The annual ACU Summer School event is a forum for students from every corner of the Commonwealth to discuss multidisciplinary issues of global importance. Established in 2011, a key element of the School is the aim to mix local and regional students with their peers who may have not ever had the opportunity to leave their own regions.
ACU Summer School is a transformative opportunity which connects students across the Commonwealth. Participants can expect:
- Talks by leading international speakers
- Engaging and challenging group project work
- Networking opportunities
- Intercultural sessions
- Skills development
Application Deadline: 30th January 2023 at 16:00 UTC + 1
Eligible Countries: International
Number of Awards: 50
Value of Award: The ACU will fund full participation in the programme, including:
- Field trips
- The final day trip
- Meals on campus
- On-campus accommodation in en-suite single rooms
In addition, successful applicants will receive funded return economy flights and airport pick-ups from Manchester airport.
Eligibility: In order to apply for ACU Commonwealth Summer School:
- The summer school is open to current postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) and final-year undergraduate students at ACU member universities.
- Applicants must not have previously traveled outside their home region. This requirement does not apply to students studying at member universities in the host country of the UK.
- The event is most appropriate for those who are not already studying a sports-related degree, but who have an interest in driving sustainability, community and well-being through sports.
- Students who have previously attended an ACU Summer School are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply: Students in the final year of their undergraduate degree who expect to move to postgraduate study, or those already studying for a postgraduate degree (full or part time) are eligible to apply to attend. Qualifying students from ACU member institutions will be eligible to apply for bursaries.
You are also required to submit responses to the following questions:
- Explain how your interests and/or achievements, work experience, volunteering experience and studies fit with the theme of ‘Sport and regeneration: Driving sustainability, community and wellbeing’. Give at least one specific example of an activity or project you have been involved in which relates to the theme (150-250 words).
- Choose the sustainable development goal which best relates to the subject you are studying or researching.
- Explain why it is important that the global community addresses this goal using examples from your own country. (150-250 words).
- Describe your motivation for wishing to participate in the Summer School and both what you will contribute to and gain from the event (150-250 words).
- Describe how you plan to share the knowledge and experience gained at the Summer School with your university and community after the event. Give at least one specific example (150-250 words).