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Education for Transformation international summer school

E4T international summer school - AOB and students

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW) colleagues look forward to welcoming students from various parts of the world to our international summer school at Queen’s University later this month. The programme for our Education for Transformation summer school is designed to inspire students to view learning as a catalyst for transformation, and is suited to students who are interested in how education can be used as a tool for change.

It provides students with a unique immersive academic and cultural experience while pursuing their academic interests, including an optional credit-bearing programme at Year 2 undergraduate equivalent, following assessment. There are also opportunities to explore Northern Ireland with various cultural and historical field trips including UNESCO World Heritage site the Giant’s Causeway, the Titanic Quarter, UK’s City of Culture 2013 Derry-Londonderry and Stormont Parliament Buildings. Students also get to meet and question some of Northern Ireland’s decision makers including politicians and community representatives. The programme includes a varied social programme including a welcome reception, social nights and a ‘Ceilidh’ Night of traditional Irish music and dance.

Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience of last year’s Education for Transformation summer school. Natalie from University of Tennessee said: ‘Belfast is the perfect place to study abroad in - it’s affordable, there’s so much to do, it’s easy to get around, and the people are so welcoming. The lecturers you will hear from and the things you will learn will completely change the way you view your own education and your experiences from here on out.’

You can follow this year’s summer school on social media with the #lovequbsummer hashtag.