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Year 12 summer schools 2017 londonmet.ac.uk/summerschool


Why choose London Met summer schools? Our summer schools give you the opportunity to explore university life and discover what your course is really like.

Course index Looking for a particular subject? Find your course below: Subject Page Architecture Biology Business management Chemistry Criminology and sociology Early childhood Engineering Fashion design Film and broadcast production Fine art Journalism Law Marketing Photography Politics and international relations Sociology Sports science Theatre, performance and design Translation and languages

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What will I do? Experience life as a first-year student and attend lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops. From our ÂŁ30 million Science Centre, purpose-built art and design studios to our mock courtroom and newsroom, we have excellent facilities for you to use. You will also get lots of tips and advice on applying to university and student finances as well as the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the social side of university.

How much does it cost? Our summer schools are completely free and include lunch, refreshments and all trips and activities. Please note that all of our courses are nonresidential. Unfortunately we can’t provide accommodation to students from further afield. 2


Who can attend? Our courses are designed for Year 12 students from UK state schools and colleges. While some of our courses require you to be studying a particular subject already, others are open to everyone, regardless of the course you study. Priority will also be given to students who meet any of the following criteria: • neither parent attended university • you are/have been in local authority care • you are a young adult carer • you have a disability affecting your studies • you have been eligible for free school meals during your secondary education • you come from areas with low overall progression rates to higher education

How do I find out more and apply? Apply online: londonmet.ac.uk/summerschool Deadline: Friday 19 May 2017

Our student ambassadors Our amazing team of student ambassadors are excited to welcome you to London Met. They will be with you all week to answer any questions you might have about university life and to help you make the most of your time with us.

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School of Computing and Digital Media Course

Subject areas included

Who can attend?

Engineering: design and build your own robot

Electronic engineering, robotic engineering

Students studying Computing or Physics A level/BTEC or equivalent

Journalist for a week

Journalism

Students interested in studying journalism at university

Guildhall School of Business and Law Course

Subject areas included

Who can attend?

Business management on a global scale

Business, business management, sports management, aviation management, human resource management

Students interested in studying business, business management, aviation or sports management at university

Fundamentals of marketing: how marketing is used to build customer relationships

Business, marketing, advertising

Students interested in studying business and marketing at university

The law, our lives and 800 years of legal history

Law

Students interested in studying law at university

Language, culture and translation

Translation, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish

Students interested in studying languages or translation at university. GCSE English grade C or above required as well as A Level study of Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Polish

“...extremely helpful student ambassadors and interesting lecturers.� Journalism student, 2016 4


Description

Date / location

You’ll use an in-house designed system to develop programs for a series of tiny robots to perform tasks such as following a set course, avoiding obstacles and writing simple words. You will also attend a series of short lectures and seminars introducing robots, their design, operation and applications before building your own robots and presenting your work to an expert panel of industry specialists.

Week 2 Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July Holloway campus, N7 8DB

Working with a professional journalist you will have training in journalistic techniques before you take on the role of reporters, photographers and sub-editors. Using professional production software in our newsroom, you will write and research your own news for distribution to fellow students and staff at the end of the week and develop the creative, organisational and interpersonal skills required for a career in media.

Week 2 Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July Holloway campus, N7 8DB

Description

Date / location

Business management covers a broad range of fields including economics, marketing, strategy and human resources. During this week you’ll begin to investigate some of these principles before applying your theoretical knowledge to real-life, upto-date, global case studies. You will look at the fascinating challenges of the aviation industry and how aviation can generate national growth. You will also apply your knowledge to the sports industry, investigating how organisations such as the NFL can build a new global fan base.

Week 1 Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June Holloway campus, N7 8DB

Marketing was voted one of the best jobs in 2015 and this course explores the excitement of the marketing industry with an appreciation of the role and significance it plays in contemporary society, both from a business and consumer perspective. Join us for a week of lectures, seminars and practical sessions investigating how organisations use marketing to establish relationships with customers. You’ll also apply what you have learnt to develop your own marketing campaign launching a new product onto the market.

Week 1 Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June Holloway campus, N7 8DB

We will introduce you to the fascinating world of the British legal system. You will learn how law is relevant to what sometimes may appear to be the most mundane aspects of our lives and how law has developed over hundreds of years and continues to develop today in response to increasingly rapid social, political and technical change. You will have the opportunity to participate in a debate in our mock courtroom involving questions of human rights in relation to the expression of religious belief and to visit the Royal Courts of Justice.

Week 2 Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July Holloway campus, N7 8DB

Join us for a week of languages, culture and translation to find out what it is like to study these areas at degree level. We’ll introduce you to aspects of technical and literary translation and look at the importance and impact of cultural differences and intercultural awareness in our communication exchanges. You’ll also get the opportunity to put translation into practice with your chosen language and enjoy translating multimedia texts such as advertisements, comic strips, songs and films.

Week 2 Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July Holloway campus, N7 8DB

“It helps you make life-changing decisions because it is a great insight into your course.” Law student, 2015 5


School of Human Sciences Course

Subject areas included

Who can attend?

The science of sport

Sports science, sport psychology, sports therapy, coaching

Students interested in studying sports science, sports therapy, coaching or a related course at university. Students should be studying either Sports Science or Biology A level/BTEC or equivalent

Biology: investigating forensic science

Biology, biomedical sciences, forensic science, pharmaceutical science

Students studying Biology A level/Applied Science BTEC or equivalent

Chemistry and pharmaceutical science

Chemistry, pharmaceutical science

Students studying Chemistry A level/Applied Science BTEC or equivalent

School of Social Professions Course

Subject areas included

Who can attend?

Early Childhood: learning through play

Early childhood studies, early years teaching

Students interested in studying early childhood studies or early years teaching at university. This is also suitable for those currently studying health and social care.

School of Social Sciences

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Course

Subject areas included

Who can attend?

People, politics and power: transformational change in Britain, Europe and the United States?

Politics, international relations

Student interested in studying politics or international relations at university or those studying Politics, Sociology or Humanities A level/BTEC or equivalent

Sociology and criminology: gender, sexuality and crime

Sociology, criminology, social policy

Students interested in studying sociology, criminology, social policy or social sciences at university


Description

Date / location

Join us for a week of lectures and practical workshops looking at the broad spectrum of sports science specialisms that can be studied at university. An introduction to sports science will give you a look at the physiology and biomechanics of exercise and sessions in sports therapy will allow you to learn how sports professionals recognise and treat athletes with injuries or dysfunction. You will also get an introduction to sport psychology and coaching to find out how we can encourage, develop and progress performance levels in sport. The course will make use of our specialised sports therapy and nutritional physiology labs.

Week 1 Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June Holloway campus, N7 8DB

You will take part in a series of lab-based activities exploring modern forensic science techniques and gain a tantalising glimpse into the fascinating world of the forensic scientist. Discover the surprising differences between fingerprinting and foot printing. Sessions will take place in the University’s £30m Science Centre, which includes one of the largest open-plan teaching laboratories in Europe.

Week 2 Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July Holloway campus, N7 8DB

Join us for a week exploring disciplines linking chemistry and pharmaceutical science. This year sessions will include extraction of natural products, separation of compounds and analysis via thin layer chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and Infra-red spectroscopy. Sessions will take place in the University’s £30m Science Centre, which includes one of the largest open-plan teaching laboratories in Europe.

Week 2 Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July Holloway campus, N7 8DB

Description

Date / location

Early Childhood studies looks at play, development and learning in children from birth to six years old. During the week you’ll consider the importance of play to children and adults through a variety of lectures, group sessions and visits to a city farm and the V&A Early Childhood Museum. You will also complete your own research into a particular aspect of play.

Week 1 Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June Holloway campus, N7 8DB

Description

Date / location

2016 and 2017 have been years of high political drama, but what has been the impact of this turmoil on the political systems and policies of Britain, Europe and the US? Have we witnessed the triumph of populism? And if so, what does that mean? Are systems being transformed? And if so, in what ways? You will examine these questions through participation in discussions with academic experts and fellow students and the development of presentations.

Week 1 Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June Holloway campus, N7 8DB

The topic of gender and sexuality is an important part of sociological research, both within sociology and criminology. You will investigate different aspects of femininity and masculinity and take part in a nature or nurture debate, as well as studying gendered crime and violence against women. You’ll also develop presentations with the help of leading academics in this area and explore how gender, sexuality and crime shape the way we experience the social world.

Week 1 Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 June Holloway campus, N7 8DB 7


The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design Course

Subject areas included

Who can attend?

City modelling

Architecture, design

Students studying at least one art or design-related subject at A level/BTEC or equivalent

London calling: A week of theatre, performance and design

Theatre and film, production design, theatre and performance practice

Students studying Theatre, Drama, Performing Arts or at least one art or design-related subject at A level/ BTEC

Film and broadcast production: London through a lens

Film and broadcast production

Students studying at least one art or design-related subject at A level/BTEC or equivalent

Street photography

Photography, fine art

Students studying at least one art or design-related subject at A level/BTEC or equivalent

Street style

Fashion design

Students studying at least one art or design-related subject at A level/BTEC or equivalent

Urban sketching

Fine art, design, illustration

Students studying at least one art or design-related subject at A level/BTEC or equivalent

“Thank you so much for this amazing week, I really learned a lot and gained a lot of confidence.� Street style student, 2015 8


Description

Date / location

Led by architecture and design professionals you will work as a group to investigate and create your own cityscapes. You will be guided through the design process from the initial project brief, site analysis and space grid structure through to sketching your designs and realising them as 3D models. You will also get advice and guidance on developing your portfolio as well as presenting your work in a special exhibition at the end of the week.

Week 3 Monday 24 – Friday 28 July Aldgate campus, E1 7PF

A week of workshops exploring how London can be represented in theatre and how theatre, performance and design can respond to the theatre capital of the world. You will work on the practical skills needed to create performance spaces and the characters that inhabit them, inspired by the city’s locations, stories and characters. For performers this will include acting, movement and voice development. Budding designers will work on model making, character and costume design and creating performance spaces. The week will culminate in a performance showing London through our eyes.

Week 3 Monday 24 – Friday 28 July Aldgate campus, E1 7PF

With the city of London as a backdrop you will work through the production process to devise, plan and shoot a range of films. Sessions will include workshops on shot planning, storyboarding, shooting on a DSLR (digital) camera and editing as well as a film shoot on location in the city. A great opportunity to work with professional film makers to develop your skills in production and editing. You will also get advice and guidance on developing your portfolio as well as presenting your films in a special screening at the end of the week.

Week 3 Monday 24 – Friday 28 July Aldgate campus, E1 7PF

During this week you will have the chance to build and develop your photography skills in a range of hands-on studio sessions before heading out into one of the most exciting and fashionable areas of London to test out your skills. With the support of a professional photographer you will build your own portfolio with a range of portrait and location shots. Using our photography studios to process and edit your shots to a professional standard you will then curate your own exhibition at the end of the week.

Week 3 Monday 24 – Friday 28 July Aldgate campus, E1 7PF

Taking inspiration from the sights, sounds and materials of the city streets, you will work with a top fashion designer on your own cutting-edge creations that tell a story about London and its people. Sessions will include a fashion trail around Shoreditch, mood boarding, mannequin experimentation and developing your own voice in fashion. At the end of the week you will present your creations in a special exhibition in our own public galleries.

Week 3 Monday 24 – Friday 28 July Aldgate campus, E1 7PF

This course aims to develop your sketching skills in response to architecture, space, light, texture and movement of figures. You will work across a variety of different settings and drawing materials, taken off site to London’s streets and introduced to exciting new ways of recording and describing your physical and emotional response to your surroundings. During the course you will be introduced to colour theory, working with perspective, mark making, composition and how to use figures effectively to convey scale and atmosphere. At the end of the week you will present your work in a special exhibition in our own public galleries.

Week 3 Monday 24 – Friday 28 July Aldgate campus, E1 7PF

“A great way to learn and develop your artistic skills and it pushes you to come out of your comfort zone.” Urban sketching student, 2016 9


Key information Cost to schools/students: Free Contact: Charlotte Gaughan, Senior Widening Participation Officer Telephone: 020 7133 3980 Email: summerschool@londonmet.ac.uk

How to apply For further information about our full range of summer schools and to access the application form visit londonmet.ac.uk/ summerschool Select your first and second choice courses. We will endeavour to allocate your first choice but should this be full we will consider your alternative. Complete the application form including details of a teacher who can be contacted to provide a reference Be sure to complete your application by the deadline of Friday 19 May 2017. You will receive an email once your application has been processed and places will be confirmed in early June.

Is the summer school for me? London Met is an inclusive and diverse community and we welcome applications from students from all cultures and backgrounds. If you have a health condition, learning difficulty or disability we can talk to you about how best to accommodate your needs before you attend. If you are/have been in care, please let us know in your application and we may be able to contribute to your travel expenses. If you would like to talk though any of your needs before applying please don’t hesitate to contact us on the details above.

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Still have questions? Have a question about our summer school? Want some further advice on which course to choose or how to apply? Please get in touch with any questions, we would be more than happy to answer them.

Schools, Colleges and Widening Participation Team London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB londonmet.ac.uk/summerschool @LondonMetWP 11


Schools, Colleges and Widening Participation Team London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB londonmet.ac.uk/summerschool @LondonMetWP

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