The Nottingham Confucius Institute

NCI Summer School

Launched in 2022, the annual NCI Summer School programme offers UoN staff, students and local residents a unique opportunity to explore Chinese language and culture through a blend of fun-packed Mandarin lessons and enrichment activities.

The programme is designed for adults and children aged 10+ and will meet varying needs and interests, from the simply curious to those with existing Mandarin skills who aim to develop further.. 

The events take place every Wednesday throughout July from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Si Yuan Centre, home to Nottingham Confucius Institute, on University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus (Wollaton Road, NG8 1BB). 

Each evening event consists of a one-hour Mandarin lesson  (Comprehensive Mandarin, suitable for beginners, or Spoken Mandarin, for those at a higher level) and a one-hour cultural workshop focussing on a variety of topics such as Chinese arts and crafts and more, followed by an optional free talk, for those who wish to stay a bit longer to practise their Mandarin. Refreshments will also be provided.

To get a glimpse of what past Summer Schools were like, take a look at event recap videos 2022 and 2023 on our Instagram.  

View 2024 Summer School Timetable for details. 

These events are free to attend, but registration is essential as we would like to plan all sessions to meet the numbers and needs of participants. 

To book a place, please register via the online registration link by 12:00 noon Wednesday 26 June. Limited places are available. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Please be aware that all children must be accompanied by their parents/carers, who are responsible for their children at all times whilst on University premises. 

Contact us: 

For enquiries and further details, please don’t hesitate to contact




Nottingham Confucius Institute

Room A23, CI Library
Si Yuan Building
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 748 4502
fax: +44 (0)115 846 6324