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At Coventry University, we believe it’s vital to put our students at the heart of everything that we do. With years of experience and hundreds of past participants, we know how important it is to offer courses which allow our students to gain the most – professionally and personally, from their time at Coventry University. We will offer you support and guidance throughout your course and will provide you with high level of service to make your experience as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

All International Summer School courses are subject to student demand and tutor availability

Courses

International academic and cultural experiences can help students broaden their horizons, and allow discipline based academic theories to be combined with practice. The module will help students to recognise, reflect on, and articulate the important academic and personal development gained, and to enhance students’ employability skills by developing as global graduates. Students who can demonstrate international knowledge and understanding, as well as possess an international profile, are often more employable. Global competencies such as cultural awareness, intercultural communications, and personal adaptability are highly valuable skills in today’s competitive workforce.
The module aims to explore these topics further, and build individual confidence, while enabling each participant to operate more successfully in the global employability market. At the time of registration, students will select one topic from a list of subject specific topics, allowing students to customise the module. The chosen subject will be the focus of four sessions during weeks 2 and 3 of the 3-week module. You can find more information about the subject topics in the "Subject Specific Topics" information below.
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Price: £1,995.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 12th July
Departure date: Saturday, 1st August 2020
Credit: 6 US/10 ECTS/20 CATS credits


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On this course you are able to select a subject specific topic to develop deeper knowledge in one subject. This means that you can tailor the course to enhance specific skills that you need to improve.

Take a look at the great subject specific topics available.

Subject Specific Topics to Choose From:

These sessions recognise that our challenge, as students and researchers within academia, is both to produce effective academic spoken and written communications, and to determine quality research within the information available. During the sessions, you will engage in workshops that will give you practical strategies and skills in academic writing. These workshops will empower your use of academic language and will help you critically engage with academic language in multiple contexts and modes, reflect on its use in different countries and cultures, and focus its application for your own professional future.
Session topics:
• Subjectivities, style, and criticality in academic discourse
• Argumentation across academic subjects, modes, and genres
• Interculturality in academic discourse: investigating academic and cultural identities
• Academic communication: contrasting oral and written academic language
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The subject is based around Coventry City of Culture. It poses the question on how we could celebrate Coventry. What are our future memories?
Students will work in teams. Design thinking processes and toolbox will be utilised to develop a solution in rapid manner.
The focus is on collaborative teamwork. Students will participate in 4 workshops. The outcome is either object, poster or installation accompanied by presentation of findings. We expect that the studio will be dynamic place for creativity mixing workshops, short lectures and making. All analog and digital tools are allowed.
Session topics:
• Unpacking direction
• Creativity through making-prototyping
• Production
• Presentation
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These sessions, by focusing on Coventry and its surrounding areas in the first half of the twentieth century, examines the impact of the two world wars on a more personal level, bringing past lives to life. Using a range of primary sources from newspapers, newsreels, letters and diaries, as well as photographs, these subject sessions will introduce students to the history of Coventry whilst placing it in a wider context. In so doing students will explore how different individuals had different experiences of the war and how idiosyncratic Coventry's experience was. Using a range of sources from music and film, we will also introduce students to the culture of modern Coventry and the role immigration has played in rebuilding the city.
Session topics:
• Coventry and the Great War
• The Depression in Coventry (Herbert Art Gallery)
• Operation Moonlight Sonata: The Bombing of Coventry (Coventry Cathedral)
• Postwar Coventry: Peace and Reconciliation
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Throughout the sessions, we will look at an introduction to cyber security. Why does the University teach people to break into computer systems? Why are the Hackers, and who are their targets? We share a huge amount of information about ourselves online. Even if we choose not to share data on social media, organisations may still require a "Public Profile". We will look at the types of information that can be found online, and see just how much we can find out about a person using the Web. As a result, we will spend some time learning how to secure data - just what makes a good password, and why is important to have one? We also look at how to secure communications from eavesdroppers, and get to see exactly what "The Padlock" means. These sessions will be a practical demonstration of some real world hacking techniques, with the opportunity to test your skills against the "Hack in a Box" challenges.
Session topics:
• Hackers and the Hacked
• Phishing, Social Media and your Data
• Passwords, and Keeping our Data safe
• Hack the Planet!!
In the halcyon days before digital media, hype couldn’t be generated by posting, liking, linking or pinning. A logo had to travel organically, through word of mouth and real-world associations with like-minded people.
Whilst the future of new luxury, global fashion and branding strategy become increasingly complex, strategies aspire to not only create brands, but TRIBES. A community to follow on social media, to listen to, to buy into and to retain loyalties – a sense of belonging. A strong, continuous and honest communication with their consumers.
This project begins by assembling students into TRIBE networks. TRIBES will form by the collective of like-minded individuals, who share mutual, common values, beliefs, tastes in fashion, music and culture in general.
“The tribe happened before the growth of the brand. It appeared as a form of mutual respect between like-minded people without any consideration or motive of commercial growth, which of course is authenticity” Stussy
Session topics:
• Research
• Making
• Branding
• Editorial
These sessions are designed for non-native speakers of English and support participants in improving their knowledge and proficiency of the English language while at the same time learning more about British culture. They will also be able to interact face-to-face with their British student guides, who will provide enhanced opportunities for English Language practice. The sessions will incorporate stimulating interactive sessions, and both individual and group activities. The sessions are supported by relevant field trips, that are included in the programme, and visits to local attractions which will give participants an opportunity to visit areas of interest around Coventry and England, and consolidate their knowledge.
Session topics:
• Language and the English Language
• Language and Culture through Myth/Folklore and Tales
• Language and Culture through Sitcoms
• Language and Culture through Popular Music
These sessions will further develop key skills that are required for the global workplace, adding to the workshops and topics covered in the overall module. The sessions incorporate both theory and practice so that communication, analytical, and planning skills can be explored in a safe environment. Active participation is required throughout encouraging reflection on both real experiences and case studies.
Session topics:
• Effective Communication Skills
• From Application to Interview
• Management and Leadership or Working in Teams
• Presentation Skills

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These sessions will investigate the adoption of Shakespeare into the canon of English Literature, the reception of his works throughout history and around the world and will critically assess the enduring relevance of his works today. As well as developing the critical tools to read, watch and understand Shakespeare, students will design and stage excerpts from the plays, learn how to write, and then perform, a Shakespearian sonnet. Ultimately, these sessions reveal that Shakespeare is not owned by any one language or culture, and continues to inspire critical debate and cultural innovation.
Session topics:
• Authorship, commerciality and legacy
• Sonnets and Sonneteers
• Global Shakespeare
• Why Shakespeare?
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From Shakespeare to Sherlock; Horrible Histories to Harry Potter, this module leads you through the twists and turns of UK history from the middle ages to the present day. You'll discover how the monarchy and the class system has evolved through the worlds of "Downton Abbey" and "The Crown". We'll take you on a tour of modern British culture through popular series & films such as "Sherlock", "Love, Actually", James Bond, and "Peaky Blinders" and you'll earn how the British got famous for their dry sense of humour, sarcasm, and wit through Monty Python sketches, "Black Adder" and "Mr. Bean". Join us for this module and gain a new appreciation for "Old Blighty" through interactive workshops, seminars and nearby cultural visits and activities.
Further Information:
Price: £1,495.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 12th July 2020
Departure date: Saturday, 25th July 2020
Credit: 3 US credits* or certificate only


*credits awarded by home institution
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This module aims to help students to critically evaluate and identify their personal and business objectives with regards to new venture creation. Students will have the opportunity to critically reflect upon their values, goals and motivations to help develop their confidence to take entrepreneurial actions. It will help students to assess their entrepreneurial capabilities and skills as well as develop a learning map to summarise and plan their entrepreneurial development.
This will be achieved through a series of individual and group based tasks that centre of idea generation, evaluation and implementation.
Further Information:
Price: £1,995.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 12th July 2020
Departure date: Saturday, 1st August 2020
Credit: 3 US/5 ECTS/10 CATS credits awarded by Coventry University


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This is a fantastic opportunity for native speakers of various languages to participate in professional tutor training and language teaching certification. Coventry University is one of only two UK universities accredited by EUROLTA.
Being a language tutor is an extremely rewarding experience, so if you are passionate about sharing your language and culture, we would love for you to join us this summer.
Trainee language tutors will receive:
• Tutor training certification in 3 weeks
• An exciting opportunity to pass on your language and cultural knowledge
• Opportunities for paid work on successful completion of the course
The tutor training will cover topics such as student-centred learning, class dynamics and interaction. You will also develop and improve your communication, leadership, and organisational skills. In turn this will improve your understanding and knowledge of other cultures.
Further Information:
Price: £1,495.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 12th July 2020
Departure date: Saturday, 1st August 2020
Credit: EUROLTA language tutor certification


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This summer school is designed to enable non-native speakers of English to develop their communication skills in written and spoken English language, explore key aspects of British cultural life, and enhance teamwork and critical skills. The programme is delivered through a range of interactive seminars, workshops and group exercises which allow participants to learn in a variety of settings. There will be ample time for critical reflection on the use of the English language in particular settings. All students will take part in our field trips, which will give participants an opportunity to visit local areas of interest and consolidate their knowledge. This will include a day-trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Further Information:
Price: £1,495.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 19th July 2020
Departure date: Saturday, 1st August 2020
Credit: 3 US credits* or certificate only


*credits awarded by home institution
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This summer, we are offering a one-week module in Professional Consultancy, aimed at developing credible and confident leaders. The module sessions are interactive and delivered in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), using peer-learning strategy. Students are given access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with rich online resources from CMI, providing exclusive access to real time learning materials. The CMI Professional Development Course in Professional Consultancy aims to equip candidates with skills in Strategic Leadership and Consultancy for effective performance within organisations as sought by employers. After successful completion of the CMI sessions and assessment, you will earn the Chartered Management Institute's award in Professional Consultancy, which will be posted to your semester address or home address overseas.
Session topics:
• Strategic techniques and Clients needs
• Leadership Models and personal development
• Creativity in the business world
• Strategic and Ethical Communication for professionals
Further Information:
Price: £895.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 19th July 2020
Departure date: Saturday, 25th July 2020
Credit: Coventry University certificate & CMI certificate

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The prime purpose of the module is for students to enhance their academic and cultural awareness by undertaking a discipline relevant project through a short-term international summer school on Coventry University campus. During the module, students will select 12 hours of module time from a list of subject specific topics.
In an increasingly competitive labour market, students who can demonstrate international knowledge and understanding, as well as possess an international profile, are more employable. Additionally, global competencies such as cultural awareness, language skills, and personal adaptability are valued by employers. This type of student mobility module is thus perceived as evidence that graduates are more able to operate in a global environment.
Such international academic and cultural experiences can help students broaden their horizons, allow discipline based academic theories to be contrasted with practice, and, in addition, enable students to have greater confidence in assessing how business and trade is conducted in other countries.
The module will help students to recognise, reflect on, and articulate the important academic and personal development gained as a result of taking part in an international experience, and also to enhance students’ employability skills by developing their skills as global graduates. Evidence suggests that employers are looking for candidates with a broad range of talents including, but not limited to, leadership, project management, negotiation skills, and intercultural communications. The course aim is to explore these topics further and build individual confidence enabling each participant to operate more successfully in the global employability market.
Further Information:
Price: £1,495.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 19th July
Departure date: Saturday, 1st August 2020
Credit: Certificate only

Price: £1,795.00
Arrival date: Sunday, 19th July 2020
Departure date: Saturday, 1st August 2020
Credit: 3 US/5 ECTS/10 CATS awarded by Coventry University


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