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Well done for securing a place on the Frontline programme for 2023!

An integral part of the Frontline programme, the summer institute (SI) is an intensive five-week learning experience where you will build the foundations of the knowledge and skills required for your local authority placement. SI also marks the start of your Master’s in Advanced Relationship Based Social Work Practice with Children and Families, which is accredited by Lancaster University.  

We are pleased to be running a blended model of teaching, with the first and last week of SI taking place online, and weeks two, three, and four being held in person at The University of Manchester

117 – 21 JulyOnline learning from home starting on Monday 17 July
Arrive at the University of Manchester on Sunday 23 July
224 – 28 JulyIn person teaching at the University of Manchester
331 – 4 AugustIn person teaching at the University of Manchester
47 –11 AugustIn person teaching at the University of Manchester
514 – 18 AugustOnline learning from home

Your guide to the summer institute

You can find all the information you need to know before the summer institute by clicking the button below. It is essential that you read this document before the start of the summer institute as it contains all of the key information you must know before starting the programme. Please let us know if you would like a word version of these documents.

Get in touch

If you have any specific questions that are not covered in the guide, you please reach out to the summer institute team.

Missing a day

Attendance of the full summer institute is mandatory and absences of up to two days will only be approved in the case of an exceptional circumstance.

University accomodation

All participants will be provided with a room and three meals a day during your stay at the University of Manchester. If you live within commuting distance of the teaching venue and do not wish to stay on campus, please let us know.

Family accomodation

Unfortunately, there are no family rooms on the Fallowfield Campus in Manchester. Please email us to find out about family accommodation options and childcare.

Staying the weekend

If you wish to stay on the Fallowfield Campus over the weekend, please let us know.

Beyond the teaching

Learn what wellbeing options are on offer during the summer institute. You can also sign up to affinity groups and find out about community spaces.

More ways to get in touch

Digital learning support

For accessing materials on Moodle, Zoom, and Learning resources.

Suitability and adjustment

For queries about additional learning needs

Lancaster University and Moodle

Help with LU IT systems, password re-set and online registration.