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University of Surrey surrey 2016 prospectus full lores

  1. 1. surrey.ac.uk1 CONTENTS International Study Centre
  2. 2. surrey.ac.uk2 CONTENTS University of the Year The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 4th The Guardian University Guide 2016 5TH FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION 97% GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT 2,300+ PLACEMENT PARTNERS Final-year students at Surrey are among the most satisfied in the UK. The University reached fifth place for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015. The innovative Professional Training placement programme provides all students with the opportunity to gain real work experience, ensuring they succeed in a competitive employment market when they graduate. The University of Surrey has an enviable employability record; 97% of students who graduated in 2014 were in work or education when contacted six months after graduating, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The International Study Centre offers an on-campus foundation programme designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at the University of Surrey. Looking through this prospectus, you will get a real sense of what it would be like to study, live and socialise at one of the UK’s top ten universities. From day one you will be part of the University and have access to all the facilities Surrey has to offer. At the International Study Centre, we work hard to make sure the experience of being a student is the best it can possibly be. And you can be sure that the great experience will continue once you progress to the University; it ranked 5th for student satisfaction (scoring 92%) in the most recent National Student Survey. Start your journey here THI S PRO SPE CT US IS A GUIDE TO THE UNI V ERSI TY OF SURRE Y INTERNATIONAL STU DY CENT RE University of Surrey International Study Centre 41 Disclaimer This brochure is issued for the general guidance of students considering entry to the University of Surrey International Study Centre from September 2016. The information is correct at the time of going to press and the programmes and services described herein are those which Study Group is planning to offer. However, Study Group reserves the right, to amend, add or remove any programme and/or services set out in this brochure and/or the timetable, delivery, content syllabus and assessment of such programmes. The International Foundation Year is approved by Study Group, who hold responsibility for the academic standards. The University of Surrey endorse the programme. The University (where applicable) also reserves the right to amend the regulations governing those programmes without prior notice. Study Group therefore strongly recommends that immediately prior to making any application to Study Group or accepting any offer from Study Group students should refer to the most up-todate version of the programme descriptions and specifications and the regulations on the University of Surrey International Study Centre website. Study Group also reserves the right to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of the programmes and services, to discontinue programmes and services and/ or to combine and merge programmes, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by Study Group. Applicants to Study Group programmes will be notified as soon as practicable of any material changes likely to have a bearing on their application, such as cancellation of, or major modification to programmes offered, changes to accommodation provision or fees and charges to be levied where applicable. Neither the University nor Study Group shall be liable for any errors or omissions that may be contained. University of Surrey International Study Centre is part of Study Group, a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a life-changing learning experience. We offer customised programmes across higher, language and online education starting from high school to life-long learning. Study Group taught more than 73,000 students from 145 countries across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015. To learn more, please visit studygroup.com.
  3. 3. Professional Training placements are available to all students. The University of Surrey works with over 2,300 high-profile partner organisations to offer students real- world, professional work experience. This programme is admired by universities around the world. Professional Training opportunities are built into all degree programmes. By participating, you can gain industry experience that not only complements your studies but will help you stand out in the competitive graduate employment market. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PLACEMENTS Our International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with a pathway to undergraduate degree study at the University of Surrey. Tutors on International Foundation Year Programmes are experts in their subjects and specialists in university preparation. We will support you every step of the way to ensure you successfully complete the programme and progress to an undergraduate degree. From day one you will be part of the University. You will study on the University’s campus at the International Study Centre and have access to all facilities. You will also be able to enjoy the activities and events organised by the Students’ Union. YOUR PATHWAY TO UNIVERSITY STUDY The University of Surrey ranks 4th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2016. You can see this reflected in the quality of the teaching and facilities it has to offer and in the graduates who go on to succeed each year. The University maintains its excellent reputation by providing a learning environment where you can excel. You will be expected to work hard and perform well so that you achieve a good degree and lay the foundations for a successful future. A WORLD- CLASS UNIVERSITY The University is based on a lakeside campus within the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills. Students study and live in our green and peaceful surroundings, yet still have easy access to the nearby town of Guildford. The state-of-the- art facilities include the Surrey Sports Park, Ivy Arts Centre and the new Library and Learning Centre, where students can benefit from the latest technology and learning amenities. The campus is friendly, vibrant and safe, a place where you can make the most of student life. At the Students’ Union and throughout the campus you will find a range of places to eat, relax and socialise with your friends. A FANTASTIC LOCATION University of Surrey students are more satisfied than ever according to the influential National Student Survey 2015. Teaching, academic support, learning resources, facilities and personal development are some of the key areas where students scored us highly. Amongst the most satisfied are students in Accounting, Politics, Chemistry and Electronic and Electrical engineering. The University of Surrey has a proven track record in producing high-calibre graduates who are well- qualified, professional and most importantly, highly employable. The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 97% of Surrey’s 2014 graduates were in work (or education) six months after they graduated. BEST-EVER STUDENT SATISFACTION SCORES 97% GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT
  4. 4. What’s new at the University of Surrey? 6 The Careers Service 8 Live and learn at the heart of the University 10 Discover Guildford 12 Study facilities 14 Healthy lifestyle 16 Students’ Union 19 Supporting you 20 Helping you feel at home 22 International Study Centre 24 International Foundation Year 27 Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences 28 Engineering and Physical Sciences 30 Life Sciences 32 English Language Preparation 34 How to apply 36 Our campuses 38 University of Surrey International Study Centre 7surrey.ac.uk6 CONTENTS CONTENTS 7surrey.ac.uk/isc6 I’m doing the foundation course for civil engineering. I’m planning to do my civil engineering degree and in five to ten years, hopefully I can start my own company to build more houses and help develop my country. The teaching style here is that they give you the basic knowledge and you study and understand it by yourself. All you have to do is ask your lecturers or your teachers about what you’re doing and ask how you can improve it. If you write an essay and you want to improve it, you can just show it to your tutors and they might be able to check it for you. I’m probably doing a placement year. It gives you something to put on your CV when you want to go to work. So that would be a very helpful thing. I go to Guildford every week and I go to London once a month or so. When I go to London I usually go out with my friends, have a nice meal and sometimes we visit friends of mine from Brunei. One place I particularly like is the lakeside because you can just sit there for a while, you can relax and empty your mind. It’s a very nice area to spend your time and sometimes we can bring friends over and have barbecues next to the lake, which is really nice. You have to be ready because school life and uni life are very different. You have to actually work and you have to actually take care of yourself. Join societies, make a lot of friends because those friends will help you a lot. Your friends are the most important things. I’ve joined the Badminton Society. I’m going to be president of the Brunei Society next year. I’m also in the Chess Society as well. Jonathan from Brunei Studied Engineering and Physical Sciences International Foundation Year Progressed to BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Contents Join societies, make a lot of friends because those friends will help you a lot.
  5. 5. University of Surrey International Study Centre 9surrey.ac.uk/isc8 WHAT’S NEW WHAT’S NEW What’s new at the University of Surrey? Home to the £36 million Surrey Sports Park, more than 40 student sports teams and a comprehensive programme of support for elite athletes, the University of Surrey makes it easy to pursue your passion for sport. If you’re tempted to turn your interest in sport into a career, our new Sport and Exercise Sciences degree has been designed to open doors to a wide range of options, from professional sport and health promotion to teaching and research. With a strong foundation in biosciences, the programme considers the theoretical knowledge and practical application of scientific principles to maximise sports performance and improve general health and wellbeing through exercise. Students benefit from the expertise of more than 20 highly qualified academics as well as access to leading facilities, including the Surrey Human Performance Institute. Offering a wide range of modules, a final- year research project and the opportunity to undertake a Professional Training placement year, the programme will prepare you academically, personally and professionally for an exciting career upon graduation. SPORT & EXE RCISE SCIENCES AT SURREY Collaboration between the University of Surrey, the University of Strathclyde and the National Physical Laboratory will strengthen measurement science and create a new Postgraduate Institute. The University of Surrey, along with the University of Strathclyde, has been selected to enter into a partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) to lead the world-renowned National Physical Laboratory (NPL), a global centre of excellence in measurement science. Many of our academics already work closely with colleagues at NPL, and our students benefit from this collaboration. NPL is the UK’s National Measurement Institute and has developed and maintained the nation’s primary measurement standards for more than a century. NPL’s measurements help to save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure, as well as supporting international trade, companies and innovation. An important focus of the partnership will be the establishment of a new Postgraduate Institute which will train high-calibre PhD students and provide a pipeline of professionals skilled in the area of measurement science. Also, a series of regional NPL hubs will be created to disseminate and build on expertise, and meet local business needs. SURREY PARTNERS WITH THE NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY The University of Surrey has been awarded the coveted ‘University of the Year’ accolade by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, in addition to rising to eighth place in the UK rankings. In the last year, student satisfaction increased once again to its best ever, at 92% according to the National Student Survey 2015. The University’s graduates continued to enjoy high employability rates, and entry standards have also risen. Rising three places since last year to eighth place, this is the first time the University of Surrey has achieved a coveted top ten ranking in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Surrey has been named overall ‘University of the Year’ and ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’, recognising the dedication of our staff and our commitment to students. This reflects our focus on quality in teaching and research coupled with real commitment to delivering high-quality outcomes and very high levels of student satisfaction”. UNI VERSI TY OF T HE YEAR Image courtesy of the National Physical Laboratory
  6. 6. University of Surrey International Study Centre 11surrey.ac.uk10 THE CAREERS SERVICE THE CAREERS SERVICE surrey.ac.uk/isc With a strong and consistent record in employability, the University of Surrey knows how to prepare you for the world of work. Of those who graduated in 2014, 97% of University of Surrey graduates were in employment or education when contacted six months after graduating. The Careers Service Professional Training placement programme: Training for your future The University of Surrey Professional Training placement programme is one of the best in the world. It is also one of the largest, with over 2,300 world-leading partner organisations in the UK and overseas. These include distinguished organisations such as IBM, Microsoft, HSBC, The Walt Disney Company, Ernst & Young, British Airways and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. What is a Professional Training placement? Professional Training is a period of work experience between the 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and final year of study. The placement typically lasts between 30 weeks and 12 months and may be formed of one or more placements. A placement can also be paid work experience. Placements around the world Some students spend their placements with a UK company or organisation and others have the opportunity to go to Europe or beyond. Recent students have joined placements in New Zealand, Australia and African countries. Supporting you every step of the way We’ll make sure that you understand the process and what is involved. You’ll learn how to write a stand-out CV and practice your interview technique. Unlike other universities, we continue to support you once you start your placement, including visits from your department to answer any questions and offer guidance. Careers Service The friendly Careers team offer a wide range of support, including one-to-one advice and innovative events. They will help you explore the exciting opportunities available after university and navigate the different stages of the recruitment process. There are regular sessions to improve students’ essential skills, such as confidence and teamwork, and top employers frequently visit Surrey to give talks and offer valuable networking opportunities. Whatever your degree or stage of study, the Careers Service is open all-year-round, with help available online as well as face-to-face. Surrey’s help doesn’t end once you graduate – alumni can access the Careers Service for life, and benefit from personal appointments for two years after leaving Surrey. I feel very excited and very proud, having graduated from one of the top UK universities. I actually want to take it further and study Masters. I have already applied, they accepted me and I’ll be starting in September. When I started the foundation course, my English wasn’t very good, my math and chemistry wasn’t very good either and I lacked presentation skills. Now I feel more equipped to enter the workforce. Lecturers at the ISC were one of the best, the programme that they teach you is similar to what you will learn in the first year at the university so the first year of the degree was actually quite easy. It was a smooth transition and I managed to score high grades because of the ISC. The place itself, Guildford is one of the best places to be. It has a nice atmosphere, it’s very international, everybody is happy and smiling. The positive energy of Guildford is actually why I chose to continue studying here. Last summer I did an internship and I feel like I was applying the skills I learnt at the University. I worked for a company called Petromin, a lubrication plant. I worked in the labs, testing product quality. Now I feel more equipped to enter the workforce. HIGHLY EMP LOYABLE GRADUATES Jameel Elwani Studied Engineering, Science and Math International Foundation Year, graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering
  7. 7. University of Surrey International Study Centre 13surrey.ac.uk/isc12 WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPEN HERE WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPEN HERE The International Study Centre is at the heart of the university campus, giving you the opportunity to live and learn alongside students from all over the world. The best location Students tell us that studying at Surrey gives them the best of two worlds: the opportunity to live surrounded by beautiful English countryside and still have easy access to London, one of the most exciting capital cities in the world. Beautiful English countryside The campus itself is located within sight of the lovely Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK. This setting provides a peaceful and natural environment where you can concentrate on your studies or take time out to relax with your friends. Life on campus Life on campus is friendly and fun. When you arrive you’ll be welcomed and soon make friends with students from all over the world. There are over 140 nationalities of students here and everyone contributes to the lively and diverse atmosphere on campus. A safe environment You can enjoy the independence that comes with university life and yet always feel safe and secure whilst on campus. The friendly security team is always available should you have any concerns. Take time out from your studies Students at Surrey are committed to their studies and work hard. But once the work is done, it’s time to relax and make the most of your free time. Socialising on campus is easy, with lots of space to be with friends and enjoy student life. Eating and socialising There are plenty of places to eat on campus; from authentic international cuisine in the Students’ Union to an à la carte restaurant - there is even a pizza house that delivers direct to your room! There is also an international food shop where you can stock up on treats from home. Easy access Getting around the campus is simple and everything you need is within walking distance so you are never far from where you need to be. Visit the website to discover the campus using the virtual tour: surrey.ac.uk/virtualtour Live and learn at the heart of the University surrey.ac.uk/ug/virtualtour The warm and friendly community students find within our beautiful natural environment is just one of the reasons the University of Surrey is ranked 5th in the National Satisfaction Survey 2015.
  8. 8. University of Surrey International Study Centre 15surrey.ac.uk/isc14 OUT AND ABOUT OUT AND ABOUT 70,000+ POPULATION 100+PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK 240+RETAILERS DISCOVER GUILDFORD: ENTER TAI NMENT, HI STO RY AND CULTURE THREETHEATRES 34MINUTES TO LONDON BY RAIL £36MSURREY SPORTS PARK 30MINUTES’ DRIVE TO LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT ONECASTLE Guildford is well-loved by international students for its unique blend of historical, cultural and modern delights. The cobbled High Street provides the perfect setting for a day out with many exclusive boutiques, independent shops and three modern shopping centres. Away from the shops you’ll find parks, waterways and even a 900-year-old castle. A frequent bus service links the campus with the town centre. Surrey and beyond The University’s campus is situated within sight of the Surrey Hills, one of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you’ll discover many places to relax and unwind including pretty country pubs and National Trust historical sites to visit. There are also acres of lovely countryside for walking and cycling. The region is rich with heritage and culture. Famous attractions such as Hampton Court, Windsor Castle and Kew Gardens are a must- see for international students and all are easily accessible. Outstanding sporting venues are close by too: tennis at Wimbledon, rugby union at Twickenham, horse racing at Epsom and Ascot, and cricket at the Oval. London on your doorstep London is one of the world’s greatest cities. Whether you want to see a West End show, go on a sightseeing tour, visit a museum or enjoy a night out with friends, Guildford is an ideal base from which to explore the capital city.
  9. 9. STUDY FACILITIES STUDY FACILITIES University of Surrey International Study Centre 17surrey.ac.uk/isc16 Smarter study The Library and Learning Centre has provided the University of Surrey with a study centre that befits a leading university. Over the last five years, around £16 million has been invested in the Library and Learning Centre, including a new extension. Library and Learning Centre The Library and Learning Centre is the academic hub of the University, sitting at the heart of the campus and offering outstanding facilities, as well as being home to the AppleSeed Bookshop and a popular ground-floor meeting area. From the Library, you can explore hundreds of thousands of books and journals – physical and electronic – as well as audio and image collections. There are also study areas to meet all needs, as well as bookable rooms that provide more private studying space. The Library is open daily, staying open 24 hours a day during semester time and for long opening hours during vacations. SPLASH The Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) is a student-centred area designed to enhance your study. To support your academic and personal development, Student Learning Advisers can assist you in improving your writing, presenting, revision, time management or any other academic skills. Academic Liaison Librarians also work from SPLASH, offering advice on finding resources, using databases and referencing. We have an Academic Liaison Librarian for each subject area, ready to connect you with the right information resources for your academic needs. SPLASH also supports the STARS (Surrey’s Top Achievers Recognised and Supported) programme for outstanding students targeting first-class honours. Study facilities Over the last five years, around £16 million has been invested in the Library and Learning Centre. My name’s Emma, I’m from Zimbabwe and I’m doing the Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences foundation, and then I want to do Event Management or something in hospitality. The ISC makes you feel like you are a part of everything, there’s just a bit more support. I’m loving it, I love Surrey. I think the placement is such an amazing opportunity, it gives you so many more opportunities after uni. It’ll help so much with finding a job once I’ve graduated so I hope to do one. It helps a lot, especially with hospitality; I think experience is key. I like exploring England, I like Guildford. It’s very little, which is nice, because you can get familiar with it quickly, and it’s nice to know where everything is. I go into London as well, and Reading, and lots of other places are close. You can go on day trips. I like doing all the ‘touristy’ things, like shopping, going out, the usual student things. Placement is such an amazing opportunity, it gives you so many more opportunities after uni.Emma from Zimbabwe Studied Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences International Foundation Year Progressed to BA (Hons) Event Management
  10. 10. ONE I NDOOR CL IMB ING CENTR E 50 METRE SWIMMING POOL 120 STATION H EA LTH A N D FITN ESS CEN TRE SIX G LA SS- BA CKED SQU A SH COU RTS EIGHT FLOOD LIT OU TD OOR TEN N IS COU RTS THREE MULTI- PURPOSE EXE R C ISE AND SP I NNING STUDIOS THREE M U LTI- PU RPOSE SPORTS A REN A S ONE SPORTS PERFORMANCE LAB
  11. 11. STUDENTS’ UNION STUDENTS’ UNION University of Surrey International Study Centre 21surrey.ac.uk/isc20 Your Students’ Union The Students’ Union lies at the heart of campus life. As an independent, membership-led charity, the Union is the sole representative body for Surrey students. This includes facilitating clubs and societies, organising events and entertainment, offering volunteering and training opportunities, voicing student opinions and providing support and advice to ensure that students get the most out of their time at Surrey. Membership All students at the International Study Centre have the opportunity to be members of the Students’ Union and you will automatically become a member, free-of-charge, when you start studying here. Get involved The purpose of the Students’ Union is to provide a central space for Surrey students, and we encourage you to get involved as much as you want. So whether you want to participate by joining a club or society, or you want to get involved as a Sabbatical Officer, we’re here to support you. Make new friends and have fun The Students’ Union organises fun activities and events such as creative workshops and trips abroad. The Union also houses five bars, cafés and restaurants and has its own 1,600-capacity nightclub. So whether you’re into clubbing or comedy, live music or pub quizzes, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained without even having to leave the campus. Students’ Union My name is Alisa, I’m from Russia. I picked Surrey because of hospitality, as it’s the best one in England. Here, you get to meet people from all over the world, you get to know their culture. On campus, you basically live in a little town with people of your age only. I’m quite sociable so I know lot of people on other courses. I do cheerleading, trampolining, hip-hop and photography. It’s amazing, whatever you can think of, they have it. If you want to do language, almost any kind of sport, even winter sports. They have everything; music, arts or anything. I’m the kind of person who wants to try everything and uni gives this opportunity, which is the best part. I do cheerleading, trampolining, hip-hop and photography. It’s amazing, whatever you can think of, they have it. surrey.ac.uk/ug/ussu Alisa from Russia Studied Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences International Foundation Year Progressed to BA (Hons) Hospitality
  12. 12. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES University of Surrey International Study Centre 23surrey.ac.uk/isc22 We’re committed to ensuring you make the most out of your time at Surrey and the International Study Centre by helping you every step of the way. From the moment you arrive, if you need any support, information or guidance, our friendly on-site support services are available to offer help. Supporting you Settling in For many students, starting university life is their first experience of living away from home. To help you settle in, you’ll be introduced to the International Study Centre, University and your new student life. You can meet staff and other students, take campus tours, and join the Library, Students’ Union, sports clubs and societies. Personal support When you arrive at the International Study Centre we will introduce you to your Personal Tutor. They will help you get the most out of your university experience by answering questions and offering ongoing support. When you move onto your undergraduate degree, a personal tutor will support you and offer help throughout your studies. Arrivals Day You will receive a big, warm welcome when you arrive. ‘Freshers Angels’ (University of Surrey student helpers) will be here to meet you. They can help you find your way around campus and will be a friendly and welcoming point of contact. Medical help If you feel ill there are medical staff on-site: Student Health Care is a nurse-led service which provides health information, advice, support and clinics run by specialist nurses. The Guildowns University Medical Centre is also situated on campus and open throughout the year. The Centre for Wellbeing It is important that you feel happy and supported throughout your time at Surrey. If you need someone to talk to or have any personal concerns, our counsellors are available. All our counsellors are experienced in working with students from a broad range of cultures and nationalities. Religious and spiritual support The University of Surrey is a vibrant multi-faith, multicultural community. There is a network of chaplains drawn from a range of spiritual traditions and religious communities who are available to offer support, advice and confidential listening. The non-denominational Quiet Centre is a peaceful space if you are looking for some quiet contemplation. For further information, please visit isc.surrey.ac.uk/accommodation/student-support We will do our very best to support you and help you feel at home.
  13. 13. UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION Accommodation at a glance » About two thirds of our accommodation is on the Stag Hill campus and more than 50 per cent of rooms have en suite shower and toilet facilities. » Manor Park is about one mile away (20 minutes’ walk or a short cycle ride). It has over 1,500 en suite rooms and is close to Surrey Sports Park. » Hazel Farm provides affordable accommodation about three miles from Stag Hill Campus. » Students share a kitchen-dining room, conveniently close to bedrooms. » We have communal areas with TV rooms, mail racks and friendly staff. » Free broadband and belongings insurance. » All residences are non-smoking. » Most accommodation is mixed-sex, but you can request to live in a single-sex flat or floor if you wish. » Specially adapted rooms are available for students with physical disabilities on campus and at Manor Park. We review our accommodation policy annually and it may be subject to change. For more information, visit surrey.ac.uk/isc/accommodation University of Surrey International Study Centre 25surrey.ac.uk/isc24 Making sure you feel at home in your accommodation is a top priority. Courts of Residence University accommodation is arranged in groups of self-catered housing called Courts of Residence. All accommodation has been carefully designed to provide a comfortable and safe living space you can make your own. Convenient and modern facilities On the main campus there is a wide range of facilities, including modern launderettes, a post office, bank, bookshop, grocery store and newsagent which are all close to the student residences. Large supermarkets and a halal grocery store are nearby, and a weekly fruit and vegetable market is held on campus. Helping you settle in Our friendly Student Mentors are on hand to help you settle in and make friends, and the dedicated Residential Support Team works to promote a positive living experience for everyone on campus. Helping you feel at home A comfortable and safe living space you can make your own. Rooms to suit any budget Band A Basic shared and single rooms without washbasins. Rent for 2015-2016 is £69.00 per week, including utilities, broadband and insurance. Band B Basic single rooms with washbasins. Rent for 2015-2016 is £87.00 per week, including utilities, broadband and insurance. Band C Single rooms, many in blocks that have been modernised. Rent for 2015-2016 is £99.50 per week, including utilities, broadband and insurance. Band D Single rooms, all with an en suite shower room. Rent for the 2015-2016 is £132 per week, including utilities, broadband and insurance. Please note the stated prices are based on 2015-2016 academic year and subject to change. For more information, visit surrey.ac.uk/isc/accommodation
  14. 14. INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE University of Surrey International Study Centre 27surrey.ac.uk/isc26 International Study Centre If you want to study at the University of Surrey, our International Foundation Year at the International Study Centre provides a pathway towards an undergraduate degree at the University, and to a rewarding and successful career beyond. YOUR JOURNEY TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESS STARTS HERE Prepare for university study The International Foundation Year programme is carefully designed to prepare you for undergraduate study. By the end of your Foundation Year you will have the skills and knowledge you need to study alongside other high-calibre university students and feel confident about starting university life. Professional Training placements Once you complete your Foundation Year and begin your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain work and industry experience on a Professional Training placement programme. No other university anywhere in the world has a placement programme like the University of Surrey’s. Partnerships with some of the world’s leading employers, such as IBM, HSBC and British Airways, have been built to give you real-world professional experience. For more information, please see page 8. Join the University community The International Study Centre is based on the University’s campus. From day one you will be part of the University, living and studying within our friendly and academically distinguished community. Surrey boasts outstanding learning and leisure facilities that students consistently rank highly in student satisfaction surveys. Like other Surrey students, you will have access to these facilities, including the Library and Learning Centre, Surrey Sports Park and the Students’ Union. Ongoing support Our aim is to ensure you enjoy your time here, reach your potential and most importantly, progress to undergraduate degree study. Programmes at the International Study Centre are taught by specialists in university preparation. Tutors will monitor your progress, provide ongoing support and ensure you successfully complete the programme. We’ll also encourage you to have fun outside your studies and take full advantage of university life. Major/Minor degrees at Surrey Why study one subject when you could study two? Our Major/Minor degrees let you master your favourite discipline while gaining insight into a different topic. Once you progress to the university you’ll be able to choose your Major/Minor. The result? Wonderful experiences, unbeatable knowledge and an eye-catching degree that demonstrates your ability to think differently. Image courtesy of the National Physical Laboratory
  15. 15. INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE Classes here are never boring and all of our teachers are good. University of Surrey International Study Centre 29surrey.ac.uk/isc28 International Foundation Year University-style teaching The International Foundation Year introduces you to the style of teaching that will be used during your degree. All our tutors are experts in their field and highly experienced. You’ll participate in tutorials, seminars and lectures which will prepare you well for your undergraduate studies. Assessment and coursework You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which could take the form of a presentation or extended essay. You will also have several opportunities to take an IELTS test, once you are fully prepared. Study structure You can choose one of three Foundation routes: » Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences » Engineering and Physical Sciences » Life Sciences During the Foundation Year you will study core units and subject-specific units which are carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree. Foundation Year essentials You can begin the International Foundation Year in either September or February. When you join the International Study Centre you will receive a conditional offer letter of a degree place at the University. You can progress onto your chosen degree the following September when you have achieved the required progression criteria. Progression criteria You will need to achieve an overall average of 65% or above and at least 55% in every unit of the programme to progress to your degree. We’ll support you throughout your time at the ISC to make sure you achieve this and progress to the University. You will also need to take an IELTS test during your Foundation Year and must achieve IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0, prior to progressing to your chosen undergraduate degree. If you want to progress to BSc International Hospitality Management, BSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management, BSc Tourism Management or BSc International Events Management, you may need to attend an interview with Academic Tutors at the University. For up-to-date information, please visit: surrey.ac.uk/isc/ify The International Foundation Year is a programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed specifically to provide international students with a pathway to undergraduate degree study at the University of Surrey, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities. I am studying the Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences Foundation Year at the University of Surrey ISC and I am from Malaysia. I have chosen the UK because I was really attracted to this country. I really enjoy it because of the people; the way you are treated here is different from other countries. I decided to go to Surrey because it is highly ranked for business, and the costs are more affordable than other highly ranked universities. The University of Surrey is excellent and I think I can be really proud if I get my degree here. It will be a big achievement for me. I am sure it will help me a lot in my career especially because this University is well recognised. The staff in the ISC are really helpful. You can just ask questions if you’re in doubt and they will answer you anytime. You can send an email if you have any problem with your studies. Moreover, the ISC provides the required skills to progress to University. In a week we have about 13 hours of teaching. So you have to manage the rest of your time and be responsible, and autonomous. When the tutor asks you to read a new topic, you have to do it if you don’t want to be lost in the next lesson. The teaching in the ISC is really interactive, compared to back at home. In Malaysia everyone sits down and keeps quiet, but over here everyone takes part in class, which is good and makes it lively and fun. I will say that classes here are never boring and all of our teachers are good. The ISC enabled me to meet lots of new people. Everyone is really friendly here; it’s really easy to meet new friends. We are all from different nationalities but we mix really well, and I’m really happy with that. Narina from Malaysia Studying Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences International Foundation Year
  16. 16. You could progress to one of the following degrees: BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) Business and Retail Management BSc (Hons) Business Economics BSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc Business Management (Human Resources Management) BSc Business Management (Marketing) BSc (Hons) Business Management BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) Digital Media Arts BSc (Hons) Economics BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance BA/BSc (Hons) Film and Video Production Engineering BSc (Hons) International Business Management BSc (Hons) International Event Management BSc (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management BA (Hons) International Politics LLB (Hons) Law LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) Law with International Studies BA (Hons) Media Studies with Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) Politics BSc (Hons) Politics and Economics BSc (Hons) Politics and Sociology BSc (Hons) Psychology BSc (Hons) Sociology BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Progression degrees For a complete and up-to-date list of progression degrees, please visit surrey.ac.uk/isc/ify University of Surrey International Study Centre 31surrey.ac.uk/isc30 BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES The Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences International Foundation Year provides the subject knowledge, language proficiency and study skills you need to progress to degree study at the University of Surrey in a related field. What will I study? During the International Foundation Year you will study a core unit, subject-specific units and elective units which are carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree. International Foundation Year essentials Core unit Study Skills for University You will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including: writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. At the end you will be able to use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions, take notes from readings and lectures; plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays; and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. You will also study for the IELTS exam covering all four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in order to be fully prepared to take an IELTS exam during your academic year. Subject-specific units Business Studies 1 2 You will look at the operational and strategic problems facing business people in the modern market economy. These units will focus on a wide range of issues, such as management and ethical aspects. Economics 1 2 These units introduce you to the basics of economics: economic systems, types of goods, the allocation of resources, elasticity, price controls, types of markets, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure. Entry requirements Academic Good high-school graduation grades, or equivalent. English language IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all components) or equivalent. Course length September to June, or February to September. Intake dates September and February. Age on entry You must be 18 on progression to your undergraduate degree at the University. surrey.ac.uk/isc/ify Elective units To complete your Foundation Year programme you will also study one of the following electives: Accounting 1 2 These units provide you with a sound foundation in the principles of financial accounting. Learn about ratio analysis, double entry book-keeping, preparation of trial balances, profit and loss statements, depreciation, limited companies, manufacturing accounts and the interpretation of accounts. Law 1 2 During these units, you will learn about law, the relationship between law, justice and morality, the sources of law, including British and European Union (EU) legislation and the doctrine of precedent; the Civil and Criminal Courts and the role of Judiciary. Admissions enquiries T: +44 1273 339333 surrey.ac.uk/isc/apply THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2016 TOP 20 RANKINGS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY Subject Rank Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism 3rd Drama, Dance and Cinematics 8th Sociology 9th Communication and Media Studies 10th Business Studies 11th Economics 11th Accounting and Finance 13th Psychology 16th
  17. 17. THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2016 TOP 20 RANKINGS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY Subject Rank Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 8th Physics and Astronomy 8th Electrical and Electronic Engineering 13th Mechanical Engineering 13th Mathematics 16th Chemistry 19th Civil Engineering 20th 33surrey.ac.uk32 University of Surrey International Study Centre 33surrey.ac.uk/isc32 ENGI NEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES The Engineering and Physical Sciences International Foundation Year leads to a wide range of degrees in engineering, science and mathematics-related subjects at the University of Surrey. What will I study? During the International Foundation Year you will study a core unit and subject-specific units which are carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree. International Foundation Year essentials Core unit Study Skills for University You will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including: writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. At the end you will be able to use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions, take notes from readings and lectures; plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays; be confident in self-directed learning strategies. You will also study for the IELTS exam covering all four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in order to be fully prepared to take an IELTS exam during your academic year. Subject-specific units Chemistry 1 2 These units introduce you to formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding. You will also cover equilibria, acid-based equilibria, kinetics and organic chemistry. Physics 1 2 In these units you will look at sound, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, strengths of solids, fluids, heat and gases and the structure of the atom. You will also cover electrical current and charge, potential difference, resistance, capacitance, transistors and amplifiers, electrical fields, gravitational fields, magnetic fields and electromagnetic fields. Pure Mathematics 1 2 You will develop your knowledge of algebra, solving equations, sketching graphs and use of calculus. Focusing on functions, derivatives and integrals, the application of these in the ‘real world’ is a major part of this course. Applied Maths 1 2 You will learn about the relationship between real-life situations and mathematical models and how these can be improved and refined. Admissions enquiries T: +44 1273 339333 surrey.ac.uk/isc/applysurrey.ac.uk/isc/ify You could progress to one of the following degrees: BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) Chemical and Bio-Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) Chemical and Petroleum Engineering BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering BSc (Hons) Chemistry BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons) Economics and Mathematics BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Communications BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Audio Visual Systems BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Systems BSc (Hons) Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons) Mathematics BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computing Science BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Medical Engineering BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons) Physics BSc (Hons) Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons) Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics Progression degrees For a complete and up-to-date list of progression degrees, please visit surrey.ac.uk/isc/ify Entry requirements Academic Good high-school graduation grades, or equivalent. English language IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all components) or equivalent. Course length September to June, or February to September. Intake dates September and February. Age on entry You must be 18 on progression to your undergraduate degree at the University.
  18. 18. University of Surrey International Study Centre 35surrey.ac.uk/isc34 LIFE SCIENCES The Life Sciences International Foundation Year leads to a wide range of degrees in biology and chemistry-related subjects at the University of Surrey. What will I study? During the International Foundation Year you will study a core unit and elective units which are carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree. International Foundation Year essentials Core unit Study Skills for University You will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including: writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. At the end you will be able to use English language in your own academic work, give well-structured presentations, confidently answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions, take notes from readings and lectures; plan, develop and write well-structured academic essays; and be confident in self-directed learning strategies. You will also study for the IELTS exam covering all four skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in order to be fully prepared to take an IELTS exam during your academic year. Elective units To complete your Foundation Year programme you will also study one of the following electives: Chemistry 1 2 These units introduce you to formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding. You will also cover equilibria, acid-based equilibria, kinetics and organic chemistry. Biology 1 2 You will cover an introduction to cell biology, gene theory, plants, the human body and reproduction. Core Maths 1 2* These units will familiarise you with the concepts of core and statistical mathematics, including probability, hypothesis testing, sampling and estimation. You could progress to one of the following degrees: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Biotechnology BSc (Hons) Food Science and Microbiology BSc (Hons) Microbiology BSc (Hons) Microbiology (Medical) BSc (Hons) Nutrition BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science BSc (Hons) Veterinary Biosciences Progression degrees For a complete and up-to-date list of progression degrees, please visit surrey.ac.uk/isc/ify THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2016 TOP 20 RANKINGS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY Subject Rank Food Science 1st Animal Science 1st Biological Sciences 8th Admissions enquiries T: +44 1273 339333 surrey.ac.uk/isc/applysurrey.ac.uk/isc/ify Entry requirements Academic Good high-school graduation grades, or equivalent. English language IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all components) or equivalent. Course length September to June, or February to September. Intake dates September and February. Age on entry You must be 18 on progression to your undergraduate degree at the University. *subject to final confirmation
  19. 19. INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE University of Surrey International Study Centre 37surrey.ac.uk/isc36 English Language Preparation If you need to improve your English language to the required level for the International Foundation Year, you can take our English Language Preparation programme at the International Study Centre, starting in either June or September. Entry requirements English language You will need IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all components) or equivalent to begin the International Foundation Year. If you have an IELTS level of 5.0 (minimum 4.5 in all components) or equivalent, you can take one term of English Language Preparation. If you have an IELTS level of 4.5 (minimum 4.0 in all components) or equivalent, you can take two terms of English Language Preparation. Study plan IELTS Duration Jun Sept Feb Jun September 4.5 (4.0 in all components) 4 semesters Start first year of undergraduate degree 5.0 (4.5 in all components) 3 semesters 5.0 (4.5 in all components) 3 semesters 5.5 (5.0 in all components) 2 semesters 5.5 (5.0 in all components) 2 semesters English Language Preparation International Foundation Year Vacation
  20. 20. INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE Application checklist and required documentation You can apply to the University of Surrey International Study Centre (ISC) through your local education agent or directly via our website. For full details of fees and our terms conditions, please visit surrey.ac.uk/isc. How to apply surrey.ac.uk/isc38 University of Surrey International Study Centre 39 Supporting document checklist: • Relevant academic transcripts • Certificate of English Copy of passport • References (where applicable) • Copies of visas if you previously studied in the UK Confirm Sign any confirmation documentation and academic declaration. Once we have received payment (details will be provided in your Offer Letter) your agent or Student Enrolment Adviser can assist you through the visa process. You have a legal right to cancel your place up to 14 days after acceptance of our offer of a place. Apply via your local agent: 1 Your agent will help you complete an application form and advise you of our Terms Conditions: Please ensure you understand them 2 You will need to have supporting documents for scanning 3 Your agent will receive an email from our admissions department confirming if you have been offered a place Before you arrive Please notify us or your agent when you receive your visa. We will then inform you/your agent about accommodation and any additional payments required. Please ensure you have requested all original academic records to bring with you. Please complete the online pre-arrival form. Apply online: 1 Visit surrey.ac.uk/isc and complete all sections of the online application form: Please read our Terms Conditions carefully 2 Upload your scanned supporting documents 3 Save the completed form and simply await a decision from our Admissions Team When you arrive Make sure you have the following essential items with you: • Your passport* • Visa/Home Office letter* • CAS* • Offer letter* • Accommodation documents* • Your qualification certificates • A sponsor letter (if you are being sponsored) • Passport-sized photographs • Essential toiletries and medications. *These items should be packed in your hand luggage. We send a pre-arrival document to all students, so you should have everything you need to know. This can also be found on our website. We look forward to welcoming you! If you receive an offer you will be guided through the next steps: You must have personal insurance It is essential that international students have the protection of personal insurance whilst in the UK. To cover you as a student at the ISC, you may purchase our “Study Care” insurance cover. This policy will cover you for loss of personal possessions, travel delay, as well as providing medical insurance until the end of your ISC academic programme. You can purchase Study Care Insurance as part of your application process. If you prefer not to take out Study Care insurance, you must provide proof of alternative adequate insurance cover. For more information, please visit: surrey.ac.uk/isc The many ways you can contact us and join our community Via your agent Your agent representative will help you with any queries you may have and can guide you through our process or talk to our Admissions Department on your behalf. Direct How to contact the ISC directly: Enquire online surrey.ac.uk/isc By telephone United Kingdom – Student Enrolment Adviser + 44 (0) 1273 339333 (Please omit the zero if dialling from outside the UK) Our Student Enrolment Advisers speak a variety of languages, and understand several more. We will do our best to contact you in your preferred language. Social Media Why not join our social media community and see what life is like at Surrey before you arrive? iscsurrey iscsurrey The teaching in the ISC was tutorial style. We don’t have that many people per group, less than 20 people. It’s more like a classroom instead of lectures. So you can actually learn the things from the teacher and then you have enough time to ask if you don’t understand. In a UK university, you need to do your own reading before you go to the lecture because in a one-hour or two-hour lecture they pack a lot of knowledge. For foundation, they give you time to ask questions if you don’t understand. I did my placement in the Holiday Inn in Woking. I was on the front desk and helping out with the reservations and banqueting - I learned a lot.” Kimmy from China Studied International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences Progressed to BA (Hons) Hospitality Management Now working at Surrey International Study Centre Surrey’s like my second home, my home in the UK.
  21. 21. OUR CAMPUSES OUR CAMPUSES Accommodation key:Accommodation key: International Study Centre University of Surrey International Study Centre 41surrey.ac.uk/isc40 Our campuses Location and travel The University campus is a landscaped, self-contained site just outside Guildford town centre. Central London is approximately 35 minutes away by train from Guildford. If you want to fly home for the holidays or visit other countries, there are two international airports within easy reach; London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Distances 35 minutes by train to London 30-minute drive to Heathrow Airport 40-minute drive to Gatwick Airport 50-minute drive to the South Coast
  22. 22. University of Surrey International Study Centre 43 CONTENTS surrey.ac.uk42 surrey.ac.uk/isc The Business school The International Study Centre offers an on-campus foundation programme designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at the University of Surrey. Looking through this prospectus, you will get a real sense of what it would be like to study, live and socialise at one of the UK’s top ten universities. From day one you will be part of the University and have access to all the facilities Surrey has to offer. At the International Study Centre, we work hard to make sure the experience of being a student is the best it can possibly be. And you can be sure that the great experience will continue once you progress to the University; it ranked 5th for student satisfaction (scoring 92%) in the most recent National Student Survey. Start your journey here THIS PRO SPE CT US IS A GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSI TY OF SURRE Y INTERNATIONAL STU DY CENTRE University of Surrey International Study Centre 41 Disclaimer This brochure is issued for the general guidance of students considering entry to the University of Surrey International Study Centre from September 2016. The information is correct at the time of going to press and the programmes and services described herein are those which Study Group is planning to offer. However, Study Group reserves the right, to amend, add or remove any programme and/or services set out in this brochure and/or the timetable, delivery, content syllabus and assessment of such programmes. The International Foundation Year is approved by Study Group, who hold responsibility for the academic standards. The University of Surrey endorse the programme. The University (where applicable) also reserves the right to amend the regulations governing those programmes without prior notice. Study Group therefore strongly recommends that immediately prior to making any application to Study Group or accepting any offer from Study Group students should refer to the most up-todate version of the programme descriptions and specifications and the regulations on the University of Surrey International Study Centre website. Study Group also reserves the right to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of the programmes and services, to discontinue programmes and services and/ or to combine and merge programmes, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by Study Group. Applicants to Study Group programmes will be notified as soon as practicable of any material changes likely to have a bearing on their application, such as cancellation of, or major modification to programmes offered, changes to accommodation provision or fees and charges to be levied where applicable. Neither the University nor Study Group shall be liable for any errors or omissions that may be contained. University of Surrey International Study Centre is part of Study Group, a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a life-changing learning experience. We offer customised programmes across higher, language and online education starting from high school to life-long learning. Study Group taught more than 73,000 students from 145 countries across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015. To learn more, please visit studygroup.com.
  23. 23. surrey.ac.uk44 CONTENTS 20838_02.16 University of Surrey International Study Centre, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK T: +44 (0)1273 339 333 surrey.ac.uk/isc iscsurrey iscsurrey * 2 0 8 3 8 *

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