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Summer programmes are a great way to gain valuable experience in addition to your degree scheme. Generally speaking, they are open to all students (unless you are in your final year) and applications are welcomed from across all degree schemes. In the past, students have participated in volunteering programmes, cultural trips, international and virtual internships and summer study programmes with our partner universities.  

Students in South Korea

Nicole completed a summer programme at Pusan National University, South Korea.

There were a range of courses on offer including Korean Filmmaking, Global Relations, Korean Language and Climate Change. I got to experience things such as a K-POP dance class, making pajeon (Korean pancake), stamp seal carvings and a taekwondo lesson.

For the field trips on Friday we went to various places like the Busan National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts where we saw a silent Korean play.

Oluwakemi completed a virtual internship with Pagoda Projects

My virtual internship was with Hua Mei Education, an organisation based in Chengdu China. I loved every second. I developed teaching PowerPoints for students learning a second language and provided videos about the things they would see if they came to the UK. I also prepared presentations for parents. I was assigned a cultural mentor who really gave me a better insight into the country where the company I was working with was based. 

Although I could not go abroad this summer due to travel restrictions, I have still really enjoyed and valued this experience. It has been a fantastic way to broaden my networks and gain some valuable experience over the summer holiday.

Student Oluwakemi sitting on a bench
Student in front of company sign

Veronika completed a summer internship in China

Apart from basic mandarin skills, I gained the confidence and ability to communicate with a wide range of people.

I gained friends, international contacts, patience and perseverance from living in a country where daily luxuries that we may take for granted are not always available such as access to social media or internet.

Romari volunteered in Fiji with Think Pacific

I decided to participate in Think Pacific volunteering program because I wanted to improve my skills such as confidence and communication. I would highly recommend the program to students who are looking to challenge their self in an unknown environment. I had the opportunity to coach different sports in school settings.

As a sport science student and a person who has a passion for coaching, this was an amazing opportunity to develop my coaching skills.

Student at lakeside in Fiji


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