Utrecht Network Summer Schools
Utrecht Network summer schools are, in principle, a joint activity of Utrecht Network members. The international Utrecht Network summer schools are organised by a consortium of Utrecht Network members, taught by staff from different Utrecht network members. An international particpation is guaranteed. Students of several Utrecht Network universities and the American MAUI network and Australian AEN network participate in these summer schools.
2015 Utrecht Network Summer Schools
The following Summer Schools will take place in 2015:
Professional English Summer School (Hull)
The Professional English Summer School will take place at the University of Hull between Monday 29 June - Friday 10 July 2015. The programme is intended for individuals who already have a relatively good command of English but who wish to update or further refine their languauge.
The programme will be of special interest to individuals working in educational environments who require increasing accuracy or fluency in English, or who require further exposure to varieties of English to satisfy their professional needs.
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Summer School (Antwerp)
The summer school on ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ will take place in Antwerp (Belgium) from Sunday 5 July - Saturday 11 July 2015. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity was the motto of the French Revolution (1789) and it summarises boldly the founding ideas of modern Europe. The question that the summer school sets out to answer is what remains of these core values in Europe in the 21st century?
The school is intended for advanced undergraduate students with at least two years of academic experience, regardless of their study background, with an interest in gettting acquainted with the topic from a multidisciplinary approach.
Further information on the programme and details of how to apply can be found at http://lefsummerschool.eu/
Utrecht Network Hospitality Fund
Each school (and there is a maximum of 3 per year) can use up to 30 grants of € 250 each per year (this is based on the number of full UN member institutions).
Each school (preferably its academic committee) decides on the allocation of the grants in a transparent manner:
- One student per institution has priority based on performance (and other reasons applicable for the purpose of the school). Students eligible to apply for Erasmus Staff Training funds from their own institution are not eligible to receive a hospitality grant.
- If no students apply from a specific UN institution, this un-used grant can be used for students from other member universities ranked lower than first. They will then be given to students from other UN member institutions where more than one student applied.
- The body who ranks the students (preferably the academic committee), allocates the grant with the consent of their home institution. Schools therefore first have to communicate with the UN home institution of the student selected before they contact the students. However, in case of disagreement between the school’s decision and the recommendation of the student’s home institution the final decision lies with the school.
- Once the students have started with the school, the school claims the HP funding for participants at the UN secretariat through the Task Force Summer schools.