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The Centre for Global Programmes launch free creativity seminars

Posted on 10 January 2020

The workshop sessions will run in Weeks 8 to 10.

In recent years the UK’s Creative Industries have consistently expanded faster than any other economic sector. Last year the sector grew 7.6 per cent to contribute almost £92bn net to GDP, around £10m an hour. One in 11 jobs now depend on the Creative Industries, and these are among the least likely to be lost to automation.

Yet what is creativity? And how can you develop your creative competence now in order to take advantage of this trend?

In Weeks 8 to 10 the Centre for Global Programmes are offering a limited number of places to York students on a mixed nationality Creativity programme. The other participants on the programme are visiting undergraduates of Tohoku University, Japan.

Six sessions over three weeks will be devoted to problem-solving exercises, thought experiments, interactive lectures and seminars on topics such as:

  • the argument for investing now in your creativity
  • evaluating your current levels of creativity
  • connecting and combining ideas: the essence of creativity
  • challenging assumptions and reframing: resisting established patterns and finding new perspectives
  • paying attention: seeing the world as if for the first time
  • attitude: taking creative risks and cultivating openness.

There is no coursework on the programme. You only need to be free at the following times:

Week 8
Wednesday 26 February - 2.30pm to 4pm
Friday 28 February - 2.15pm to 3.45pm

Week 9
Wednesday 4 March - 2.15pm to 3.45pm
Friday 6 March - 2.15pm to 3.45pm

Week 10
Monday 9 March - 2.15pm to 3.45pm
Wednesday 11 March - 2.15pm to 3.45pm

On completion of the programme you will be awarded with a certificate from the Centre for Global Programmes and advice about how best to present these experiences on your CV. You will also be eligible to collect credit toward the York Award.

For further details, please contact:

The deadline to sign up is Friday 14 February.