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  • 1. Medical and Biomedical degrees and university preparation courses2011/2012DRAFT University degrees, academic preparation and English language courses g INTO ST GEORGE’S, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON YOUR BEST ROUTE TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESS
  • 2. Aim higher g INTO www.intohigher.com/sgulYour pathway to a world-classuniversity starts here Our mission No-one is investing more in your experience Today’s leaders are internationally educated, globally If you are planning to study at a world-class university, an INTO mobile, at home in different countries and cultures; they study centre is the right starting point for you. help shape the future. The world is changing fast, and Together with St George’s, University of London and our other for young people who want ‘to be part of that change’, partner universities, we have created one of the world’s finest studying abroad opens up a world of opportunity. network of study centres that cater specifically for the needs of INTO St George’s, University of London brings talented, international students, creating distinctive student experiences ambitious international students together to take for you. advantage of that opportunity – in a world-class study This brochure tells you about the wide range of courses you can environment dedicated to your success. study with us, and what life is like at INTO St George’s, University of London. We are here to make your study experience enjoyable, successful and rewarding. Read on if you would like to find out more or contact us if you need any help with your application. 87%INTO centres student satisfaction 89%of their choice at a UK university student progression £133m investedcentresstudent in the 1:9 deliver a first-class study experience teacher to student ratio and small across our to a degree experience across our INTO classes
  • 3. www.intohigher.com/sgul Study medicine at aText unique health sciences university in London Welcome Distinctive degree programmes in medicine and biomedical science A tradition of innovation in research and education that stretches back over 250 years Welcome to St George’s, University of London and INTO St George’s, University of London. We are delighted that Contents Cutting edge facilities including a fully-equipped clinical skills laboratory you are considering joining our student body. St George’s The best student experience in London Our students consider St George’s to be an incredible place University of London 6 to study. They acknowledge our teaching to be exceptional (Times Higher Education Survey, 2009 and 2010) and value the closeness with the academic and administrative World-class facilities 10 staff – importantly, our students rate highly their facilities and social activities, and A compact and friendly campus with students from over 80 countries Choosing your course 14 the many clubs, societies and sports available to them through the Students’ Union. Our students appreciate being part of a community that is so strongly committed International Medicine 18 Preparation for a career in medicine with our unique pre-university courses to furthering knowledge and professional practice in the medical, biomedical and International Graduate health sciences; a collegiate community that is simultaneously committed to Learning from clinical practice at one of the UK’s busiest hospitals Medicine 22 making an important contribution to London society through our links with local schools, colleges and charities, as well as the international Tooting community. Biomedical Science 26 Choosing a university and a degree programme require considerable thought – The INTO Centre 30 it is one of the most important and challenging decisions of your life, and we Study in one of the world’s believe you will be making the right choice if you choose St George’s, University most exciting cities 34 of London. Study in London: a truly As an alumnus of St George’s myself, I harbour many, many happy memories international experience 36 of student life – I hope that you too will feel similarly in the future. Foundation in Medical, I wish you every success in your studies with us. Biomedical and Health Science 38 Professor Peter Kopelman English for Principal Undergraduate Study 44 English for For many students nding your way through education presents Postgraduate Study 48 a number of dif cult choices, but for those who have their heart Supporting you from set on a career in medicine or a related profession the choice is arrival to graduation 52 more straightforward. The path is relatively well de ned, although Accommodation 56 as you read through this brochure you will see that there are still choices to be made. How to apply 60 Choosing a good university with the right medical programmes is the rst choice Application process 61 and St George’s, University of London makes that choice easy. It has the right Application form for programmes with the right staff to guide you to your chosen career. International Foundation Entering St George’s is now also straightforward with a clear pathway through the and English language INTO St George’s centre. You will enjoy university approved teaching alongside INTO’s courses only 63 well developed systems for student support to help you along the road to success. Terms and conditions 67 Welcome to the centre. Your success is our priority. Dates and prices 69 Steve Walters Scholarships 70 Centre Director4 5
  • 4. www.intohigher.com/sgul History, tradition and innovation in a thriving and supportive community St George’s University of London Hands-on learningA living heritage At the forefront of medical advancesWith a history stretching back over 250 Throughout our long and illustrious discipline, and through this we have ayears St George’s, University of London history we have been at the forefront well deserved world-wide reputationtruly embodies a living heritage. of medical advances. It is with that for the development of Problem Based spirit of enquiry that, in 2010, we Learning and student-centred curricula.Among our alumni we can lay claim to celebrated the 30th anniversary of theboth the ‘father of modern surgery’ and Our innovations in curriculum eradication of smallpox, and in 2011the ‘father of modern immunology’. development include the use of new the 40th anniversary of the world’s rstJohn Hunter (1728-1793) pioneered an technologies, where our work in the computerised tomographic (CT) headexperimental basis for surgical practice development of virtual patients and scan, carried out on a patient within ourand during his career not only was he virtual clinics goes from strength to partner hospital with which we sharesurgeon at St George’s, but also Surgeon strength. This was recently recognised a site and clinical resources. In 1958General to the British Army and personal with the Times Higher Education award St George’s was the rst hospital insurgeon to King George III. Edward for Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year the UK to carry out the insertion of aJenner (1749-1823) was the pioneer of 2009. Our efforts to support, inform and heart pacemaker, performing the UK’s Forging a new futureimmunology whose work on developing encourage the educational development 500,000th pacemaker operation justthe smallpox vaccine, the rst successful of those in our local community has over 50 years later. We continue Jenner’s This exciting new partnership between Medicine BSc/MD or International designed to offer the highest qualityvaccine developed anywhere in the world, also been many times recognised with work in infection and immunity, as well St George’s, University of London, and Graduate Medicine MD programmes of student experience both in Londonhas been credited as having saved more regional and national awards. as undertaking world-class research INTO represents the latest chapter (see pages 18 and 22) are able to and overseas. You will become part oflives than the work of any other person. in cardiology, stroke, epidemiology, cell Today we are leaders in medical and in our long history of educational spend two years on international clinical the St George’s family, supported byHenry Gray (1827-1861) was Anatomy signalling, and genetics. Globally we focus science education and at the forefront of innovation. Our educational and placements in the United States of highly committed staff along the lengthLecturer at St George’s when he started on the ght against HIV and infectious research and Government policy making. research excellence is now interlinked America (subject to validation). This of your educational journey - from pre-writing an inexpensive and accessible disease, and locally we pursue the Among our team of highly respected with INTO’s track record of success presents the chance to experience Foundation English, through Foundationtextbook for medical students. Along application of advances in child and internationally renowned staff, in preparing high quality international different cultures as you progress training, degree level study and on pastwith his St George’s colleague Henry health and cardiology. you will nd professors who have held students for UK university study. through the programme, emerging on graduation into your professional career.Vandyke Carter (1831-1897), he presidencies of Royal Colleges, chairs graduation prepared for a lifetime of 2010 also saw the 10th anniversary This means you have the opportunity tocompleted the Anatomy Descriptive of highly in uential review bodies and professional employment. of our graduate entry medicine study in one of the world’s most excitingand Surgical, more commonly known as boards, and those at the cutting edge of programme, the inspiration for our cities for a medical or biomedical Whether you progress to theseGray’s Anatomy, a textbook that is today medical research. innovative International Graduate quali cation that is recognised degree programmes through the INTOin its 40th edition. Medicine MD (details of which can be Our impulse to lead the way in medical, worldwide, working alongside UK St George’s, University of London found on pages 22 – 25). St George’s biomedical and health sciences, as students to improve your knowledge Foundation programme, or move directly was the rst UK university to introduce well as our innovation in medical and and develop your skills. Additionally, into degree level study, you will nd a A network of world- this new route into medicine for high community education, are very much those on either the International friendly and welcoming environment, class universities achieving graduates from any academic alive and well today.6 7
  • 5. www.intohigher.com/sgul Immersed in the clinical environment St George’s, University of London Learning and teaching St George’s Hospital (SGUL) Our staff and students work together in We share our campus with St George’s St George’s, University of London is small, interactive groups, meaning that Healthcare Trust, one of the UK’s committed to ensuring greater access your voice will be heard, your opinions busiest hospitals, and are neighbours for international students to a range will matter and you will be fully engaged with the South West London Mental of medical and biomedical degree in your studies, your research, with your Health Trust. These two National Health programmes and professional training. teachers, peers and patients, and with Service (NHS) Trusts comprise the St George’s, University of London, works the community to which we all belong. hub of an extensive network of acute to the highest standards of excellence hospital, primary care, and social A signi cant feature of our approach to in teaching and student support. To services provision that constitute what learning is the use of Case Based and ensure greater access for international is referred to as the South West London Problem Based Learning. Students work students INTO and St George’s have Academic Health Sciences Network. in small groups on real life problems, created INTO St George’s University of This special combination of supportive researching the answers in a systematic London (INTO SGUL). learning environments with a wealth fashion under the guidance of teaching of local clinical experience contributes staff. In the early years of your training INTO St George’s, University of London to the distinctiveness of the courses these Case Based scenarios are (INTO SGUL) we offer and ensures that the training supported by structured lectures and experience you receive is one immersed INTO St George’s, University of London other formal teaching, with a shift in the clinical environment. offers both university preparation, towards more self directed Problem through English Language support and Based scenarios as your study skills Foundation level training in medical, and autonomy grow. This approach biomedical and health sciences, as well provides an excellent preparation for, as degree level programmes leading and replication of, the demands of to medical and healthcare related medical and healthcare careers in the careers. The training offered on the real world. foundation level programmes is the perfect preparation for those students looking to progress to one of the degree Creating distinctive programmes offered by INTO SGUL. student experiences Inter-disciplinary collaboration8 9
  • 6. www.intohigher.com/sgul Access to state-of-the-art technologyWorld-class facilities Sport Students’ Union If you are into sport, you will be spoilt The great majority of the social and that entails. You will be in very for choice. Our hockey, rowing, football, leisure activities revolve around the good company; the Student Union netball, rugby union, cricket, fencing and Students’ Union (SU), which supports a membership includes students from many other teams are always on the number of student societies and offers a range of medical and healthcare lookout for new members. regular events such as comedy nights, courses, including physiotherapy, lm nights and discos.The Students’ radiography, nursing, midwifery, Whether you are international standard Union represents a wide range of medicine, biomedical science and a or have never played sport in your life, interests; the arts are well represented variety of postgraduate programmes – we have teams to suit your abilities. The by musical, drama and revue societies, all of whom regularly use the Union’s majority of our sports teams play in the which produce regular shows and facilities, mixing easily with University British Universities and Colleges Sport performances. Other societies include: and Hospital staff. These facilities (BUCS) and University of London Union Islamic, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, include a large bar, games and poolLaboratories Library (ULU) leagues and cups. There is also Adventure Sports, Modern Languages, room, music room, dance studio, café, the added competition of the historicFully equipped clinical-skills laboratories Our healthcare and biomedical Film and Photography; and we also have and other common rooms and of ces. inter-medical-school battles in theon site give you plenty of opportunity collection comprises more than 42,000 active societies for students who are United Hospitals and National Medical You also get the added bene t of beingto practise and perfect your skills books and multimedia resources. We interested in voluntary work within the Schools competitions. part of the National Union of Studentsin procedures such as taking blood subscribe to over 10,000 journals local and wider community. (NUS) and University of London Union;pressure and pulse, checking for vital (mostly electronic), and a wide variety The Robert Lowe Sports Centre on As a student at St George’s, you not only for the support and advice theysigns, and resuscitation techniques. of medical and healthcare databases. site boasts three squash courts, aerobic automatically qualify for Union can offer, but for the social events you And if you’d like to brush up on your training rooms, and two well-equippedDifferent scenarios can be safely membership, with all the bene ts can take part in at their central London information- nding skills, we run regular weight-training rooms, including freerepeated using the latest patient facilities, only 30 minutes away. courses in Information Literacy. weights. In addition, a large sports hallsimulators to mirror real-life health is used for badminton, volleyball, netball,problems and symptoms. You are also Library opening hours are extensive, St George’s is always keen on making you feel one of them. It is amazing how many ve-a-side football, cricket and otherencouraged to practise and hone these and it makes a great place for activities you can be involved in throughout your academic year. You also have the training activities.basic skills and techniques on your individual, self directed study. It is also special opportunity to know people coming from all around the world.fellow students. conveniently located near the IT suites, Away from site, rowing is available the teaching rooms and our state-of-the- at Chiswick on the River Thames, Marco Foti, United KingdomThree newly refurbished ‘wet’ Physiotherapy, first year art lecture theatres. and sailing is based at the Royallaboratories (with capacity 60-80 Victoria Dock.students each) allow the delivery of a Information Technologywide range of practical classes in thebiological sciences, complementing Of our three IT suites, two house more Our library collections comprise of over 42,000 books and 10,000 journalsthe information derived from other than 100 workstations. One of theseteaching sessions, as well as giving suites can be used at any time night ordirect experience of experimental and day, and to accommodate open-accessdiagnostic techniques. or formal group-teaching sessions. Network access is provided in all hallsThe substantial level of world-class of residence common areas, withresearch on the site underpins the numerous wireless hotspots throughoutwide spectrum of research project the campus.opportunities available to undergraduatestudents, including access to state-of-the-art technology within individual researchgroups and in central research facilities,such as the Medical Biomics Centre. State of the art laboratory facilities10 11
  • 7. www.intohigher.com/sgul Move into any branch of specialist medical trainingEmployment prospectsAs a healthcare specialist university Students will spend two years on clinical product licensing, as clinical trialswe provide training for students rotations (St George’s, University of coordinators, or in biomedical productlooking to move into a professional London quality assured placements) in marketing. Additionally it is possible forrole within the medical, biomedical or US hospitals. They will also take the US the best performing students from thishealthcare eld. The training we provide Medical Licensing Examination (USLME) programme to move into the clinicalis designed speci cally to produce allowing them to practise in any branch transition year of the Internationalgraduates of a very high quality who of specialist medical training in the Medical course (the fourth year of six)are suitably prepared to move into United States and other territories where and progress towards quali cation astheir chosen profession. the USMLE is recognised. a doctor.For those on either the International Those who graduate from theMedicine (BSc/MD) or the International Biomedical Science (BSc) programmeGraduate Medicine (MD) programmes, will be suitably prepared for employmentthe course offers London based science within a variety of basic scienceand clinical practice training combined disciplines, clinical laboratory work,with specialist clinical practice in the forensic medicine, the pharmaceuticalUnited States of America (subject to industry, technology transfer andvalidation). After finishing here I would like to work as a physiotherapist in a clinical environment. I’d like to help people get back to their best physical shape! I also would like to teach anatomy, possibly in a dissecting room. Sanil Gulati, Canada Medicine, second year Theoretical and clinical practice go hand in hand Assured progression to leading universities Dr Lebur “Boz” Rohman, class of 200912 13
  • 8. www.intohigher.com/sgul www.intohigher.com/sgul Medical programmes Choosing your course INTO St George’s, University of London offers a International Medicine (BSc/MD) Biomedical Science (International) (BSc) Medical graduates wide range of academic programmes and English If you have completed 13 years of secondary education, have good grades If you have completed 13 years of secondary education, have good grades The aim of both the medical courses is to produce medical graduates with language courses designed specifically for equivalent to A-level grades of AAA, and have a good standard of English, equivalent to A-level grades of BBB, and have a good standard of English, then the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to international students. The pathway and language then you may apply to the International Medicine (BSc/MD). you may apply to the BSc (Honours) Biomedical Science (International). practise medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, courses help prepare you for entry to university, The rst four years of this course are In the rst two years the training multi-professional environment, and to equip you for a career of life-long based at St George’s, University of programme offers a broad coverage and acclimatise you to living and studying in a London. In years one and two clinical of topics in the biomedical eld, learning and professional development. science is the focus with biomedical ranging from fundamental aspects of In particular these courses provide a university environment. You should read the course science in year three. At the end of this cell and molecular biology, through strong emphasis on professional and year you graduate with a BSc (Honours) systems-based anatomy, physiology clinical practice with guided support and details and entrance requirements carefully to in Medical Science. In the fourth year and pharmacology to advanced year on year progress testing towards you transition into clinical practice and basic science and clinical laboratory the United States Medical Licensing ensure that the course you choose is appropriate this prepares you for the nal two years techniques. Examination rather than (provisional) ( ve and six) which are spent in clinical registration in the UK. for your future field of study. practice in the United States. The nal year provides in-depth study of a wide range of modern topics in the biomedical eld, with the opportunity for International Graduate Medicine (MD) specialisation according to your interests If you have a degree in any subject and future career intentions. equivalent to a lower second class The course prepares you for a range of honours in the UK system, or a medical related careers, or alternatively, higher degree such as a masters with good grades you can go on to apply or a doctorate, you may apply for to study medicine. this course. These three programmes are parallel The rst two years are spent at to existing St George’s programmes but St George’s, University of London, are subject to formal internal validation. comprising clinical science in year one and transitional clinical practice in year two, with the nal two years (three and four) spent in clinical practice in the United States. A wide range of innovative courses14 15
  • 9. Medicine Medicine M Year 1 Year 2 www.intohigher.com/sgul Graduate Those with Medicine Foundation and English language courses a first degree Year 1 INTO English for Undergraduate StudyFoundation programme English language courses Progression routesInternational Foundation Our courses enable you to practise Progression subject to academic criteria Our courses provide you with the progression routes that you need, from English your developing language skills in aIf you have completed secondary language training to academic preparation and on to your nal degree programme. Progression subject to academic PLUS vibrant learning environment where you additional selection criteriaeducation in your home country, the The chart below gives you an overview of all of our courses to help you see which can take advantage of the University’sInternational Foundation programme English and academic programmes will be suitable for you. Please refer to the Becomes active for 2012 entry additional learning facilities and mixprovides academic preparation for rst course description pages for full details. with both UK and other internationalyear undergraduate entry and ensures students. The courses are alsothat you meet the English language designed as part of your preparationrequirements for your chosen degree Biomedical Biomedical Biomedical for future university study. Science Science Scienceprogramme. The programme combines Year 1 Year 2 Year 3academic study, intensive English To enter any undergraduate or Bio-Medical Scientistlanguage preparation, study skills and postgraduate degree course in thecultural orientation. UK, you must satisfy speci c English language requirements, and in ourAt INTO St George’s, University of Option for professional experience, the most successful Those without Foundation training in Physiotherapy,London the focus is on medical study a first degree Diagnostic Radiography students are those who take the time toand the International Foundation or Therapeutic Radiography improve their level of English language Clinical US Clinical US Clinicalprogramme has been developed to Transition Training Training beyond standard entry requirements. Year 4 Year 5 Year 6meet the needs of students wanting Doctorto follow a career in Medical, Clinical US Clinical US Clinical English for Undergraduate Study Medicine Medicine Medicine Transition Training TrainingBiomedical and Health Sciences. Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 This course is suitable for students whoThe pathway focuses on Chemistry, want to improve their level of academicBiology and Human Physiology, as well Graduate English to gain entry to the International Those with Medicineas Mathematics, Physics, English and a first degree Year 1 Foundation offered by the Centre, orStudy Skills. meet the English language requirementStudents who successfully complete for a degree programme at INTO St Medical Scientistthe International Foundation programme, George’s, University of London. You can INTO English forsubject to achieving the speci ed grades enrol on this course at the beginning Undergraduate Studyfor progression to their chosen degree, of each term and must study for apassing an interview and successfully minimum of one academic term.completing an aptitude test will be For further information, please see Progression subject to academic criteriaconsidered for entry to the rst year of page 44.the International Medicine or Biomedical Progression subject to academic PLUS additional selection criteriaprogramme. English for Postgraduate Study Becomes active for 2012 entryThe three-term International Foundation This course is suitable for students whoprogramme starts in September want to improve their level of academicand leads into the rst year of an English to meet the English languageundergraduate degree programme requirement for entry to a postgraduatestarting the following September. programme offered at St George’s,For further information, please see University of London. You can enrol onpage 38. this course at the beginning of each term and must study for a minimum of one academic term. For further information, please see page 48. A thriving and supportive community16 17
  • 10. INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE (BSc/MD) www.intohigher.com/sgul AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 2012 – SUBJECT TO VALIDATIONInternational Medicine Key course facts Start dates September 2012 Why choose this programme? This programme starts in September 2012 and is ideal for those enrolling on What is special about the programme? At the conclusion of the course you will have:Starting in 2012, this six year course aims to meet Course dates the Foundation programme with a view to following a medical career. a knowledge and understanding of the sciences underlying medicalthe high demand for qualified doctors by offering a Course rst runs in Autumn 2012 – start date to be con rmed by January 2012 It is a truly innovative programme with practice, of health and its promotion, a strong focus on interprofessional and of disease, trauma and disabilitycombined Bachelors and Medical degree programme Programme length Six years full time training and clinical placements right and their prevention, diagnosis and from the beginning. The curriculum management. This is in the contextfor those with high school or equivalent qualifications Class hours (p.w.) Notional 40 hour learning week with approximately provides an emphasis on professional of the individual and their place in and clinical practice with guided support the family and society and of thewishing to progress directly into medical training. 20 hours contact teaching. Academic requirements and year on year progress testing population as a whole towards the United States Medical demonstrated pro ciency in basic Overall score of 75% in the INTO Foundation in Licensing Examination (USMLE). clinical skills, including gathering Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, with a minimum of 68% in Academic English, and no Additionally, the programme makes information systematically, module less than 60% innovative use of virtual patients and sensitively and effectively from or virtual clinics to supplement the more patients, undertaking comprehensive High school quali cations equivalent to UK A level experiential, hands-on clinical practice. physical examination of patients, grades of AAA. choosing appropriate diagnostic Your rst four years are based at St For international equivalencies please visit procedures to be carried out on www.intohigher.com/sgul George’s, University of London. This patients, rationalising that choice comprises clinical science in years one Other entry requirements and interpreting the results of such and two and biomedical science in year In addition to academic grades, applicants investigations, selecting appropriate will be assessed on the quality of their written three, utilising a Case Based Learning treatment options for patients with application, their work or voluntary experience, their curriculum, supplemented by lectures performance in the UKCAT examination, and their speci c conditions, and recognising and small group learning. At the end performance in the medical selection Multi Mini and managing life-threatening Interview (MMI). of this year you graduate with a BSc conditions (Honours) in Medical Science. In the Acceptance on the programme is also subject acquired and demonstrated to satisfactory police and health clearance. fourth year you transition into clinical attitudes necessary for the English language entry requirement practice with a Problem Based Learning achievement of high standards of curriculum, representing a shift in IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each subskill) medical practice and patient care, or equivalent. emphasis from structured to self-directed including adherence to ethical and Age requirement learning. This prepares you for the nal legal principles, application of an two years ( ve and six) which are spent No age restrictions (though students must be at evidence based approach to patient least 18 years of age in order to undertake certain in clinical practice in the United States. care, responsiveness to the needs clinical placements, for example, Paediatrics). The aim of the course is to produce and concerns of patients, and Tuition fees medical graduates with the essential understanding of the contribution Years 1-3: £18,000 per annum knowledge, understanding, skills and of genetic, historical, social, Year 4: £29,000 per annum Years 5 and 6: £36,000 per annum attitudes required to practise medicine environmental, political, occupational Prices are indicative only and subject to change. competently and professionally in and behavioural factors on health, Years 5 and 6 are on clinical placement in the US. a patient-centred, multi-professional disease and illness Tuition fees do not include: environment, and to equip you for demonstrated intellectual Text books - these are available electronically a career of life-long learning and curiosity and a capacity for critical or from the library and purchase is optional professional development. understanding USMLE exam fees. developed an understanding of the work of other healthcare The great thing about St George’s is the sheer diversity of it. Here you’ll find people professionals partly through a co- from all corners of the world; everyone knows everyone else and it’s extremely easy operative approach to patient care to make friends. What I like most about my course is how hands-on it is. You learn on a training ward by doing. In fact, the three-step protocol we have for medical procedures is: watch the potential to undertake further someone else do it; do it yourself; and teach someone else how to do it! training in any branch of medicine or medical science Aisha Fazleen, Maldives Perfecting clinical skills an understanding of the need for life- Medicine, fifth year long learning, enquiry and research.18 19
  • 11. INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE (BSc/MD) www.intohigher.com/sgulAt the conclusion of the course you How is the programme validated and The course is sub-divided into the The BSc year Approaches to learning Directed self-learning – where thewill have: recognised? following six modules: teacher sets objectives but you take The third year provides advanced The curriculum adopts a learner- responsibility for deciding how and acquired the following additional The programme is accredited and Life Cycle coverage of a variety of topics and centred approach where the emphasis when to achieve them, thus ensuring skills and experiences: quality assured by St George’s, - Reproduction and Development the opportunity to undertake in depth is on both learning and teaching. The you are an active participant. - teaching including presentation University of London. Successful - Child Health (Paediatrics) research, resulting in the award of overall objective is to increase your and mentoring completion of the programme leads to - Obstetrics and Gynaecology a Bachelor of Science degree (with understanding and your skills. Starting Stimulating – teaching methods and - personal/time/resource the award of a St George’s, University - Sexual Health Honours). You will be supervised by with a structured approach to learning teacher roles are designed to stimulate management of London Bachelor of Science degree - Ageing academic and research staff in the that incorporates clinical placements, enquiry, not be a substitute for it. - IT literacy (with Honours) and a full medical MD - Death individual research laboratories and the approach shifts in emphasis Integrated – giving clinical relevance - ability to work within a team degree, allowing for direct progression Life Maintenance other sessions within St George’s, through the clinical transition year to all that you learn, as well as making - good record keeping into professional medical practice. - Nutrition University of London. You choose from (year four) towards a more self directed the process of learning relevant and - understanding of the principles - Alimentary System, including liver a variety of taught courses (examples model, re ecting your development This programme does not lead to interesting. Thus ensuring that clinical of audit - Gastroenterology given below) and will be able to as a learner. The methods of learning registration with the UK General Medical skills and practice are underpinned by - information literacy. - Endocrinology undertake your research project in a devised to help you include: Council. The clinical years take place a rigorous understanding of the basic - Renal Medicine related area: gained the following additional in the United States and students are The learning week – Case Based and sciences in a way that encourages - Urology qualities: prepared for and have to take and pass Biology of Cancer Problem Based Learning around a ‘deep learning’. Life Protection - psychological robustness with the United States Medical Licensing Clinical Neuroscience central case as a starting point to - Immunology Clear learning objectives – to act as ability for self-care Examination. Development and Disease allow you to understand the relevance - Infection a means of communication between - thoroughness Emerging Technologies in Diagnostic of your learning to your future clinical - Haematology course organisers, teachers and you, - a realistic grasp of your own Academic content Microbiology practice as a doctor. Other learning - Oncology and allow co-ordination between course limitations Images of Anatomy activities, such as lectures, lab work, The course is underpinned by four - Preventive Medicine outcome, what is taught, and the - adaptability and ability to cope Immunity and Infection clinical demonstration, clinical and themes: - Public Health Medicine assessment of learning. with change and uncertainty Metabolic Consequences of Acquired communication skills, medical law Life Structure - open-mindedness Basic and Clinical Sciences and Genetic Disorders and ethics, are related to the week’s Spiral curriculum – designed to help - Musculoskeletal system, including - motivation for learning Patient and Doctor Science of Reproduction central case. you revisit, deepen and extend your connective tissue - re ectiveness Community and Population Health Therapeutics: Protein to Patient knowledge, skills and understanding. - Rheumatology - sensitivity to cultural issues. Personal and Professional Clinical Aspects of Birth Defects - Orthopaedics Development Clinical Aspects of Cancer Genetics - Traumatology Here at St George’s, I really cherish the fact that the Hospital is on-site, making it easy Cloning, Stem Cell Research and Basic and Clinical Sciences is the - Plastic Surgery to go into theatre to observe and assist. I also think that because all the courses here Regenerative Medicine largest theme in terms of its content, - Skin and Dermatology are related to health sciences and everyone is in the same boat, it’s easier to settle, Forensic and Clinical Toxicology as it incorporates the majority of the Life Support study and plan your career. I’m hoping to become a surgeon, having developed a great Genes and Gene Expression in factual knowledge students require - Cardio-respiratory system passion for plastics and reconstructive work. Eukaryotic Cells to qualify. However, all four themes - Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery Health Psychology Manaf Khatib, Jordan are of equal importance in equipping - Respiratory Medicine Human Cardiovascular and Medicine, fifth year you for a professional life as a - ENT Respiratory Pharmacology medical practitioner. Life Control Human Genetics. - Nervous system - Neurology/Neurosurgery - Vision and Ophthalmology - Psychiatry - Psychology Peer supported learning20 21
  • 12. INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE MEDICINE (MD) www.intohigher.com/sgul AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 2012 – SUBJECT TO VALIDATIONInternational Key course facts Start dates Why choose this programme? As well as making use of a Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum, the the family and society and of the population as a whole demonstrated pro ciency in basicGraduate Medicine September 2012 clinical skills, including gathering programme expertly incorporates virtual Course dates information systematically, patients and virtual clinics into the sensitively and effectively from Course rst runs in Autumn 2012 – start date to be learning process to supplement the more con rmed by January 2012 patients, undertaking comprehensive experiential, hands-on clinical practice. physical examination of patients,Starting in 2012, this four year course aims to meet Programme length Four years full time In particular the course provides a choosing appropriate diagnostic strong emphasis on professional and procedures to be carried out onthe high demand for qualified doctors while enabling Class hours (p.w.) Notional 40 hour learning week with approximately clinical practice with guided support and patients, rationalising that choice year on year progress testing towards and interpreting the results of suchgraduates in any discipline to pursue a medical career. 20 hours contact teaching. Academic requirements the United States Medical Licensing investigations, selecting appropriate Examination. The rst two years are treatment options for patients withMaking use of the innovative Problem Based Learning A degree in any subject at a level equivalent to a lower second class bachelors honours in the spent at St George’s, University of speci c conditions, and recognising London, comprising clinical science and managing life-threatening(PBL) approach to education, this programme places UK system or in year one and transitional clinical conditions practice in year two, with the nal two acquired and demonstratedthe student at the centre of their own learning. A higher degree such as a Masters or a Doctorate. Other entry requirements years (three and four) spent in clinical attitudes necessary for the practice in the United States (subject achievement of high standards of In addition to academic grades, applicants to validation). medical practice and patient care, will be assessed on the quality of their written application, their work or voluntary experience, their including adherence to ethical and The aim of the course is to produce performance in the GAMSAT examination, and their legal principles, application of an performance in the medical selection Multi Mini medical graduates with the essential evidence based approach to patient Interview (MMI). knowledge, understanding, skills and care, responsiveness to the needs Acceptance on the programme is also subject to attitudes required to practise medicine satisfactory police and health clearance. and concerns of patients, and competently and professionally in a understanding of the contribution English language entry requirement patient-centred, multi-professional of genetic, historical, social, IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each subskill) environment, and to equip you for or equivalent. environmental, political, occupational a career of life-long learning and and behavioural factors on health, Age requirement professional development. disease and illness No age restrictions (though students must be at least 18 years of age in order to undertake certain demonstrated intellectual What is special about the programme? clinical placements, for example, Paediatrics). curiosity and a capacity for critical Tuition fees At the conclusion of the course you understanding Years 1: £18,000 per annum will have: developed an understanding Year 2: £29,000 per annum of the work of other healthcare Years 3 and 4: £36,000 per annum a knowledge and understanding of professionals partly through a the sciences underlying medical Prices are indicative only and subject to change. co-operative approach to patient care Years 3 and 4 are on clinical placement in the US. practice, of health and its promotion, on a training ward Tuition fees do not include: and of disease, trauma and disability the potential to undertake further and their prevention, diagnosis and Text books - these are available electronically training in any branch of medicine or from the library and purchase is optional management. This is in the context or medical science USMLE exam fees. of the individual and their place in an understanding of the need for life- long learning, enquiry and research. The style of teaching here is very varied. In addition to the expected lectures you get to do hands- on stuff such as dissection and interaction with patients. You get to go out onto wards early on in your education, which I found really encouraging and inspiring. Helena Thelin Johansson, Sweden Medicine, Third Year22 23
  • 13. INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE MEDICINE (MD) www.intohigher.com/sgulAt the conclusion of the course you How is the programme validated The course is sub-divided into the Approaches to learning Stimulating – teaching methods andwill have: and recognised? following six modules: teacher roles are designed to stimulate The curriculum adopts a learner- enquiry, not be a substitute for it. acquired the following additional The programme is accredited and Life Cycle centred approach where the emphasis skills and experiences: quality assured by St George’s, - Reproduction and Development is on both learning and teaching. The Integrated – giving clinical relevance - teaching including presentation University of London. Successful - Child Health (Paediatrics) overall objective is to increase your to all that you learn, as well as making and mentoring completion of the programme leads to - Obstetrics and Gynaecology understanding and your skills. Methods the process of learning relevant and - personal/time/resource the award of a St George’s, University - Sexual Health of learning have been devised to help interesting. Thus ensuring that clinical management of London medical MD degree, allowing - Ageing you in a structured and effective way, skills and practice are underpinned by - IT literacy for direct progression into professional - Death including: a rigorous understanding of the basic - ability to work within a team medical practice. Life Maintenance sciences in a way that encourages The learning week – Problem Based - good record keeping - Nutrition ‘deep learning’. This programme does not lead to Learning around a central case - understanding of the principles - Alimentary System, including liver registration with the UK General Medical as a starting point to allow you Clear learning objectives – to act as of audit - Gastroenterology Council. The clinical years take place to understand the relevance of a means of communication between - information literacy - Endocrinology in the United States and students are your learning to your future clinical course organisers, teachers and you, gained the following additional - Renal Medicine prepared for and have to take and pass practice as a doctor. Other learning and allow co-ordination between course qualities: - Urology the United States Medical Licensing activities, such as lectures, lab work, outcome, what is taught, and the - psychological robustness with Life Protection Examination. clinical demonstration, clinical and assessment of learning. ability for self-care - Immunology communication skills, medical law - thoroughness - Infection Spiral curriculum – designed to help Academic content and ethics, are related to the week’s - a realistic grasp of your own - Haematology you revisit, deepen and extend your central case. limitations The course is underpinned by four - Oncology knowledge, skills and understanding. - adaptability and ability to cope themes: - Preventive Medicine Directed self-learning – where the with change and uncertainty - Public Health Medicine teacher sets objectives but you take Basic and Clinical Sciences - open-mindedness Life Structure responsibility for deciding how and Patient and Doctor - motivation for learning - Musculoskeletal system, including when to achieve them, thus ensuring Community and Population Health - re ectiveness connective tissue you are an active participant. Personal and Professional - sensitivity to cultural issues. - Rheumatology Development - Orthopaedics Basic and Clinical Sciences is the - Traumatology largest theme in terms of its content, - Plastic Surgery as it incorporates the majority of the - Skin and Dermatology factual knowledge students require to Life Support qualify. However, all four themes are - Cardio-respiratory system of equal importance in equipping the - Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery student for a professional lifetime as a - Respiratory Medicine medical practitioner. - ENT Medicine is brilliant, but at St George’s Life Control the way it’s delivered makes it even - Nervous system more enjoyable. With the Hospital on-site - Neurology/Neurosurgery we get to see a lot of patients, and the - Vision and Ophthalmology Special Study Modules allow us to let our - Psychiatry imaginations loose on research; in my - Psychology case, into working out whether smoking shisha or cigarettes is more harmful. I would like to continue my career here in England and then travel to distant corners of the world putting my medical expertise to good use. Sarosh Khan, Saudi Arabia Medicine, fourth year24 25
  • 14. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (INTERNATIONAL) (BSC HONS) www.intohigher.com/sgul AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 2011Biomedical Science Key course facts Start dates Mon 26 Sep 2011 Other entry requirements In addition to academic grades, applicants will be Why choose this programme? Based at the second oldest medical school in the UK, on a site sharedThis three year programme covers the whole Course dates assessed on the quality of their written application (including work experience) and may be asked to with one of Europe’s largest and busiest hospitals, the learningrange of biological sciences that underpin medicine. Year 1 Semester 1 attend a selection interview. English language entry requirement environment offered is unique, ensuring interprofessional teachingThe course is distinctive in that it is offered in a Mon 26 Sep 2011 – Wed 14 Dec 2011 Wed 11 Jan 2012 – Tue 14 Feb 2012 IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. in a healthcare specialist university. One particular feature of thismedical environment and is therefore well placed Semester 2 Wed 15 Feb 2012 – Tue 20 Mar 2012 Age requirement No age restrictions programme is that, on successful completion, there is an opportunityto emphasise the wide range of modern developments Wed 18 Apr 2012 – Fri 13 Jul 2012 Please note the academic calender for year 2 and Tuition fees for the best performing students to £13,000 per annum progress into the fourth year of thein medicine and the biomedical field. The course year 3 of the programme has not been nalised. (fees are subject to annual increases in line with International Medicine MD programme Programme length in ation) to complete a transitional clinicalcomprises a mixture of academic and practical Three years full time Class hours (p.w.) Tuition fees do not include: practice year at St George’s, University Text books - these are available electronically of London, and a further two clinicaltraining aimed at preparing and equipping you Notional 40 hour learning week with approximately 20 hours contact teaching. or from the library and purchase is optional. practice years in the United States in Progression options: order to qualify as a doctor.for a wide range of careers. Academic requirements Overall score of 60% in the INTO Foundation in It is possible for top performing students on this programme to progress directly into year 4 of the What is special about the programme? Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, to International Medicine (MD) course (the Clinical include the following: Transition year) subject to: In the rst two years, much of the Academic English – minimum 68% achieving a minimum of 65% in Year 1, a training programme is shared with that Foundation Biology – minimum 60% minimum of 67% in Year 2, being predicted to Foundation Chemistry – minimum 60% of medical students, with additional achieve a minimum grade of Upper Second Class No other module less than 50% on graduation, and on satisfactory performance in speci c modules for biomedical or the medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI). science students. These offer a broad High school quali cations equivalent to UK A level Alternatively, you can progress onto year one of the coverage of topics in the biomedical grades of BBB. International Graduate MD programme subject to: eld, ranging from fundamental achieving a minimum of a Lower Second Class aspects of cell and molecular biology, on graduation, satisfactory performance in through systems-based anatomy, the GAMSAT examination and satisfactory performance in the medical selection Multi Mini physiology and pharmacology to Interview (MMI). advanced basic science and clinical Acceptance on either of the International Medicine laboratory techniques. The overall MD programme or the International Graduate MD aim is to equip you for choices of the programme is subject to satisfactory police and health clearance. specialised units in the Final Year that are most appropriate to your ultimate career goal. The Final Year provides in-depth study of a wide range of modern topics in the biomedical eld, with the opportunity for specialisation according to your interests and future career intentions. The expected outcome is to provide you with up-to-date, advanced knowledge of a selected choice of subjects, grouped according to your speci c career goal. A further aim is to develop your skills in practical laboratory work, the use of computers and the application of Information Technology to biomedical topics.26 27
  • 15. BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (INTERNATIONAL) (BSC HONS) www.intohigher.com/sgulA variety of teaching methods are Year 1: Year 2: Final Yearused throughout the three years of The nal year provides advancedthe course. In addition to lectures and Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 coverage of a variety of topics andlaboratory practicals you will access Clinical Science 1 - Part of the Clinical Science 2 - In this module you Clinical Science 3 - In this module you Clinical Science 4 - This module covers the opportunity to undertake in depthtutorial teaching, self-directed learning Interprofessional Foundation will cover the structure and function cover the structure and function of the structure and function of the major research. Your work is supervised byschemes, and computer-assisted Programme in the Health Sciences, of the major organs and body systems the major organs and body systems organs and body systems responsible academic and research staff in thelearning programmes. this module enables students from all responsible for life support, including responsible for life structure and for life cycle and protection, in health individual research laboratories and the health disciplines to understand the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gut, control, in health and disease, as and disease. This includes reproduction, other units within St George’s, UniversityHow is the programme validated and the basic science underlying the Kidney and Body Fluids, and Endocrine well as the musculoskeletal, skin and growth and development, ageing, of London. You get to choose from arecognised? practice of their various professions. systems, as well as the fundamental nervous systems. infection and immunology, and cancer. variety of taught courses and will be ableThe programme is professionally It covers the structure and function of role of metabolism in health and to undertake your research project in one Therapeutics and Investigations 1 - Therapeutics and Investigations 2 - Inaccredited and quality assured by the body’s systems of life support, life disease. of the following related areas: This module describes the fundamental this module you cover the investigationsSt George’s, University of London. maintenance, life cycle, life structure Cellular and Molecular Biology 2 - principles of drug development, and designed to distinguish between Biology of CancerSuccessful completion of the and life control, and includes an This module covers the structure and the scienti c basis of laboratory normal and abnormal states which are Clinical Neuroscienceprogramme leads to the award of introduction to Physiology, Pathology, function of the human genome, and the technologies used to assess the effect performed in the Pathology Diagnostic Development and Diseasea St George’s, University of London Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, application of biochemistry, molecular of drugs on physiological function. It also Specialisms: Clinical Biochemistry; Emerging Technologies in DiagnosticBachelors of Science degree (with Histology, Anatomy, Neuroscience, biology and molecular genetics to covers a range of investigations of cells, Clinical Immunology; Haematology and MicrobiologyHonours) with the opportunity to Mental Health, Immunology and diagnosis, medical research and bodily uids and the whole body. Transfusion; Cellular Pathology; and Images of Anatomyprogress into a wide range of scienti c Infection, and Haematology. biotechnology. Medical Microbiology. Immunity and Infectioncareers as well as the opportunity to Biomedical Skills and Technologies 3 - Cellular and Molecular Biology 1 - Metabolic Consequences of Acquiredprogress into medical training. Biomedical Skills and Technologies 2 - This module provides direct experience Biomedical Skills and Technologies 4 - This module covers the structure, and Genetic Disorders This module gives you direct experience of more advanced techniques used in This module covers the role and ultrastructure and function of the living Science of ReproductionAcademic content of molecular biology techniques, as research and diagnostic laboratories. function of the Pathology Laboratories cell, including its major organelles, Therapeutics: Protein to Patient well as the critical interpretation of It also offers you the chance to using a case-based, integrated, system-Each year of the programme is divided within the evolutionary context of the Clinical Aspects of Birth Defects the associated results, including individually research and write a review led approach to the study of diseaseinto two semesters, with the Clinical differences and similarities between Clinical Aspects of Cancer Genetics applications of bioinformatics. of a selected topic. and treatment of disease, includingScience modules run in conjunction experimental organisms and humans. Cloning, Stem Cell Research and practical experience of relevantwith the International Medicine (BSc/ Regenerative Medicine Biomedical Skills and Technologies 1 techniques.MD) programme. Forensic and Clinical Toxicology - This module provides you with direct Genes and Gene Expression in experience of fundamental techniques Eukaryotic Cells used in Biomedical laboratories by Health Psychology developing the skills required for design Human Cardiovascular and of experiments and data analysis, as Respiratory Pharmacology well as the critical understanding of Human Genetics. scienti c literature. Understanding the science that underpins medicine A wide range of innovative courses28 29
  • 16. www.intohigher.com/sgul A ground-breaking Study Centre in the heart of London’s financial districtThe INTO Centre The support staff on the Welcome Desk are happy to answer all of your questions Located in the heart of London’s I think the facilities and equipment here are really good, such as nancial district, the INTO St George’s, the smart boards, computers and the learning resource centre. University of London Study Centre, And the decoration is so colourful! The staff are really supportive provides a world-class student and helpful. It is great and I’m really enjoying my time here! experience. The Centre is within a few minutes’ walk of Liverpool Street Melanie Seikhaus, Germany station, providing excellent transport links across London, as well as a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafés. Nearby you will nd Brick Lane, famous for its South-Asian cuisine, as well as the busy Spital elds and Leadenhall Markets. The state-of-the-art Centre provides rst-class teaching and learning facilities for over 1,000 students. The Centre has a café and comfortable, communal spaces where students can socialise and make new friends. Its rst-rate teaching facilities are exible to respond to a variety of learning requirements and include: a multi-purpose lecture theatre state-of-the-art IT and language laboratories a Learning Resource Centre Investing in living and tutorial and teaching classrooms learning facilities student support services modern and comfortable breakout spaces. Floor to ceiling glass windows ensure bright and airy classrooms throughout the centre Comfortable break-out areas for relaxing or private study are available throughout the study centre30 31
  • 17. www.intohigher.com/sgul Investing in the student experience with unrivalled facilitiesLearning Resource Centre Computing and IT facilitiesThe Learning Resource Centre located All of our students have access to The study centre features the lateston the rst oor offers an extensive the Centre’s Moodle Virtual Learning technologies to support your studies.range of books, periodicals and Environment, which allows you to All classrooms have interactiveonline resources catering for a wide download lecture notes and other whiteboards, and there are tworange of subjects and interests. useful course content, and take multimedia suites equipped withWithin the Learning Resource Centre part in online discussions with ISIS ipscreen computers. Once youthere are computer workstations your teachers and classmates. Our have registered on your course youand students who have their own experienced and friendly Learning will be issued with a university emaillaptop are also welcome to use Resource Centre Manager is also account. Students will also havethem and the wireless network available to provide help, advice and full access to a range of softwareavailable throughout the Centre. training to help you make the most applications including MicrosoftWhen you want to work in groups, of the learning resource available. Of ce and a number of statisticalthe Learning Resource Centre has and mathematical applications. To support our students with choosingcomfortable sofas and chairs, as well where to continue their studies, theas dedicated areas for private study. Learning Resource Centre stocks information on the range of degree programmes offered at INTO St George’s, University of London and St George’s, University of London.There is a lot of interaction between teachers and students. In my English class, theteacher encourages us to communicate with other students in class and offers lotsof opportunities for students to speak in English with each other. As we all come fromdifferent countries this helps us to improve our English.Ji Xiaoping, China Supporting you every step of the way Flat-screen monitors in reception and level 1 Flip-screen computers enable our teachers will keep you up to date with what’s going on to deliver interactive classes32 33
  • 18. www.intohigher.com/sgul Unrivalled facilities in the heart of London INUStudy in one of M REGENTS PARK 30 WARREN OLD STREET SHERREN STREET RUSSELL MARLYEBONE SQUARE HOUSE S TE BAKER REGENTS GREAT GOODGE INU STREET PARK PORTLAND FARRINGDON STREET 15 M EDGWARE STREET STEPNEY BRITISH MUSEUM ROAD BT TOWER INTO ST GEORGE’S, WHITECHAPEL GREEN CHANCERY LANE BARBICAN UNIVERSITY OF LONDON PACIFICthe world’s most WEST TOTTENHAM COURT END COURT ROAD HOLBORN ST PAULS MOORGATE NIDO PADDINGTON OXFORD CIRCUS CATHEDRAL TOWER 42 LIVERPOOL SPITALFIELDS CENTRE POINT ST PAULS STREET ALDGATE SELFRIDGESBOND STREET MARBLE ARCH EAST 15 M BANK ALDGATE COVENT GARDEN INU MANSION HOUSE THE GHERKIN MARBLE ARCH TE LEICESTER SQUARE FENCHURCH S BLACKFRIARS MONUMENT TEMPLE STREET LANCASTER GATE CANON STREET SHADWELLexciting cities OXO TOWER OF CHARING CROSS TOWER TOWER HILL PICCADILLY LONDON HYDE PARK CIRCUS WELLINGTON ARCH EMBANKMENT GLOBE TOWER BRIDGE NATIONAL TATE THEATRE GREEN PARK THEATRE MODERN LONDON WAPPING HYDE PARK LONDON EYE BRIDGE RI SOUTHWARK CITY HALL VE CORNER GREEN PARK R ST JAMES TH KNIGHTSBRIDGE WATERLOO AM PARK WESTMINSTER ES ROTHERHITHE BUCKINGHAM BOROUGH PALACE ROYAL ALBERT HALL LAMBETH INU 30 M BERMONDSEY CANADA WATER HARRODS ST JAMES NORTH TES PARK HOUSES OF VICTORIA PARLIAMENT ELEPHANT SURREY & CASTLE APPROXIMATE WALKING TIME FROM QUAYS 15 MINUTES THE LONDON STUDY CENTRE SOUTHWARK SOUTH PARK KENSINGTON CENTRAL LONDON GOLF CENTRE GREATER LONDON GARRATT SPRINGFIELD PARK HOSPITAL WIMBLEDON GARRATT TOOTING BEC 15 PARK GREEN HALLS OF M CAMDEN IN TOOTING BEC COMMON STRATFORD RESIDENCE UT CITY OF LONDON ES TOOTING BEC LIDO TOOTING LEISURE TOOTING MARKET WIMBLEDON CENTRE BROADWAY MARKET STADIUM GREENWICH TOOTING BEC RICHMOND TOOTING ATHLETICS TRACK BROADWAY WIMBLEDON HAYDONS ST GEORGE’S, TOOTING ROAD RAIL UNIVERSITY OF ONLY 20 MINUTES BY TUBE LONDON AND INTO THE CITY CENTRE WANDLE MEADOWS ST GEORGE’S NATURE PARK HOSPITAL SOUTH PARK GARDENS TOOTING RAIL ES WANDLE PARK UT N I decided to come to London because I wanted to improve my English and also have a different life experience. I love London’s architecture and alsoLondon the mixture of nationalities here. The most beautiful place I have seen in London is Hampton Court Palace but I’ve only been here for a monthFew other capital cities anywhere End show, sample the delights of And if money is tight and you need and so I still have lots of opportunities to explore other places in London.in the world boast such a vibrant, international cuisine from all over the to cut your cloth accordingly, you I would not only recommend INTO to students from my country but alsocosmopolitan melting pot of different world, dance the night away or simply can buy stylish, good-quality clothes to anyone who really wants to improve their English ability. Come to INTOcultures. Fewer still can compare with enjoy a quiet drink with friends, or even throughout London at a fraction of and you’ll enjoy learning English here!London’s tremendous diversity of a leisurely stroll through a peaceful the prices asked by major high-streetworld-renowned historical and cultural park, London spoils you for choice. And stores. Your Students’ Union card Osmanli Javid, Azerbaijanattractions, its famous shopping it needn’t be expensive. entitles you to many discounts andcentres or its wealth of leisure and concessions at a wide range of shops, Away from the main tourist areas, theresporting facilities. It is also, of course, clubs and cinemas. are literally hundreds of restaurants justa globally strategic hub of nance, waiting to be discovered where cheap, Of course, London has a wealth of freebusiness and politics. interesting and high-quality food is entertainment and leisure attractions,Fascinating, exciting, awe-inspiring, always on the menu. If you prefer to eat and a superb choice of museums and Creating distinctiveoccasionally infuriating, but never in, fresh inexpensive food can always art galleries of international repute. And student experiencesboring, London is a city of seemingly be found in London’s many markets – you can always take advantage of cheapimpossible contrasts. So whether including Tooting and Broadway markets. standby tickets for the theatre and otheryou feel you want to take in a West performances.34 35
  • 19. www.intohigher.com/sgul Culturally vibrant, exciting and diverseStudy in London:a truly internationalexperience A bustling and exciting city Tooting Tooting is a culturally vibrant place When it comes to working off all that But that’s not to say you can’t be in the with an exciting, diverse and mixed food, local sports facilities (in addition very heart of London in next to no time. background of people and cultures. to the University’s own sports centre) Tooting has excellent public-transport include Tooting Leisure Centre and pool, links, with two Tube and one train This diversity is re ected in the Central London Golf Centre, horse- station, and multiple bus routes. shops, restaurants and wide range of riding, Tooting Bec Lido (the largest local facilities you’ll nd right on your Hop on the Tube at Tooting Broadway open-air pool in the British Isles), doorstep. Big-name chain stores such and it’s a mere 20 minutes to the Tooting athletics track and the nearby as Sainsbury’s and Primark weigh in centre of London, so whether it’s Streatham Ice Rink. If it’s spectator on the high street, but Tooting comes shopping in Covent Garden, seeing the sport you’re after, one of London’s few into its own with the large variety of latest exhibition at the National Gallery greyhound-racing tracks, the Wimbledon specialised and traditional shops and or Tate Modern, or catching a West End Stadium, is within walking distance. grocery stores – not to mention Tooting musical, the capital is your oyster. There and Broadway markets, which provide a There are also plenty of green spaces are also two night buses that run all fascinating and cosmopolitan selection in the area. In addition to several small night directly to Tooting, if checking out of clothes, fruit and vegetables from park areas, our halls are located within London’s eclectic nightlife is more up around the world. 10 minutes’ walk of the expansive your street. and leafy Wandsworth Common, while If you’d rather have your food cooked for Many of our students say studying in Tooting Bec Common is also nearby. you, Tooting has an excellent selection Tooting really does offer you the best of decently priced restaurants, with A great advantage of our location in of both worlds – it’s small enough to cuisine from all corners of the globe. London Transport’s zone three is that maintain a friendly, local atmosphere It is particularly renowned for its many students are able to live in affordable so you don’t feel ‘lost’, but it’s close curry houses and cafes specialising in accommodation within walking distance enough to the bright lights of central food from the Indian sub-continent. of lectures – saving you time and money London to have all the advantages of getting around. having one of the best cities in the world on your doorstep. A thriving cultural melting pot36 37
  • 20. FOUNDATION www.intohigher.com/sgul SUBJECT TO VALIDATIONFoundation in Key course facts Start dates What is the Foundation programme? Lasting three terms, this programme will prepare you for entry to either the Tailored support for international students in preparing for application to medical and healthcareMedical, Biomedical September programmes – including interview Biomedical Science (International) Course dates preparation and the development of (BSc) programme or the International key skills and competencies, such Term 1: Mon 19 Sep 2011 – Fri 16 Dec 2011 Medicine (BSc/MD) programme. The Term 2: Mon 09 Jan 2012 – Fri 30 Mar 2012 as empathy, integrity, communication quali cation also prepares you forand Health Sciences Term 3: Tue 10 Apr 2012 – Fri 29 Jun 2012 skills, and insight. training in other professions allied to Programme length Excellence in personal care and medicine, such as physiotherapy and Three terms or approximately 9 months support – a collegiate and welcoming radiography. The programme combines Class hours (p.w.) environment. academic study with intensive English Notional 40 hour learning week with language preparation, as well as What if I do not meet the minimumThis programme will prepare you for the approximately 20 hours contact teaching. offering study skills, cultural orientation English language requirements? Academic requirements and speci c classes in medical/ If you do not meet the minimum EnglishInternational Medicine (BSc/MD), the Biomedical Students need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet healthcare professionalism. language requirements for direct entry to the same standard) achieving high grades. the three-term Foundation programme weScience (International) (BSc) and other healthcare English language entry requirement Why choose the Foundation programme? recommend you take one or more terms of English for Undergraduate Study.science programmes. IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of IELTS 5.0 in any subskill) or equivalent. The programme provides academic Please see page 44 for further Age requirement preparation in line with that of information. Minimum age 17 UK high school leavers, with the Tuition fees added bene t of preparation for How is the Foundation programme moving into a professional training £14,000 validated and recognised? programme. Gaining entry to a medical, Tuition fees do not include: biomedical or healthcare degree can The programme is accredited and Text books: an additional charge in the be exceedingly competitive, so this quality assured by St George’s, University region of £130 per academic course. programme combines academic and of London. Successful completion of English language training with speci c the programme leads to the award of support for international students as a St George’s, University of London you move through the admission and Foundation Certi cate, with the selection processes. opportunity to progress onto a degree programme in Medicine, Biomedical What is special about the Foundation Science or a number of other programme? professions allied to medicine. Full university status for all students. Quality assured by St George’s, University of London, the UK’s second oldest medical school. Part of the training is provided in St George’s, University of London, which shares its site with St George’s NHS Trust, one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals.38 39
  • 21. www.intohigher.com/sgul FOUNDATION PROGRESSION GRADESKey features A typical week Progression options You will be expected to work a nominal Satisfactory completion of the Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences can lead to any of the following options.Academic content Professionalism and study skills Please note, in line with all healthcare programmes, acceptance is also subject to satisfactory police and health clearance. 40 hour week, made up of approximatelyApproximately two thirds of the Preparation for university is about more 20 hours of timetabled lessons and 20programme is devoted to the subject than academic and language support. hours of self-directed learning. These Degree programmes Award Length English Compulsory modules Overall Other requirementsbased science modules, designed Students need to identify how they contact hours will be made up of a of study grade and grades gradespeci cally to ensure you reach the learn, and develop the skills to ensure combination of lectures, workshops,required academic level to progress they are successful, such as note tutorials and use of the Virtual Learningonto a medical, biomedical or related taking, structuring written assignments, Environment. As part of this, you willdegree programme. group work, and presentation. In spend approximately one day each International Medicine BSc/MD 3/6 years 68% No less than 60% in all 75% In addition to academic grades, applicants preparation for medical, biomedical week undertaking laboratory based modules will be assessed on the quality of theirAcademic English language support and healthcare degrees, it is also work on site at St George’s, University written application, their work or voluntary essential for you to develop the core of London. All sessions will be experience, their performance in the UKCATCovering reading, writing, speaking examination, and their performance in the non-academic competencies necessary supervised by teaching staff, tutors orand listening, this module is designed medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI) when moving into professional training, demonstrators to ensure experimentsto help you reach the required level Biomedical Science (International) BSc 3 years 68% 60% in the Foundation 60% In addition to academic grades, applicants including organisation and problem are undertaken safely and that thein academic English. The module is Biology and Foundation will be assessed on the quality of their written solving, initiative and resilience, insight theories behind the experiments are Chemistry modules, and no application (including work experience) andassessed internally, though you may and integrity, and empathy. appropriately discussed and understood. less than 50% in all other will be asked to attend a selection interviewadditionally choose to take an external modulestest such as IELTS. Physiotherapy BSc 3 years 68% 60% in the Foundation 65% In addition to academic grades, applicants Biology module, and no will be assessed on the quality of their less than 50% in all other written application, their work or voluntary modules experience, and their performance in theFoundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences (120 credits) physiotherapy selection interview Diagnostic Radiography BSc 3 years 68% No less than 50% in all 60% In addition to academic grades, applicants Recommended for students with an interest in the medicine, biomedicine and subjects allied to health modules will be assessed on the quality of their written application, their work or voluntary COMMON MODULES SPECIALIST MODULES LEADING TO UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES IN AREAS SUCH AS experience, and their performance in the ACADEMIC ENGLISH (20 CREDITS) FOUNDATION BIOLOGY (15 CREDITS) INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE diagnostic radiography selection interview PROFESSIONALISM AND STUDY SKILLS FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY (15 CREDITS) BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PHYSICS (15 CREDITS) PHYSIOTHERAPY Therapeutic Radiography BSc 3 years 68% No less than 50% in all 60% In addition to academic grades, applicants (20 CREDITS) MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE AND COMPUTING RADIOGRAPHY modules will be assessed on the quality of their (15 CREDITS) written application, their work or voluntary HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (10 CREDITS) experience, and their performance in the FURTHER CHEMISTRY (10 CREDITS) therapeutic radiography selection interview Preparation for professional practice40 41
  • 22. FOUNDATION www.intohigher.com/sgulAcademic guidance Explanation of the final grades ModulesYou will receive support from your Academic English (20 credits) Foundation Biology (15 credits) Mathematics for Science (15 credits)tutor on personal and academic issues, % Descriptionincluding advice on your studies. Making use of a wide range of practical This module covers the basics The aim of this module is to offer you 70 – 100 OUTSTANDING WORK DEMONSTRATING WIDE READING AND DEEP UNDERSTANDING, tasks, this module helps you develop needed to understand the different the necessary preparation for furtherAssessment AND DISPLAYING ORIGINALITY OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION your skills in academic reading, writing, levels of organisation in living systems, study by covering topics of particular 60 – 69 CLEARLY-EXPRESSED AND SUBSTANTIAL WORK SHOWING POWERS OF ANALYSIS listening and speaking, making use from subcellular and cellular, through relevance to your chosen professionalAssessment is both formal and AND SYNTHESIS, THOROUGH PREPARATION AND SOUND UNDERSTANDING of academic texts relevant to your eld whole organisms up to populations career, including trigonometry, integralinformal. Entry to all INTO St George’s, 50 – 59 COMPETENT WORK SHOWING SOME UNDERSTANDING AND SOME IDEAS, BUT IN NEED OF FURTHER THOUGHT AND RESEARCH LEADING TO DEVELOPMENT AND CLARIFICATION of study. Through this module your and ecosystems. You’ll be taught calculus, functions, logarithms, vectorUniversity of London honours degrees 40 – 49 LITTLE UNDERSTANDING OF MATERIAL OR TOPIC; INADEQUATE PREPARATION AND ability to read and interpret academic through structured lectures, laboratory geometry, arithmetic series, probability,is highly competitive. The process of POOR EXPRESSION texts will improve, as will your ability experiments and workshop activities, statistics and the concept of proof byassessment is not simply to pass or fail 0 – 39 UNACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE, GENERALLY INCOMPETENT, LATE OR INCOMPLETE to write academic assignments. Through as well as undertaking eldwork and induction.students, but to help you improve and extensive group work you will have the site visits.build on your success. Marks from the chance to gain the con dence you need to Human Physiology (10 credits)Foundation programme do not count participate fully in a professional medical, Foundation Chemistry (15 credits)towards a nal degree, but help the In this module you will learn about the biomedical or healthcare environment.University assess your abilities in your In this module you will cover the main organ systems of the humanchosen eld of study. fundamental principles of general body (circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, Professionalism and Study Skills chemistry (organic, inorganic and immune, digestive and renal) learning (20 credits)Elite English students and physical) including atomic structure and how each system works on its own and innear-native speakers This module covers speci c skills chemical bonding, synthesis of organic relation to other systems and processes that you will need to make the most compounds, acids and bases, reaction in the body. This module also includes anIf your English language skills are of your education, including exam kinetics and thermodynamics. Through introduction to human anatomy.suf ciently advanced (above IELTS preparation, time management, this module you will build the con dence7.0) you may be invited to join an elite note taking and effective studying. to engage in the higher level study found Further Chemistry (10 credits)class where you will be set challenging In addition this module will help in the Further Chemistry module.academic tasks that further develop Building on your learning from the you prepare for the admission andyour study skills and independent Foundation Chemistry module, this selection process for your chosen Foundation Physics (15 credits)research techniques. module offers you an opportunity to professional path, through developing This module introduces you to the increase your knowledge of organicIf you have been educated in the the key competencies needed in fundamental principles in physics and inorganic chemistry as wellEnglish language and/or are a near- medicine, biomedicine and healthcare. through the study of a wide range of as develop your understanding ofnative speaker, you may be able topics, including physical qualities, electrochemistry, analytical chemistryto substitute some of your English kinematics, forces and collisions, and spectroscopic techniques through alanguage course credits for an waves, electricity, radioactivity and the series of lectures, laboratory experimentsacademic module. This will be at the nucleus, work, energy and power. and interactive workshops.discretion of the Academic Director.Please enquire at time of application. A high teacher to student ratio The healthcare specialist university Specialist study in the health sciences42 43
  • 23. www.intohigher.com/sgulEnglish for Key course facts Start dates Course description English for Undergraduate Study is a year round course of intensive Through studying a range of modules, you will develop a greater command of written and spoken English, asUndergraduate Study Mon 11 Jul 2011 well as the academic study skills that academic English language study, Mon 26 Sep 2011 are critical for successful study at Mon 09 Jan 2012 which prepares international students undergraduate level. Tue 09 Apr 2012 whose rst language is not English Mon 09 Jul 2012 for study at undergraduate level The course comprises 20 hoursThis course will help you raise your level of English Course length Minimum one term at INTO St George’s, University of London, or for entry to the International of taught lessons plus one hour of directed self-study which will befor entry to the International Foundation offered by Class hours Up to 21 hours per week Foundation. The course incorporates English language skills, academic supervised by your tutor. In order to make good progress, you are expectedthe Centre, or meet the English language requirement English language entry requirement study skills and, at higher levels, speci c undergraduate research skills. to do approximately 20 additional hours of self-study outside class which may IELTS 3.0 (with a minimum of 3.0 in writing)for an undergraduate degree programme at INTO or equivalent. Students intending to progress directly to a The course will help you adjust to the include homework, assignments or coursework, which will be submitted for demands, challenges and expectationsSt George’s, University of London. The course degree programme at St George’s would generally be expected to have a higher level of English for of UK higher education. You will also assessment, as well as online learning. entry to the course. be able to practise your developing Students study academic English atincorporates English language skills development, Students who do not meet the minimum English language skills in a vibrant UK university all levels of English for Undergraduate language requirements should enquire about environment where you can take Study and English for Postgraduateexam preparation and academic study skills. the General English courses available at the INTO Centre. advantage of the University’s additional Study. Students may be mixed at lower learning facilities and mix with a wide levels; however, every attempt will be Age requirement variety of UK and international students. made to separate undergraduates from 17 years and above postgraduates at higher levels in order Tuition price You can enrol on the English for that they can bene t from input and Undergraduate Study course at the £3,650 per term material appropriate to their destination. beginning of each term and choose Tuition fees include: to study for either one term to a full At the lower levels, the course will focus 21 hours per week of university style learning academic year, depending on your on developing core English language comprising classes (maximum class size 18 students), lectures, tutorials and use of our current language level and proposed skills including your knowledge and virtual learning environment study plan. With multiple entry points con dence in speaking, listening, tutorial support and different durations of study, the reading and writing, with a particular welfare guidance further study counselling course has the exibility to cater to focus on grammar, vocabulary INTO Centre Learning Resource Centre students with different language levels. development, pronunciation and spoken learning materials, access to the internet and uency. You will then be ready to focus online learning resources. At the end of each term, your skills and on academic skills. Tuition fees do not include: language will be assessed to give a Text books – an additional charge in the region of clear indication of your progress. Language Development £50 per academic term. Course content The emphasis of this module is upon developing your understanding of The English for Undergraduate grammar, increasing both your general Study course will enable you to develop and academic vocabulary, as well as your knowledge, ability and con dence improving your accuracy in spoken in a variety of skills that are essential English. The overall aim is to ensure for undergraduate study. These that you can communicate your thoughts include team work; problem solving; clearly, both in writing and speaking. critical thinking; time management; research projects; and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Teaching incorporates a mixture of classes, self-study and e-learning44 45
  • 24. ENGLISH FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDY www.intohigher.com/sgulAcademic Speaking and Listening Skills Academic Writing Academic Reading and Study Skills AssessmentThis module will help you develop your This module helps develop your The focus of this module is to develop Assessment on the course is basedspeaking and listening skills through academic writing skills through the essential reading and study skills for on the different modules you havetopic-based discussions, seminars, study of sentence structure, vocabulary studying at university level. Through taken during your course and willlectures, reports and interviews. The and academic writing conventions. By studying the organisation and structure give you a clear indication of yourfocus of the module is on uency looking at different texts, you will learn of texts from both general and progress. Depending on the level atand appropriateness for academic how to construct a clear and logical academic sources, you will develop which you have studied during the term,purposes and is designed to familiarise argument within a piece of written work the skills of note-taking, paraphrasing methods of assessment may includeyou with university teaching and through appropriate organisation of your and summarising. You will also learn written assignments, interviews, orallearning styles. In seminars, you will ideas, adopting a suitable writing style how to interpret and describe data presentations and research projects, inbe encouraged to participate in group and taking into account the needs of from nontextual information such as addition to reading, writing and listeningdiscussions by evaluating information the reader. graphs and tables. At all levels, you examinations.on a particular topic and to actively will be encouraged to react to texts An important part of academic writingcontribute your thoughts and opinions. by giving opinion, and as your reading Course outcomes is ‘process writing’ and as part of thisYou will also practise your listening skills improve you will develop critical module, you will produce written drafts Successful entry to foundation andskills by taking notes from a variety reading skills appropriate to studying at with feedback from your tutor and, undergraduate level study at INTOof adapted and authentic spoken undergraduate level. as your level increases, work on your St George’s, University of Londontexts, talks, lectures, reports and writing in individual tutorials with a tutor.radio interviews. At higher levels, Project As part of the course, you will receiveyou will be expected to give an oral As part of this module, you will also advice and guidance to support At the higher levels you will be asked topresentation on an academic subject. learn about the importance of avoiding you in your university selection and work on a project which will prepare you plagiarism and will be taught strategies with the process of applying for anThe overall aim of this module is to give for university-style teaching and learning for incorporating others’ ideas while undergraduate programme.you experience in identifying the key methods, as well as the importance of using your own words.points of a particular subject and the independent study. Forming part of the Students wishing to progress tocon dence to convey your opinion of overall assessment for the module, you foundation or undergraduate degreethem appropriately. will undertake an extended research level study will need to achieve the project making use of both primary and minimum required score for their chosen secondary resources. Through directed programme in the assessment test self-study and tutorial classes, you taken at the end of the course. will work with your teachers to identify Assuming you have also met the key areas that need to be developed academic entry requirements for your in order to improve the quality of your chosen undergraduate degree the project. You will also be required to English for Undergraduate Study deliver a presentation on your work. course offers: direct entry to an undergraduate degree programme at INTO St George’s, University of London orSample timetable St George’s, University of London (without the need for an externalThe table below provides an example of what your weekly timetable may look like. IELTS exam)Please note, this is only a sample and you will be provided with your real timetable assured progression to theduring the orientation programme at the start of your course. International Foundation programmeDAY / TIME 8.30-10.30 10.30-11.30 11.30-1.30 1.30-3.30 3.30-5.30 (without the need for an externalMONDAY INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IELTS exam).TUESDAY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY ACADEMIC STUDY, READING/ WRITING AND STUDY SKILLSWEDSNESDAY INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY ACADEMIC STUDY, READING/ WRITING AND STUDY SKILLSTHURSDAY LECTURE – ACADEMIC INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY READING/WRITING AND STUDY SKILLS STUDY SKILLSFRIDAY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY ACADEMIC STUDY, LISTENING AND SPEAKING A high teacher to student ratio46 47
  • 25. www.intohigher.com/sgulEnglish for Key course facts Start dates Course description English for Postgraduate Study is a year round course of intensive academic Course content The English for Postgraduate Study course will enable you to develop yourPostgraduate Study Mon 11 Jul 2011 English language study, which prepares knowledge, ability and con dence Mon 26 Sep 2011 Mon 09 Jan 2012 international students (whose rst in a variety of skills essential for Tue 09 Apr 2012 language is not English) for study at postgraduate study. These include team Mon 09 Jul 2012 postgraduate level at St George’s work; problem solving; critical thinking;English for Postgraduate Study will help raise Course length Minimum one term University of London. The course covers English language, academic study and and time management. As your level increases, you will also focus onyour level of English for entry to a postgraduate Class hours Up to 21 hours per week subject speci c postgraduate research skills – all that is needed for successful research projects; research methods; and quantitative and qualitative datadegree programme at St George’s, University English language entry requirement study at postgraduate level. analysis. Through studying a range of modules, you will develop a greater IELTS 3.0 (with a minimum of 3.0 in writing) The course will help you adjust toof London. The course incorporates English or equivalent Students intending to progress directly to a the demands, challenges and command of written and spoken English, as well as the academic study expectations of UK higher education.language skills development, exam preparation degree programme at St George’s would generally be expected to have a higher level of English for You will also be able to practise your skills that are critical for successful study at postgraduate level. entry to the course. developing language skills in a vibrantand academic study skills. Students who do not meet the minimum English UK university environment where you The course comprises 20 hours language requirements should enquire about can take advantage of the University’s of taught lessons plus one hour the General English courses available at the additional learning facilities and of directed self-study which will be INTO Centre. mix with a wide variety of UK and supervised by your tutor. In order to Age requirement international students. make good progress, you are expected 17 years and above to do approximately 20 additional hours Tuition price You can enrol on the English for of self-study outside class which may Postgraduate Study course at the £3,650 per term include homework, assignments or beginning of each term and choose Tuition fees include: coursework, which will be submitted for to study for either one term or a full 21 hours per week of university style learning assessment, and online learning. academic year, depending on your comprising classes (maximum class size 18 students), lectures, tutorials and use of our current language level and proposed Students study academic English at virtual learning environment study plan. With multiple entry points all levels of English for Undergraduate tutorial support and different durations of study, the Study and English for Postgraduate welfare guidance further study counselling course has the exibility to cater to Study. Students may be mixed at lower INTO Centre Learning Resource Centre students with different language levels. levels; however, every attempt will be learning materials, access to the internet and made to separate undergraduates from online learning resources. At the end of each term, your skills and postgraduates at higher levels in order Tuition fees do not include: language will be assessed to give a that they can bene t from input and Text books – an additional charge in the region of clear indication of your progress. material appropriate to their destination. £50 per academic term. At the lower levels, the course will focus on developing core English language skills including your knowledge and con dence in speaking, listening, reading and writing with a particular focus on grammar, vocabulary We have different kinds of classes such as reading, speaking, listening, study development, pronunciation and spoken skills as well as writing. The teachers also introduce different kinds of knowledge uency. Once you reach an intermediate we might need for university. Like how to write essays properly or prepare for the level you will focus more on academic exams. INTO is a really nice start to your studies – a first step before you enter study skills. the challenge of university! Tugba Kirhan, Germany48 49
  • 26. ENGLISH FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY www.intohigher.com/sgulLanguage Development Academic Writing Academic Reading and Study Skills AssessmentThe emphasis of this module is on This module helps your academic The focus of this module is to develop Assessment on the course is baseddeveloping grammar, general and writing become both accurate and essential reading skills and strategies on the different modules you haveacademic vocabulary, and your accuracy uent. You will study sentence structure, needed for studying at university level. studied during your course, and willin spoken English. The overall aim is to appropriate vocabulary and academic Through studying the organisation and give you a clear indication of yourensure that you can clearly express your writing conventions. By looking at structure of texts from both general progress. Depending on the level atthoughts both in writing and verbally. different text types, you will learn and academic sources, you will develop which you have studied during the term, how to construct a clear and logical skills of note-taking, paraphrasing and methods of assessment may includeAcademic Speaking and Listening Skills argument within a piece of written work summarising. You will also learn how written assignments, interviews, oral through appropriate organisation of to interpret and describe data from presentations and research projects, inThis module will help you develop your your ideas, suitable writing style and an non-textual information such as graphs addition to reading, writing and listeningspeaking and listening skills through appreciation of your reader’s needs. and tables. tests under exam conditions.topic-based discussions, seminars,lectures, reports and interviews. The An important part of academic writing At all levels, you will be encouraged Course outcomesfocus of the module is on uency for is ‘process writing’, and as part of to react to texts by giving opinion and,academic purposes, and it will also this module you will produce written as your reading skills improve, you Successful entry to St George’s,familiarise you with university teaching drafts with feedback from your tutor will develop the critical reading skills University of Londonand learning styles. and develop your style in one-to- needed for postgraduate-level study. one tutorials. You will also learn the As part of the course, you will receiveIn seminars, you will be encouraged importance of avoiding plagiarism Project advice and guidance to support youto participate in group discussions by and will be taught strategies for in your university selection and theevaluating information on a particular At the higher levels, you will be asked incorporating the ideas of others process of applying for a postgraduatetopic and actively contributing your to work on a project which prepares you while using your own words. course at St George’s, Universitythoughts and opinions. You will also for university-style teaching and learning of London.practise your listening skills by taking methods, as well as independent study.notes from a variety of adapted and Forming part of the overall assessment Students wishing to progress toauthentic spoken texts, such as talks, for the module, you will undertake St George’s, University of London,lectures, reports and radio interviews. an extended research project making will need to achieve a minimum theAt higher levels you will be expected use of both primary and secondary minimum score for their chosento give an oral presentation on an resources. Through directed self-study programme in the assessment testacademic subject. and tutorials, you will work with your taken at the end of the course. teachers to identify the key areasThe overall aim of this module is to give Assuming you have also met the that need to be developed in order toyou experience in identifying the key academic entry requirements for improve your project. You will also bepoints of a particular subject and the your chosen postgraduate degree required to deliver a presentation oncon dence to convey your opinion in programme, success on the English for your work.group situations effectively. Postgraduate Study course offers: direct entry to a postgraduate degree course at St George’s, University of London (without the need for anSample timetable external IELTS exam).The table below provides an example of what your weekly timetable may look like.Please note, this is only a sample and you will be provided with your real timetableduring the orientation programme at the start of your course.DAY / TIME 8.30-10.30 10.30-11.30 11.30-1.30 1.30-3.30 3.30-5.30MONDAY INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTTUESDAY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY ACADEMIC STUDY, READING/ WRITING AND STUDY SKILLSWEDSNESDAY INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY ACADEMIC STUDY, READING/ WRITING AND STUDY SKILLSTHURSDAY LECTURE – ACADEMIC INDEPENDENT STUDY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY READING/WRITING AND STUDY SKILLS STUDY SKILLSFRIDAY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY ACADEMIC STUDY, LISTENING AND SPEAKING Access the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment from one of the computer workstations50 51
  • 27. www.intohigher.com/sgulSupporting you fromarrival to graduationThe Student Service team have Customer relations team Prior to your arrivalmany years of experience in caring for Once you have applied, our team of Pre-departure guideinternational students. Whether you are experienced customer relations advisorsaway from home for the rst time or an Once you have accepted our offer, will ensure that your application isolder student developing your career, you will receive a pre-departure guide processed swiftly and that you receivethey are always on hand to help. containing practical information which the documents you need to obtain your will brief you on preparing to travel toFor truly successful study, you not only student visa for entry to the UK. the UK, arriving in London, and enrollingneed a high-quality study programme, A compact and friendly campus with students from over 80 different countries For further information on our on your course of study. The guide alsobut also a support network that ensures application processes, please see includes information to help you adaptyou can focus on your studies and pages 60 – 62 of this brochure. to living and studying in another culture.enjoy student life. Our care begins while Students who are under 18 Our Student Services teamyou are still in your home country and To download a copy of the Pre-departure Meet us in your countrycontinues throughout your studies. Guide please visit: If you are under 18 when you arrive, the The Student Services team are We have a network of regional airport pick-up service is compulsory dedicated to supporting you throughoutWe have a network of supportive www.intohigher.com/sgul of ces throughout the world. Our unless your parents can provide your studies, and provide a range ofrepresentatives around the world to team of regional managers provide evidence that a suitable arrangement support services that speci cally meetadvise you during your application. Your arrival additional support for our overseas has been made for your collection at the needs of international students.Once you arrive in London you will be representatives, and regularly attend Travelling to London the airport. When you arrive student services willcared for by the Student Services Team overseas education exhibitions and help you to settle in to student life inright through to graduation. When travelling to the UK, you can This compulsory service also applies events. Representatives regularly London, and will remain as your rst arrive at one of London’s international when you are departing from the UK. travel overseas, providing you with point of contact for non-academicSupporting your application airports. We offer an airport pick-up You will need to provide student services an opportunity to discuss your study issues ranging from registering with the service from Heathrow, Gatwick and with your full ight details in advance ofYour rst point of contact with plan with someone from the institution doctor and opening a bank account, to Stansted Airport to your accommodation your arrival or departure date.us is likely to be with one of our face to face. renewing your visa. No matter how large for an additional charge. If you wouldrepresentatives in your home country. Full details are provided with your or small your problem may be, there is To nd out when someone will be like this service you will need to provideOur representatives recognise the con rmation documents. always someone available to help. visiting your country, please visit: student services with your full ightimportance of the choices you are details at least two weeks in advance ofmaking and are well informed about www.intohigher.com/meetus When should I arrive? your arrival date.our programmes and the University. You must arrange to arrive in London onThey will gladly answer any questions the weekend before the rst day of yourand assist you with your application. course. You should inform us of your date of arrival and travel arrangements at least two weeks in advance of the I am a part of the INTO Student Services Team. I’m here to help students with whatever arrival date so we can advise either the queries they might have or any kind of problems, such as visa and financial advice. I residential tutors in your residential speak four different languages – Georgian, Greek, Russian and English. So if there are accommodation, or your host family, of ever any students who might have any communication difficulties, I’m on call to assist. when to expect you. Madonna Charalampidi Student Services Co-ordinator Representatives worldwide to support your application52 53
  • 28. www.intohigher.com/sgul Supporting you from arrival to graduation continuedOrientation programme Ongoing support Student support for the under 18 Visa and immigration support Uniplan Insurance for international studentsOn arrival, a comprehensive orientation 24-hour support Before we accept a student under Once students arrive, student services,programme is provided to welcome you 18 years of age, parents must sign in conjunction with the University’s Visa We are dedicated to making you feel Uniplan Insurance is a comprehensive insuranceand introduce you to studying and living a consent form authorising nominated and Immigration Of cer, will provide policy prepared especially for international students totally safe and supported. Uponin the capital. It is important that you staff to act in loco parentis (on behalf information, support and guidance on in the UK to cover loss of personal possessions as arrival, all students are issued with an well as travel, health and medical claims.attend the programme which includes a of the parent) in the case of an renewing your student visa, as well as emergency telephone number whichformal academic induction where you will emergency. Parents are also required issue any documentation you may need Full travel, health and medical insurance is can be used to ask for assistance at mandatory for all INTO St George’s, Universitybe registered for your programme, take to complete a medical information form. to support your visa application. Visa any time of day or night. Within the of London students, and Uniplan Insurance willan English language placement test (if Relevant forms will be sent to parents workshops will be held throughout the automatically be added to your course fees student residences, there is a wardenapplicable) and receive your timetable. and the student with the con rmation year and individual appointments will unless you show that suitable alternative cover who is responsible for the pastoral care has been provided. documents. No student will be accepted be made available for you should youYou will also be given a tour of the INTO of students and provides an additional without these forms having been require speci c advice. INTO is an appointed representative of EndsleighCentre and St. George’s, University of source of 24-hour support. Insurance Services Ltd, which is authorised and completed and returned to us beforeLondon. The tour includes the bustling regulated by the Financial Services Authority. This the start of the course. Multi-lingual staff can be checked on the FSA register by visiting itsareas surrounding the Centre and Student attendance monitoring website at www.fsa.gov.ukacquaints you with local transport We recommend that parents appoint Our staff speak a range of languages Good attendance is key to academicsystems and the best places to shop. a UK-based guardian for international including Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, success. We expect all students to PremiumsDuring orientation there is also a range students under 18. If parents are Cantonese, Japanese and Spanish, attend all academic sessions. Student Period of cover Costof social activities to help you settle making their own arrangements for and are available to assist new and attendance is monitored carefully andinto life at INTO St George’s, University either guardianship services or a friend prospective students and parents Up to 2 weeks £48.61 where attendance is not satisfactory, Up to 3 weeks £61.93of London and meet other students. or family member in the UK to act as who may not be able to communicate our student progress team will provide Up to 1 month £66.40 guardian to the student, evidence of effectively in English. Up to 6 weeks £77.51 additional support to ensure that you these arrangements must be supplied Up to 8 weeks £88.62 can succeed in your studies. We have Up to 10 weeks £106.41 before the course starts. Support for students with disabilities an additional obligation to report to Up to 3 months £121.99 the UK Border Agency (UKBA) any A copy of our policy regarding under A con dential service for students Up to 4 months £144.25 Up to 5 months £173.15 changes that may affect the terms of an 18 year old students is available at is available offering advice and Up to 6 months £195.36 international student’s visa, including www.intohigher.com. An information information on disabilities such as Up to 12 months £356.95 absence from the programme. lea et on the care of students under dyslexia, sensory impairments, and 18 years old will be sent to parents mobility and medical conditions. Cover once a student has applied. Medical expenses Maximum sum insured For further details please contact the Student Services Team. A All medical emergencies expenses Social activity programme (including repatriation) £2,000,000 B Emergency dental treatment £500 Whilst the main reason for coming to C Funeral costs in the UK £5,000 London is to study, involvement in non- academic activities are also encouraged Personal total disablement £30,000 to help you adjust to life in the UK and develop a network of friends. The city of Luggage cover London and the University campus offer i) Luggage £1,000 a wide variety of options for socialising, ii) Passport, tickets and passes £500 experiencing the arts or taking part iii) Personal money £100 in sports. We also organise a regular iv) Single article limit £200 v) Valuables total £300 programme of activities designed to help you make the most of your time in Personal liability £1,000,000 the UK. The programme includes trips to places of interest in London and Overseas legal expenses other parts of the UK, as well as visits and assistance £10,000 to the theatre and cinema. Course fees Up to £14,000 Cancellation or curtailment charges £3,000 Creating distinctive student experiences The café sells a selection of hot and cold drinks as well as freshly made sandwiches and snacks54 55
  • 29. www.intohigher.com/sgul A range of accommodation optionsAccommodation Students studying at INTO St George’s, Pacific Court University of London, can choose The Paci c Court accommodation has If you wish to have more privacy, one between student residences within easy been designed with your convenience in bedroom studios are also available. All reach of the INTO Centre or carefully mind. Located in the busy Stepney Green rooms have access to the internet and selected homestay accommodation. Our area of East London, accommodation is you can take advantage of the on-site residential accommodation is offered less than 10 minutes by tube and laundry facilities, common room and independently through UNITE and NIDO. 30 minutes’ walk from the INTO Centre. courtyard area. Internet access, basic The NIDO Student Living is situated With both Whitechapel and Stepney contents insurance and all utility bills are next to the INTO St George’s, University Green underground stations nearby included in the accommodation price. of London Study Centre and also offers you will bene t from excellent transport With CCTV monitoring and secure door student accommodation that can be links with the Study Centre and the rest entry, Paci c Court offers everything you booked directly with them. of London. need to be both comfortable and safe for Alternatively if you would rather The accommodation is offered on a the duration of your studies in London. live as part of a family, homestay self-catered basis. You will choose For accommodation prices please see accommodation provides a unique from a range of single study bedrooms the dates and prices section on page 69. opportunity to experience British family with en-suite bathrooms in ats with life and culture. two to ve bedrooms, all of which are grouped around a communal kitchen and social space. Join a vibrant student community that lives and learns together Choose from single studios or shared ats at Paci c Court Free internet access is available in all study-bedrooms56 57
  • 30. www.intohigher.com/sgul Exceptional accommodation standards Homestay Homestay accommodation provides you with a ‘home-away-from-home’. INTO St George’s, University of London, has a variety of homestay options ranging from bed and breakfast to self-catering, with locations throughout London. Students live with a family, sharing mealtimes (both breakfast only and half-board options available) and all other facilities in the home that they need including the family bathroom and laundry facilities. Homestay accommodation is great for younger students or for those who wish to practise their conversational English, and can also offer great peace of mind Living with a host family is an excellent way to improve your English for parents. With years of experience, our host families will help you to adjust and settle into your new environment with ease. For accommodation prices please see the dates and prices section on page 69. University residence Students enrolled on a medical or biomedical degree programme at INTO St George’s, University of London, will have the option of living alongside other British and international students Nido Spital elds: live in the tallest student accommodation in the University’s Horton Hall of block in London which is adjacent to the study centre Residence, located just 15 minutes’ A home-away-from-home with your own study-bedroom walk from St George’s. Shared apartments bene t from largerNido Spitalfields communal kitchen For further information including a ACCOMMODATION TO ANGEL INTO ST GEORGE’S, virtual tour of the halls of residence UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ST PANCRASAdjacent to the London Study Centre, high-speed internet connections KING’S CROSS STUDY CENTRE please visit www.sgul.ac.uk/studying-at- BETHNEL GREEN JOURNEY TIMESa new stylish student living complex and amazing views across the city. st-georges/accommodation CYCLE OLD STREETwill enable you to live and learn in one The accommodation is offered on a UNDERGROUND RAIL RUSSELL SQUARE BUSdynamic central London location. Nido self-catered basis with all students WALK FARRINGDON BARBICAN STEPNEY Other accommodation options WHITECHAPEL GREENStudent Living operates the student having access to either an individual MOORGATE A B A NIDO SPITALFIELDS TOTTENHAM 1 min COURT ROAD CHANCERY LANE INTO ST GEORGE’S, UNIVERSITYaccommodation, which will be home kitchenette or shared kitchen. There Other accommodation options may be HOLBORN ST PAULS LIVERPOOL STREET OF LONDON STUDY CENTRE ALGATE EASTto 1,250 students and is the tallest are comfortable communal areas for available on request. CITY THAMESLINK RAIL BANK ALGATE B PACIFIC COURT COVENT GARDEN MANSION HOUSE 9 mins TEMPLE BLACKFRIARSstudent accommodation building in relaxing and socialising both within MONUMENT FENCHURCH STREET 20 mins LEICESTER SQUARE SHADWELL CANON STREET 22 minsthe world. the accommodation and in the central CHARING CROSS TOWER HILL 25 mins courtyard, and there is a tness centre EMBANKMENTNido offer a variety of accommodation LONDON on the 33rd oor. SOUTHWARK BRIDGEoptions of an exceptionally high WESTMINSTER WATERLOOstandard, including single studios, See www.nidostudentliving.com/london/ BOROUGH BERMONDSEY CANADA WATERtwin studios and shared apartments. spital elds for further information andAll of the rooms are modern and fully to book. Please note INTO St George’s, KEY 0 1 km LONDON UNDERGROUND STATION DLR STATION (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY) NATIONAL RAIL STATIONfurnished with en-suite bathrooms, University of London does not arrange BAKERLOO CENTRAL CIRCLE DISTRICT HAMMERSMITH & CITY JUBILEE METROPOLITAN NORTHERN PICCADILLY VICTORIA WATERLOO & CITY WATERLOO & CITY NIDO accommodation.58 59
  • 31. www.intohigher.com/sgul Application processHow to apply Step 2 If the application is successful you will receive: an offer of a place indicating the course of study offered con rmed course dates Please read application, con rmation of acceptance and payment, tuition fees and accommodation and fees in the terms and conditions on pages 67 and 68. Once payment has been received you will be issued with documentation to support the UK student visa Payment of deposit, tuition and accommodation fees: INTO recommends that the payment of all fees is made in pounds sterling via Telegraphic Transfer (TT) and marked with both the student’s reference number (shown on their Con rmation of Enrolment document indication of fees payable (tuition, accommodation, application: and offer letter), and the student’s name as shown sundry) upon con rmation of your place on their passport. Full fees must be paid at least four con rmation of enrolment letter an acceptance form weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Certi cate of Acceptance to Study (CAS) insurance information and application form Uniplan Insurance policy document (where applicable) INTO St George’s, University of London bank account (where applicable) an invoice details are: a copy of the terms and conditions statement ‘Under 18 years old’ information pack Bank name: Barclays Bank PLC con rmation of accommodation (where applicable). (where applicable). Address: 5-7 Red Lion Street, Norwich, NR1 3QH Step 4 Step 3 Account name: INTO St George’s, University of London LLP You should obtain your visa and pay the fee balance by To reserve your place at INTO St George’s, University of Sort code: the deadline. Bachelor degree programmes London you should then sign and return the forms as Account number: Applications for Biomedical Science (International) indicated in the offer letter and send it together with: If you pay full fees (for a total of at least three terms SWIFT code: (BSc), International Medicine (BSc/MD) and of study on an academic preparation programme, or the tuition deposit of £1,000 (to be deducted from International Graduate Medicine (MD) must be made on an English for Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study IBAN number: the balance of fees) or full tuition fees (if lower than online, via the Universities and Colleges Application course), by the due date of four weeks before the rst £1,000) Any bank charges incurred will be charged to the Service (UCAS). course start date, you will receive a reduction of £500 to if applicable an accommodation deposit of £3,000 applicant’s account. Credit card payments will be the total amount due. This will be shown in your invoice. Please visit www.ucas.ac.uk for details on how to apply. (to be deducted from the balance of accommodation accepted upon request. fees) or the full accommodation fees (if lower than If you have requested an airport transfer you must UCAS applications for Biomedical Science £3,000) complete the ‘Airport Collection form’ in the Pre- Course fees (International) (BSc) for September 2011 must be EITHER the Uniplan Insurance fee (you must departure Guide and return it to INTO Admissions by Course fees include: submitted to UCAS by June 30th. complete and send the application form which is the deadline. tuition fees included with your offer letter), or evidence of an International Foundation and English alternative accident and medical insurance policy Step 5 handouts Language courses If applicable the Under 18 forms, including signed Once the INTO Admissions of ce has received full 24-hour emergency phone number. Step 1 consent form for study and travel, completed and payment, you will receive airport pick-up arrangements Course fees do not include: Send the completed application package, including signed by parent/guardian. and a pre-departure guide. Please note that your Uniplan Insurance supporting documents, to your representative or to: accommodation is not guaranteed until INTO has accommodation fees received full payment of all fees. INTO St George’s, University of London Admissions airport pick-up 1st Floor, 96-98 Queens Road text books Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3YB external examination fees United Kingdom INTO social programme (unless speci ed). Fax +44 (0)1273 328595 or +44 (0)1273 329746 Email: admissions@into.uk.com Foundation You can also apply online at www.intohigher.com/sgul Apply for Visa (up to three months before enrolment date) Enrol For academic programmes (eg Foundation) and English Apply to INTO St George’s, University of London Late applications September language courses, the application package must include: August 2011 Issued with a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) 2011 Start completed application form, signed by the student once you have met all the conditions of your offer applicant or the parent/legal guardian copy(ies) of relevant academic certi cate(s) and English language certi cates together with Biomedical Science transcript(s) in English, or a certi ed English translation. Invitations to interview Apply for Visa Any original documents which are not in English or (up to three months before enrolment date) Enrol Apply to UCAS by Welsh must be accompanied by a full translation September 30 June or before that can be independently veri ed by the UK Border Interview by Skype or telephone Issued with a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) 2011 Start Agency. The original translation must contain First week of July once you have met all the conditions of your offer con rmation from the translator/translation company that it is an accurate translation of the original Progression support for those studying on the INTO SGUL Foundation programme document, the date of the translation, the translator/ Medicine - This course available from September 2012 an authorised of cial of the translation company’s full name and signature, and the translator/translation Sit UKCAT exam company’s contact details. First two weeks of July - 2012 exam can be Invitations to interview sat from 05/07/2012 The INTO Admissions of ce will only process Register for sent by 1 June UKCAT exam Enrol complete applications. Apply to UCAS by Apply for Visa September 15 May 2012 or before 2012 registraion (up to three months before enrolment date) Attend interview 2012 Start opens 03/05/2012 First week of July Issued with a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) once UKCAT score validated and you have met all the conditions of your offer Progression support for those studying on the INTO SGUL Foundation programme60 61
  • 32. ! www.intohigher.com/sgul Application form for International Foundation Application process continued and English language courses only page 1 of 4 Please complete all relevant sections of this form in BLOCK CAPITALS Representative’s stamp and in BLACK INK and return it your local representative, or direct to the Accommodation fees Non academic conditions Residence fees include: INTO Admissions office at least one month before your intended start date. Criminal records single study-bedroom with en-suite bathroom Some programmes, including International Medicine Please send to: and shared kitchen or BSc/MD and International Graduate Medicine MD, INTO St George’s, University of London Admissions, 1st Floor, 96-98 Queens Road, shared study-bedroom with shared bathroom require students to work with children and vulnerable Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3YB, United Kingdom and kitchen adults. Under the Protection of Children Act (1999) Fax: +44 (0)1273 328595 or +44 (0)1273 329746 internet access in study-bedroom there is a duty of care to ensure that these groups of Email: admissions@into.uk.com self-catering people, in particular, are protected from harm. In order electricity, central heating and water to comply with this duty of care we must gain access to You can also apply online at www.intohigher.com/sgul full student support from INTO St George’s, University information that is only available through the Criminal of London student services. Records Bureau (CRB). Applicants must also provide a Section 1 Section 2 home country police check. Student details Parent/guardian or sponsor details Residence fees do not include: INTO SGUL does not necessarily wish to debar (You must complete this section accurately otherwise your visa application may be Information we need to send financial information and reports laundry individuals with criminal records from studying and affected) bedding, towels, cooking utensils a criminal record is not necessarily an obstacle to daily transport costs between the London INTO Study Title (Mr/Mrs/Ms) admission. We are required to provide a safe and Title (Mr/Mrs/Ms) Centre and St George’s in Tooting. secure environment for our staff, students, visitors, Family name Family name Bedding packs containing a single bed quilt, one quilt patients and others and take into account the demands cover, one pillow and one pillow case and a single of various professional bodies and requirements under Other names Previous family name sheet will be provided on arrival to all INTO students for the law to protect special categories of people, e.g., Relationship to student £45, unless the student has indicated that bedding is children and vulnerable adults under the terms of the First given name not required. Protection of Children Act (1999). Home contact address Second given name Homestay accommodation fees include: INTO St George’s, University of London reserves the Preferred name right to refuse to admit applicants where their criminal two meals, seven days a week record makes it inappropriate for them to be admitted. Postcode a reasonable amount of weekly laundry. Name as written on passport Country Homestay accommodation fees do not include: Health check Passport number All students on relevant programmes, including Telephone (inc. intl. code) daily transport costs between the London INTO Study Passport place of issue International Medicine BSc/MD, International Centre and St George’s in Tooting internet access. Graduate Medicine MD, and Biomedical Science / / Passport issue date —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) Fax (International) BSc, are required to satisfy a health Passport expiry date —— /—— /—— (dd/mm/yy) Mobile (inc. intl. code) Accommodation bookings normally start on the Sunday clearance, and be declared “ t to study and practice” immediately before the start of the course and nish on by the Occupational Health (OH) Department before Email Gender M F the Saturday immediately after the end of the course. they can start at INTO SGUL. Health questionnaires are required to be completed Current age Section 3 Social programme and excursions Full day excursions normally cost £10-£15 each. and assessed before an offer can be made. Students / / Date of birth —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) INTO course selection may then be required to attend an appointment if any Other social programme activities are charged at English language courses health issues are identi ed. Country of birth variable rates. English for Undergraduate Study General regulations Student’s nationality (must be completed, necessary for visa application) Uniplan Insurance for international students Jul 2011 Sep 2011 Jan 2012 On registration, students will be required to subscribe To complete the INTO range of student protection to the General Regulations of St George’s, University Apr 2012 Jul 2012 and support services, Uniplan Insurance is a of London. These will be made available at registration Permanent country of residence comprehensive insurance policy prepared especially and will be updated annually. Students will also be / / Start date —— —— —— End date —— —— ——(dd/mm/yy) / / for international students in the UK. Home address (you must complete this accurately as it may affect your visa application) expected to observe the Students’ Charter. This is Number of terms required Full medical and travel insurance is mandatory for available at registration and updated annually. all INTO St George’s, University of London students, English for Postgraduate Study therefore Uniplan Insurance will automatically be added to course fees unless proof of suitable alternative Jul 2011 Sep 2011 Jan 2012 Postcode cover is provided. Please supply details of travel Apr 2012 Jul 2012 arrangements so Uniplan cover can be arranged to Country include travel to the UK. If you do not know your ight / / Start date —— —— —— End date —— —— ——(dd/mm/yy) / / details at the time of paying your insurance premium, Telephone and fax numbers in country of residence (including international code) INTO will arrange cover to start one week before the Number of terms required start of your course and end one week after the end Tel Fax of your course. Mobile telephone (inc. intl. code) Academic programmes Email International Foundation programme (preparing you for undergraduate study) Correspondence email (if different from above) Foundation pathway in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences Correspondence address (if different from above) Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences Sep 2011 (3 term) Sep 2012 (3 term) Postcode Country What type of visa do you intend to apply for? Adult student visa Student visitor visa No visa62 63
  • 33. ! ! www.intohigher.com/sgul Application form for International Foundation Application form for International Foundation and English language courses only page 2 of 4 and English language courses only page 3 of 4Proposed undergraduate or postgraduate programme Section 5 Section 7(Must be completed for visa purposes) Current English language proficiency Student goals Postcode Please select which one or more of the following best describes your reasonDo you intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate programme after Please tick and enter details of your most recent English language test. Note: students will Country for wishing to study English at INTO St George’s, University of London.completing your English Language or International Foundation course? Yes No also be assessed upon arrival and study plans WILL be altered if there is any discrepancy. Telephone (inc. int. code) IELTS overall score/grade / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) I have applied for an INTO Foundation and need to meet the minimum EmailProposed undergraduate or postgraduate programme (or general field of study) English language entry requirement. IELTS listening score for above test IELTS reading score for above test I need to improve my IELTS score I confirm that the guardian is over 21 years of age IELTS writing score for above test IELTS speaking score for above test I plan to study a degree at INTO St George’s, University of London Dietary requirementsIf you have applied to INTO SGUL or SGUL for an undergraduate or postgraduate course, pleaseprovide your student reference number: Please give details of special dietary requirements e.g.: halal, vegetarian, no pork, food allergies IELTS TRF Number I plan to attend another university in the UK etc.Other applications TOEFL overall score/grade / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) I want to experience life in a UK university TOEFL reading score for above test TOEFL listening score for above test I need to improve my English for my current job or future employmentHave you applied to another INTO Centre(s) Yes No Medical information I want to experience British cultureIf yes, which Centre(s) (please list in order of preference) TOEFL speaking score for above test TOEFL writing score for above test Do you have any medical conditions? Yes No I am studying English for my own personal development1 2 Please give details of any medical conditions or allergies that require attention or notification TOEFL registration number Other reason and any prescribed medicine taken on a regular basis3 4 Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic overall score/grade If ‘Other’ please specify:If yes, which course(s) / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) Section 8 Completion and signing of this form gives INTO permission to administer first aidSection 4 PTE listening score for above test PTE reading score for above test Accommodation and welfare by trained staff first aiders if required.Student’s education history PTE writing score for above test PTE speaking score for above test Application for accommodation Do you consider yourself to have a disability? If yes please specifyPlease give details of your current or most recent school, college or university. Please ensureofficial institution transcripts, latest available results or forecast results are attached in English. Cambridge ESOL examination overall score/grade Payment of an accommodation deposit of £3000 or full payment for accommodation if total A. No disability accommodation fee is less than £3000.Institution name —— /—— /—— (dd/mm/yy) B. You have a social/communication impairment such as Asperger’s Payment of a £3000 accommodation deposit will guarantee a place in the student’s chosen / /Dates of study —— —— —— to —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) / / Please give details of the specific Cambridge ESOL examination you have taken accommodation, once the student has received notification from INTO that the accommodation syndrome/other autistic spectrum disorder requested is available the student will be guaranteed a room. Please note it is a condition that a / /Date you received (or will receive) your certificate—— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) minimum of one full term’s notice (university residence) or four weeks’ notice (homestay) is required C. You are blind or have a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses D. You are deaf or have a serious hearing impairmentHighest educational qualification name INTO overall score/grade / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) if you wish to leave or change your accommodation. During the academic year University residence accommodation is available only if you enrol on a fixed start-of-term start date and for multiples of E. You have a long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV,Language of instruction INTO writing score/grade / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) one term, excluding holidays. diabetes, chronic heart disease or epilepsyInstitution address Other score/grade / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) Please select one option and complete as appropriate F. You have a mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia or Have you arranged to take any other English language Yes No Residential accommodation (Pacific Court) anxiety disorderPostcode test(s) before starting your INTO course? Single study bedroom Studio G. You have a specific learning disability such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)DCountry Name of examTelephone (inc. int. code) Do you require a bedding pack to be provided? Yes No H. You have physical impairment or mobility issues, such as difficulty using Date due to be taken / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) your arms or using a wheelchair or crutchesFax (Cost per bedding pack is £45) If you want to study on an English course, please give details of where and how long you have I. You have a disability, impairment or medical condition that is not listed aboveEmail Do you envisage that you will have any specific requirements in studied English: student accommodation as a result of a disability/medical condition? Yes No J. You have two or more impairments and/or disabling medical conditions How would you describe your current level of English? If yes please state: Please provide further details of the nature of your disability and the support you may None Basic Elementary require should you attend the University. (Please note that some support mechanisms may take considerable time to organise. For example books in Braille or changes to buildings. It is Wheelchair accessible Ground floor room Flashing fire alarm therefore important that you provide as much as possible.) Lower intermediate Upper intermediate Advanced Vibrating pillow other please specify Section 6 Homestay (available on request) Sponsorship INTO St George’s, University of London will ensure that all personal data disclosed will only be Would you prefer a family with Dogs Cats No pets How do you intend to fund your studies? used to plan appropriate support for you. It may be necessary for INTO St George’s, University of Do you smoke? Yes No London to disclose appropriate and relevant details to some University departments to facilitate Self Family Employer* Sponsor* this process. Do you require homestay during the holiday periods? Yes No *Name of employer/sponsor: I consent to information relating to my personal details, nature of disability and academic I do not require any accommodation and support requirements being forwarded as outlined above. Students who are under 18 Relevant criminal offences INTO recommends that parents appoint a UK-based guardian for international students under 18. INTO can supply a list of Guardianship providers on request. Please tick here if you have been convicted of a criminal offence If parents are making their own arrangements for either Guardianship services and supply details on a separate sheet. or if a friend or family member in the UK is to act as guardian to the student, please provide the following details: Travel and medical insurance Name of guardian The full cost of Uniplan Insurance will be added to the invoice unless proof of alternative adequate cover is attached. Relationship to student Please state when you would like the insurance to start Address of guardian64 65
  • 34. ! www.intohigher.com/sgul Application form for International Foundation and English language courses only page 4 of 4 Terms and conditions 1 of 2 Important Visa refusal Other fees: One to one tuition (English BreakagesStart date of insurance / / —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) Section 11 Students should ensure they read these terms and If you wish to cancel or defer your course due to visa language only) Students are responsible for payment for any damage Payment details conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) very carefully refusal/or non receipt of visa, you will not incur any For any student who requires 1:1 tuition, this must be caused by them to property owned or occupied by theEnd date of insurance —— /—— /—— (dd/mm/yy) before signing their application for admission. These cancellation charges, always providing that you inform agreed by the Centre in advance and will be charged at University or INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School Once an offer of a place has been accepted we require a deposit of £1,000, and an Terms and Conditions, along with any documents us in writing and send us evidence of the visa refusal £75 per hour by invoice in advance. LLP. Students in residential accommodation may be I have my own insurance and enclose a copy accommodation deposit of £3,000 (if you have requested INTO accommodation). referred to within these Terms and Conditions, or advise that you have not yet received your visa from required to sign an inventory on arrival and departure. constitute the whole agreement between us for the the Embassy, as early as possible. If the visa refusal Text books INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP reservesAirport pick-up You will also be required to pay in advance the Uniplan Insurance fee unless you have provision of English language courses and/ foundation states that the visa has been refused due to any type Text books will be supplied to all students when they the right to recover costs for damage or exceptional provided proof of alternative cover. programmes and any other INTO St George’s Hospital of fraudulent activity then full cancellation charges enrol for their Foundation, Graduate Diploma, English for cleaning from students. Any damage which occursStudents MUST arrive on the weekend prior to the start of the course. Students should check Medical School LLP course which shall supersede any apply. Such notification and evidence must, in any Undergraduate Study or English for Postgraduate study. whilst the student is living in the property will betheir accommodation contract to confirm the exact day on which their accommodation is available Payment can be made either by sterling bankers draft, VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, promises, representations, warranties whether written event, arrive at the INTO St George’s Hospital Medical Students will be invoiced for the text books at the time charged to the students separately at the going rate.to move in to. Flight details including arrival date and flight number should be sent to the INTO Electron, Delta or by direct bank transfer. or oral made by or on behalf of one party to the other. School LLP Admissions office in the UK no later than of booking and are payable at least 4 weeks before the two weeks (one week for English for Undergraduate start date of the course. Cost of books will be in the Accommodation feesAdmissions office as soon as possible in order that airport arrangements can be made. If you are Separate terms and conditions apply to higher region of £150.00 per academic course and £50.00 per All accommodation fees must be paid in full in poundsunder 18 you must either book an INTO airport pick-up or provide evidence of your arrangements. Section 12 education programmes (International Medicine BSc/MD, and Postgraduate Study courses) after your proposed course start date. Failure to do this will result in normal academic term for English for Undergraduate or English sterling by cheque, banker’s draft, bank transfer orIf an airport pick-up is required, this will be invoiced as an extra at confirmation stage and full Declaration International Graduate Medicine (MD) and Biomedical for Postgraduate Study. Text books may be supplied in credit or debit card four weeks prior to the start date cancellation charges applying (as set out above) and nopayment must be received for an airport pick-up to be confirmed. Science (International) (BSc), offered by INTO St fees will be refunded. electronic form in some cases. of the course. Payment by credit card is subject to a George’s Hospital Medical School LLP. Students apply To be signed by the student and parent, sponsor or legal guardian surcharge of 2%. There is a £1 surcharge for paymentDo you require an airport pick-up Yes No for these programmes through UCAS and receive terms Overdue fees Academic conditions of offer are not met via debit card). and conditions as part of this process. In cases of overdue payment of any of the fees owed by I have read and understood the INTO St George’s, University of London brochure and If you wish to cancel your course due to not meetingPlease indicate which airport We reserve the right to vary these Terms and Conditions the conditions of your offer, you will not incur any the student, INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School Accommodation changes or cancellation agree to abide by the terms and conditions without your consent at any time prior to entering cancellation charges, always providing that you inform LLP reserves the right to suspend or cancel tuition and Halls of residence London Heathrow (£100) London Gatwick (£120) into a contract with you. In such circumstances, we us in writing and send us evidence that the conditions to charge interest on the outstanding balance. Interest I agree to abide by the Cancellation and Refund Policy will provide you with a revised set of Terms and will be charged at the rate of 2.5% above the base rate Contracts for accommodation have not been met as early as possible. This information London Stansted (£130) of Barclays Bank per month or part thereof. In addition All students will receive a contract for their Conditions. All students agree to subscribe to and be must arrive at the INTO St George’s Hospital Medical I agree to pay all tuition and accommodation fees incurred as they become due to this INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP accommodation once a deposit payment of £3000 has bound by the regulations, policies and, procedures School LLP Admissions office in the UK no later than reserves the right to withhold any academic results or been made. If INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School of INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP, St four weeks before your course start date or the daySection 9 I agree that my records and achievements may be used for promotional purposes, without George’s, University of London and students’ charter after your exam results are published (if this falls after certificates, if fees are still owed by the student at the LLP has not received notification from the student end of their course. Fees remain payable if a ‘notice that they do not want the accommodation within a further notification of St George’s University of London (the “University”) the 4 week cut off point). Failure to do this will result inHow did you hear of INTO St George’s, University of London? of withdrawal’ has not been given in accordance with reasonable timeframe we will assume that the student as amended from time to time. These documents are normal cancellation charges applying (as set out above) these Terms and Conditions. agrees to the terms and conditions and if the student available on the internet at http://www.sgul.ac.uk/ and no fees will be refunded. INTO Giving subsequently (on arrival) changes their mind they are British Council Education Exhibition Website* studying-at-st-georges/student-charter-1/student- Deferrals Accommodation and fees Accommodation type subject to the published cancellation charges. Please charter/?searchterm=students%27%20charter . INTO Giving is our designated charity. It was established to help make a difference to the lives of You may defer the start of your course, on the grounds On application students are invited to select their refer to your accommodation contract for full details. Friend or relative Education agent Other* Application, confirmation of acceptance and that you have been prevented by external events from preferred accommodation and INTO St George’s young people in the developing world by improving their access to education. Each year our staff Residential accommodation is not available over the*Please state which website or other source payment starting your course, up to a maximum of two times. Hospital Medical School LLP agrees to use its two week Christmas period to students who are under and students organise and participate in fundraising events. Before you arrive at the Centre you can reasonable endeavours to provide the accommodation Students should complete their application and An external event shall include, without limitation, 18 years old. Alternative arrangements will be made support one of our educational projects by making a donation of £25. For every donation received submit it to INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School serious illness or injury of you or of a close member of as requested. If this is not available INTO St George’s by individual agreement at the time of booking and will LLP Admissions office, admissions@into.uk.com. The your family. You must ensure that your request to defer, Hospital Medical School LLP reserves the right toIf education agent, British Council or exhibition, which agent/organisation/event INTO will donate a further £25 to INTO Giving. To find out more about INTO Giving please visit incur a supplementary charge of up to £200 per week. student’s acceptance of this offer must be accompanied with a full explanation of your reason for the request, is provide an alternative type of accommodation and www.into-giving.com by a deposit, as described in the offer letter, towards presented in writing and reaches the INTO St George’s this will be charged at the published rate as set out on Homestay accommodation tuition fees in advance plus the Uniplan Insurance Hospital Medical School LLP Admissions office in the the Fees page within this brochure. Accommodation is Four weeks’ notice in writing must be given by any premium, together with the completed form, or proof UK at least four weeks before your course start date. allocated as per the instructions on the application form student wishing to change or cancel a homestay I confirm that I would like to make a donation of £25 to INTO Giving and agree for this and upon receipt of the signed copy of the student’sSection 10 donation to be added to my invoice / financial statement for payment of alternative cover. This is when your contract with us is formed. These Terms and Conditions, along with any This should also include details of your preferred new start date for your course. If your request arrives after Acceptance Form and payment of the appropriate booking. Full accommodation charges will apply during the notice period. No change to the type ofForm of indemnity documents that are referred to within, form part of the this date, normal cancellation charges will apply (see deposit (as set out in the invoice). accommodation arrangements will be made without offer that is made to the student and by accepting the the ‘Cancellations’ section above). The accommodation deposit is £3000 which in turn the written permission of the Head of Student Services i) Background offer, the student accepts the terms of these Terms and guarantees accommodation (subject to availability). or the Centre Director. This permission will only be All deferrals are subject to the availability of your This indemnity is to be signed by the Student, and also by his/her Parent or Legal Guardian Conditions. When the student enrols at the University, INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP given in exceptional circumstances. If a student makes chosen new course start date at the time we receive if the Student is under eighteen years of age. Until this indemnity has been signed and SIGNED / / Date —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) the student will be asked to sign a copy of these Terms your request to defer. All deferral requests will be accommodation shall only be available to students who a change to his/her accommodation arrangements or returned to INTO, the Student may not take part in an excursion organised by INTO. and Conditions, which confirms that the student considered by the INTO St George’s Hospital Medical are registered on full-time INTO St George’s Hospital leaves accommodation provided by INTO St George’s (Parent/guardian) accepted the terms of these Terms and Conditions Medical School LLP courses. Accommodation shall not Hospital Medical School LLP without the prior consent ii) Indemnity School LLP Admissions office on a case-by-case when the student accepted the offer. be available to family members (unless they are also of the Centre Director, the student shall remain liable for basis and acceptance of a deferral request will be at In consideration of the Principal and/or Head Teacher and/or Director and/or any employee registered on full-time courses). Students are advised the full accommodation payments invoiced or reserved The amount of the deposit required will be shown the INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP of INTO (which expression for the purposes of this indemnity means INTO St George’s, to insure their personal belongings. INTO St George’s at the time of enrolment. Where a student is moving in the offer letter. The balance of fees payable must Centre Directors’s sole discretion. On the basis that University of London LLP and any relevant associated or connected organisation) agreeing to make arrangements for and to authorise INTO personnel to take me/my son/daughter/ SIGNED / / Date —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) be paid four weeks prior to the course start date a new CAS will need to be issued if your request to Hospital Medical School LLP can provide details of to private accommodationand the student is under eighteen years of age, the parent or guardian must (as stated in the offer letter). All course dates are defer is successful, you will be charged a fee of £10 insurance policies on request. Where a course or courses ward from time to time on expeditions outside the usual premises of INTO, I hereby fully (Student) included in this brochure. Any deposits paid are only in respect of the new CAS. This charge is as set out span a holiday period accommodation will be charged complete a disclaimer to that effect. Students will be and effectively indemnify the said Principal and/or Head Teacher and/or Director and/or for those weeks charged for the full period of the contract whether or refundable in the event that a student is unable to meet under the paragraph headed “Changes to Certificates any employee (as the case may be) of INTO against: not he or she stays in the accommodation. Four weeks’ visa entry requirements, subject to the receipt of an of Acceptance for study (CAS)” above. Please note that a) any and all claims, losses, damages or costs incurred directly or indirectly which they Section 13 official visa rejection letter (further details of which your accommodation will need to be re booked and will Accommodation and sundry expenses deposit notice is required for a move between host families All students will be required to pay a damage and sundry Application check list are set out below), or in the event that the student be subject to availability. If your reason for deferral is Airport pick-ups or any of them may be or become liable to pay in consequence of any injury or damage expenses deposit of £500 which will be invoiced at does not meet the academic conditions of their offer due to visa refusal, the provisions set out under “Visa Airport pick-ups will be booked for the passenger to or illness of me/my said son/daughter/ward occurring during or as a result of any of refusal” above shall apply. the time of booking and shall be payable at least four and communicates this to INTO St George’s Hospital named on the application form only or for named the said expeditions I confirm that I have: Medical School LLP in accordance with the conditions weeks prior to the start date of the course. Such deposit is refundable at the end of the course minus any costs students if students agree in advance (and notify INTO set out below. Tuition fees b) any and all claims, losses, damages or costs paid to or payable to or claimed by any for any damages which have been incurred either St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP of the same) Completed the application form in full and checked for accuracy Yes All tuition fees and insurance fees (if applicable) must third party which may be made against them or any of them in consequence of any act Changes to Certificates of Acceptance for be paid in full in pounds sterling by cheque, banker’s to the residential accommodation or to the INTO St to share an airport pick up. Additional family members or default of me/my said son/daughter/ward during or as a result of any of the said study (CAS) draft, bank transfer or credit or debit card four weeks George’s Hospital Medical School LLP Centre which are or chaperones accompanying the named passenger Enclosed proof or an alternative insurance policy, if appropriate Yes will be charged additional fees. The first 60 minutes of expeditions Accepted students will be provided with a CAS, no more prior to the start date of the course. Payment by credit discovered once an inspection has taken place after the student’s departure. INTO St George’s Hospital Medical waiting time is included in the fee as specified in this than 6 months before the student’s first course start card is subject to a surcharge of 2%. There is a £1 c) any and all other costs, claims, losses and expenses incurred directly or indirectly by Enclosed full transcripts of all my relevant qualifications Yes School LLP will repay any monies owing within 60 days brochure. Additional fees may apply for waiting periods date, when the student’s offer is unconditional and the surcharge for payment via debit card. This surcharge is them or any of them on behalf of me/my said son/daughter/ward during or as a result (including English language level) translated into English of the student’s departure date from the residential longer than 60 minutes. Fees will ONLY be refunded for student has paid their deposit as set out in the offer applied to amounts of £50 and above. If bank or credit of any such expedition accommodation. ‘missed pick-ups’ if the student informs INTO St George’s letter. Before the CAS is provided we will confirm with card charges are incurred by INTO on such payments, Please list here all the transcripts you are enclosing: Hospital Medical School LLP, by telephoning the INTOProvided that this indemnity does not extend to any claims, damages, costs or expenses in the student/agent that the details to be included in the where these charges have been incurred through no Students who stay in homestay accommodation will be St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP emergencyrespect of and to the extent to which INTO and member(s) of the staff or any of them are (Must be completed for visa purposes) CAS are correct. Once the student has confirmed to us fault of INTO, these will be re-invoiced to students’ required to pay a damage and sundry expenses deposit telephone number (as publicised in the pre-departureindemnified and recover under any policy of insurance. I authorise INTO to supply any relevant that the details are correct the University will submit accounts so that INTO St George’s Hospital Medical of £500 which will be invoiced at the time of booking guide), that their pick-up will not be required or will berecords to educational institutions, government bodies, parents, sponsors and educational Academic transcripts the details to UKBA. If after this the student requests School LLP receives the payment in full. and shall be payable at least four weeks prior to the delayed, before they leave the departure airport. any changes to the information on the CAS (other than start date of the course. Such deposit is refundable atagents if requested without notification. Fees discount for timely payment an update to the ‘Fees paid to date’ information after the end of the course minus any costs for damages to Airport transfer fees must be paid for at the time of making further payments) the student will be charged If you pay full fees (tuition plus accommodation, if booking. Airport pick-ups are compulsory for students the homestay (as notified to INTO St George’s Hospital £10.00 for each additional change.. required) for a total of at least three terms of study on under 18, unless parents provide INTO St George’s Medical School LLP by the homestay provider) or to the specified courses by the due date of four weeks beforeSIGNED / / Date —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) Cancellation the start date of the course, you will receive a discount INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP Centre which are discovered once an inspection has taken place Hospital Medical School LLP with evidence that they have made alternative arrangements for the collection English language transcripts In all cases except visa refusals and/or academic conditions of £500 on the total amount due. This will be shown(Parent/guardian) after the student’s departure. INTO St George’s Hospital of their child from the UK entry airport. A similar of offer not being met, the following charges apply for on the invoice that is sent to you. This applies only to compulsory delivery of students under 18 to their Medical School LLP will repay any monies owing within courses cancelled before the student’s arrival in the UK. fees due for tuition on foundation programmes and on departure airport at the end of their course applies. 60 days of the student’s departure date from the the English for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study Academic and English for Undergraduate/ Postgraduate homestay accommodation. The damage and sundrySIGNED / / Date —— —— —— (dd/mm/yy) English programmes courses, but not for other courses. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer (e.g. If you expenses deposit is to cover outstanding damages Travel to INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School and repairs once the student has vacated the property. Four weeks or more before commencement: are awarded a scholarship from either INTO St George’s INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP will(Student) Any damage which occurs whilst the student is living cancellation fee of £500; Hospital Medical School LLP or the University). Payment expect students to assist us with our Green Travel Plan, in the property will be charged separately per incident Less than four weeks before commencement: must be received by INTO St George’s Hospital Medical as may be reasonably required. To this extent, students at the going rate. cancellation fee of £1000. School LLP in the UK at least four weeks before the first may not bring cars onto campus (or within a one mile Cancellations must be made in writing and will become course start date for this discount to apply. If payment radius of campus) unless otherwise agreed in advance valid on the day the written notice is received by INTO does not arrive by this time the full amount of fees is by INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP. Please St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP. Cancellation payable. Each student may benefit from this discount contact INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP fees shall be invoiced to the student and payment only once. Any variation to standard payment terms for further details of our Green Travel Plan. shall be due within 30 days of the date of such invoice. must be by prior arrangement and agreed in writing and Cancellation of a course includes cancellation of Uniplan must be agreed by the Centre Director. Insurance. Refunds will be made for the unelapsed66 period of cover less a £25 administration charge. 67
  • 35. www.intohigher.com/sgul INTO St George’s, University of London Terms and conditions 2 of 2 Dates and prices 2011–2012Academic criteria Record keeping duties under TIER 4 Students who are under 18 PricesStudents are accepted onto the programme on the strict Immigration rules (PBS) INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP The prices stated in this brochure are valid for confirmedunderstanding that progression through the courseand successful completion of the course are conditional You must provide the following to INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP: a copy of your passport, recommends that parents appoint a UK based guardian for international students under 18 years of age. If bookings (with payment) received by INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP on or after 01 January Foundation in Medical, Biomedical Available from September 2012 English language coursesupon satisfactory attendance and successful identity card for foreign nationals or United Kingdom parents are making their own arrangements for either 2011 and until further notice. Please contact us for Please note: all dates and prices for 2012 are indicativeattainment of specified progression grades. During the immigration status document and your contact details. guardianship services or a friend or family member further details or visit the website. and Health Sciences and provisional accommodation notesCourse Induction all students will be made aware of the (including residential address, telephone number and in the UK to act as guardian to the student, then Dates Tuition pricecriteria for successful completion of the course. mobile telephone number). INTO St George’s Hospital evidence of these guardianship arrangements must Disclaimer This brochure is prepared well in advance of the 3 term £14000 International Medicine (BSc/MD) If your course or study plan spans a vacation period, the accommodation must be paid for during the vacation period as well. Medical School LLP will provide this information to the be supplied before the course commences. Parents of September start (3 term)The assessment of student performance will take into University to ensure that it can satisfy its obligations students under 18 must sign a consent form authorising academic year to which it relates. At the time of going to Dates Tuition pricesconsideration: press, the programmes, courses and services described Mon 19 Sep 2011 to Fri 16 Dec 2011 Weekly accommodation prices under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. You are nominated INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School Year 1 £18000 course work; herein are those which INTO St George’s Hospital Mon 09 Jan 2012 to Fri 30 Mar 2012 Semester 1 These prices will apply for additional weeks eg: during vacation required to notify INTO St George’s Hospital Medical LLP staff to act (on behalf of the parent) in the case Year 2 £18000 internal centre examination results; School LLP of any changes to these details. of an emergency. They must also complete a medical Medical School LLP is planning to offer. INTO St George’s Tue 10 Apr 2012 to Fri 06 Jul 2012 Mon 18 Sep 2012 to Fri 14 Dec 2012 periods Year 3 £18000 attendance; and information form. Both forms will be included with INTO Hospital Medical School LLP will use all reasonable Mon 14 Jan 2013 to Fri 15 Feb 2013 effort in class and in homework. INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP will report endeavours to deliver the programmes, courses and Year 4 £29000 Residential accommodation St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP confirmation Students who do not pass parts of their programme may be to the University any of the following circumstances: Semester 2 Year 5 £36000Students who do not meet the attainment criteria for documents and must be completed and returned to services in accordance with the descriptions set out Prices until Fri 23 Sep 2011 required to return after the end of the course for reassessment.successful completion, including required success at if you fail to enrol on your course within the INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP before the in this brochure. However, INTO St George’s Hospital Mon 18 Feb 2013 to Fri 05 Apr 2013 Year 6 £36000 Pacific Courtinterview and in required examinations, will not be enrolment period, along with any reason given by you Medical School LLP reserves the right to make Reassessment will take place in July 2012. All confirmation start of the course and before the student can enrol. Mon 06 May 2013 to Fri 05 Jul 2013 Single en-suite £246 per weekallowed to proceed with their intended study plan. In for a failure to enrol; variations to the contents and methods of delivery of documents will include these dates. Extra accommodation feessuch cases, students will be offered advice on suitable if you miss 10 expected contacts without the Notice of withdrawal the programmes, courses and services, to discontinue will be applicable for this period. Studio en-suite £300 per week Years 5 and 6 are spent on clinical placement in the United States.alternative study options. Students who do not meet University’s permission; If a student wishes to withdraw they must notify INTO programmes, courses and services, and to combinethe attainment criteria for progression from an English if you discontinue your studies (including for example The cost of sitting the USMLE is not included in these fees. Prices from Sat 24 Sep 2011 St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP in writing as and merge programmes and courses, if such actionlanguage programme to their intended course of study deferrals), along with the name and address of any described above in the section ‘Cancellation’. Once a is reasonably considered to be necessary by INTO English for Undergraduate Study, Pacific Courtwill be offered advice on alternative study plans whichmay include further study on the English language new institution which you have joined; if the University stops being your immigration student has arrived in the UK and commenced their course no course fees will be refunded, unless the St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP. Applicants to INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP English for Postgraduate Study International Graduate Single en-suite Studio en-suite £256 per week £310 per weekcourse. In some cases, an alternative study plan may sponsor for any other reason, for example, if you student is precluded from taking a medical course on programmes and courses will be notified immediately Dates Tuition price Medicine (MD) Bedding packinvolve additional time and expenditure with regard to move in to an immigration category that does not medical grounds. Accommodation cancellation charges of any material changes likely to have a bearing ontuition and accommodation fees. need an approved education provider as a sponsor; also apply as outlined above. their application, such as cancellation of, or major Per term £3650 Dates Tuition prices £45 per pack Course term datesEnglish language admissions criteria if there are any significant changes in your modification to programmes and courses offered, Year 1 £18000 Holidays Mon 11 Jul 2011 to Fri 16 Sep 2011 Course term dates Students studying at INTO St George’s, University of London circumstances, for example, if the length of a course changes to accommodation provision or fees and Year 2 £29000Students are accepted in good faith onto both INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP is closed Mon 26 Sep 2011 to Fri 09 Dec 2011 Mon 27 Aug 2012 to Fri 14 Dec 2012 may also choose to live in the student accommodation adjacent of study becomes shorter or if the location at which charges to be levied by the University. Year 3 £36000English language and academic programmes on the you are studying changes; or on all recognised UK public holidays. Please refer to Mon 09 Jan 2012 to Fri 23 Mar 2012 Mon 07 Jan 2013 to Fri 19 Apr 2013 to the London Study Centre. Please note this accommodation isbasis of the certification they provide to meet the Fees page in INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP, in Year 4 £36000 any suspicions that you may be breaking the Tue 10 Apr 2012 to Fri 22 Jun 2012 Mon 06 May 2013 to Fri 12 Jul 2013 operated by Nido Student Living. For further details please seeadmissions criteria. If, however, the results from the marketing its programmes aims to comply with the conditions of your permission. LLP brochure for exact dates. No refunds will be made Mon 09 Jul 2012 to Fri 14 Sep 2012 page 58 of this brochure.tests and assessment procedures on arrival provide British Code of Advertising Practice issued by the The University is obliged to make reports on these for classes not taking place on these dates. Termclear evidence that a student’s actual level of English dates relevant to individual courses are published in Advertising Standards Authority. Applications to Years 3 and 4 are spent on clinical placement in the United States. subjects to UKBA within prescribed periods; accordingly,language proficiency is significantly lower than claimed this brochure and no classes will take place outside universities for undergraduate or postgraduate courses Please note there is no teaching on English language courses on: The cost of sitting the USMLE is not included in these fees. Homestay accommodation you are required to notify INTO St George’s Hospitaland lower than that required for their designated these dates. are governed solely by the applicable terms and Mon 12 Dec 2011 to Fri 06 Jan 2012 Homestay accommodation is available on request. Medical School LLP in writing of any of these events asprogramme, then the student will be formally advised of conditions of that university, and not by these Terms Mon 26 Mar 2012 to Mon 08 Apr 2012 soon as they occur and, in any event, no later than five The table below provides an example of the range of homestaythe results and of their options. In these cases, students Liability and Conditions. Mon 25 Jun 2012 to Fri 06 Jul 2012 working days after any such event takes place. accommodation options available and the 2011 prices. Pleasewill not be allowed to proceed with their original course, Subject to the following, neither INTO St George’s Mon 17 Sep 2012 to Fri 21 Sep 2012 Please note that in the event that the requirements Hospital Medical School LLP nor its staff or Force Majeure contact the Centre for further details or visit our website.but will be advised as to the best alternatives. In some under Tier 4 change, INTO St George’s Hospital representatives will be liable to students for any Neither INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLPcases, an alternative study plan may involve additional Category Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Medical School LLP reserves the right to alter these loss, damage, costs or expenses arising under or in nor the student shall be liable for failure to performtime and expenditure with regard to tuition andaccommodation fees. requirements accordingly. Further, by providing the connection with these Terms and Conditions except any obligations under these Terms and Conditions if Biomedical Science (International) Self catering information set out in this section to INTO St George’s such failure arises from circumstances beyond their From £195 From £225 (BSc Hons) where such loss or damage is directly caused by INTO Executive Zones 1 and 2Arrivals Hospital Medical School LLP, you consent to INTO St St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP (or its staff reasonable control, including Acts of God, war, terrorism, Superior Zone 2 £170 £200Students must be at least 17 years of age on the George’s Hospital Medical School LLP providing such or representatives). 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  • 36. Generous scholarships Join INTO in making a difference to the lives of up to £5,000 of young people in the developing world We are delighted to announce a range of generous We believe that education can transform lives by lifting young people out of scholarships for international students for 2011. poverty and into a sustainable future. Each year our Centre staff and students organise and participate in a range of fundraising events, providing opportunities International Foundation scholarships Need to study an English language course first? to make new friends and develop new skills, while helping to raise funds to The Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences at INTO St George’s, Students undertaking a pre-university support life-changing projects. University of London offers entry to the English language course in September rst year of a range of undergraduate 2011, prior to enrolling on the International Through supporting educational projects around The partnership projects In-Community Care for Orphans (I-CCO) degree programmes at St George’s, Foundation at the Centre in January 2012, the world, we aim to provide young people with in Zambia HELPING in the Gambia University of London. For students are also eligible to apply for a limited sustainable routes to a better life by improving In 2009, 690,000 children in Zambia were Poverty and deprivation in the Gambia mean commencing the Foundation programme number of £1,000 scholarships towards their access to education. Our education projects orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that most children will not progress to higher in September 2011, the Centre is your English language tuition fees. are particularly focused on countries from which and almost double that number are missing school education. In partnership with HELPING we are offering a number of scholarships our students come and provide an opportunity for to help sick parents or because they are too poor For further information please visit: contributing towards the cost of training young valued at £5,000 towards your tuition both staff and students to make a real difference to attend school. We are working with I-CCO www.intohigher.com/sgul/scholarships teachers from the local community to improve the fees. The scholarships will be awarded to the future of the young people in today’s to build a much needed school and community standard of education for all the young people on academic merit and students global community. centre for these children and the families in the they teach. We have already provided funds for are required to complete a separate township around the capital Lusaka. Most of the the teacher training of 11 young teachers. scholarship application form to apply. construction will be carried out by locals, who The China Hope Project will gain valuable building skills and a training Following the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 many certificate. The building is already underway and schools in remote parts of the province were should be completed by summer 2011. either destroyed or left unfit for purpose. In All monies donated to INTO Giving go direct to the partnership with the Hope project we have helped charitable projects. As part of our commitment to to rebuild the Lianghou Primary School and we will making a difference to those who need it most, continue to support the school through further all monies raised by INTO staff, students and the fundraising and voluntary work. wider community are then matched by INTO. W: www.into-giving.com E: info@into-giving.com Charity name: INTO GIVING LIMITED To find out more about INTO Giving and fundraising events taking place at our Centres please visit www.into-giving.com Charity registration number: 1126262 Company no: 668982470
  • 37. Want to find out more?If you would like to find out more about any of our courses or services,please visit our website. You can also contact the Centre via email or phone,or visit one of our educational agents in your home country.INTO St George’s, University of London102 Middlesex StLondonE1 7EZUnited KingdomT: +44 (0) 20 7059 4400F: +44 (0) 20 7247 9246 Representative’s stampE: into@sgul.ac.ukwww.intohigher.com/sgul SGUL_BROC72PP_1507© INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP, May 2011. All content published in this documentis believed accurate at time of publication. INTO reserves the right to alter details of all aspects ofits operation without notice.INTO University Partnerships Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales,registered number 05507863. Registered office: 102, Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ