Story Summer School

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Our storytelling programme:

This new International Summer School capitalises on Northern Ireland’s long established culture of storytelling and its significant, diverse contributions to creative industries around the world. Our communities have produced storytellers of international acclaim from the Nobel Prizewinning poet Seamus Heaney and the novelist C.S Lewis to Lisa McGee, the writer of Channel 4’s hit TV series ‘Derry Girls’.

The contemporary creative landscape is vibrant environment for aspiring writers, producers and performers too with emerging voices given a place to thrive and experiment at Queen’s University, which houses the Seamus Heaney Centre, The Sonic Arts Research Laboratory, Brian Friel Theatre and Queen’s Film Theatre.

  • An opportunity to discover how education can drive change through world class teaching- lectures, panel discussions and seminars
  • Optional credit-bearing programme at Year 2 undergraduate equivalent, following assessment. A student successfully completing one of our Summer Schools following essay assessment will be awarded 20 CATS points, worth a recommended 5 -6 US credits
  • Guaranteed accommodation on campus for 27 nights
  • A social programme including welcome reception, film nights, social events and ‘Ceilidh’ Night – traditional Irish music and dancing
  • Opportunity to explore Northern Ireland with cultural and historical field trips. Students will have the opportunity to see their learning in action with a range of field trips across Northern Ireland to sites of cultural and historical importance.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Education for Transformation

It was perfect! Throughout the past month, I've had a chance to learn about a range of different topics related to education and Northern Ireland. Other than the fantastic classes, there were many field trips that provided some first-hand experience and opportunities to discuss with principals, students and politicians alike. Expect to learn about the history and conflicts of Northern Ireland, their educational system, current research and much more! Also, be ready to meet incredible classmates, teachers and staff. I'm really glad to have received Santander's scholarship, which made this whole experience possible. I can't wait to apply what I've learned and hope I can be back to Queen's soon.

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Education for Transformation

The Education for Transformation Summer Course at Queen's University Belfast was an incredible experience. I learned about the history of the country, the troubles they had, the division between Catholics and Protestants, how the educational system is, and so many other things. I am really happy that I received a Santander scholarship and had the opportunity to study during 4 weeks about education in Northern Ireland. Now I understand a lot more about this divided society, and can compare it with my country. Thank you very much for this opportunity. I hope to have the chance to come back and keep my studies.

What would you improve about this program?
I believe it would be better to have more discussion panels with students, teachers and principals.
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