Students from India are attending King’s Summer School 2014 courses in London after winning scholarships to attend this year’s programmes. The students all attended King’s Summer Schools in Delhi and Mumbai earlier this year before entering a scholarship competition.
The scholarship winners are studying in London from 28 July to 15 August. They were welcomed to King’s by Dr Alexander Heinz, Head of Global Engagement, at a special reception event held on Monday 4 August.
The group have the opportunity to attend a variety of courses as part of King’s well-established Summer Schools programme. These include sessions on Managing International Conflicts, Introduction to Journalism, Strategic Management, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Global Energy Politics and for the first time, Wonderland – a unique course covering 100 years of children’s literature.
King’s Summer Schools are packed with outings and activities to ensure a truly interactive learning experience – for instance students have the opportunity to attend workshops at the Science Museum as part of the Global Energy Politics course, or visit the Museum of Childhood and the British Library to see Comics unmasked as part of the Wonderland course. Those attending courses in management can hear guest speakers from Deloitte, Yahoo and BT. In addition, a ‘London & Film’ course which explores topics such as London at War, Ealing Comedy and Swinging London offers students a visit to the Imperial War Museum and a chance to go on the famous Jack the Ripper tour.
King’s College London’s 2014 Summer School this year welcomes a record number of students onto the programme. Summer programmes this year will see over 1000 students enrolling, with the College’s strategic partners, National University of Singapore and Renmin University of China, sending their largest ever cohorts. Four scholarship students from the British Council Azerbaijan who are winners of an essay writing competition, are also attending.
Alongside the 37 scholarship students, faculty members from King’s partner colleges in India - HR College of Commerce & Education, Miranda House and Lady Shri Ram College – are also visiting King’s as part of a professional development programme.
Fatima Matin Khan, studies English at Delhi University. She took the Introduction to Journalism course: ‘Experiencing London is like experiencing the best of the multi-cultural globalised world’ she said.
Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary, currently studying Law at Army Institute of Law, India, took the International Relations course: ‘I simply love how the theoretical teachings are accompanied by practical training…the most memorable experience would be making friends for life…I wake up every day with a reason to come back here again,’ he said.
Anjana Telang, a Law student at Mumbai University, took the Criminology & Criminal Justice course: ‘This course will give me insight into why people do wrong and the psychology behind criminal acts. I am most enjoying the visits to the Old Bailey and studying psychology, also the various theories behind crime,’ she said.
Tayyeb Shah, Director of International Strategy, King’s College London, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome students from over 75 countries and 350 universities onto this year’s Summer School. Our growing international student community is testament to the College’s global appeal and something of which we are all extremely proud.’
King’s Summer Schools were held in India earlier this year – in Mumbai in April and in Delhi in June. Highlights from this year’s Summer School in Mumbai included a panel discussion with diplomats from India, Brazil and South Africa on international relations and the economy in BRICS countries for the course BRICS and the Global Order; guest speaker Dr Siddhartha SenGupta, Principal Scientist at Tata Consultancy Services on the Managing Innovation course. Partner colleges included Lady Shri Ram College (Delhi), HR College of Commerce & Economics (Mumbai) and Miranda House (Delhi). For more information please click here.