UNI CAMP 2020
Uni Prep Highschool Enrichment Camp 19 July – 1 August 2020
For the first time in Bulgaria, British and Dutch university lecturers will lead a summer course for students 9-11 grade. Immersing in a real academic atmosphere will enable the students to easily identify their academic major and professional development.
The course is advisable for those who hesitate between two or more majors as well as for students who haven’t decided yet what they are really good at.
Teaching will be held in English only and is suitable for students with English level above B1 and native English speakers.
The British University Experience course introduces an integrated approach for skills development required for every undergraduate and consists of two modules.
Students are encouraged to design their own academic experience by choosing and combining subjects according to their personal interests and needs. Not only they will be introduced to academic theory but will also develop their soft skills in practice.
Academic Skills and Personal Development
“Capable students, despite their high grades from secondary school, very often are unprepared for the fast pace of the university education. Far too often students arrive in a new country and waste valuable time and energy acclimatizing culturally and academically, meaning that they are running to catch up from the start”.
stated Prof. Robin Bunton, one of the founders of the innovative approach in the program.
The main objective of the course is to introduce students to modern terminology in the most demanded majors and to present them with the challenges they are about to face in the future.
The core value of the quality that the British and Dutch education provides is the interdisciplinary approach. Hot topics on contemporary life will be discussed in debates with the students. Thus, lecturers will provoke the students to examine the issues in line with the subject they’ve chosen.
The teaching strategy is adapted to the students’ age and no preliminary knowledge about the subject is required. Students may choose multiple disciplines to attend throughout the course.
Subjects by choice
Business and Marketing
Biology, Environment & The Sea
Creative writing / Journalism
Architecture / Geography
Academic skills and personal development
“Enriched study habits mean improved learning, improved leaning means improved grades and improved retention of knowledge. This is why the learning of Study skills should not be left to chance.”
Enriched study habits mean improved learning, improved leaning means improved grades and improved retention of knowledge. This is why the learning of Study skills should not be left to chance.
Оur program offers workshops for developing academic skills –essential for being a successful student in the university. The basic academic skills include: note taking, researching, extended academic writing as well as elements from the holistic approach for successful life and education abroad.
Quality learning and effective academic performance by
How to survive university lectures
How to write materials in an academic manner
University goals – how to set them?
Short and long-term ambitions
Personal study plan
Our guest lecturers
Prof. Robin Bunton
University of York (Social Sciences)
Prof Roger Burrows
Newcastle University (School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology)
Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Finance)
Senior Lecturer Louise Ridley
Northumbria University (Criminology)
Dr Tjeerd Andriga
Groningen University (Department of Artificial Intelligence)
Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Marketing/Communication)
Dr. Alex Gillet
York University Business school (Business and Marketing)
Author – Journalist – Adventurer
Dr Britt Hallingberg
Cardiff University (Psychology)
Prof. Andrew Price
Warwick University (Visiting Professor – Environment, Marine Biologist)
Senior Lecturer Communication in Business, School of Communication, Media & IT at Hanze University, Groningen, the Netherlands
Dr Sara Long
Cardiff University (Psychology )
Hanze University of Applied Sciences (International communications)
Senior Lecturer Kevin Rowles
University of Leeds (Economics. Economics of European Union)
The training will take place at the National Centre for preparation for academic Olimpiads in Sofia. The center is technically equipped for lectures and seminars and offers quiet environment within easy access of to public transport and Underground. During the breaks and free time students have access to the sports playing field located at the premises.
Meals are provided at the Restuarant across the yard, next to the study halls.
We advise all students to book the course with accomodation, as this will give them the opportunity to spend more time together with their peers and the academics. All students and staff are accomodated on the campus in a hotel style accomodation which is part of the National Centre’s campus. Students can choose between double and tripple en-suite rooms.
Dates and Fees
July 15, 2019
July 25, 2019
Fee after March 15th