Year 12 Summer School Monday 7 â€“ Friday 11 July 2014 Holloway Campus
Why choose London Met Summer School? Our summer schools give you the opportunity to explore university life and discover what your course is really like.
What will I do?
At our summer school you’ll have the chance to experience life as a first-year student. You’ll attend lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops and get tips on putting together your UCAS application, and study skills. You’ll also learn firsthand what student life is like from our student ambassadors. There will also be lots of opportunities to make new friends too!
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.
How much does it cost?
Our summer schools are completely free, including lunch, refreshments and all trips and activities. Please note, our courses are non-residential. Unfortunately we cannot provide accommodation to students from further afield.
Priya, student ambassador
(BSc Biomedical Science, 2nd year) I really enjoyed working at last year’s summer school and can’t wait to meet this year’s students! I’ll be there with the other student ambassadors all week to answer any questions you may have about university. Please come and say hi when you see me!
What do last year’s summer school students think? ‘Fun, enjoyable, interesting and educational.’ ‘Great people, great experience and after it’s finished you will know if the subject is for you or not.’
‘It was so much fun, I wish I could do it again!’
How do I find out more and apply? Apply online: londonmet.ac.uk/summer-school Deadline: Wednesday 7 May
Courses on offer at our Holloway campus All courses include study skills and UCAS application workshops. Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing Course
Subject areas included
Who can attend?
Design and Build Your Own Robot
Electronic engineering, robotic engineering
You’ll use an in-house designed system to develop programs for a series of tiny robots to perform tasks such as following a black line, 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 producing a report for a robotics journal and presenting your work to an expert panel of industry specialists.
Students studying computing or physics A-Level / BTEC or equivalent
Biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, forensic science, pharmaceutical science
You’ll take part in a series of lab-based activities exploring disciplines linking the areas of biology and chemistry. Last year sessions included DNA extraction, aspirin synthesis, fingerprinting and thin layer chromatography. Sessions will take place in the University's £30m Science Centre, which includes one of the largest open plan laboratories in Europe.
Students studying biology or chemistry A-level or equivalent
Mobile App Development
Computer science and related courses
You will have an introduction to the world of mobile apps development before getting hands-on and developing a number of mobile apps from basic text display to Angry Birds-like games. At the end of the week you will get the chance to present your creations to a panel of industry experts.
Students studying computing or sciences at A-Level / BTEC or equivalent
Psychology in the Real World
Each day you will explore a different core area of psychology and how it can explain human behaviour in real-world contexts in a mixture of short lectures, group practicals and hands-on workshops. Previous courses have included sessions on: why magical illusions work, nature vs nurture, the effects of drugs on the brain, peer pressure and eyewitness memory.
Any student interested in studying psychology at university
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Course
Subject areas included
Who can attend?
Journalist for a Week
Working with a professional journalist you will learn 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.
Students who have an interest in studying journalism at university
Learning Through Play
Early childhood studies, early years teaching
The week will include a consideration of why physical movement is important to young children. Sessions cover the importance of play and different play activities, and you can have a go yourself to understand why this is important to the work we do with young children. You will also undertake your own research on a particular aspect of play and create a presentation for the end of the week.
Students interested in studying early childhood studies or early years teaching at university
London Calling: Making Performance from the Pavement Up
A highly practical project exploring playtexts which respond to London, for example work by Edward Bond, Harold Pinter, Winsome Pinnock, Che Walker and Debbie Tucker Green. You will work on duologues, explore acting techniques and skills, devised material and take part in vocal and movement skills sessions. The texts and their theatrical production will be contextualised through short academic seminars.
A-Level / BTEC theatre, drama or performing arts students. We may also accept students with significant performing arts experience.
The Islington Homelessness Project: Solutions to Homelessness
Politics, social policy, sociology
Youâ€™ll explore key social problems and the policies in place to try and come up with better solutions to combat homelessness in Islington. Speakers will include academics and a number of experts in the field, including housing staff from Islington Council and homeless charities. You will work in groups to consider the issues and find your own ideas to pitch to an expert panel at the end of the week.
Students studying sociology, social policy, politics, economics, history or citizenship
Key information Dates: 7–11 July 2014
Cost to schools / students: Free
Times: 10am – 4pm every day (Wednesday 10am – 7pm)
Contact: Liz Routhorn
Venue: London Metropolitan University Tower Building Holloway Campus 166–220 Holloway Road N7 8DB
Telephone: 020 7133 4175
Senior schools, colleges and widening participation officer
Equal opportunities: We welcome applications from students from all backgrounds, including students with disabilities, and are happy to try and accommodate any special requirements. For further information about all our full range of summer schools and to apply: londonmet.ac.uk/summer-school Application deadline: Wednesday 7 May
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Schools, Colleges and Widening Participation Team London Metropolitan University 166â€“220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB Tel: 020 7133 4175 londonmet.ac.uk /summer-school