Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Italian International Summer School SPS3008

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The Italian International Summer School provides senior high school students with an opportunity to experience studying in a U. K. university. The Course is designed to achieve three goals: to provide an opportunity to develop their English Language skills; to take part in a professional skills programme; and to learn about Glasgow, Scotland and their place in Europe.


The course is intended to develop the student's professional skills and provide experience of life in a U.K. University environment. The first week of the course will draw on the expertise of the English for Academic Study staff at Glasgow. They will provide a series of sessions on general language skills, study skills, and presentation skills. In the second week the class will will undertake a professional skills Programme introducing them to the skills necessary for success in the workplace. In the final week the class will undertake a mixture of lectures, seminars and field trips to learn more about citizenship in Scotland and Europe.

Teaching takes place daily over three weeks with a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and course-related fieldwork or cultural trips.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Assessment will be by participation in group presentations during the Professional Skills Programme which will take place on Friday 27th July. The assessment procedures will be explained and discussed during the Professional Skills Programme and the students will be encouraged to seek advice and feedback on presentation skills.

Main Assessment In: August

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No


Course Aims

To experience learning on a U.K. University Campus

To enhance general study skills in an English language setting

To undertake a professional skills training programme

To explore Glasgow and experience life in Scotland

To introduce students to the history and culture of Glasgow and Scotland

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

review the key elements of successful communication and presentation

apply the key attributes required to work in teams

recognise the skills necessary for success in the workplace

assess the experience of young people as citizens in Europe

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.