A Truly Meaningful University Experience

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Summer School 

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Why spend your summer at UNNC?

Improve transferable skills
Develop self-confidence
Guide your choices
Enhance your competence
Make new friends


Our Summer School Courses

Academic English


Subject Workshops


Liberal Arts Interactive Workshops


Sports, Culture and Self-Study



Three Content Modules

Introduction to Finance and Economics

  • Introduction to Modern Principles of Economics 
  • Introduction to Risk and Return
  • Market Force of Supply and Demand and Market Efficiency

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

  • VR&AR
  • The Tools behind a VR Simulation
  • Building your Simulation

Electronic Circuits as the Building Blocks of Current and Future Engineering

  • Introduction to Basic Semiconductor Techonology
  • Using sensors and control systems for practical purposes
  • Wireless RF & Bluetooth Connectivity with Arduino
*Course content may be subject to change

Academic English

Key Learning Outcomes

Speaking and Presentations

  • Structure and deliver a university presentation
  • Prepare for and participate in university seminars


  • Prepare for and follow an academic lecture 
  • Take notes of the key ideas
  • Summarize ideas


  • Use strategies to read and understand academic texts


  • Structure and write a university-level cohesive and coherent paragraph using academic conventions
  • Receive writing feedback from a university lecturer to improve academic writing

Academic Skills

  • Understand and practise research in the UNNC Library
  • Use online catalogues to search for sources
  • Use software effectively for academic study


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* If you can't download it, please  contact summerschools@nottingham.edu.cn 


At the end of the course, all students will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, to reward them for their hard work and progress over the two weeks. This can act as evidence of curiosity and commitment to study, which can be very useful when applying for university in the United Kingdom.


Prizes and Awards

During the closing ceremony, all students will receive a special, personalised letter of recommendation from an academic. There will be awards for exceptional performance during the course, and the winning students will be presented with awards mentioned below.

* Criteria for the awards will be clearly defined in the handbook given to all students.

Academic Excellence Award:  For the best group presentations at the end of each summer school course.

English Achievement Award:  For the three highest scores in the Academic English test at the end of the course.

Professors’ Choice Award:  For the three best contributions to each summer school course, as voted for by the tutors.

Sign up and Contact us 

If this sounds like a great way to spend your summer, ask your parents to apply for the UNNC Summer School 2024. This is a highly competitive programme, and all applicants will have to upload an interview video during the application. After passing the selection, you can secure a spot. The video content should meet soecific topics, you will receive the topics and upload link through email after application.

Dates: 21st July – 3rd August, 2024

Ages: 15-18

Capacity : 60 students 

Fee: 24,800RMB 

Application Deadline:

Phase 1 Submission Deadline: 15th April, 2024

*Students who applied in Phase 1 will receive a nice gift.

Phase 2 Submission Deadline: 16th June, 2024

*  All applicants are required to have the ability to study in an English speaking environment, if you have English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, you may get an interview waiver without the need to submit an interview video.

Contact Us 

Email: summerschools@nottingham.edu.cn


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