International Summer Schools

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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.

Biomedical and Life Sciences

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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.

Physical Sciences and Engineering

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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.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Induction (Induction to engineering, health and safety, tour through engineering)

Introduction to combustion
Wednesday 25 July 2018Alternative energy systems

Introduction to combustion science

Industrial seminar

Self-study - Poster preparation
Thursday 26 July 2018

Laboratories (combustion)

Laboratories (thermofluids)

Industrial visit (waste power plant/COGENT)
Friday 27 July 2018Research methodologies lecture

Laboratories
Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018

Alternative energy systems

Introduction to combustion

Self-study - Poster preparation

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Industrial visit (Biomass Centre/Culham Lab)
Wednesday 1 August 2018Alternative energy systems

Combustion lecture
Thursday 2 August 2018Gas turbine combustion technology

Laboratories
Friday 3 August 2018Final assessment day

Final Gala Ceremony

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

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 21 July, drop off is 4 August) 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.

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Taught by experts in statistics, operational research and computer science, this programme will help you develop both the theoretical understanding and practical experience of applying methods drawn from data science and analytics.

Big Data and High-Performance Computing is a multidisciplinary Summer School split across the Schools of Computer Science and Informatics, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy. Working together, these Schools will introduce you to a range of in-demand skills for extracting and handling ‘big data’, discovering and communicating meaningful patterns from the data, and applying modelling tools to help businesses and government organisations make better decisions.

This Summer School will begin with introductory lectures, workshops and practical sessions intended to provide a basic understanding of programming languages (Python, R and C) and elementary statistical data analysis methods. These activities will provide a grounding for subsequent more advanced topics in data analysis and computing later in the School. The focus will be on practical applications of the various techniques described, showcases by examples from the world-leading research carried out in the School of Physics and Astronomy on data obtained from astronomical satellites such as Planck and Herschel as well as gravitational wave research.

The high-performance computing component of the Summer School will look at important distinctions between shared and distributed memory models, and between data and task-based parallelism, and teach you how to write simple parallel applications. The focus will mainly be on the practical issues of programming modern parallel computers using OpenMP, MPI, and CUDA.

To make sure you benefit from this Summer School, we suggest that applicants are familiar with the C programming language, R and Python. However, if you are unfamiliar with these languages, but still wish to participate in the course, we can also provide you with tutorial material in advance of the summer school. Although it would be beneficial, no advanced expertise in programming or in statistics is required.

If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Sophie Lewis on PSE-ISS@cardiff.ac.uk.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Lecture: Crash course in Python and introduction to data analysis
 
Practical session: Python
 
Problem-solving informal assessment
Wednesday 25 July 2018

Lecture: Introductory Data Analysis (formatting, processing)

Practical Session: Gravitational Waves

Key-note lecture on Gravitational waves

Tour: Astronomical Instrumentation (detectors)

Thursday 26 July 2018

Lecture: Multivariate regression models

Laboratory Session

Friday 27 July 2018

Lecture:  Data mining, classification and clustering

Laboratory Session

Industrial visit

Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018

Lecture: Machine learning and deep learning

Laboratory Session

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Lecture: Examples of parallelism; shared and distributed memory architectures

Industrial visit

Lecture: Programming with OpenMP 4.0

Laboratory Session

Wednesday 1 August 2018

Lecture: Introduction to message passing and the MPI programming model

Laboratory Session

Thursday 2 August 2018

Lecture: Programming with GPUs

Laboratory Session

Friday 3 August 2018

Assessment Day

Final Gala Ceremony

Saturday 4 August 2018Departure from Cardiff (drop off to Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

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 21 July, drop off is 4 August) 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.

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 thorough grounding in both theory and practical skills.

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

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

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Molecular synthesis - Session 1: Oxidation of limonene
Computational chemistry
Wednesday 25 July 2018Materials and energy
Industrial visit
Thursday 26 July 2018Developing catalysts for a sustainable future
Lectures
Friday 27 July 2018Spectroscopy and dynamics
Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018Catalysis and interfacial science Cardiff Catalysis Institute
Lectures
Tuesday 31 July 2018Biological chemistry
Lectures
Industrial visit
Wednesday 1 August 2018Characterissation of catalysis
Lectures
Industrial visit
Thursday 2 August 2018Inorganic synthesis
Friday 3 August 2018Presentations and final assessment
Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 4 August 2018Departure from Cardiff (Drop off at Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is  £1,995.

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 21 July, drop off is on 4 August) 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.

International summer school 2017

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.

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.

In addition to a fantastic learning experience, our Electronic Engineering Summer School includes accommodation in the centre of the city, two cultural trips in cities across the UK and entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh capital. Our Summer School will give you the chance to immerse yourself in the British culture and travel the UK with new friends from all across the world.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Lecture: What are mobile communications?
Build a freestanding mobile system transmitter tower
Laboratory session
Wednesday 25 July 2018Lecture: Interdisciplinary uses of microwave sensors and actuators
Lecture: Radio communication, modulation and detection
Laboratory sessions
Thursday 26 July 2018Lecture: Mobile base station power amplifiers
Laboratory sessions
Friday 27 July 2018Lecture: Information theory, encoding and networks
Laboratory sessions
Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018Lecture: The development of active harmonic load-pull and the development of RFPAs
Laboratory sessions
Tuesday 31 July 2018Industrial site visit
Wednesday 1 August 2018Lecture: RF I-V waveform measurement and engineering
Tour of School research laboratories
Free time and social event
Thursday 2 August 2018Hands-on laboratory with National Instruments
Friday 3 August 2018Lecture: Final assessment day
Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 4 August 2018Departure from Cardiff (Drop off at Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

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 21 July, drop off is on 4 August) 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.

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International Summer School 2017

Zero Carbon Housing: Designing Sustainable Places to Live

Exploring the role of zero carbon housing in responding to the global challenges associated with designing sustainable places for living.

Our Low Carbon Architecture Summer School gives you a comprehensive overview of the key themes and theories around sustainability and their relevance to the global housing challenge.

Zero carbon housing lies at the heart of current responses to sustainability in the residential sector. However, in order to respond to the wider sustainable development agenda, we need to look beyond current policy and think holistically. This summer school will equip you with a broad understanding of this design theme in terms of social environmental and economic perspectives.

You will have the opportunity to learn from industry and academic experts in the field and practice a range of design skills as part of this Summer School, including working effectively in a small group environment and solving problems using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach.

Preliminary Schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Induction to the Welsh School of Architecture

Introduction to zero carbon housing: Designing sustainable places to live
Wednesday 25 July 2018Lectures from visiting experts

Study visit: Solcer House
Thursday 26 July 2018Study visit: BRE Innovation Park
Friday 27 July 2018Introduction to PG study at the school and themes for the design challenge

Study visit: St Fagans
Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018Introduction to design challenges

Design challenge: Tutorials and group working
Tuesday 31 July 2018Study visit: Theme-specific trip
Wednesday 1 August 2018Design challenge: Tutorials and group working

Design challenge: Interim presentations
Thursday 2 August 2018Design challenge: Tutorials and group working
Friday 3 August 2018Design challenge: Final assessment day

Final gala ceremony

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

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 21 July, drop off is 4 August) 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.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (Pickup from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Lecture: Self-healing concrete
 
Site tour
 
Practical: Concrete mix design and beam fabrication 
Wednesday 25 July 2018Lecture: Design issues with mega-tall structures
 
Design Challenge: Design, make and test challenge
Thursday 26 July 2018Practical: Light structures
 
Practical: Materials

Soils laboratory
Friday 27 July 2018Industrial site visits
Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018Lecture: Water engineering - future challenges
 
Practical: Fluid Mechanics
Tuesday 31 July 2018Lecture: Structural engineering

Structures lab

Practical: Concrete testing and feedback
Wednesday 1 August 2018Lecture: Environmental Engineering
 
Practical: Environmental laboratory
Thursday 2 August 2018Lecture: Building Information Modelling (BIM) and applications
 
Design challenge testing (including presentation)
Friday 3 August 2018Final assessment day

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 4 August 2018Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

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 21 July, drop off is on 4 August) 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.