The Summer Universities at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are a fantastic way to find out what life at university is really like. The whole programme is free of charge to students in Years 12/13 and all we ask is that you fund your own way to and from Liverpool.
You will spend three days and two nights working alongside our academic staff and current students. By staying in real student accommodation you will get a feeling for what it is like to live away from home. If you are from outside of Liverpool, you will have the option of a city-tour, taking in the sights and sounds of our amazing city. In addition everybody will go out each night for food in the centre of Liverpool and afterwards will take part in a range of evening activities to keep you entertained and enable you to meet new people and make friends.
The daytime academic sessions are designed to give you a real taste of what it would be like to study at LJMU and help you to decide which course is right for you!
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The Summer University in Sociology seeks to actively engage prospective students to gain hands-on experience into what it is like to study sociology at Liverpool John Moores University. The two-day programme will provide insights into the broad range of exciting topics and various themes and pathways studied through a variety of cutting-edge topics and delivered by a team of passionate, caring and supportive staff.
The Department of Sociology at LJMU prides itself in its excellence in research, teaching and learning, local and global community engagement, and in the delivery of stimulating and contemporary programmes of study. The summer university will provide a small taster of our programmes and their pathways, which include such themes as sociological theory and methods, social and green policy, inequality and diversity, sociology of culture, globalisation, and on the combined honours programme - the sociology of crime and deviance.
On day one, students will be welcomed by Professor David Chalcraft (Head of Department) and Dr Simone Krueger Bridge (Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor). They will say a little about the two sociology programmes and also what the two days have in store for you. Dr Peter Millward will then explore, in an unusual and entertaining way, a “classic” concept in sociology—social class—and explore its manifestations by playing Sociopoly with the students. In the afternoon of day one, Dr Chris Allen will take you on an alternative guided tour of the city of Liverpool, encouraging you to ask critical questions about its building and thus to explore the city sociologically.
The second day of the Summer University programme will feature two interactive lecture-seminar sessions that explore in an engaging and proactive way current sociological debates about Religion, Myth and Magic (led by Prof. Chalcraft) and Social Identity and Music (led by Dr Krüger Bridge). The Summer University Programme will then close with a Question and Answer session with the opportunity to ask questions about the city, LJMU, the degree programmes, graduate employment prospects, the enhancement of citizenship, international fieldwork opportunities, or any other questions you may have.