International Summer Schools

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Our International Summer Schools are targeted towards advanced undergraduates or those who have recently graduated.

Each programme is designed to develop a sophisticated knowledge of the subject area, provide hands-on experience and give you an insight into life at a leading UK university.

Physical Sciences and Engineering

As the home of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, the School of Chemistry is a world leader in the teaching and research of catalysis.

Our faculty includes renowned academics specialising in all areas of catalysis. This summer school will give you an insight into the cutting-edge of research on this all-important chemical process.

Our research is focused on finding solutions to current real-world problems, as well as improving catalytic processes already in use. This approach forms the basis of the Diversity of Catalysis Summer School, which provides a through grounding in both theory and practical skills.

In keeping with our varied research, the course content explores the varied presence and application in chemistry of the differing types of catalyst and catalytic applications. Ranging through organic, inorganic, spectroscopic and theoretical chemistry, you will gain a thorough understanding of the integral role catalysts play in chemistry.

Teaching will includes hands-on sessions covering organic synthesis, molecular modelling, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, spectroscopy, dynamics and characterisation.

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The Diversity of Catalysis

15 December 2016

Programme for The Diversity of Catalysis Summer School.

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Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 15 July 2017Arrival in Cardiff
Sunday 16 July 2017Free time
Monday 17 July 2017Welcome and orientation day
Tuesday 18 July 2017Inorganic/organic synthesis laboratory
lectures
Wednesday 19 July 2017Inorganic/organic synthesis laboratory
lectures
Industrial visit
Thursday 20 July 2017Biological chemistry laboratory
Lectures
Friday 21 July 2017Scenic tour of Welsh beaches
Saturday 22 July 2017Field trips and free time
Sunday 23 July 2017Field trips and free time
Monday 24 July 2017Tour of Cardiff Catalysis Institute
Lectures
Tuesday 25 July 2017Computer modelling laboratory
Lectures
Wednesday 26 July 2017Catalysis laboratory
Lectures
Industrial visit
Thursday 27 July 2017Spectroscopy laboratory lectures
Friday 28 July 2017Course conclusion
Saturday 29 July 2017Departure from Cardiff

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast & lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July, drop off is on 29 July) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email pse-iss@cardiff.ac.uk.

Our summer school in civil engineering provides a taste of our highly respected architectural, environmental and civil engineering degree programmes.

The programme addresses contemporary issues in designing and working with structures and the built and natural environments, in both national and international contexts.

Teaching will be delivered on the course through a mixture of keynote lectures, practical activities and site visits. You will have the opportunity to work with world-leading staff from the School of Engineering, as well as figures from industry.

Scheduled free time will allow participants to explore Cardiff and its vibrant culture, providing an experience of life in the UK.The content of the course will help you to develop a sophisticated understanding of the role of engineers in designing, constructing and maintaining the physical environment, including buildings and structures, water supply, flood alleviation, and geotechnical and environmental issues.

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Sustainable Civil Engineering programme

15 December 2016

Programme for Sustainable Civil Engineering Summer School.

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Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 15 July 2017Arrival in Cardiff
Sunday 16 July 2017Cardiff tour
Monday 17 July 2017Welcome and induction
Tuesday 18 July 2017Lecture: Self-healing concrete
 
Site tour
 
Practical: Concrete mix design and beam fabrication 
Wednesday 19 July 2017Lecture: Design issues with mega-tall structures
 
Design Challenge: Design, make and test a paper bridge or tallest structure
Thursday 20 July 2017Practical: Light structures
 
Practical: Materials
Friday 21 July 2017Industrial site visits
Saturday 22 July 2017Social excursion
Sunday 23 July 2017Cultural visit
Monday 24 July 2017Lecture: Water engineering - future challenges
 
Practical: Fluid Mechanics
Tuesday 25 July 2017Practical: Concrete testing and feedback
 
Design Challenge: Construct a timber frame
Wednesday 26 July 2017Lecture: Environmental Engineering
 
Practical: Environmental laboratory
Thursday 27 July 2017Lecture: Building Information Modelling (BIM) and applications
 
Design challenge testing (including presentation)
Friday 28 July 2017Closing activities
Saturday 29 July 2017Departure from Cardiff

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast & lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July, drop off is on 29 July) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email pse-iss@cardiff.ac.uk.

Developing sources of energy to meet the demands of the future is one of the foremost challenges facing engineering.

Our Alternative Energy and Combustion Summer School gives you a comprehensive overview of the key themes and theories around developing alternative energy sources and systems.

Developing sources of energy to meet the demands of the future is one of the foremost challenges facing engineering. This Summer School offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of a number of different types of alternative energy sources whose outputs are suitable for conversion into electrical and thermal power energy.

You will be able to practice a range of skills as part of this Summer School, including working effectively in a small group environment and solving problems using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach.

Analysing the UK power system, prospects for achieving CO2 emissions targets and decarbonised electrical power systems is also integral to the programme.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Monday 17 July 2017Enrolment and tour around campus
'Welcome to Cardiff' induction
Treasure hunt through Cardiff
Tuesday 18 July 2017Induction (induction to engineering, H&S, tour through engineering)
Introduction to combustion
Wednesday 19 July 2017Alternative energy systems
Introduction to combustion science
Industrial seminar
Self-study - poster preparation
Social activity
Thursday 20 July 2017Laboratories (combustion)
Laboratories (thermofluids)
Industrial visit (waste power plant/COGENT)
Friday 21 July 2017Visit to Wales (Rosili Beach and Swansea)
Monday 24 July 2017Alternative energy systems
Introduction to combustion
Self-study - poster preparation
Tuesday 25 July 2017Industrial visit (Biomass Centre/Culham Lab)
Wednesday 26 July 2017Alternative energy systems
Introduction to combustion
Self-study - poster preparation/printing
Social activity
Thursday 27 July 2017Gas turbine combustion technology
Poster competition
Farewell Dinner (Aberdere Hall)
Friday 28 July 2017Visit to London (Royal Air Force Museum)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July, drop off is 29 July) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email pse-iss@cardiff.ac.uk.

Our summer camp offers advanced undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to develop their knowledge of electronic engineering and gain first-hand experience of laboratory work and industrial application.

Please note: this Summer School course is now fully booked for the 2017 session.

You will be able to work with world-leading research and academic staff from in the School of Engineering's high-quality facilities, located in the multi-million-pound Queen’s Buildings complex.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a workshop with National Instruments, the global leader in test, measurement and control solutions.

Throughout the two-week long camp, there will be other planned excursions and free time included in the schedule for participants to explore Cardiff, get a feel for life in the UK and socialise with each other.

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Electronic Engineering Summer Camp programme

15 December 2016

Programme for the Electronic Engineering Summer Camp.

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Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 15 July 2017Arrival in Cardiff
Sunday 16 July 2017Free time
Monday 17 July 2017Welcome talk and social event
Tuesday 18 July 2017Lecture: What are mobile communications?
Build a freestanding mobile system transmitter tower
Laboratory session
Wednesday 19 July 2017Lecture: Interdisciplinary uses of microwave sensors and actuators
Lecture: Radio communication, modulation and detection
Laboratory sessions
Thursday 20 July 2017Lecture: Mobile base station power amplifiers
Laboratory sessions
Friday 21 July 2017Lecture: Information theory, encoding and networks
Laboratory sessions
Saturday 22 July 2017Field trips and free time
Sunday 23 July 2017Field trips and free time
Monday 24 July 2017Lecture: The development of active harmonic load-pull and the development of RFPAs
Laboratory sessions
Tuesday 25 July 2017Industrial site visit
Wednesday 26 July 2017Lecture: RF I-V waveform measurement and engineering
Tour of School research laboratories
Free time and social event
Thursday 27 July 2017Hands-on laboratory with National Instruments
Friday 28 July 2017Lecture: What is engineering?
Barbecue
Saturday 29 July 2017Departure from Cardiff

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast & lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July, drop off is on 29 July) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email pse-iss@cardiff.ac.uk.

Biomedical and Life Sciences

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

This summer school offers a unique experience in sampling one of the top research-driven biomedical curricula in the UK in the beautiful setting of Cardiff city centre.

The summer school programme is designed to provide you with an introduction to biomedical and biological research and the crucial role it has to play in developing solutions to modern day challenges on health care, climate and global resources.

The academic programme consists of a series of lectures delivered by lecturers and professors who are authoritative figures in the fields that they teach. These lectures will introduce you to the topics of cancer biology, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, molecular biology of pancreatic disease, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disease, tissue engineering and the current research activities in these areas in Cardiff.

The Biomedicine International summer school also incorporates a social/recreational programme with the aim of introducing participants to contemporary British society and culture. A number of visits to cultural and recreational facilities in the UK will be included in the programme. The summer school is therefore also a good opportunity to meet new friends and to build up a rapport with other participants through work and recreational activities.

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Biomedicine International Summer School

19 April 2017

The brochure for the Biomedicine International Summer School, featuring a full timetable of events and information about Cardiff University's learning environment.

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Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 15 July 2017Arrival in Cardiff
Sunday 16 July 2017Free time/social events
Monday 17 July 2017Welcome talk and social event
Cancer Biology: mechanisms and therapeutics
Scientific communications workshop - journal club
Tuesday 18 July 2017Introduction to the College’s Masters programmes
Air pollution & lung disease
Cardiff neuroscience presentation
Scientific communication - allocation of research titles
Wednesday 19 July 2017Tissue engineering
Molecular mechanisms of pancreatic disorders
Cardiff molecular biology research
Thursday 20 July 2017Mechanism, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia treatments and acute pancreatitis, molecular mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets
Biological research in Cardiff
Research experience
Friday 21 July 2017Visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales
Saturday 22 July 2017Free time and social programme
Sunday 23 July 2017Free time and social programme
Monday 24 July 2017Bioinformatics workshop
Student presentations and feedback
Tuesday 25 July 2017Disease mechanisms of osteoarthritis
Introduction to practical workshops
Practical workshops
Wednesday 26 July 2017Research experience
Thursday 27 July 2017Practical workshop
Research experience
Friday 28 July 2017Research experience
Tour of Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
Reflection, course feedbackamd evaluation
Closing ceremony
Saturday 29 July 2017Departure from Cardiff

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

The tuition fee includes: accommodation for the duration of the course, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July and drop off is on 29 July), excursions organised by Cardiff University, materials and reagents used in laboratory practical sessions.

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email internationalsummerschool@cardiff.ac.uk.