York, United Kingdom

Developing Solutions to Environmental Challenges (Environment and Geography)

when 21 July 2024 - 3 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3750

The University of York's Pre-University Summer School is a residential programme designed for students aged 16-18 to get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK.

The programme combines a chosen academic subject option with co-curricular sessions on academic, intercultural and employability skills and a fun-packed schedule of cultural and social visits and activities.

Developing Solutions to Environmental Challenges:
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.

Course leader

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 programme is open to all students aged 16-18 who are currently in secondary or further education. Participants must have had their 16th birthday before the programme starts.

Course aim

The programme is designed to help students prepare for university study through:
- an in-depth exploration of the chosen academic subject option and the teaching and learning methods at undergraduate level
- the development of key academic skills needed for success at university
- intercultural training and employability skills
- university preparation sessions and insight from current students

Credits info

This is a non-credit programme however participants will be guaranteed a typical offer for undergraduate study at the University of York upon successful completion of the programme*

*Exclusions and eligibility criteria apply, please see the website for more details.

Fee info

GBP 3750: Apply by the 29th March to take advantage of our early bird programme fee. The programme fee from 30th March is £3,995.

The programme fee includes all tuition and course materials, accommodation for 13 nights, catering, transport and entry fees for trips and visits, free time activities, certificate of completion, Wi-Fi on campus and in York city centre, and 24/7 staffing and support.