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About the International Summer School

The two-week Summer School provides you with the opportunity to experience a UK university, as well as explore the UK.

There are two course sessions available for 2017:

Course dates 17 - 28 July 31 July - 11 August
Arrival date Saturday 15 July or Sunday 16 July Saturday 29 July or Sunday 30 July
Induction programme Monday 17 July Monday 31 July
First day of classes Tuesday 18 July Tuesday 1 August

During your time in Bristol you will attend various academic sessions to help improve your English, your presentation skills and your writing. You’ll also learn about British culture and what it’s like to study at a UK university.

As well as studying you will explore the UK, with day trips to Oxford, Bath, Gloucester Cathedral and London.

Sessions may include:

  • A tour of UWE Bristol’s academic facilities, Centre for Sport etc
  • Cultural sessions – adjusting to the UK and an introduction to UK culture
  • Professional Skills – presentation skills and academic writing.

We will also have a welcome and farewell lunch for all Summer School students when you can get to know and bid farewell to Bristol, new friends and lecturers.

View an example International Summer School itinerary.

All students will receive a UWE Bristol certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Academic sessions

You will receive between ten and 14 hours of classes per week. The focus is on improving language skills whilst offering an exciting and enjoyable experience in the UK.

All our tutors are native speakers and are highly qualified and experienced lecturers in English as a foreign language. They understand the students' needs, whether they wish to prepare for university study or simply wish to improve their English and have fun.

Classes are relaxed and friendly, and generally tutor-led. Many of the tasks set will be done in pairs or groups, enabling you to practise your English and to get to know the other group members better.

English language requirements

The Summer School is for students with an intermediate level of English (IELTS 5.0 and above or equivalent).

Summer School brochure

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