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Leadership & Sustainability Innovation Online

24 June - 9 July 2021

Develop your leadership, entrepreneurship, and business consultancy skills as you work to fix real issues with UK organisations. You'll work in small teams with students around the world to develop an appreciation of sustainability innovation, as well as engage with entrepreneurs and businesses on this highly interactive online programme. 

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Before teaching begins, you will have opportunities to connect with other students through a variety of social and cultural online activities. You will also have time to familiarise yourself with the online learning platforms and meet the staff.

Week 1

Through online recorded lectures and live workshops, you will learn about theoretical practices and responsibilities of leadership. You will continue to reflect on these concepts throughout the course and apply your knowledge to a live project exploring the scope for sustainability innovation within an organisation. In your student team, you will meet your client over video call to understand their organisation and business culture before beginning your research in response to their brief.

Week 2

You will continue to develop your knowledge of the key topics through lectures and workshops with academic staff from across Lancaster's Management School. Working as a team to plan your time, you will keep in contact with your client throughout the programme developing stakeholder relationship skills. On the final day, you will present your recommendations to your clients in a project showcase event.

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Students who complete this course are awarded 15 LU / 4 US / 8 ECTS credits.

This summer school will be assessed through three methods:

+ 50%: Individual reflective assignment (2,500 words) completed post programme
+ 40%: Group client report (4,000 words)
+ 10%: Peer assessments of project showcase event

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The 2021 fee of £1995 covers tuition, social activities and credit-bearing assessments.

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What our students think

'I have acquired a better perspective on the business world, as a science student I feel that this experience had real value to my professional development' - Eleanore Dowling, University of Western Australia

'I really enjoyed the summer school, made some amazing friends and learnt a great deal regarding team work, business report writing and environmental responsibility. Being able to work closely with a client, gave me an industry perspective that I wouldn't have been able to gain in a lecture theatre.' - Sanduni Jinadasa, Swinburne University of Technology

Lancaster University Global Summer Schools

Global Experiences, Welcome Centre, Bowland College, Lancaster University LA1 4YT


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