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CPD courses for university students

STEM & Leadership

This STEM & Leadership short course is for university students who want to experience high quality teaching in the diverse fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and gain practical understanding of leadership skills. You will complete a project of your choice linked to solving real world issues in a team of 2 to 3 students. Your team will present your project to the class at the end of the Programme.

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What is included?

DATES: 07-20 July 2024

Programme tuition & teaching material 
University Visits & Industry Experience
Accommodation (Twin room with en suite)
Meals (Cafeteria-style 3 meals per day)
Daily activities in Cambridge
4 day trips & transportation
Formal Dinner, Graduation Photo & Certificate
Airport pick up and drop off
Travel & Medical Insurance

STEM Topics

  • Engineering

  • Life Sciences

  • Computer Science

  • Project Presentation

Leadership topics

  • Cultural Understanding

  • Communications

  • Problem-solving

  • Innovation

  • Project Presentation


College & Museum Visits​​

Each day you are on site you will visit 1or 2 of Cambridge’s colleges or museums. The Colleges differ in size, location and architectural style, some older and some more modern. The Museums offer an excellent opportunity to explore resources available to Cambridge researchers, such as Fitzwilliam Museum for the Arts, Whipple Museum for History of Sciences, etc.

Industry Experience

The Greater Cambridge area is a vast ecosystem of collaboration in the science and technology industries. An afternoon of Industry Experience aims to give you a taste of the scale of this ecosystem and the significance of some of these collaborations in leading the world’s innovations. This could be an inspirational opportunity for you to consider how you might extend the knowledge and skills you will gain from the STEM & Leadership Programme for your future pursuits.

Daily Activities

As well as punting on the Cam, get to know your fellow summer school students better by playing football or croquet, go on a scavenger hunt, or spend the evening playing some quiz games in teams. Your mentors organise activities to involve everyone, and you are encouraged to contribute ideas for fun things to do too.

Team Building Adventure

“Fun, unforgettable memories, challenging, took me out of my comfort zone…” this is what students say about our team-building adventure day. Build a raft with your team and race with other teams. Which team will stay dry? Challenge yourself on ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and see how high your team can climb.

University Visits

A day trip to other universities including: Imperial College London, University College London and King’s College London, enable you to discover the different universities the UK has to offer. You will attend admissions talks delivered by university officers on applying for post-graduate studies. Student ambassadors with first-hand knowledge will give guided tours and answer your questions about student life.

Oxford Day Trip

Your trip to Cambridge would not be complete without a visit to the equally amazing City of Oxford. You will visit the University of Oxford and some of its associate colleges and museums. Explore the City of Oxford with your friends and discover some of its fascinating history together.

London Day Trip

A day visiting the UK’s capital - London - is a must! You will explore many iconic historical landmarks, admire the stunning architecture and enjoy the gorgeous gardens. With its famous sights such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, well as its numerous theatres and art galleries, London is also truly multi-cultural, home to over 270 nationalities speaking around 300 different languages.

Formal Graduation Dinner

The Programme will end with a celebration of your hard work and the award of your Certificate of Completion. This will be followed by an unforgettable 3-course formal dinner in Clare College’s beautiful Formal Dining Hall with our staff and your peers.

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