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?
Applications can be made here.
When and where is STEM Summer School?
The Summer School will run from Monday 20th June until Friday 15th July (with the Mathematics examination to be held slightly later on Tuesday 19th July).
What do I do at STEM Summer School?
A foundation module has been created to introduce you to online study and university life and will be available to undertake online a couple of weeks prior to the start of the Summer School.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Assessments will take place during the final week, Monday 10th July until Friday 15th July, with the exception of the Mathematics examination which will take place on Monday 18th July.
Attending STEM Summer School is free of charge.