Arts, activism and social justice summer school

Learn from activists and change-makers working in the UK’s thriving arts and voluntary sectors at this three week summer school.

This programme is now closed for 2022 applications.


Programme dates Sunday 19 June to Saturday 9 July 2022
Programme fee

What's included?

We offer a £300 discount for International Partner Universities and Study Abroad student mobility partners (email if you are unsure about your status).
Credits Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive 10 academic credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 3 US semester credits.

Who it's for

This programme is open to students from any academic discipline who want to understand the context for and learn the tools to effect change. This is a summer school with a difference: you will join local activists, community members, University of Bristol students, and Fulbright Commission scholars as you contribute directly to a city-wide movement of change.

We want you to share your experiences and knowledge in interactive and reflective sessions that invite you to think about Bristol and the UK's past, current, and future engagement with arts, activism and social justice, ultimately comparing and contrasting that engagement with that of your own home community.

What you will learn

The summer school focuses on six overlapping themes that are considered across geographic areas, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas: 

  • Racism and social justice
  • Colonialism and independence
  • Global feminisms
  • Migration and refugees
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing.

Entry requirements

You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for this summer school:

Final application deadline Applications are now closed.

Please contact for queries on last-minute applications.
Study level Currently studying at undergraduate level
Academic requirements GPA equivalent to 60–63% on the UK scale, C on the ECTS scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale
English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet our English language Profile C.

You can view the tests and levels we accept by visting our Profile C language requirements page and selecting the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab. If you took the CET-4 or CET-6 tests, email to find out what scores we will accept.

Age 18 or over

Contact us

You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.

Life in Bristol

We provide accommodation, meals, transfers and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.

Fulbright Summer Institute

This programme is also available as a Fulbright Summer Institute for US undergraduate students.

This program was such an engrossing, gratifying experience… I would recommend it to anyone of any major or academic focus.

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