various products for improved flight performance. You will also be, making smart and strong lean structures using minimal building materials to ensure it is reliable and sustainable producing the lowest carbon footprint. Students will also get to enjoy our Merlin521 flight simulator experience.
Tuesday 11 July - Thursday 13 July
Eco Entrepreneurs - Business & Finance Summer School
Students will have the opportunity to challenge their entrepreneurial mind sets, looking at real time data through an industry led game on Bloomberg terminals. Together we will explore sustainable business ideas, the stocks and shares market and hear from industry professionals. Establishing your personal journeys into the field of business within higher education!
Law & Justice Summer School
Students will have the opportunity to challenge their knowledge on Law and Justice. Introducing you to key concepts whether you are thinking about becoming a barrister, solicitor or legal advisor. This Summer School will equip you with a broad understanding of key legal principles within public law within the UK!
Tuesday 18 July – Thursday 20 July
Beats, Bass & Amps: Music production 101 – Music Summer School
This Summer School will introduce you to the various ways to think and explore music creativity from different perspectives. You will learn how to record and process your own sounds, build sample-based instruments and make a song using your sounds along with other industry standard music software. You will also gain an understanding of the wider music ecosystem and pathways you can pursue throughout your career. Your journey starts here!
Dive into Digital Storytelling - Media, Film & Journalism Summer School
This year’s summer school will offer new and exciting ways on how we perceive and engage with the digital world. Using Tik Tok, YouTube and Spotify we will write and produce creative and professional content that align with your passions. You will get the opportunity to explore your interests through storytelling on a digital project. With the opportunity of meeting industry insiders, tell us what is your story?
What can our Summer School give you?
The UEL Summer School Challenge 2023 is an amazing opportunity for you to:
- Gain more knowledge about your chosen field and the career opportunities it can lead to!
- Develop invaluable transferable skills, which are important for succeeding in higher education and beyond!
- Respond to an industry brief, gaining hands on experience of your subject - a perfect addition to any personal statement!
- Access to our interactive careers workshops
- Have any questions about university and careers answered by the experts
- Experience university life first hand, network, and, most importantly, have fun!
Who can apply?
The summer schools are open to students who are resident in the UK and are both in Year 12/FE1 and 16-18 years old. Everyone is welcome at the University of East London. At our summer school we aim to give priority to students:
- Currently studying at a local college or sixth form
- If you are or have been in care
- Students with a disability, learning difficulty or long-term physical or mental health condition
- Students from white working-class background
- Students from a Black and Asian ethnic minority group
- Live in a neighbourhood with low progression to university
- Have family with little or no history of attending university
- From a military family (i.e. you have a parent/guardian who serves/served in the military)
- If you are estranged from your family (i.e. you are not in contact with and not supported by your family).
Apply now as spaces are limited!
If you have any questions about the summer schools or need support with completing your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Chantelle or Austin.
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