EHB were asked to arrange and host a four week summer school for a group of undergraduate students from a leading University in Shanghai in the summer of 2017.
While every EHB summer school is bespoke to the client’s needs this case study provides an example summer school to provide some ideas as to what can be included and what structure can be provided.
In summer 2017 EHB welcomed twenty-two students from a leading University in Shanghai, their families, accompanied by a programme leader and his wife.
Our guests spent three weeks at a leading University in the North West of England followed by a week in London. Throughout their stay they were accommodated in University halls of residence with 24 hour security and staff on hand to answer any questions or queries they might had.
The students were met at the airport on arrival and accompanied back to the airport on departure. At the beginning of the three week stay in the North West we hosted a welcome dinner and at the end of that three weeks hosted a farewell dinner. We then provided the same at the beginning and end of the one week in London.
During the three weeks in the North West the students undertook a short, academic, course of study comprising a module with a credit bearing of 10 UK credits (this was in their chosen subject area of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, accredited at Level 4 in the United Kingdom qualification framework conforming to the assessment criteria and regulations of the University in the North of England). The period of study was for three weeks with fifteen hours of delivery per week. These studies were then complemented during their week in London with the provision of a series of case study based lectures by entrepreneurs and business people who had established their own successful businesses and could talk about the highs and lows of doing such and the lessons learnt.
The course also incorporated the opportunity for students to improve their English Language ability (this element of the course did not receive credit).
Throughout the students’ time in the North West they were taken on many cultural and fun visits to the highlights of that area.
At the end of the three weeks the students travelled (with Jon and Laura) to London where they settled in their accommodations, placed in one of the most famous location in London, Camden Town. Jon and Laura were present throughout the week in London and on call 24 hours a day to answer any questions and to ensure the students were comfortable, safe and enjoying themselves.
The students attended a welcome dinner in a famous restaurant owned by the acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsey, and we also hosted a farewell dinner on their last night in Camden, with live musicians playing for our guests.
During their time in London the students enjoyed a series of lectures on entrepreneurship and innovation by EHB business clients who had run their own successful businesses. The students also enjoyed the famous City of London with Laura and Jon on hand to offer advice and guided tours as required.
The students thoroughly enjoyed their experience and at the end of this case study are some of the students’ comments.
“Laura and Jon are very good friends and they are always considering for us”
“Excellent, wonderful, such memories for me!”
“We wish we could have stayed in London for longer…”
“Laura and Jon are very careful and they paid attention to many details.”