Summer Schools 2012
This year during July the Outreach team ran three summer schools at the Colchester campus, giving students the opportunity to stay residentially for 2 or 3 days. Students engaged in academic activities with university lecturers and also had the chance to sample student life outside the classroom.
- Our Sociology Summer School largely focused on the 2011 London riots and students participated in a range of lectures on topics including media representations of crime, punishment and riot police. 23 year 11 students from 13 different secondary schools from across Essex attended.
- The Open to Debate Summer School worked with the Law, Philosophy, Human Rights Department helping students to develop their debating and argument skills. 16 year 12 students attended the summer school, the majority coming from the local area but a few from further afield such as Bristol and London.
- We also ran a Summer School for 35 year 8 students from 5 schools in Colchester. They spent the first day at Writtle College and then came to the Colchester Campus for the overnight stay and the second day.
What the students said
“Quick message to say thanks again to you, the student ambassadors and the lecturers for putting on such a great 3 days for all of us at the sociology summer school! I had a fab time and it's been a great experience for me to be a part of”
“I really enjoyed the summer school, I was impressed with the content of the programme as well as the entertainment. I felt very welcome and it was great to get a sample of uni life.”
“It has made me look forward to university and appreciate further research and learning after lectures.”