York, United Kingdom

Feeding the Future

when 15 July 2023 - 2 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3497

As the global population grows, we face a range of challenges, including an increasing demand for food and other resources. Scientists are working to develop solutions to the problems that threaten our food supply, such as unsustainable farming practices and a changing climate. We need more nutritious and resilient crops, alongside circular processes where food waste is used to make valuable products to reduce the demand for non-renewable resources.

On this short course, you will learn about recent research that aims to better understand and tackle these challenges. You will hear from the people carrying out this important research and gain hands-on experience of laboratory work. As part of a small team, you will also have the opportunity to develop possible solutions to these global challenges.

This course is jointly offered by the Department of Biology, a UK top 10 department and the Department of Chemistry, 7th for Chemistry in the 2023 Complete University guide.

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.