Student support at the University of Brighton International College

Student support at the University of Brighton International College

You will have access to all the support and guidance you need at the University of Brighton International College. The dedicated Student Support team is ready to help every step of the way. 

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

While attending the International College, you’ll never have to face things alone. If you are struggling with anything, from assignments to adjusting to life in a different country, our experienced Student Services team are on hand to give you any guidance and advice you may need.   

Social activities

In addition to social activities such as bowling, ice skating and sports tournaments, the College will organise a number of trips and events. These include visits to theme parks, tours of local attractions and day trips to London, allowing you to make new friends and meet local people. 

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

Staff headshot

Caroline Lewis

College Director

Headshot of the head of college services at UBIC

Sophie McAllister

Head of College Services  

Due to start a degree preparation course with us?

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 University of Brighton 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. Find out more about Pathways Extra.  

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 successfully passing your course, you can make use of our University Placement Service, which guarantees you a place at a UK university.   

Join our community of international students

Students talking in a coffee shop