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STEM Summer School 2021

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Summer School is an opportunity for you to further improve your skills for your chosen programme here at Strathclyde.

 

Who can apply to attend STEM Summer School?

To be admitted to the STEM Summer School you must:

  • have accepted an offer to study at the University of Strathclyde as firm or insurance and be a Home or RUK student

International students will be considered on a case by case basis and should email to note their interest in attending before making an application.

 

How do I apply to attend STEM Summer School?

Apply online for STEM Summer School 2021. 

If you require a paper application form, please email to request this.

The deadline for applications for STEM Summer School is Friday 28 May 2021.

Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

When and where is STEM Summer School?

STEM Summer School will take place online from Monday 7 June to Friday 9 July 2021.

 

What do I do at STEM Summer School?

Induction

A foundation module has been created to introduce you to online study and university life and will be available to undertake online from Monday 31 May.

Modules

STEM Summer School consists of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics modules. The modules will be delivered online via the University’s virtual learning environment, MyPlace, and for each you will have a number of structured learning activities to complete.

If attending STEM Summer School is a condition of your offer of study, your conditional offer will outline which module(s) you are required to take. 

In addition to your subject modules you will also complete an Introduction to Learning in Higher Education module which incorporates Study and Library Skills. This will be invaluable to you in your undergraduate career.

Mathematics

The Mathematics module will cover core topics required for university courses in science and engineering. Over the course of the STEM Summer School, you will study: numbers, algebra, functions and graphs, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus.

Learning activities will include reading sections of lecture notes, watching short video lectures, exercises and completing end of topic quizzes. To aid your learning and understanding, weekly live teaching sessions will be provided, during which you will be able to ask your tutors any questions you have about the material.

Chemistry

Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, including ideas of atomic and molecular structure and their relation to chemical reactivity.

This introduction to Chemistry will take the form of online lectures, tutorials, and laboratories.

Physics

Teaching consists of online lectures and tutorials covering basic Physics including mechanics, waves and electricity.

Study and Library Skills

The Study and Library Skills module will equip you with the skills necessary for studying successfully at university and will include the following topics:

  • time management 
  • notetaking
  • reading and analysis
  • exam preparation
  • finding scholarly information using the Library catalogue and online resources
  • critically evaluating information
  • referencing different types of information

This module will be assessed by three short assignments submitted via Myplace.

Assessment

STEM Summer School exams will take place between Monday 12 July and Friday 16 July.

 

Additional Information

Attending STEM Summer School is free of charge.

 

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