Virtual Summer Schools: Ilka’s Placement

Thanks to Keele Global Opportunities, I was able to attend the Beijing University Summer Language Course in August this year to improve and enhance my Chinese Language abilities. My name is Ilka and I’m going into my second year at Keele. Most notably, I’ve been taking Chinese as an elective since the very first semester... Continue Reading →

Virtual Summer Schools: Sara’s Placement

Over summer, I wanted to push myself both personally and academically as well as expanding my current knowledge and skill set in a dynamic, constructive setting. Ultimately, I chose participating in an online Summer program was the optimum way to do this. I participated in the International Relations and Threats to Global Security program ran... Continue Reading →

Virtual Summer Schools: Zack’s Placement

I have had the brilliant opportunity to complete the Global Leadership and Innovation Program with the University of California Berkeley (USA). This programme was truly enlightening. The tools and awareness for intercultural collaboration and leadership that have been passed down will and have had a huge impact on my career and daily life. Being a... Continue Reading →

Summer schools

Summer schools are taken outside of your degree. These can last anywhere between 1-6 weeks and take place somewhere between June and September. During the summer school you will study a pre-determined programme which will often be accompanied by a series of pre-arranged cultural trips and activities. The great thing about summer schools is that... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Disappointment

Now that grades release have been released and the Global Opportunities team is working towards placing students, we’d like to share some experiences from Peer Advisors who did not get allocated to any choices, or to their top choice. We hope these stories will reassure you that, if you find yourself in a similar situation,... Continue Reading →

Grades release and the waiting game

As we get closer and closer to grade release and allocation, we’re sure you have some questions about what will be happening over the next couple of weeks, so we’ve decided to give you some guidance before the big day to help you along.  First, semester one grades are released tomorrow, Tuesday 16th February, which means you will find out if you have obtained... Continue Reading →

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