Summer study abroad 2013
Nottingham Summer School 2013: creativity, culture, history and heritage
On this creative, informative and unique summer school you will experience a lively academic programme that combines contemporary arts with the study of British culture, history and heritage. Your academic schedule during the daytime, Saturdays and two evenings per week will be complemented by an enjoyable social calendar to help orientate you to the city. The three weeks will:
- Develop your skills in your chosen discipline
- Inspire and broaden your knowledge of the arts through the interaction with new people and the exploration of new ways of working
- Introduce you to Nottingham and the UK from a historical perspective and demonstrate how the city is a contemporary, exciting place to be
- Build your confidence when talking about your work and your international experience
- Create new friendships between you, fellow students and academic staff.
Arts, Humanities and Design Programme
The programme runs Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00 pm (25 hours tuition per week) for three weeks. You can read the details here:
Who should attend?
You must be 18 or over, completed at least one year of undergraduate studies, and have an interest and contagious enthusiasm for British culture, history, heritage and the arts. You will have the confidence to work with others, learn from your peers and give supportive feedback. You must be open to people of all cultural and social backgrounds as Nottingham is a lively city with a diverse population.
History and heritage lecture programme
From DH Lawrence and lace to medieval castles and caves, Nottingham has a wealth of cultural, social and political history to explore. To celebrate this you will attend two evening lectures per week about Nottingham and its local legends. These lectures will be interactive and most will take place off-site to aid your orientation to this lively city. There will be visits to museums and galleries of local and national importance, and an exploration of architectural developments that have changed the city's skyline.
Saturdays in Nottingham and London
During the two Saturdays the academic activities will further broaden your experience of Nottingham and the UK. One Saturday will be dedicated to an exploration of Nottingham as a global city, where you will compare and contrast the visual identity with your life back home. Another Saturday will be a day trip to London to see exciting architecture, from the redevelopment of Stratford as an Olympic venue to the Thames where old and new collide.
Nottingham has a very rich and varied social scene – that is why it has always been so popular with students. Organised events one evening per week included in your fee will ensure you experience the culture and entertainment of Nottingham. There will also be a welcome event for you to meet other students and key staff, and a farewell event to share fond memories of Nottingham and update your address book.
A record of study listing the workshops and lectures you have attended in Nottingham will be available upon successful completion of the programme. The course is estimated at 100 hours of tutor-led study, which is equivalent to ten NTU credits. Two NTU credit points are equivalent to one ECTS credit point. An NTU undergraduate student must obtain 120 NTU credit points per academic year to pass the year successfully.
If you book the optional accommodation package you will receive single-room, en-suite self-catering accommodation in the city centre halls of residence. The halls are on campus and just a few minutes' walk to all the attractions of Nottingham.
Travel and transfer
You will need to arrange your own flights, plus transfer between the airport and Nottingham. However, plenty of advice will be offered, and Nottingham is a very well connected city, never too far from any point of entry.
Contact the short course office if you have any questions.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813