EU Students FAQs

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EU Students FAQs

  1. 1. Frequently Asked Questions from EU applicants EU Virtual Open Day 27th March 2013©University of Glamorgan
  2. 2. Q1. Where is the University located?• Situated in South Wales• Established in 1913There are three campuses:• Treforest and Glyntaff - located 12 miles (19km) north of Cardiff• ATRiuM - located at the heart of Cardiff City (Capital of Wales)Good transport links with big UK cities and airports:• London (Heathrow and Gatwick Airports) - 2h 30min• Bristol (Bristol International) - 1h 10min• Birmingham (Birmingham International Airport) - 2h 30min• Cardiff Airport - 35 min©University of Glamorgan
  3. 3. Q2. Why should I study at Glamorgan? A wide range of courses Many courses have professional accreditation Opportunities to get work experience Graduate Employability - 93% of Glamorgan graduates find employment or further study within six months of graduation *Graduate Destination Survey, 2011 World-class research - you will be taught by lecturers who are national and international experts in their fields £130 Million investment programme in new facilities©University of Glamorgan
  4. 4. Q3. Which campus will I be based at when I start my course? Treforest Campus - 20 min north of Cardiff by train Students who have applied for courses related to Business, Accounting, Maths, Law, Psychology, Sports Management, Computing and Engineering Glyntaff Campus - 15 min walk from Treforest Campus Students who have applied for courses related to Health and Social Care, Nursing, Sport and Science. ATRiuM Campus – Cardiff City Centre Students who have applied for courses related to Animation and Visual Arts, Design, Fashion and Interior Design, Journalism, Media and Music. Finance courses and Paralegal Studies are taught at Atlantic House in Cardiff.©University of Glamorgan
  5. 5. Q4. How will I study? The UK education system is based on independent study and practical assessments.Depending on your course, the type of assessments may include:• Course work ( Portfolios)• Individual and Group Presentations• Essays• Project Work• Reports• Written examsAt the beginning of the academic year, lecturers will explain how you will bemarked and assessed on their modules.©University of Glamorgan
  6. 6. Q5. What is the cost of living? Estimated Essential Weekly Expenses Living in Private SectorYou will need to consider budgeting for essentials: Expenditure per week Living on Campus Housing• Accommodation Accommodation £98* £55• Food Food £30 £30• Utility Bills (Gas, Electricity, Water)• Travel (if necessary) Utility Bills £0** £10• Laundry Contents Insurance £2 £2• Phone bill Books/printing etc £10 £10 Travel £5 £5Living in private housing - Accommodation costs usually Toiletries/Laundry £4 £4cover only the cost for renting your room (bills notincluded). Phone £7 £7 Total £156.00 £123.00 *This is the cost of the cheapest halls place at the University. Prices can go up to £143.50 per week. **Living on Campus - Accommodation costs include all utility bills plus internet. Note: Additional Expenses are not included in the table. This depends on your individual lifestyle. You should consider spending money for socialising and clothes around £20-£30 per week. ©University of Glamorgan
  7. 7. Q6. What about living in Campus Accommodation?Treforest and Glyntaff Campus (Pontypridd town)Atrium Campus (Cardiff)Important information:• If you have firmly accepted your Conditional or Unconditional offer, you should have received information from our admissions team about how to apply for accommodation online.• You can apply for accommodation on campus now, as long as you have confirmed Glamorgan as your first choice to study.• A username and a password will be sent to the email address that you provided on your UCAS or direct application form.• Submit your preferences online by logging into our system with the provided username and password.©University of Glamorgan
  8. 8. Q6. What about living in Private Accommodation?For tips on house-hunting in the private sector there are a few resources available:• Our private sector Guide: http://accommodation.glam.ac.uk/documents/download/3/• If you prefer to live in Treforest, you can use our Students Union letting agency: www.glamorganstudentletting.com• The University has a list of registered landlords that can be accessed on www.studentpad.co.uk; You need to select University of Glamorgan from the list and then you can perform a targeted search based on cost, location, type of accommodation etc. You can also contact the landlords for further information or arrange a viewing;• Tips and advice that you may need to consider when looking for private accommodation: http://glamlife.glam.ac.uk/pages/3230-accommodation-legal-matters-when-renting-a- student-flat-house• If you prefer living in Cardiff, there is a list of registered agencies (These are not affiliated with the University but are ALMA registered): http://accommodation.glam.ac.uk/cardiff/lettingagencies/©University of Glamorgan
  9. 9. Q7. How to get work experience while I am studying? Work placement opportunities:  The University runs an employability scheme in partnership with employers (from Wales, UK, EU and International);  Each faculty has got their own work experience programme;  You can apply for short or long term placements (1 week or 1 month) up to 1 year; N.B. Placements are not guaranteed for all students. There is an application and selection process. Other work opportunities:  During your studies – you can apply to become a student ambassador and represent the University at different events;  Working in the Students’ Union bar;  Work part-time outside the University- nearby restaurants, cafe, shops etc.©University of Glamorgan
  10. 10. Q8. Can I play any sports or join any clubs and societies? There are a variety of student clubs and societies. The most popular ones are: http://www.glam.ac.uk/life/societies • Men’s and Women’s Basketball team • Trampolining • Law Society • Glamorgan Football • Karate Society • Swimming and Water Polo • Debating Society • Climbing Club • Electronics Society etc. or • Create your own club or society Get a student sports membership card for £15 a month: • Join the gym and take part in fitness classes with professional instructors; • Play any individual or team sport using our first class sports facilities;©University of Glamorgan
  11. 11. Q9. What is the nightlife like?• Good variety of bars and pubs in Treforest and Pontypridd- from quizzes and karaoke to disco and DJ evenings in the Students’ Union bar.• The nightlife in Cardiff – there are a large variety of restaurants, bars, cinemas and nightclubs, as you would expect to find in a capital city.©University of Glamorgan
  12. 12. What Next? Q10. How to accept my Conditional or Unconditional Offer If you have received our offer, you may accept it via:  UCAS (Bachelor’s courses)- http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/offers/trackprogress  If you applied through a Glamorgan representative- you can contact your educational consultant and ask them do it for you;  Use our Glamorgan online portal- sign up and accept the offer easily: http://yourglamorgan.glam.ac.uk/users/sign_in Q11. May I visit your University in the next couple of months? • Yes, you can visit the University if you wish. Please contact the EU team in advance: europe@glam.ac.uk.©University of Glamorgan
  13. 13. Q12. Do I need to attend the International Welcome Week?To help you settle in and make new friends before your course starts in September, the International Student Support Service organises International and EU welcome activities.It will be useful to attend the Welcome Week because:• It is a great chance to learn more about University Life• You will find essential information about cultural awareness and student finance and budgeting;• You will make new friends from all over the world and meet members of staff;• You will be able to visit places of interest and familiarise yourself with the local area;For more information about welcome activities that will be onoffer when you start, keep an eye on our EU website:www.glam.ac.uk/eu©University of Glamorgan
  14. 14. More Questions? If you have more questions please: 1. Chat with us online on 27th March between 16:00 and 17:00 UK time GMT (check your time zone difference with the UK); 2. Watch the other videos and click through the links on the main EU Virtual Open day; 3. Visit our EU website for more information about your country- www.glam.ac.uk/eu;©University of Glamorgan
  15. 15. Thank you!©University of Glamorgan

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