The programme

The programme

The programme has been carefully designed by senior academic staff at the University.  It provides an opportunity to gain insight into the humanities or social sciences at undergraduate level and to help students prepare for their future at university and beyond.

It is an intensive two week programme, combining academic classes, class excursions, university preparation advice, wider study skills and personal development sessions. We place great value on our student’s learning experience and limit class sizes to guarantee that all students benefit from small class sizes so they receive individual attention in a supported environment.

We realise that our students are on summer holiday and we provide an all-round fulfilling experience which includes a suite of social activities to immerse our students in Edinburgh and in Scotland’s rich and unique culture.  Students will enjoy a varied social programme which takes advantage of the University’s enviable location and give students time to relax with new friends from around the world.  There will also be the chance to meet local Scottish high-school students at a number of networking social events.

The programme is designed as a two-week residential experience, with students living in the University of Edinburgh student accommodation.  We also have limited non-residential places available for summer 2017.

Development and Reflection

In addition to practical study skills, students will also have the chance to reflect on their experience and new international outlook in our award-winning Third Space programme. These sessions encourage students to build on their “global competencies” to expand their learning and to equip them to fully capitalise on their educational journey.

Third Space has proven to facilitate increased intercultural engagement, decrease anxiety and stereotyping, and increase a sense of belonging.  All Summer School students participate in this pioneering programme developed by leading academics and practitioners.