The ACU Summer School provides a forum for students from every corner of the Commonwealth to discuss multidisciplinary issues of global importance.
Established in 2011, a key element of the School is its aim to mix local and regional students with their peers who may have not had the opportunity to leave their own regions.
The School is hosted in a different country each year. In previous years, it has been held in Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Rwanda and the United Kingdom. In past years, themes have spanned public health, building sustainable communities, big data, global food security and more.
Students in the final year of their undergraduate degree who expect to move to postgraduate study, or those already studying for a postgraduate degree (full or part time) are eligible to apply to attend. Qualifying students from ACU member institutions will be eligible to apply for bursaries.
ACU Summer School 2020 focuses on the theme of 'The Migration generation? Climate, youth and refugees'.
This programme has been creatively adapted to virtually bring together students from across the Commonwealth to examine themes linked to migration, including: climate change, youth labour market participation, social media, health, and intergovernmental partnerships.
UCC will provide subject-specific academic expertise and student mentorship. The programme will also be enhanced by Ghanaian and international expert speakers drawn from the ACU's network of more than 500 member institutions in 50 countries. Participants will gain multidisciplinary knowledge and perspectives through the innovative programme, which can then be applied to their area of expertise within their home countries and beyond.