Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age EDUC2093

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The U21 Glasgow Summer School for 2015 will offer a one-off programme of seminars and practical experiences demonstrating how new technologies can be used to support and improve the vital components of a fully functional city. This will include citizen engagement, transportation, energy, big data, protecting vulnerable groups and physical regeneration, with a focus on how key services are increasingly informed and influenced by emerging technologies.

Interwoven with a number of social events and field trips, our explorations of the broad and detailed subject matter comprise a life-changing educational experience that offers an excellent starting point for further study, discussion, and playing leading roles as citizens who will help to shape a better future for humanity.


Two 5-days weeks involving a mixture of lectures, workshops and seminars mainly in the mornings, and field trips, independent and group study, mainly in the afternoons.

In addition some lectures and workshops will be held as integral to visits and field trips, some of which will also take place at weekends.

Requirements of Entry

Each candidate:

- Should be a current student (not UK) enrolled at a U@! international higher education institution;

- Must be 18 years old or over;

- Should have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);

- For those whose first language is not English is required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent).


Note: Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Excluded Courses






Summative assessment is based on the submission of:

- An orally-delivered presentation on at least one of the course topics, and be able to discuss this work and the work of other students during the course (50%);

- A short reflective paper (2,500-word essay) responding to their learning on cities and citizens in the digital age (50%).

No formal assessment grading will be required, in line with the U21 Summer School expectations.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

The oral presentation cannot be replicated and therefore will not be available for reassessment.

However, resubmission of the shot reflective paper will be possible if required.

Course Aims


The aim of the course is to enable student to discuss, interpret and analyse different disciplinar and interdisciplinar approaches to Cities and Citizens in the Digital Age.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Describe the impact of digital technologies in the transformation of cities and citizens' lifes.

2. Examine interdisciplinary connections and opportunities through collaborative study and discussion of selected examples of our experience of cities and citizens in the digital age.

3. Develop capacities to generate informed, divergent and innovative ideas concerning urgent aspects of cities and citizens and our changing relationship with global cities of the future.


Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

Students must attend 75% of all classes.