Academic content

Summer Schools will run over one week or two week schedules. One week programmes will comprise five academic sessions, each of up to three hours duration taking place in the morning with heritage and cultural activities scheduled for the afternoons. Student presentations will take place on the last day, rounding off the programme. Two week programmes will comprise 10 academic sessions with similar scheduling.

Subject to minimum group sizes, disciplines available for Summer Schools of one or two week duration may include:

  • Accents & Dialects
  • British Sign Language
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Writing
  • Design
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Festivals
  • Fashion
  • Heritage Tourism in York
  • Media & Film
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Religion, Philosophy & Ethics
  • Sports Coaching
  • The Art & Culture of Northern England
  • Youth Culture

Teacher helping students at summer schoolThese topics capture only a sample of the faculty expertise available and are illustrative; we encourage dialogue with institutions that are interested in joining our Summer Schools so that subject matter can be best tailored to demand, and content can be matched to student requirements.

All courses will be taught in English. Courses are not currently credit-rated; participating institutions may wish to award credit for activities undertaken during the Summer School or from subsequent reflective accounts or reports. Certificates of completion will be awarded to attendees to formally certify their participation for incorporation into portfolios or resumés.

We welcome dialogue with institutions who may wish to use the Summer School as an opportunity to deliver their own teaching programmes on the York St John University campus, with or without the cultural programme as best fits your particular needs.