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Leadership & Sustainability Innovation

28 June - 9 July 2021

Develop your leadership, entrepreneurship, and business consultancy skills as you work to fix real issues with local businesses and Non-Governmental Organisations. You'll work in small teams to develop an appreciation of sustainability and innovation, as well as engage with entrepreneurs and businesses on this highly interactive programme. 

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Week 1

You’ll explore theoretical practices and responsibilities of leadership through lectures and workshops. Field trips will help you make sense of the theories and learning from the classroom and you will begin to work in a team on a live project to explore the scope for sustainability innovation within an organisation. The week will end with an overnight stay in The Lake District, seeing mountainous views, cruising along a lake, and exploring the history of local villages.

Week 2

There will be lectures, workshops, field trips and project sponsor visits covering sustainability innovation and integrated sustainable development goals. You’ll also present your recommendations to your clients on the final day in a project showcase event.


Tab Content: Credits & Assessment

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

Tab Content: Fees

The 2020 fee of £2,736 covers 

  • tuition
  • accommodation
  • most meals

Please note there may be extra living costs, such as if you opt into additional trips or eat out.

Find the cost breakdown on the Global Summer Schools page.

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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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