Summer School 2012
Posted on 02/07/2012
Today sees the start of the 2012 King’s College London Summer School, the annual summer programme open to students from around the world. This year has seen another record year for applications and will welcome students from 69 countries and over 350 UK and international universities.
This year the Summer School welcomes some very special groups of students, including the first group of US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute students and British Council Scholarship students from Azerbaijan. This year also sees the Summer School hosting its largest ever groups of students from King’s global partner universities, including National University of Singapore, Renmin University of China, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Sao Paulo. A special welcome is also extended to the very first scholarship students from King’s Mumbai Summer School, specially selected for their outstanding academic contribution on the programme which took place in April.
The Summer School offers a unique academic experience. The courses aim to challenge and inspire, and each course, where possible, will use ‘London as a classroom’, taking students out of the schoolroom on trips, visits and activities to complement classroom based learning. This year there are more trips and activities than ever as part of the courses, with students attending theatre performances, visits to museums and galleries and day-trips within the UK and even as far as Brussels and Paris. In addition to these external visits, many courses also offer interactive learning experiences, as well as guest speakers and lectures.
This year the highest number of courses to date are on offer. In addition to the most successful courses such as Shakespeare in London, Strategic Management, Introduction to the English Legal System and International Relations, a number of new courses are offered which continue the Summer School tradition of delivering new and innovative courses. New options this year include courses on the British Monarchy, Children’s Literature, Entrepreneurship and Global Governance. The Summer School is also delighted to offer its first course on Global health, which is part of our new Health & Society range of courses.
Based at the central Strand Campus students are able to take advantage of many of the great cultural, social and entertainment attractions which London has to offer. In addition to a rigorous academic programme, there is a lively social line-up with events offered both on and off campus, helping students make the most of their time in one of the world’s most exciting student cities. Social events this year include an evening boat cruise down the River Thames with a BBQ and DJ, a guided tour and day trip to Windsor and Oxford, quiz evenings and a canal boat trip to Camden Town.
Rui Cavendish, Pontifica Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, who took part in last year’s Summer School 2011 said: ‘A very good kick-start to your career and professional life, loaded with fun and unforgettable memories.’
Ian Fielding, Programme Manager, said: ‘The Summer School is delighted to once more be opening its doors to students from around the world and wishes them an enjoyable and rewarding time here at the College.’
For further information on the King’s College London Summer School, please contact Ian Fielding, Programme Manager Summer School on +44 20 7848 1546 or email email@example.com.