Summer School Campus Geel - 3 ECTS
LOWERING BARRIERS FOR MINORITY GROUPS IN RETAIL
Thomas More presents the first edition of its summer school's trilogy at Campus Geel on the topic 'Lowering barriers for minority groups in retail'. This year's focus will be on people with disabilities. You will take on the challenge of our key partners Colruyt and MPI Oosterlo, visit different cities across Belgium and experience the Flemish culture. This summer school is open to students and professionals from all over the world and of any kind of discipline. This will turn our Summer school into a multidisciplinary and intercultural challenge.
Our summer school welcomes every student that wants to take a chance and grow into a more global, multicultural, communicative, creative, innovative, resilient, futureproof, employable young professional with an additional focus on sustainable development of solutions that will change the society for the better.
This course makes way to strengthen a substantial number of long life skills such as project-based work with a special focus on innovation and creativity, process-based work on intercultural awareness, multidisciplinary team work, the entrepreneurial attitude and the opportunity to team up in English.
Moreover, also teachers and partners are given the opportunity to connect and discuss sustainable cooperations on future internships and study exchanges.
The fields of study involved in organising this summer school at Thomas More are:
05 September - 17 September 2021
Furthermore we welcome all Associate Degree and Bachelor students.
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You can register via the following link: Registration Summer school @ Thomas More
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Consider unexpected events
As we learned from the COVID-19 situation, things can change rapidly. Therefore, we would like you to estimate your individual situation and make sure to have the best way of dealing with any unexpected events, eg. travel insurances, etc.
SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Arrival of the incoming students and lecturers
Monday 6 September
9h00 – 16h30
9h00 – 11h00 Briefing with coaches
11h00 Registration & warm welcome by the organisers and
13h00 CEO Stijn Coenen
Immersion in the topic
Team building icebreakers, ‘getting to know each other’ and ‘sharing each other’s passions for the theme’
18h00 – 21h00
Excursion around Geel, activities ‘getting to know each other’, eventually
Belgian Food and Beverage Culture
Tuesday 7 September
Design Thinking introduction and ‘What’s my part in the team’
Presentation of the challenge
Workshop 1: Teambuilding based on core qualities and drafting of the cooperation contract
Wednesday 8 September
Workshop 2: Empathise Canvas and market research @Colruyt with teams and end-users (MPI Oosterlo)
Workshop 3: Dutch for beginners and
City-rally in Lier
Thursday 9 September
Workshop 4: SCRUM exercises to be used in the following workshops
Workshop 5: the art of feedback
Workshop 6: Introduction Business Model Canvas and defining the problem (design the right thing)
Friday 10 September
Workshop 7: Entrepreneurial creativity
Workshop 8: Brainstorming which will lead to a first concept draft
Saturday 11 September
Visit of Ghent with our buddies
Sunday 12 September
Optional: Bruges/Belgian seaside
Monday 13 September
Workshop 9: Prototyping in cooperation with Create Cave, Cocoon and Orthopaedics lab
Workshop 10: First validation outdoor with our end-users based on design the thing right
Workshop 11: conflict management
Tuesday 14 September
Workshop 12: Refine prototype a
Workshop 13: Explaining intercultural differences
Guided Visit to Antwerp City
Wednesday 15 September
Workshop 14: Speaking in public and pitching techniques
Workshop 15: Preparing presentation per team
Thursday 16 September
Casual farewell end-ceremony (Lissevijver) with Flemish BBQ
Monday 6 September:
Excursion around Geel
Belgian Food & Beverage culture at campus Geel
Wednesday 8 September:
City Rally in Lier to discover Flanders culture (Zimmertoren, Begijnhof, Stadhuis, driehoekige markt, Sint-Gummaris Kerk, Felix Timmermans… )
Thursday 9 September:
Saturday 11 September:
Guided tour of Ghent
Sunday 12 September:
Optional visit of Bruges/Belgian seaside
Tuesday 14 September:
Guided tour of Antwerp (Station A’pen Grote Markt, Kathedraal, Rubenshuis, Vlaeykensgang, MAS, Antwerpse stadbrouwerij De Koninck, .....)
Dinner and network event
Thursday 16 September:
Casual farewell end-ceremony with Flemish BBQ at location in the neighbourhood of Geel (Lissevijver)
THE CITY OF GEEL
Three colourful façades and 18 miniature portraits of Geel merchants in the centre of Geel bring more experience.
Art in the street scene
Anyone walking or cycling through the centre of Geel cannot ignore it: Art is omnipresent. From a bronze statue that illustrates the mercy of Geel in all its simplicity, to a beautiful mural, every art lover will find something that makes them think.
Geocaching in Geel
In Geel, 2 multicaches have been developed. During "Expedition Geel", you are guided to mysterious places in the centre. In "The Battle of Geel" you learn more about one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles on Belgian soil.
Let yourself be guided by the copper signposts and get to know the great diversity that Geel has to offer: from old historic buildings, along cosy shopping streets and mysterious paths to oases of rest right in the centre of the city.
From Brussels Airport - Zaventem take IC train number 2629 in the direction of Antwerp-Central. Get off at Antwerp-Berchem station. In Antwerpen-Berchem take IC train number 4309 direction Hamont and get off in Geel station.
In Geel, on platform 6, take bus 15b towards Thomas More. You get off at the stop: 'Geel Weg Naar Thomas More'. From here it is about an 800-metre walk to the campus.
€ 2,50 (one-way trip; valid for 1 hour)
You can buy a train ticket in advance on the website or at the station.
You can buy a ticket for the bus at a ticket machine or a ticket shop. Often, you can also send an SMS to pay for the bus journey.