Do well and do good. Learn how social entrepreneurship supports schemes that improve people’s lives, pick your own cause, and pitch your full financial proposal to the professionals.
Project Based Learning
16-17 year olds
14 days commencing:
Nothing beats the feeling of helping others. Especially when you’ve built new skills and knowledge to make a real impact. Study Social Entrepreneurship with us and you’ll explore social projects in health, education or employment and learn how to analyse social problems and innovate solutions.
We’ll explore existing social enterprises for inspiring stories and to learn first-hand how our public services work. The course is centered around developing a social solution and financial model to match, before pitching it to industry experts. What a chance to showcase your skills and commitment to enhancing society.
On our project-based courses, you will work on a group project which is defined by your tutor and based on a complex real-life problem. Each course will have a theme which connects all subjects, to encourage collaboration between groups and peer feedback. In taught sessions, your tutor will equip you with the practical subject knowledge required to address the problem you have been assigned, and you will take ownership of your project during group work facilitated by teaching assistants. To learn from industry experts, you will also visit companies, innovators, and experts to immerse you in the current issues defining your subject area and the overall course theme. Your course will culminate in a group presentation to peers, staff and external experts.
Discover the best of British culture and beyond to find out what makes Great Britain so great by visiting all of its wonderful landmarks on foot, by bike or via the tube. Hop on to London’s infamous tube system, and explore trendy Shoreditch (with its delicious eateries and boutique shops), visit Camden market for some vintage finds, or stroll along the Thames and watch the sunset behind the London Eye. Wherever you choose, you’re sure to be captivated by the city’s atmospheric charm.
Discover amazing treasures and the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, to the National Gallery and St James' Park.
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.
The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.
Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.
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London calling! What’s not to love about the capital- you can cruise down the River Thames, learn about high fashion history at the V&A, and eat at some of the country’s top restaurants all in one day. London is home to a plethora of cultures and industries, with start-ups from around the world making it their office address. It is the perfect place to get a head start in your area of interest, while experiencing all that a multicultural capital city has to offer. The fun doesn’t end, and neither does the learning.
You will be staying in accommodation at The Queen Mary, University of London Mile End campus which is located in East London. Trendy, modern, and conveniently located, you’re just steps away from plenty of must-see sites, amenities, as well as endless transport links via the London Underground rail service.
You’ll experience some of London’s best local restaurants and cafes, as well as a lovely formal dinner on the last night of your course.
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