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8 JULY – 6 AUGUST 2017


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Summer School Introduction from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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About the Programme

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Course list

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Fashion Culture

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London Financial Markets

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International Business and Communication

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Social programme

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Entry requirements and how to apply

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Housing and accommodation guide

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UEL’s facilities

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Fees and funding


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“Studying abroad at UEL has been one of my best experiences so far. Not only did I gain a vast knowledge in international business, but I also made unforgettable connections with students from all over the world. In addition I got to see all of London and visit exciting business-related locations. My experience at UEL was truly one of a kind and will enrich me for years to come.” Ashley McIntyre, 2015 Summer School student


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WELCOME TO THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME The University of East London’s International Summer School offers students a hands-on learning experience both in and out of the classroom, from laboratory to studio to real-life projects and practical assignments. All field trips and guest speaker sessions will help you ‘learn by doing’, developing the skills and knowledge to boost the career you choose. We’re committed to providing you with a rich, experiential learning environment that will help you make the most of your summer learning and take on new challenges with confidence. Our world-class academics will encourage you and support you in your ambition and drive to succeed. Our location, with two modern campuses stretching between the Royal Docks to the edge of the Olympic Park in Stratford, offers a unique environment for learning, teaching and applied research. You will find yourself in an incredibly diverse, dynamic institution. We have students of more than 120 nationalities, all with the desire to get the best out of their London experience. I hope you apply for one of our innovative and exciting modules and make UEL your summer destination. Professor Nora Ann Colton Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)


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ABOUT THE PROGRAMME The UEL International Summer School programme gives you a fantastic opportunity 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. The programmes can be used to build on your knowledge of an existing subject or to study something completely new. Most courses do not require previous knowledge of the subject, so you can study courses out of personal interest or develop academic knowledge of a new subject. Whichever course you choose, you’ll gain a fresh perspective on your studies. Studying abroad will broaden your outlook and bring your learning to life. Engaging. Interactive. Valuable. The UEL International Summer School offers access to valuable knowledge and experience in a wide range of fields. At the end of your course you will receive a certificate of attendance and UK credits transferable to your home university (selected modules only). You will also have access to a powerful network of international students and academics. All classes are small, friendly and interactive - so you’ll gain the maximum benefit from your studies.


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“I would say UEL International Summer School was educational, cultural, enriching – overall an unforgettable experience, but you could never imagine it until you experience it yourself. London offers a totally different viewpoint of the world, where you can find a new meaning of life.” Xiaohan WU, 2015 Summer School student


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WHERE LONDON IS ON YOUR DOORSTEP Dynamic, vibrant, diverse, fast-changing. East London is all of these and more. Our campuses in Stratford and Docklands are each less than a 30-minute train ride away from the centre of London – or nine minutes if you take the high-speed train from Stratford International. They are also connected to the centre of the capital by 24-hour buses, so it couldn’t be easier to get around.

St Paul’s Cathedral, Central London

What could be more inspiring than living and learning in one of the world’s greatest cities? London mixes old and new like no other city in the world. From historic buildings and monuments to world-famous museums and galleries, from exciting theatres and music venues to iconic sports stadiums, from renowned shopping districts, to restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and budgets, London is a destination that has it all. Read the social programme section of this prospectus for information on how we help you to get to know this amazing city. This includes a number of afternoon trips and weekend excursions – all built in to the Summer School programme!


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COURSES 97%

of the students highly value the UEL Summer School experience and would recommend it to friends and family.

100% staff satisfaction rate.

100%

of the students agreed the modules were taught in a clear, interesting and stimulating way.

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. Arts and Digital industries Fashion Culture Business London Financial Markets Business International Business and Communication


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FASHION & TEXTILES Fashion Culture London is a world-renowned culture and fashion leader, and this dynamic and exciting course at the University of East London is the perfect place to hone your knowledge of the industry. The module will give you a fascinating, and unique, insight into the world-famous London fashion scene, while exploring the cultural and retail environments behind what has become known globally 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 side of the city – East London. Where could be better to improve your knowledge of the fashion industry than one of Europe’s culture and fashion hubs?”


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BUSINESS London Financial Markets London is Europe’s finance and economic capital and at the University of East London you’ll be studying in the heart of it! This course gives you the opportunity to study the economic functions and efficiency of financial institutions and markets in the United Kingdom, with a focus on London. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the key theories and issues in finance and economics as well as being able to develop the analytical skills you need to understand the inner workings of the financial world. Furthermore, you’ll be learning in the perfect location – the University of East London campuses are right on the doorstep of the financial hubs of Canary Wharf and the City of London! This course provides a valuable opportunity to undertake Bloomberg introduction training, which is an extremely important tool in the world of finance. You will also get the chance to go on stimulating visits to key financial institutions such as the London Stock Exchange, Bloomberg, the London Metal Exchange and the Bank of England.


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BUSINESS International Business and Communication The course is perfect for aspiring young professionals and business leaders of tomorrow, particularly those who are preparing to enter the world of work in an emerging and developing country. The module is structured around the needs of speaks of English as a second language and will help you develop applied knowledge of English in a practical business setting. You will also study a variety of business topics and apply your knowledge, as well as building your portfolio of contacts, through case study work and interaction with corporate executives in London. The course also includes optional Bloomberg training which can really help you stand out when trying to enter the world of business and finance. This applied, hands-on experience will really improve your chances of finding the right career!


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SUMMER SCHOOL SOCIAL PROGRAMME Make lifelong friends and meet people from all over the world Our goal is to help you get the most out of studying in one of the best cities in the world. Not only will you be studying in a dynamic location, you’ll also be meeting people from across the globe and making lifelong friendships and future business connections. We’ve created an exciting programme of excursions and trips to make this a summer you’ll never forget! You’ll explore attractions all across London, and the rest of the country, and in previous years this has included trips to: −−

Oxford

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The British Museum

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The House of Parliament

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Thames River boat cruises

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The National Gallery

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St Paul’s Cathedral

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The Tower of London

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Tate Modern Art Gallery

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Regent’s Park and Hyde Park

The Summer School also includes a welcome and farewell dinner, as well as various other social events where you can share experiences and swap stories of your summer in London.


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HOW DO I APPLY? Entry Requirements Students must be 18 or over at the start of the programme. Non-native English speakers should meet UEL English language requirements (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent) for all courses.

 ill in your application form online. Supply as F much of the supporting documentation as you can, including copies of any academic and English language qualifications. We will review your application. If we decide to offer you a place, we might ask you to meet certain conditions, such as evidence of qualifications or experience. This is known as a conditional offer.  nce all the offer conditions have been met, we’ll O make you an unconditional offer. To accept the offer, you need to: −− Fill in the reply online. −−

Pay your fees. All the details of how much to pay and how to pay will be in your offer letter.

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Send us a copy of the details page of your passport.

I f you require a visa to study in the UK, we will then issue you a Short-term Student Visa Letter. You will need this document to support your visa application.  pply for your visa. If you need guidance, our A dedicated International Student Advice team can help. Book your flights! Register for our airport pickup!  ow you are ready to start at the International N Summer School 2017.

uel.ac.uk/summer


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WHERE A ROOM COMES WITH A VIEW Convenient. Secure. Welcoming. As a UEL International Summer School student you’ll live and study in either our waterfront Student Village at our Docklands campus or in Stratford, a dynamic and exciting part of the city. Stratford is home to the Olympic Park and the Westfield shopping centre, one of Europe’s largest with hundreds of shops, restaurants and cinemas, so you certainly won’t be bored! All our rooms are single occupancy and contain the following: −−

Single bed and generous storage

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Private sutdy area with desk and chair in the room

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En-suite shower and bathroom facilities

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WIFI access

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Great shared kitchen facilities

Staffing, care and support During your time at the Summer School you’ll be fully supported by our staff and Student Ambassadors. They can answer any questions you may have and are dedicated to making your stay as stress-free, enjoyable and worthwhile as possible. You’ll also benefit from 24/7 on-campus security and on-site laundry facilities.


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WHERE FACILITIES ARE WORLD-CLASS £33m

University Square Stratford building, opened by the Princess Royal in 2013 and shared with Birkbeck, University of London.

£21m

SportsDock complex opened on the Docklands campus in 2012. Facilities are so outstanding that Team USA chose it as their training base for the London Olympics and Paralympics.

£14m

award-winning library opened in 2013 at our Stratford campus.


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FEES AND FUNDING Four week course price: £2800 Partner institutions may have different costs, please refer to your agreement or contact Joshua Carney: J.Carney@uel.ac.uk

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All course fees and teaching of your chosen module

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Housing in luxurious single rooms for the duration of the programme

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Airport collection and transport to the campus

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Arrival and leaving meals

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A wide-ranging and exciting social programme that will appeal to all!

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London travel cards for the duration of the programme

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Breakfast each morning

“Studying at the University of East London really exceeded my expectations. Being part of the International Summer School programme really brought me invaluable memories! The classes were educational and I also made new friends from all over the world.” Rui XU, 2015 Summer School student


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WHAT WILL I GAIN? −−

Academic credit towards your studies, on selected modules

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The opportunity to enhance your CV

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The experience of an enriching summer in the heart of London

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The chance to make friends, develop your network, and build a store of wonderful memories


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GET IN TOUCH More information online: www.uel.ac.uk/summer Or contact us at: Joshua Carney International Summer School Coordinator j.carney@uel.ac.uk


Make sure you keep in touch with us via:

facebook.com/ InternationalUEL

@IntOfficeUEL

@UELSummerSchool

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University of East London International Summer School brochure 8 July – 6 august 2017

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