York, United Kingdom

Developing Solutions to Environmental Challenges

when 5 July 2023 - 19 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3497

There’s never been a more important time to study environmental issues. Climate change is having major impacts on agriculture and wildlife. Air pollution is affecting human health and reducing life expectancy. Plastic waste is clogging our waterways and disrupting ocean ecosystems.

On this short course, you will learn about pressing environmental issues and the ways in which we are trying to solve them through research, education, policies and innovations. You will participate in discussions about the best ways to solve environmental problems, and what we need to do now to protect and repair our planet.

This course is offered by the Department of Environment and Geography, a top 15 UK research department, ranked 2nd for research impact in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences.

Target group

The international Pre-university Summer School is open to all students aged 16-18 in secondary or further education, who are planning to enter higher education and are ready to get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK.

You must have had your 16th birthday before your programme starts.

We welcome students from all nationalities and backgrounds; however, as we aim to have an international student body on this programme, we can only accept a limited number of participants from any one country.

Course aim

Gain study skills that will help you get to university and beyond, with our workshops, lectures and more:

16 hours of core subject content per session, designed and delivered by York academics and teaching staff
A taster of the University’s flagship York Strengths employability skills programme
Sessions on intercultural communication.

Fee info

GBP 3497: Programme fee - covers the academic and free time programmes, accommodation, three meals per day and travel insurance.