ACU Summer School 2022 – applications now open
Closing date: 1 March at 16:00 UTC
Join us in Leeds, UK from 31 July-8 August for an exciting week of lectures and case studies exploring themes relating to sports and regeneration. Hosted by ACU member Leeds Trinity University, UK, ACU Summer School 2022 is a small and friendly event which is capped at 40 participants.
Students can expect:
You’ll also be able to enjoy field trips in the Leeds area and a final day excursion to the historic city of York.
Students often tell us they find participating in the Summer School to be a life-changing event. Take a look at our video from the 2019 event here.
It is no exaggeration to say that my ACU Summer School 2018 experience was transformative. The Summer School will long remain a high point of my life.
- Jasmine, Panjab University, India
The Summer School is planned as an in-person event but could shift to a virtual programme if necessary due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Take a look at the programme and speakers. (link to events page once live)
The summer school is open to both current postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) and final-year undergraduate students at ACU member universities.
Applicants must not have previously travelled outside their home region. This requirement does not apply to students studying at member universities in the host country of the UK.
The event is most appropriate for those who are not already studying a sports-related degree, but who have an interest in driving sustainability, community and wellbeing through sports.
Students who have previously attended an ACU Summer School are not eligible to apply.
The ACU will fund full participation in the programme, including:
In addition, successful applicants from outside the UK will receive funded return economy flights and airport pick-ups from Manchester airport. Successful applicants studying at UK universities will need to arrange their own travel.
Students will be required to comply with all UK government visa and COVID-19 travel requirements. Visa costs will not be funded. You should not make any visa arrangements until you have been notified of a successful application.
As part of the online application, you are required to submit a detailed academic reference from a lecturer or supervisor at your current university of study who is familiar with recent academic work. This must be submitted on official university headed paper and be signed and dated after 18 January 2022 and refer to your suitability to attend the Summer School.
You are also required to submit responses to the following questions:
If you already have a MyACU account, you can access the application form here.
If you do not already have a MyACU account, please first register for an account here and then follow the instructions in the registration email to log in to the system before accessing the application form.
Applicants will be contacted by 15 April.