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.

Check out our:

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 coaches
 

Monday 6 September

8h30 start for coaches

10h00 start for students

 

12h00
lunch

 

 

 

 

 

18h00

8h30 – 10h00 Breakfast briefing with coaches + forming teams by coaches

10h00 Welcome by Stijn Coenen CEO/Sofie Mols Director I&I

10h15 Immersion in the Summer school

10h45 Immersion in the theme & team:
 from an historical perspective (45min)
 from a medical perspective 
 from on intercultural perspective
 from MPI’s perspective

Workshop (3h)

 

Tuesday 7 September

9h00-10h00

WS 1:Design Thinking introduction

10h00-12h30

Presentation (45’) by Colruyt at TM

Walking to and shopping @ Colruyt: discovering the challenge with the end-users (MP)

12h30-13h00 

Lunch

13h00-16h30

 

 

Workshop 2: 13h00 Exploring the challenge


+ 14h30 What’s my part in the team’, teambuilding based on core qualities and drafting of the cooperation contract at different places at the campus (getting familiar with TM)

18h00-20h00

City-rally in Lier
Discover Flanders culture

Wednesday 8 September

9h00-11h30

Workshop 3: Defining the problem (Empathise Canvas) and market research

11h30-13h00

Lunch

 

13h00-16h00

Workshop 4:
Excursion around Geel, activities ‘getting to know each other’ -> Dutch for beginners

18h00 – 21h00

Belgian Food and Beverage Culture (Breugeliaans buffet) @campus Geel

Thursday 9 September

 

9h00-11h30

 

Workshop 5: SCRUM exercises to be used in the following workshops

Workshop 6: the art of feedback

11h30-13h00

Lunch

13h00-16h30

Workshop 7: Entrepreneurial creativity

18h00-20h00

Network meeting for coaches

Friday 10 September

9h00-11h30

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

11h30-13h00

Lunch

13h00-16h30

Workshop 9: Introduction Business Model Canvas

Workshop 10: Usability

Saturday 11 September

9h00-…

Visit of Ghent

 

Sunday 12 September

 9h00-16h30

Optional: Bruges/Belgian seaside, …

Monday 13 September

09h00-11h30

Workshop 11: Prototyping in cooperation with Create Cave and Orthopaedics lab

11h30-13h00

Lunch

 

13h00-16h30

Workshop 12:Prototyping in cooperation with Create Cave and Orthopaedics lab

16h00 Workshop 13: First validation outdoor with our end-users based on design the thing right@TM

 

Tuesday 14 September

9h00-11h30

Workshop 14: Refine prototype

11h30-13h00

Lunch

13h00-22h00

Guided Visit to Antwerp City
Dinner and Network event

Wednesday 15 September

9h00-11h30

Workshop 15:  Speaking in public and pitching techniques

11h30-13h00

Lunch

13h00-16h30

Workshop 16: Preparing presentation per team

Thursday 16 September

9h00-11h30

Final presentations

 

11h30- 16h30

Casual farewell end-ceremony @TM at shelter with Flemish BBQ

Ceremony of the certificates

 

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

Tuesday 7 September:
City Rally in Lier to discover Flanders culture (Zimmertoren, Begijnhof, Stadhuis, driehoekige markt, Sint-Gummaris Kerk, Felix Timmermans… )

Wednesday 8 September:
Excursion around Geel
Belgian Food & Beverage culture at campus Geel

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 TM

 

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.

 

 

Logo summer school

                                                    

 

05
September
-
17
September
Sunday
-
Friday
Kleinhoefstraat 4, 2440 Geel, Belgium
Marc Clerkx
T +32 496 24 39 08
Tinne Van Echelpoel
T + 32 14 56 23 10