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Summer University

Summer University

Fees are waived if:

  • You are a current Teesside University student on a course of over 60 credits
  • You have been given a conditional offer based on passing a Summer University module

If you meet the above criteria then please contact summeruniversity@tees.ac.uk to book your free place

Summer University

Summer University

An Introduction to Interior Design

£150.00

Description

Interior design encompasses function, fashion, colour, light, materials and decoration. You are introduced to the key principles and language of interior design – from interpreting the brief to realising and communicating creative ideas. No previous knowledge is assumed and you are encouraged to explore a range of ideas, processes, and methods while you complete a negotiated personal project.
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Animation Pre-Production

£100.00

Description

You become proficient in the creation of key components of the animation pre-production process, including: project planning, development, concept art, character, environment and prop design, scriptwriting, layout, storyboarding, art direction, cinematography, directing, and animation bibles.
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Basic sewing techniques

£50.00

Description

Learn to sew and improve your sewing skills. You learn how to stitch different types of seams, hems and darts, and how to professionally fit zips and facings. The techniques you’re taught allow your dressmaking to have a great professional finish.
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Building a Champion Athlete

£50.00

Description

Have you ever wondered what makes a champion sportsperson? This course introduces you to the scientific and theoretical basis of what goes into producing a champion. You cover core subject areas including exercise physiology, sport psychology and biomechanics, and gain an insight into how these areas help identify potential and produce champions.
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Concept Art Project Pre-Production

£100.00

Description

ou become proficient in the creation of key components of the animation pre-production process, including: project planning, development, concept art, character, environment and prop design, scriptwriting, layout, storyboarding, art direction, cinematography, directing, and animation bibles.
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Conceptual Design & Creativity

£100.00

Description

You develop your own style through exposure to the creative process of artists and artisans and the exploration of professional techniques. You are encouraged to engage critically with existing work, selecting elements as appropriate to your own overall design concept.You pursue your own design strategies within a conceptual framework. Composition, uses of colour culturally, trends, objects, sounds, text and the discipline of photography are all considered from a more abstract perspective.
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Creative Writing and Research

£150.00

Description

If you have already started writing creatively, this is the course for you. Studying a range of genres and forms of imaginative writing, you familiarise yourself with methods and approaches for developing a body of work. You focus on the role of research in writing and consider various resources and research tools such as libraries and archives.
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Data Acquisition and Security

£100.00

Description

Information governance includes managing information within an organisation, employing a set of structures, policies and processes to provide data security and integrity.

You are introduced to the principles of information governance and a toolkit to enable you to enterprise data. This includes examining the Information Security Standards, specifically the 27000 series.
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Digital drawing and illustration using Adobe Illustrator

£50.00

Description

Learn the essential skills for producing artwork in Adobe Illustrator. Working from sketches and photographs you create your own unique drawings and illustrations, and experience digital embroidery and digital fabric printing.
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Drawing for Animation

£100.00

Description

You develop your visual perception and drawing skills, which are essential for a productive artist to communicate ideas effectively, swiftly and efficiently. You are guided through a wide range of drawing exercises including figure drawing, environment drawing, sketching layouts, props and character design, which involve working in traditional and digital studios and at external locations.

These exercises develop your observational and imaginative drawing abilities, as well as build on your artistic skills and range of techniques, using traditional and digital tools.
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Exploring Psychology

£50.00

Description

Explore the ways that psychologists study how people think, remember, develop and behave. Learn how psychologists apply their knowledge to understand, predict – and sometimes control – human behaviour.
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Forensic and crime scene investigation

£50.00

Description

You cover topics such as the investigative process, evidence types,recording,recovery and analysis of evidence and crime scene photography. Sessions include a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, and you make use of the University’s extensive crime scene facilities.
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Foundation Biology

£50.00

Description

If you’d like to study for a course in science and need to refresh or update your knowledge of biology then this course is a great starting point. You are taught through a mixture of lectures and practical laboratory sessions.You study cellular biology, human biology, disease,evolution and investigative biology.
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Foundation Chemistry

£50.00

Description

This course helps you upgrade or refresh your chemistry knowledge in preparation for entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University in science or engineering. You learn through a combination of lectures and practical laboratory sessions. You study atoms and molecules, bonding and chemical reactions,quantitative chemistry, and basic organic chemistry.
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Foundation Chemistry by Blended Learning

£50.00

Description

This course helps you into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University that includes level 3 chemistry as an entry requirement. Delivered by blended learning, it’s suitable if you are unable to attend classes at the University on a weekly basis. You have access to detailed learning materials and solved problems to help you study the core topics. An online tutor is available if you require guidance and assistance with your learning. You study atoms and molecules, bonding and chemical reactions, quantitative chemistry and basic organic chemistry.
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Foundation Mathematics

£50.00

Description

This course helps you gain entry into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University that includes level 3 mathematics as an entry requirement. You study algebra, trigonometry and calculus.
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Summer University

Foundation Mathematics by Blended Learning

£50.00

Description

This course helps you into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University that includes level 3 mathematics as an entry requirement. Delivered by blended learning it’s ideal if you are unable to attend classes at the University on a weekly basis. You have access to detailed learning materials and solved problems to help you study the core topics. An online tutor is available if you require guidance and assistance with your learning. You study algebra, trigonometry and calculus.
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Foundation Physics

£50.00

Description

This course helps you upgrade or refresh your physics knowledge in preparation for entry into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University in science or engineering. You study properties of matter, energy, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and thermodynamics.
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Summer University

Foundation Physics by Blended Learning

£50.00

Description

This course helps you into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University that includes level 3 physics as an entry requirement. Delivered by blended learning, it’s suitable if you are unable to attend classes at the University on a weekly basis. You have access to detailed learning materials and solved problems to help you study the core topics. An online tutor is available if you require guidance and assistance with your learning.You study properties of matter, energy, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and thermodynamics.
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Further Mathematics

£50.00

Description

This course refreshes and enhances your knowledge in mathematical topics to prepare you to enter the second year of an undergraduate engineering degree at Teesside University. You must already have an understanding of these concepts from completing qualifications such as an HNC/HND or equivalent). You study algebra and calculus.
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Summer University

Games Prototyping

£100.00

Description

You are introduced to fundamental concepts involved in the creation of game prototypes. The essence of a core gameplay is examined with a strong focus on interaction and how this translates into a tactile,engaging experience. You look at scripting for games through the introduction of fundamental principles of programming including variables, functions and operators. In conjunction with the use of a contemporary game engine, these concepts are used to implement functionality and demonstrate gameplay.
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Summer University

Into History

£50.00

Description

This series of interactive workshops stimulates debate, excites your curiosity and challenges the way you think. You are introduced to primary and secondary sources and to the methods of historical enquiry required at degree level. The course provides a springboard into undergraduate study with topics explicitly linked to the core subjects of the first year of our BA (Hons) History. You examine the plight of internal refugees in Nazi occupied France, explore the impact of Luther and the European reformation, and consider the significance of documents and photographs in helping us to understand how ordinary people lived.
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Summer University

Introduction to Counselling Skills

£50.00

Description

This course introduces you to counselling and communication skills. It includes basic questioning and listening skills and outlines how these abilities can be used in training for counselling.
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Introduction to Creative Writing

£50.00

Description

Have you ever wanted to write a novel or short story? This course offers individual and group writing activities to broaden your awareness of the approaches, techniques and forms available to writers. You will get feedback on your work as it progresses.
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Introduction to Criminal Law

£50.00

Description

An exciting introduction to criminal law – this course covers the law of theft, murder, manslaughter and non-fatal offences.
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Introduction to Criminology

£50.00

Description

Why do people commit crime? This course focuses on two main areas of criminology - criminological theory and criminal justice. You explore why people commit crime and examine the different groups involved in crime. This is followed by an overview of the criminal justice system in England and Wales.
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Introduction to Drawing

£50.00

Description

Do you have a keen interest in learning to draw? This course introduces you to some of the basic skills and elements of drawing. Through practical drawing exercises you explore principles such as line, tone, composition and proportion.
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Introduction to Employment Law

£50.00

Description

Would you like to know your rights as an employee? This course introduces you to employment law by examining specific topics. You cover discrimination, unfair dismissal and trade unions.
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Introduction to Family Law

£50.00

Description

You are introduced to family law by examining specific topics. The first part of the course considers the legal issues concerning children and the second considers the legal issues concerning relationships.
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Introduction to Finance

£50.00

Description

This course provides you with an understanding of both financial and management accounting. You learn to appreciate the impact and decisions on costbase and the profitability of a business.
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Introduction to Food & Nutrition

£50.00

Description

Food is complicated. We are bombarded with information about the fat and sugar content of food, its vitamins and minerals and the claimed benefits of new products.

What does it all mean? This course reflects the range of skills and knowledge required by professionals in the very diverse food and nutrition sector.

We introduce you to a variety of career opportunities including teaching, nutrition, food science, food safety and environmental health, and new product development, together with opportunities for further study in areas such as clinical nutrition and dietetics.
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Introduction to Graphic Design

£150.00

Description

In this practice-based course you learn about the principles of effective design for document layout using type, image and colour. Working in a digital studio setting you develop your design and digital skills to manage a project from the initial ideas stage through to digital artwork and print.
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Introduction to people management

£50.00

Description

One of the most important jobs of a manager is to lead, motivate and inspire others. This course introduces you to the key principles and practices of effective people management. It includes sessions on the role of a manager, attitudes to people management, key human resource management processes, effective communication, and managing performance and change.
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Making a Simple Sleeveless Top

£50.00

Description

Learn to sew a simple sleeveless summer top with instructions on how to improve fit and adapt a pattern to get a personal tailored fit for your garment. With step by-step tuition you learn the cutting-out process sewing techniques to make your garment. At the end of four weeks you have your own personally fitted top to wear. You need to supply your own fabric.
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Marketing insights

£50.00

Description

Marketing is about identifying and responding to consumer and market needs. You are introduced to the main principles of marketing and its impact on a changing and competitive environment. You develop a unique insight into areas such as strategy the digital phenomena, and marketing theory to transform your conventional thinking.
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Mixed Media Screen Printing

£50.00

Description

You are introduced to the process of screen printing onto paper using acrylics and water based inks. From preparing a silkscreen with your own design to the finished printed artwork you experience; image transfer from sketchbook to silkscreen, screen coating, screen exposure, colour mixing, using collage and colour to prepare ground for print, pulling prints using screen print, and relief print methods.
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Poverty in Childhood and Youth

£50.00

Description

You consider the challenges for children and young people who are growing up in poverty and the damaging effects poverty has on their social and emotional wellbeing, cognitive development, educational attainment, health, and life chances. You examine government policy and research to reflect on challenges for the future. You learn about what poverty is, what it means to grow up in poverty, the effects of poverty on early childhood development, the effects of poverty of educational attainment, long-term effects of poverty and early years policy related to poverty.
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Preparing for your Dissertation or Major Report

£50.00

Description

This course helps you produce an effective dissertation or major report. We deal with the demands made by different types of dissertations and reports, their structures and styles. We help you organise a literature search for a dissertation or major project. And you learn how to effectively use a range of information sources to locate books, academic journals and other materials. This course is designed primarily for degree students preparing for their final year of study. You should have successfully completed at least one year’s full-time study at university or have equivalent educational or professional experience.
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Principles of aircraft flight and performance

£50.00

Description

You learn about the principles of flight from the perspective of someone thinking about working towards a private pilot’s licence. You cover the function of all systems in a light aircraft and explore the performance of such an aircraft using the University’s flight simulator.
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Reading Development in Early Childhood

£50.00

Description

You consider the foundations necessary to develop children’s reading ability in early childhood, drawing on global and historical trends, UK policy and practice, and developmental phases of reading acquisition. You learn strategies for helping children with reading difficulties, reluctant readers, and reading in the digital age. You learn about the history of teaching reading and pre-literacy skills including phonological awareness,motor skills, and reading difficulties.
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Screen Printing for Textiles

£50.00

Description

You are introduced to the process of screen printing onto textiles using water based ink. From preparing a silkscreen with your own design to the finished print you experience; image transfer from sketchbook to silkscreen, screen coating, screen exposure, colour mixing, preparing your ground for print, fixing, and finishing your print to ensure it is colour fast.
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Sociology:  understanding everyday life

£50.00

Description

This course introduces sociology and explores how the discipline can be used to make sense of the world around us. Topics include ethnicity, class inequalities, gender, globalisation,global conflict, global inequalities and poverty, mass media and young people today.
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Sport, Exercise Science & Health

£50.00

Description

How and why does exercise improve your fitness and health? What makes some sportspeople perform at such a high level? What makes people exercise or participate in sport? This course introduces you to the basic scientific principles and theories which explain human performance and participation in sport and exercise. Taught through a mixture of lectures, practicals and workshops, topics include the development of health and athletic performance, and the promotion of sport and exercise participation.
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Supporting Children's Development

£50.00

Description

You consider how children’s development is central to an understanding of working with children and families. You examine theories of child development relating to social, emotional physical, cognitive and linguistic development. And you explore a range of contemporary therapies and approaches designed to promote and encourage holistic development. You learn about theories of children’s development and developmental challenges. And how different approaches can be used to help in promoting opportunities for children to reach their potential.
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Understanding Children with Social, Emotional, Behavioural, Comms and Mental Health Difficulities

£50.00

Description

You consider the challenges and rewards in understanding and working with children with social, emotional, behavioural, communication and mental health difficulties. You examine origins, symptoms, signs and treatments, and develop strategies for easing tension and suffering in challenging situations. You learn about special educational needs and disability and working with children with social and emotional difficulties, behavioural difficulties, mental health difficulties, and communication difficulties. You learn how to manage and support these difficulties at home and in the classroom.
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Understanding Children's Development (Psychology)

£50.00

Description

Study the way children’s thinking, emotions and social relationships develop from infancy through to late childhood. Consider evidence on how to best support children through key developmental milestones. Topics include how children develop a theory of mind, whether carer-infant attachments are essential to emotional wellbeing in later childhood, and the importance of play and peer groups in promoting interpersonal skills.
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Understanding Mathematics

£50.00

Description

This course improves your understanding of basic mathematical concepts to prepare you for a university course. You study arithmetic, percentages, decimals and equations, and go on to algebra and graphs. It’s crucial to master these skills if you intend to further your education at degree level.
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Writing and Essay Skills

£50.00

Description

All students need to write well in order to succeed. This course explores the craft of essay writing by considering many of the key skills needed in academic work. You're introduced to how writing can be planned and designed and how the right style can be adopted for different tasks. You also learn ways to minimise mistakes and you become familiar with referencing and constructing a bibliography. We also explore syntax and punctuation through exercise and discussion.
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