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Graduate Summer School

25-27 July 2018 

A three-day residential for teachers, school leaders and other education professionals.

The Institute of Education Graduate Summer School is an academic initiative for those education professionals who wish to develop their professional practice and skills.

Over the course of three days attendees will join in high quality subject-specific lectures, interactive seminars and activities. Upon successful completion of the assignment 20 credits at Masters Level will be gained.

In 2018, the focus of the Summer School is Managing Change.

Who should attend?

The Graduate Summer School is designed for those who work in education and training, both in the UK and abroad, who wish to improve their professional skills whist building up credits towards an MA Education.

The summer school is also open to current MA Education students who wish to undertake this module during the summer, in an intensive manner.

When and where?

The Summer School will commence on Wednesday 25 July 2018. Lectures will take place at the University of Worcester’s City Campus, a historic Georgian building and birthplace of the British Medical Association, located in the heart of Worcester.

Why attend?

The Summer School is a unique learning experience, which allows you to network with other education professionals.

Its intensive delivery makes studying compatible with your busy professional careers: you will undertake a 20 credit postgraduate module, which may allow you to gain credit towards your MA Education at UW (upon successful completion of the assignments).

You will have the opportunity to experience the University of Worcester’s Institute of Education and be part of its learning community while living in Worcester, an idyllic cathedral city in the heart of the English country side which combines small-town charm and big-city sophistication.

You will have access to a wide range of academic resources, including our state of the art, award-winning library, The Hive.


What former participants said

“It has been a fantastic week of thought provoking information which has led me to question some of my practices and encouraged me to review and evaluate my ideas and views. I know I will change some of my practices as a result. Thank you”

“I have found the whole experience very rewarding and it has opened up another horizon for me beyond my present context”

“Well presented and enjoyable summer school and much more ideal timings than other ‘distance/ PT’ learning which can lose motivation and focus.  Well laid out module”

“This has been a fabulous week with the extended learning opportunities with people from different backgrounds and contexts. Please run it again next year”


What's the programme?

Policy and the Management of Change

This module provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on their responses to change and develop strategies to respond to an manage change within their organisations. It examines a range of approaches to the ways in which change can be managed, evaluated and implemented. Participants are encouraged to draw on their experiences of the impact of policy making an management in order to identify key ingredients for implementing change successfully.

The format for each day will vary, but a typical day could include:

  • Lecture/ interactive workshop
  • Refreshment break
  • Lecture/interactive workshop
  • Lunch break
  • Lecture/ library induction/tutorial


Leela Cubillo will be your lecturer at this Summer School. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester Institute of Education and the Pathway Leader for the MA Education (Leadership and Management). 

You can find out more about Leela by visiting

Guest Lecturer

Professor John West-Burnham is an internationally renowned lecturer, educator and leadership guru. In a career spanning over forty years he has worked in secondary, further and higher education, specialising in leadership development and education management.

He has held professorial positions at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, University of Hull, and most recently St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He has held honorary awards from the universities of Bristol, Belfast and the University of Worcester.

John has experience of working in a wide range of international contexts including extensively across Europe, in Asia, Australasia, North America and South Africa. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty-five books in the areas of education, management and educational leadership.


Accommodation information

Those participants requiring accommodation will be living at the City Campus in Bishop Bosel Halls.

This modern, en-suite setting (opened in 2009) is only a few minutes away from the classrooms, Worcester city centre and the University library, The Hive. These Halls have shared common areas (including kitchen), where you can hold study groups, relax and socialise.

Please indicate in your application form if you need accommodation.



How much will the Summer School cost?

Residential Summer School:

Bookings received before 31 May 2018: £950
Bookings made from 1 June 2018: £1,100

What is included?
Tuition fees
3 night bed and breakfast accommodation
Lunches and refreshments
Social activity

Non-accommodation Summer School:

Bookings received before 31 May 2018: £690
Bookings made from 1 June 2018: £745

What is included?
Tuition fees
Lunches and refreshments
Social activity

Please note travel is not included in the price.

For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with the CPD Office:

St John’s Campus
Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ, UK
Tel: 01905 855056