We’re looking forward to welcoming you.
Start your programme now and progress to your chosen university.*
We will be open for you to join us for your studies** and are looking forward to welcoming you to the International Study Centre.
Whether you are getting ready to join us on campus soon or you can’t wait to begin your studies but you have concerns about travelling to the UK, we will help you to get to where you want to be.
You can choose how you study:
We are open for you to begin your studies in the centre from the start of term. In order to create the safest possible learning environment, and whilst social distancing restrictions are in place, you will benefit from a mixture of as many face-to-face interactions as possible, supported by online learning. You will also receive one-to-one support, giving you help and guidance every step of the way.
If you are unable to travel for the start of term, you can start your programme online from home^ virtual teacher-led learning and join us on campus at any point during your programme. When you are ready to travel, our transition plan will ensure you have a smooth transfer to the UK and are fully integrated into face-to-face classes at the Centre/College with minimal disruption to your studies.
We expect and hope that you will be able to travel to the UK and study in the Centre/College with us soon. However, if you are unable to travel for the whole of your pathway programme, you can complete your studies from home via virtual, teacher-led learning and progress to your chosen university as planned^^.
A safe and inclusive environment
We have put a rigorous health and safety risk-assessment in place so you can be assured of a safe and inclusive campus environment. To make sure you feel confident to start your programme in the UK, our Centres and Colleges will be adapted to ensure that they are safe through the following measures.
- Encourage the wearing of face-coverings around our buildings. In some places face-coverings may be mandatory, and you will be required to wear these in public spaces according to local government guidelines. You should bring your own face-coverings.
- Provide hand sanitisers in all our buildings and remind our students about their own personal hygiene including the regular washing of hands.
- Introduce enhanced regular cleaning and sterilising regimes.
- Manage the flow of people around our buildings with one-way systems and signage.
- Ensure social distancing measures including limiting class sizes.
- Make use of online learning and will ensure the right balance of classroom interactions and engaging with learning and fellow students online.
- Take additional steps to ensure that vulnerable students or those with special requirements are given enhanced and appropriate levels of support.
A caring community
You'll receive a warm welcome and plenty of support to help you succeed. We will offer a range of welcome activities to help you settle in to student life and make the most of your student experience. As part of our programme of welcome activities we will encourage you to take the opportunity to meet your teachers and fellow students both face-to-face and online – you will be fully part of our international community from day one. As soon as you start your programme, you will meet other international students who are going through a very similar experience to you.
Your student experience
We recognise that the social aspect of student life is very important to you. That’s why we provide a comprehensive Induction Week programme, which includes fun-filled and inspiring events to help you settle in and meet other students.
During your time in the UK you will have plenty of opportunities to join clubs and societies - some virtually - where you can meet people who share a common interest. You could also become a Student Ambassador, or alternatively join the student council to represent your fellow students.
* Subject to meeting progression requirements
** Subject to satisfactory completion of our detailed health and safety risk assessment
***Subject to meeting the progression requirements, the University has confirmed that if you are unable to travel for the whole of your pathway programme due to exceptional circumstances related to the pandemic, it will recognise online-only study and assessment for progression
^ Excluding the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
^^ Our Universities will recognise virtual-only study and assessment for progression for the 2020/21 academic year due to the exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19. Please note that this excludes IY1 programmes at Leeds International Study Centres for progression to University of Leeds, Health, Medical & Life sciences and Chemistry pathways at Cardiff University International Study Centre and GCSE and A-Level at Bellerbys Colleges