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Manchester International Summer School 2017

14 July 2017

The fifth Manchester International Summer School took place 9-28 July 2017, and we welcomed 110 students from around the world to study in Manchester for three weeks.

Students took lectures and seminars on a range of SALC topics, including industrial Manchester, political history, art history, the literature of the Brontes and the music of the Beatles. As part of their studies students also explored Manchester and the northwest through weekly field trips, including Quarry Bank Mill.

The academic nature of the course was emphasised through study skills sessions to assist students with their essays and presentations. In their free time students are encouraged to make use of the cultural assets around the city and are introduced to current SALC students through organised social activities.

This year for the first time we arranged guided tours of nearby Elizabeth Gaskell House which was particularly beneficial to those studying the Brontes and Manchester’s industrial history. We’ve received excellent feedback from this year’s students, focusing on the learning experience, meeting friends from around the world and the opportunity to live in a new city.

Many students were interested in future study in the UK and at The University of Manchester. Plans are in place for the 2018 summer school, building on student feedback to improve and expand on a very successful programme.

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