Summer School Campus Geel - 3 ECTS

Conference

 

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 MISSION

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:

  • Business school (Business Management | Office Management)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Social Work
  • Applied Computer Science & Electronics-ICT

05 September - 17 September 2021

Sunday-Friday
Campus Geel

Colruyt

 

MPI

 

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

Day

Hours 

Subject

Sunday 5

September

 

Arrival of the incoming students and lecturers
welcome@Geel

Monday 6 September

9h00 – 16h30

 

9h00 – 11h00 Briefing with coaches

11h00 Registration & warm welcome by the organisers and

Lunch

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

9h00-11h00

Design Thinking introduction and ‘What’s my part in the team’

11h00-11h30

Presentation of the challenge

11h30-13h00 

Lunch

13h00-16h30

 

 

Workshop 1: Teambuilding based on core qualities and drafting of the cooperation contract

Wednesday 8 September

9h00-11h30

 

Workshop 2: Empathise Canvas and market research @Colruyt with teams and end-users (MPI Oosterlo)

11h30-13h00

Lunch

 

13h00-16h30

Workshop 3: Dutch for beginners and
Social activity for end-users (MPI Oosterlo)

18h00-20h00

City-rally in Lier
Discover Flanders culture

Thursday 9 September

9h00-11h30

 

Workshop 4: SCRUM exercises to be used in the following workshops

Workshop 5: the art of feedback

11h30-13h00

Lunch

13h00-16h30

 

Workshop 6: Introduction Business Model Canvas and defining the problem (design the right thing)

18h00-20h00

Network meeting

Friday 10 September

9h00-11h30

Workshop 7: Entrepreneurial creativity

11h30-13h00

Lunch

13h00-16h30

Workshop 8: Brainstorming which will lead to a first concept draft

Saturday 11 September

9h00-16h30

Visit of Ghent with our buddies

 

Sunday 12 September

 9h00-16h30

Optional: Bruges/Belgian seaside

Monday 13 September

09h00-11h30

Workshop 9: Prototyping in cooperation with Create Cave, Cocoon and Orthopaedics lab

11h30-13h00

Lunch

 

13h00-16h30

Workshop 10: First validation outdoor with our end-users based on design the thing right

Workshop 11: conflict management

Tuesday 14 September

9h00-11h30

 

Workshop 12: Refine prototype a

Workshop 13: Explaining intercultural differences

11h30-13h00

Lunch

 

13h00-22h00

Guided Visit to Antwerp City
Dinner and Network event

Wednesday 15 September

9h00-11h30

 

Workshop 14: Speaking in public and pitching techniques

11h30-13h00

Lunch

13h00-16h30

Workshop 15: Preparing presentation per team

Thursday 16 September

9h00-11h30

 

Final presentations

 

11h30- 16h30

Casual farewell end-ceremony (Lissevijver) with Flemish BBQ

 

 

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

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:
Network meeting

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

Street art

Three colourful façades and 18 miniature portraits of Geel merchants in the centre of Geel bring more experience.

Art in the street scene

Street Art Geel











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.

Citytour

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.

Geel

 

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.

TRANSPORT

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.

Prices

Train ticket

Bus ticket

€ 15,20

€ 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.

 

 

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17
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Kleinhoefstraat 4, 2440 Geel, Belgium
Marc Clerkx
T +32 496 24 39 08
Tinne Van Echelpoel
T + 32 14 56 23 10