College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

The University of the West Indies and University of Leicester International Summer School

The 2024 Summer School will take place at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, and will be hosted by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, on 27-31 May 2024.

Gender, Violence and Conflict

Staff at the University of West Indies 

Why join the UWI/UL International Summer School?

  • Gain an opportunity to network with postgraduate students, early career researchers and professionals studying and working in the Caribbean, the UK and North America
  • Develop your knowledge of and interest in global studies through participation in seminars and interactive lectures
  • Enhance your CV by attending integrated professional development workshops
  • Experience the University of the West indies’ dynamic research culture in gender studies and other areas

Summer School aims

  • Provide postgraduate students, early career researchers and professionals from the Caribbean, the UK and North America with opportunities for both intellectual and professional development
  • Create international networking opportunities and a study abroad experience for participants
  • Enhance your awareness of the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange
  • Give you insight into current collaborative research projects led by UWI and UL academics
  • Give you an opportunity to present on and share your work with others working in similar or relevant areas

Course contents

Aerial view over Kingston
  • Seminars and lectures relating to this year's theme of Gender, Violence and Conflict. These will cover topics such as women, peace and security; masculinities, power and nonviolence; building resilience against child exploitation and abuse; health, wellness and citizen security; human rights and gender identity.
  • Professionalisation workshops
  • Contributions from UWI and UL-based academics working in various disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Participant presentations and participant-led discussions

Dates and Location

27-31 May 2024, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus


  • Fee for Caribbean-based participants: £300 per person
  • Fee for participants based outside of the Caribbean: £860 per person

Scholarships may be available. Please contact the organisers for further information.

Entry requirements

Participants should be postgraduate students or early career researchers in any discipline across the arts, humanities and social sciences. In addition, this year we are inviting applications from people working outside of a university context with an interest in the programme theme.

Applications and information

There is an extended deadline for applications which is Wednesday 31st January 2024. You can apply online.

To find out more, please contact the organisers at:

What’s included in your fee

  • Tuition fees for all classes
  • Accommodation on the UWI campus for applicants coming from outside the Caribbean
  • All study materials
  • Lunch and refreshments from Monday to Friday

What’s not included

  • Meals and beverages, unless specified in the timetable
  • Flight costs 
  • Visa costs
  • Medical and travel insurance

About the University of Leicester

Students sat on a blanket in Victoria Park in LeicesterEstablished in 1921 and granted its royal charter in 1957, the University of Leicester is ranked among the top 30 universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide and the top 200 in the world by the Times Higher Education newspaper. It gained worldwide recognition for pioneering work in establishing genetic fingerprinting in 1986 and for the recent discovery and identification of the remains of King Richard III.


About the University of the West Indies

Students walking outside the University of West IndiesEstablished in 1948, the UWI is the largest and longest standing higher-education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean. An innovative, internationally competitive, contemporary university deeply rooted in the Caribbean, the UWI has expanded to five campuses: Cave Hill in Barbados, Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, the Open Campus, and the Five Islands campus in Antigua and Barbuda. As the number one Caribbean university, the UWI is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge creation and innovation on matters related to the Caribbean and small island states.

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