Student support at Bournemouth University International College

Student support at Bournemouth University International College

You will receive all the support and guidance you need at Bournemouth University International College. The dedicated Student Services team will do everything possible to help you along your path.

Our support at every step of your journey  

  1. Application

    We’ll help you find the perfect study option, and walk you through the application process and next steps

  2. Pre-arrival guidance

    We’ll make sure you have all the information you need about what to do and what to expect  

  3. Coming to the UK  

    We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport, and taken to your accommodation  

  4. Studying at the College  

    A dedicated team at the College will be there to support you throughout your degree preparation course  

  5. Progress to your degree  

    When the time comes to progress to your degree, we’ll help you make the transition  

Support at the International College

From the day you arrive in the UK to the end of your course, the International College’s Student Services team will be on hand to guide you along the way. Whether you feel like you need extra support with your studies or you want someone to talk to, our experienced team is there to help you enjoy your time abroad to the fullest. 

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Social activities

During your time at the College, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make new friends, and there will be numerous social activities to help you get to know your fellow students. Activities might include a sunset party cruise, a weekend in London, a games night, salsa classes or a visit to Stonehenge. 

Extra support

Support for under-18s

If you’re coming to study with us and you’re not yet 18, we’ll help you arrange a legal guardian. They will act as a 24/7 emergency contact, and will keep in touch with you throughout your studies. 

Additional support

We want to make sure that students with disabilities, medical conditions or potential complications receive any additional support they may need during their time with us. Let us know as soon as possible if you think this applies to you, and we can make sure your needs are met during your studies.   

Meet the team 

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Rachel Woodward- Carrick 

College Director  

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Aneta Swiercz   

Head of College Services

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Veronica Chance

College Services Co-ordinator

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Any other questions

Will there be a Welcome Week when I arrive?

The first week of term will be Welcome Week, giving you (and your parents or guardians if they are with you) an opportunity to meet your teachers and classmates. You can take a tour of the Bournemouth University campus and facilities, and join social activities to help you meet new friends. We will also help with practicalities, such as registering with a doctor and finding the local supermarket.

Is there extra support before I progress to my degree?  

Once you’ve completed your degree preparation course, we’ll still be here to support you as you make the transition to degree studies. This includes the option to take Pathways Extra, an online resource for students who have finished their degree preparation course, to help them prepare for starting their degree and develop additional employability skills.

What if I don’t meet degree requirements on my course?  

Our degree preparation courses are specially designed for international students, and helping them get ready for university in the UK, so our degree progression rates are very high. However, if you aren’t able to start your chosen degree after passing your course, you can make use of our University Placement Service, which guarantees you a place at a UK university.   

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