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Spring into Summer Archive

Spring into Summer 2016

Spring into Summer 2016 offered four-week and six-week courses, a one-day creative writing workshop, and a series of free events.

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We also ran a number of free events; click on the event title for information about each event:

We would like to thank our partners from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies; the School of Politics and International Studies and the Leeds University Business School for their roles in the above events.

Spring into Summer 2015

Our 2015 programme was comprised of a range of four-week and six-week courses, as well as an intensive one-day workshop, which ran from early June to mid-July. This provision was again delivered alongside a series of free one-off events organised in partnership with colleagues from across the University.

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We were very appreciative of the successful partnerships we were able to establish or build on with Leeds University Business School, the School of Politics and International Studies, the Centre for Canadian Studies, the Legacies of War project and the Performing the Jewish Archive project in the delivery of the one-off events.

Spring into Summer 2014

Following on from the success of the 2013 programme we once again offered a range of six-week courses which ran from early June to mid-July, in tandem this time with a series of free one-off events organised in partnership with colleagues from across the University.

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We were once again impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by the participants, and were particularly pleased with the successful partnerships we established with the School of Politics and International Studies and the Legacies of War project at the University, Leeds University Business School and the Marks and Spencer Company Archive in the delivery of the one-off events.

Spring into Summer 2013

After two successful years of Spring into Summer we were keen to expand and build on the previous format of a week-long programme of one-day workshops. Feedback from previous Spring into Summer learners suggested that people were keen for a more prolonged form of provision and this gave us the confidence to offer an expanded programme of ten evening and daytime courses running for six weeks from early June to mid-July:

We were delighted with the success of the new format, the enthusiasm and commitment demonstrated by participants who attended and the help and support we received from our fantastic partners:

Evaluating the success of the new Spring into Summer format was extremely important to us and we were very grateful to receive so much thoughtful and in-depth feedback from participants. Analysing this feedback really helped us to reflect on what we did well and where we could improve, and left us with plenty of enthusiasm for planning the 2014 programme.

Spring into Summer 2012

The 2012 Spring into Summer programme took place in June with the following one-day workshops:

The 2012 programme also included a free evening seminar – Reflections on the Arab Spring of 2011 and its aftermath.

Spring into Summer 2011

2011 saw the launch of Spring into Summer. Our first programme saw participants attending the following programme of ten one-day workshops at the University of Leeds:

As this was a new initiative we were very keen to hear participant feedback, which was extremely positive. Many participants were also keen to see more of this kind of provision in the future, with people expressing an interest in a broad range of subject areas. We were delighted with the success of the first Spring into Summer programme and finished the week keen to start planning for 2012.