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PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

WELCOME

Welcome to the Plymouth University Summer School guide. This electronic guide has been produced to help you find information about the university, the city and particularly the Summer School. It also contains web links to the university web pages and other resources, where more information is available.

Plymouth Hoe


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Plymouth University (formerly the University of Plymouth) is a modern, dynamic university but with an educational history dating as far back as 1862. As it celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, therefore, Plymouth University has embraced a new identity, one which is more in-tune with its confident and dynamic style, and which reflects its partnership with students. So, no longer do our undergraduates and postgraduates study at the University of Plymouth – they study with Plymouth University. With approximately 30,000 students, Plymouth University is one of the UK’s largest and most prominent institutions and is consistently rated amongst the top modern universities in the UK. The University has recently invested over £100 million in new buildings and facilities including a modern library, extra computing and learning resource facilities, fitness/sports centre and teaching space. Thanks to the University’s seaside location, our water sports facilities are particularly good, but there are plenty of opportunities for a wide range of other sports and leisure activities.

Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth is located on the coast in the beautiful South West of England – an ideal location for both learning and leisure, with plenty of quiet study spaces and recreational opportunities. Plymouth enjoys a combination of rural charm and modern city living, and is about 3 hours by train from London and with ferry links to France and Spain. The University is set in the heart of the city with shops, facilities and attractions nearby.

The British Fireworks Championships, Plymouth Hoe Click here to use our interactive guide of the South West with information about the best local attractions.

Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions. Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond. There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouth’s many unique areas and districts.

Historic Plymouth Barbican

Dartmoor National Park

National Marine Aquarium


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL

The Summer School contains a wide and varied range of academic content including daily EFL (English as a Foreign Language) lessons as well as lectures and practical sessions which include:     

Business simulation sessions Robotics demonstrations Marine pollution lectures with hands-on floating classroom in the historic Plymouth Sound An exciting explosions session The ‘whodunit?’ criminal investigation simulation


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

As well as academic content, the Plymouth University Summer School includes many fun social activities such as trips, visits and excursions, that are available to all students and are designed to help you settle in, meet new people and maximise your free time in Plymouth. Some examples are:       

Group BBQ Weekly Movie Night Visit the historic Stonehenge Weekend in London Paignton Zoo trip Visit the Eden Project Watch the British Fireworks Championships

Day trip to Bath Spa

The Minack Theatre

The 2011 Summer School students enjoying the Eden Project


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

ACCOMMODATION

Plymouth is a fantastic city to live in, with all attractions and facilities nearby. As a student attending the Plymouth University Summer School, you’ll be living on our campus in our halls of residence. Each student will have their own bedroom in self-contained flats with approximately 6 students sharing a communal kitchen.


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

TIMETABLE

The Plymouth University Summer School is four weeks long and contains academic content as well as social activities. Here is an example of how these four weeks will be structured during your stay in Plymouth. This example programme shows the daily schedule for the full four weeks you are staying with us and is structured in an easy-to-understand colour coded format.

Time – shown in 30 minute blocks.

Day & Date

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Monday 1 August 07:00

Grey Boxes represent catering such as breakfast, lunch, dinner or collecting a packed lunch.

07:30 08:00 08:30

Breakfast (served at Francis Drake CafĂŠ)

09:00 09:30

Blue Boxes represent academic content including EFL lessons and sessions run by Plymouth University Faculties such as the Faculty of Science & Technology or the Plymouth Business School.

EFL Lesson (Rolle 018 LT)

10:00 10:30

Travel (pick-up from North Hill)

Orange Boxes represent travel including coaches or walking to and from a local or national venue.

11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30

Social Trip (Stonehenge)

Green Boxes represent social events such as Day Trips, free time and Awards Ceremonies. Hyperlinks will take you to further information about these venues.


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 Plymouth University Summer School – WEEK ONE Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast / Packed Lunch

Breakfast

Breakfast

07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30

Travel

10:00 10:30 11:00

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00

Lunch

13:30

Social Trip (Eden Project)

14:00 14:30 15:00

Welcome and Introduction

Academic Content

Academic Content

Academic Content

15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00

Travel

17:30 18:00 18:30

Group BBQ Social Event (Tour around the Historic Barbican)

19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00

Movie Night

Optional Social Trip (Bath Spa)


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 Plymouth University Summer School – WEEK TWO Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast / Packed Lunch

Breakfast

Breakfast

07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30

Travel

10:00 10:30 11:00

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30

Social Trip (Paignton Zoo)

14:00 14:30 15:00

Academic Content

Academic Content

Academic Content

Academic Content

15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00

Travel

17:30 18:00

Social Event (10 Pin Bowling)

18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00

Movie Night

Optional Social Trip (Dartmoor National Park)


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 Plymouth University Summer School – WEEK THREE Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast / Packed Lunch

Breakfast

Breakfast

07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30

Travel

10:00 10:30 11:00

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30

Social Trip (The Minack Theatre)

14:00 14:30 15:00

Academic Content

Academic Content

Academic Content

Academic Content

15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00

Travel

17:30 18:00

Social Event (Boat tour of Plymouth Sound)

18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00

Movie Night

Optional Social Trip (Tintagel Castle)


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 Plymouth University Summer School – WEEK FOUR Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast / Packed Lunch

Breakfast

Breakfast

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

EFL Lessons (English as a Foreign Language)

London

London

07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

Travel

12:00 12:30 13:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Academic Content

Academic Content

Academic Content

Academic Content

13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00

London 18:30 19:00

Award Ceremony (National Marine Aquarium)

19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00

Movie Night


PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2012

REGISTRATION

For detailed entry requirements and further information about fees as well as start and end dates please feel free to contact our International Office with any questions you may have. Contact us International Office Plymouth University Drake Circus Plymouth, PL4 8AA United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1752 588 025 Fax: +44 (0)1752 588 050 Email: international.office@plymouth.ac.uk www.plymouth.ac.uk

All info correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. For latest & more detailed info please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk Contact: international.office@plymouth.ac.uk or Tel +44(0)1752 588025


International Office Plymouth University Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AA United Kingdom

Tel: Fax: Email:

+44 (0)1752 588 025 +44 (0)1752 588 050 international.office@plymouth.ac.uk

www.plymouth.ac.uk


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