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    1. 1. Introduction to the University of East Anglia Nilu Rashidova International Office
    2. 2. Facts and Figures <ul><li>UEA gained its Royal Charter in 1963, the same time as Warwick, York, Essex and Lancaster. </li></ul><ul><li>UEA has nearly 15,000 students including over 11,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 postgraduates. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2,500 overseas students from more than 100 different countries; this ratio means international students have a strong UK experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked in the top 5 for three consecutive years in the National Student Satisfaction Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked 23 rd in the 2009 Times University Rankings. </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    3. 3. Location <ul><li>UEA, Norwich under 2 hours </li></ul><ul><li>by train to London. </li></ul><ul><li>There is an international </li></ul><ul><li>airport. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent rail and bus routes </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    4. 4. Assessing Quality <ul><li>Top 20 University - The Guardian University Guide 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Top 25 (UK), Top 100 (Europe), Top 200 (World) - The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Top 20 (UK), Top 80 (Europe), Top 200 (World) - Shanghai Jiao Tong World University Rankings 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>  #1 English University -  Student Choice Survey 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>  Top 5 English Mainstream University - National Student Survey 2005-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>     </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    5. 5. <ul><li>Our famous alumni include: </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Paul Nurse – Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Winner of the Nobel Prize - Physiology/Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Kazio Ishiguro - Author </li></ul><ul><li>Winner of the Booker Prize - Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Gurinder Chada – Film Director </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Bend it Like Beckham’ </li></ul>Alumni May 25, 2011
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    7. 7. Union of Students Representing all May 25, 2011 <ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Advice Centre, Careers Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Shops, restaurants, cafes, bars </li></ul><ul><li>LCR music venue </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of clubs and societies </li></ul><ul><li>Student newspapers and radio station </li></ul><ul><li>£17.5m Sports park for societies and </li></ul><ul><li>local community </li></ul>
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    10. 10. <ul><li>The £17.5 million Sportspark is one of the finest sports complexes anywhere in Britain and unmatched at any other British University. Facilities include: </li></ul><ul><li>50 metre Olympic size pool </li></ul><ul><li>Huge indoor arena </li></ul><ul><li>8 lane athletics track </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness centre </li></ul><ul><li>10 metre high climbing wall </li></ul><ul><li>40 acres of playing fields </li></ul>The Sportspark at UEA May 25, 2011
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    12. 12. Accommodation <ul><li>Guaranteed accommodation for all international </li></ul><ul><li>students </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3400 rooms on campus </li></ul><ul><li>All rooms are networked with free access to </li></ul><ul><li>the internet </li></ul><ul><li>En-suite accommodation: £88 - £98 per week </li></ul><ul><li>Shared bathroom accommodation: £62 - £77 </li></ul><ul><li>per week </li></ul><ul><li>Limited family accommodation is also available </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see </li></ul>May 25, 2011
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    15. 15. The Medieval City of Norwich <ul><li>A safe, historic city, situated in the middle of the stunning Norfolk Broads </li></ul><ul><li>Lively city centre and excellent choice of different entertainment and shops </li></ul><ul><li>Norwich is only 30 minutes from the sea with a wide selection of beaches you can explore </li></ul><ul><li>A very clean city with almost no pollution </li></ul><ul><li>UEA is between the city itself and the countryside </li></ul><ul><li>Rated on of the top five cities in the UK for shopping </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    16. 16. Subjects <ul><li>UEA is divided into 4 faculties: </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Humanities (Film & TV, International Relations, History, Literature, Media, Politics, Translation…) </li></ul><ul><li>Health (Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery) </li></ul><ul><li>Science (Biological, Biomedicine, Chemical, Computing, Environmental, Maths, Pharmacy, Food Research…) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences (Business, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Law, Management…) </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    17. 17. Entry Requirements and Procedures <ul><li>Academic Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>IB 28-35 total points depending on subject. </li></ul><ul><li>American System: </li></ul><ul><li>GPA: lowest 3 points. Mostly required 3.3 at least out of 4. </li></ul><ul><li>SAT are required: minimum 600 on each subsections. </li></ul><ul><li>ACT 27 at least. </li></ul><ul><li>AP- considered but not qualified for exemptions. </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Most courses demand equivalency to IELTS 6 or 6.5 </li></ul><ul><li>IGCSE, TOEFL and other language qualifications accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Application Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>UG: Via UCAS </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    18. 18. Tuition Fees 2011-2012 <ul><li>Undergraduate - Bachelor   </li></ul><ul><li>Arts & Social Sciences + Maths: </li></ul><ul><li>£11,000 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences (excluding Maths): </li></ul><ul><li>£13,700 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>MB/BS (Medicine): </li></ul><ul><li>£23,250 </li></ul><ul><li>School of Economics: </li></ul><ul><li>£12,200   </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    19. 19. Living cost <ul><li>Living costs are estimated to be approximately £600 per month, totalling around £5400 for 9 months (one academic year in most undergraduate courses). This includes single en-suite accommodation on campus, food, books, transportation and social life. </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    20. 20. What do we ask for in a Personal Statement <ul><li>Why you have chosen the course (background reading) </li></ul><ul><li>Previous subjects studied – particularly those related to desired course </li></ul><ul><li>Any career plans </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience or voluntary work – relevant skills </li></ul><ul><li>Any non-accredited skills and achievement you have gained </li></ul><ul><li>If you are planning to take a year out, your reasons why – what will you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Your social, sports or leisure interests </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling, punctuation and grammar </li></ul>Slide 7
    21. 21. Personal Statements Examples
    22. 22. <ul><li>I first became interested in law after my High School headmaster invited me to visit him at a Magistrates court, to observe him in his magistrate role. This allowed me the chance to gain some knowledge of the workings of the English legal system. It was at the Magistrates court I realised the importance of law to everyday situations. In the case I observed, a motorist was banned for three months for being caught speeding for a third time. This illustrated to me how the law can have a direct impact on everyday life. I now have many books on law, including Understanding Law by J Adams and Studying law by P Kenny. These books have helped to give me an insight into the operation and study of law, and have helped to develop my interest. I also keep myself up to date with current legal developments, by reading such articles as the Law sections in the Times, which gives me not only a good understanding of current legal proceedings in Britain, but also in International law proceedings and relations. I was particularly interested in the recent case of the Natwest 3 which has stimulated strong debate about the nature of the political relationship between Britain and America. My interest in History helped to further my interest in the law whilst studying crime and punishment at GCSE history. It was here that I learnt of the changing nature of the English legal system over 500 years. One particular section that drew my attention was Derek Bentley case, one of the cases which helped to bring an end to capital punishment in Britain. I felt inspired by the proceedings of the case, as it showed me the importance of the role of law, and the debate that it stimulates. The very debate over Bentley's guilt engaged me and I found that my interest in the law grew, encouraging me to follow current law proceedings more closely, because of role that law has to play in our complex society. Whilst reading and studying the case, I became fascinated by the controversy and this in turn demonstrated to me the multiple interpretations of law that can arise. Complementing my interest in law is my interest in politics and I am currently a member of the Conservative Party and I have taken an active role within my local constituency. This interest also introduces me to other aspects of the law, such as the role that EU law plays within English law. It is a controversial debate that shows the conflicts that can arise within the law, through the multiple layers of its construction. My broader interests also lie within sport. My primary interest is in football, in which I have competed both for my county, and for district over the past five years. I also play for the school football team. Whilst playing sports, I have been able to undertake the leadership positions of Captain, which has given me the confidence to lead teams. My leadership abilities also extend into my school life. In both my High School and current school, I have held positions of responsibility, Deputy Head Boy and Head Boy respectively. This has allowed me to gain a greater independence to work both as part of team, but also working independently. It is these roles which have helped me to develop my communication skills, and have helped me became more confident at public speaking and presenting to large audiences. I also take an active part further in the wider school community by being the President of the School Council; I am also a associate governor at XXX School, and attend full governing body meetings I want to study law as I want to have a career where I can make a difference, whilst being challenged by difficult and often complex issues that the law creates. It is the responsibility that both solicitors and barristers have, as well as the diversity and debate that the law causes, that makes me think that a future career in law would be perfect for me. I want to do something that I will be inspired by but will ultimately allow me to pursue justice and equal rights for all. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>The course I wish to study at university is law. I have chosen this subject as a law career is always been a career that I think will be able to challenge me to my full potential. I have a friend who I currently training to become a police officer. Although police officers and lawyers jobs are differ in many ways, the basis of them is to enforce the law and make the streets of UK citizens safer. Working in my family business which is a nursery and also having younger nephews I come in contact with children I get to see the world from their point of view. At my school I am studying History, Government & Politics and Classical Civilisation. I chose to do History as it is a subject that has always interested me from a young age as I have always been eager to learn more about different periods in time. Learning about past and present cultures has also interested me. I chose to do Government &Politics as I want to widen my understanding of UK and world affairs. I have chosen Classical Civilisation as I wanted to do a subject that I had never done before. This subject links in with History and I also get learn about a new culture in depth. One of the plays I study for in the summer exams is called 'The Wasps' and in the play we learn about hat trials were like around 422 BC in Ancient Greece. At the time they could have up to 6000 jurors at one hearing and the jurors were easily bribed. At the School I am currently Head of my house. A position I am very proud of as I have been at my school for 6 years so to be appointed a house official was a proud moment for me. My role includes preparing and delivering house assemblies. I am also responsible for arranging the house notice board. I have competed in several Inter-House sports competitions and House quizzes winning many of them. I enjoyed representing my school in many sports teams which include the football, basketball, athletics and rugby team as well as others. I also played for my local team XXX in the youth teams. What I love about the career in law is that you have to make a name for yourself whether you are a solicitor or barrister. Doing this course will help improve my analytical, practical, and communication skills. I work well as an individual as well as in a team and I hope you seriously consider my application to your university. </li></ul>
    24. 24. What do admissions tutors look for? They want the “best” applicant for their course (i.e. a student who will get a good degree): Three key factors: Slide 8 <ul><li>Academic ability </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Research/wider understanding of subject area </li></ul>
    25. 25. Scholarships <ul><li>Generous merit based International Scholarships of between 10 – 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Total scholarships offered each year: approximately £1 million </li></ul><ul><li>No separate application, all international students are considered for a scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Two Stage Process: successful students will be informed of the first small part (£1,000 - £2,000 of their scholarship with their offer letter </li></ul><ul><li>Second State: some student will have their scholarship upgraded around the month of May to a maximum of 50% of the tuition fee </li></ul><ul><li>Additional scholarship or studentships in certain School, e.g Law and Business which require an essay </li></ul>May 25, 2011
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    27. 27. In Summary <ul><li>Academic quality: Most Schools with excellent ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Campus: everything on one friendly site </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of overall student experience: our students are happy and successful </li></ul>May 25, 2011
    28. 28. Thank you! Contacts: Nilu Rashidova Senior International officer [email_address] May 25, 2011
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