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International Summer School

The University of East London International Summer School programme is a unique opportunity for you to experience the excitement of London life, make new friends from all over the world and stretch your mind by studying one of our stimulating courses.

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Choose from one of our innovative, forward-thinking and contemporary courses for the opportunity to perfect your skills and knowledge in your chosen field of study. 

Fashion and Textiles

Fashion Culture

This course will give you a fascinating insight into the world famous London fashion scene, exploring the cultural and retail environments behind what has become known as 'cool Britannia'.
London fashion is synonymous with cutting-edge creativity while embracing a rich heritage of quality and craft. Designers work for established brands as well as nurturing an entrepreneurial and innovative design approach in their studios, many situated in the creative hub of east London.
You’ll explore the fashion retail business through structured trips to:

  • high-end designer shops such as McQueen
  • high street brands such as Whistles and Topshop
  • clothes markets, including Camden and Spitalfields
  • Vintage shops like Beyond Retro and Rokit.


London Financial Markets

This course gives you the opportunity to study the economic functions and efficiency of financial institutions and markets in the United Kingdom.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the key theories and issues in finance and economics and develop the analytical skills you need to understand the inner workings of the financial world. And you’ll be learning in the perfect location, with the financial hubs of Canary Wharf and the City of London right on your doorstep.
You’ll have the valuable opportunity to undertake Bloomberg introduction training, which is an important tool in the world of finance. You’ll also have the chance to go on stimulating visits to key financial institutions, including the London Stock Exchange, Bloomberg, Bank of England and the London Metal Exchange.

International Business and Communication

If you’re an aspiring business leader or a young professional preparing to enter the world of work in an emerging and developing economy, this course is for you. It’s structured around the needs of speakers of English as a second language and will help you develop your applied knowledge of English.
If you’re interested in improving your chances of finding the right career, the course contains an optional online employability simulation. You’ll also study a variety of business topics and apply your knowledge through case study work and interaction with corporate executives.

Digital Start-Ups for Entrepreneurs
(Please note: this is a three-week course running 8 July – 30 July)

This is a course for the driven, the curious and the ambitious. London is a very diverse city full opportunities for people with ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset. If you’ve ever wondered what it's like to work with start-up founders and tech companies or even drive your own ideas forward this course will be right for you. It’s an immersive experience to connect with London’s own Silicon Valley known as Tech City. Run by Startup Insights UK in partnership with UEL, the course is designed for students from all backgrounds and different areas of study. Whether you have technical or non-technical skills you’ll have the opportunity to meet and solve challenges with start-up founders, get one-to-one advice, pitch your ideas and visit the most innovative tech companies with the likes of Google.

During the course you will:

  • Attend practical workshops, learn about digital products including mobile apps, web, software, VR and more.
  • Learn the start-up frameworks adopted by the most successful tech companies.

  • Match with start-ups and solve some of their challenges.
  • Develop your own ideas, translate them into business models and pitch them.
  • Gain valuable introductions in London’s start-up community
  • Experience the future of work visiting some of the most impressive tech companies with the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Uber.


Evolving Architecture and Urbanism in London: Smart Buildings on Critical Territories 

(£1,250. Please note: this is a two-week course running 1st July-15th July)

Aimed at those who have an interest in architecture and design, this course offers an energetic experience in the Architecture faculty. The programme is developed to give you first-hand architecture experience while working with leading practitioners. You have the chance to develop an architectural project in a school with excellent teaching and research and a unique ethos surrounding social engagement, not to mention visits to iconic London landmarks!

Working Sustainably Towards London 2020

(£1,250. Please note: this is a two-week course running 1st July-15th July)

This exciting course is a collaboration between UEL’s engineering and computing departments. Studying our “Working Sustainably Towards London 2020” programme will help develop your knowledge in both fields, while learning about the future of London in an area that is becoming more important than ever. Teaching will combine classroom study and practical field work to help you learn in a way that is memorable and engaging!. 

Global Studies-Refugee Studies Programme

This is an intensive two-week course that offers a unique combination of theoretical and practice-based knowledge and experiences to those interested in gaining and developing experiences in the field of refugees and forced migration, with an interdisciplinary and participatory approach.  The Summer School in Refugees and Forced Migration provides a deep analysis of several issues associated with current issues in forced migration. It aims to enable researcher, professional and practitioners working with refugees and other forced migrants to engage critically in analysing approaches to the study and work on humanitarianism, displacement, gender based violence, and trafficking; raise awareness on challenges associated with the work on forced migrants either at the academic or activism levels; and discuss solutions to some of the problems that face researchers, practitioners and activists. 

Sessions will be taught through dynamic case studies from different regions, practical exercises, and theoretical discussions. In addition to lectures, seminars and tutorials, the school will involve informal activities, round-table discussions, visits to INGOs, and film screenings. 

The following topics will be covered: 

•Introduction to refugees and forced migration: Conceptual and theoretical considerations 
•Refugees, forced migration and human rights framework 
•Humanitarianism and aid 
•Human mobility and the question of security 
•Gender based violence in humanitarian and emergency settings 
•Trafficking & sexual slavery 
•Governments, INGOs and NGOs institutional response: Accountability and Transparency 

Who can apply?

The Summer School is designed for students, researchers, activists and practitioners who want to gain knowledge and experience in refugee and forced migration studies. It is open to participants from NGOs and international NGOs, think tanks, charity or legal professions, academia, and media. 

Deadline to Apply: 10 June 2017 

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