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					          EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
               HANDBOOK

                   2012/2013




     Liverpool John Moores University

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies




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Table of Contents
 Welcome to Liverpool ............................................................................................... 3
 Contact details: ......................................................................................................... 5
 What forms you need: ............................................................................................... 7
 Qualifications required for entry to the UK and LJMU ............................................... 8
 Study support and pre-sessional English courses: . Error! Bookmark not defined.9
 Exchange Student Induction ................................................................................... 10
 Accommodation ...................................................................................................... 12
 Halls of residence accommodation ......................................................................... 12
 Private accommodation .......................................................................................... 12
 Temporary accommodation .................................................................................... 13
 Travel 14
 Frequently asked questions .................................................................................... 15
 Your home school – the Liverpool Business School ............................................... 18
 Confidentiality ......................................................................................................... 19
 Student Mentoring Scheme .................................................................................... 21
 Academic regulations ............................................................................................. 22
 English Testing ....................................................................................................... 23
 Advice from former exchange students .................................................................. 23
 Dos and Don’ts for exchange students ................................................................... 25
 Programme changes .............................................................................................. 26
 Assessment and final transcript .............................................................................. 27
 International study semester ................................................................................... 27
 General Information ................................................................................................ 28
 The cost of living in Liverpool ................................................................................. 29
 Health services ....................................................................................................... 29
 Appendices ............................................................................................................. 34




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Welcome to Liverpool




With over 20,000 students, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest and
popular universities in Britain. Students study in a city-centre environment in some of the
most prestigious old and new buildings in the city. Students can expect to study in a well-
planned, high-tech environment, making use of just about every learning aid - from chalk to
the latest computer equipment.

The mix of people that have passed through, and often stayed in, the historic port has led to
a culture that is vibrant, open-minded and friendly. We can boast the oldest Chinatown (with
its many eating places) in Europe, the first public Medical Officer in the world (1835), the first
ever regular passenger railway service (1826), a continuing history of technological
innovation (the first ship to be extended by cutting in half underwent this on Merseyside on
1872, and we are still doing it), a developing expertise in software design and space
research, one of the best orchestras in the world, two cathedrals, two world-class football
teams, a popular music culture that has produced the Beatles, and much, much more. You
will find this rich variety of experience reflected in your experience at Liverpool JMU.

Increasingly, Liverpool is becoming a student city - there are currently over 85,000 students
following courses at LJMU and at other colleges and institutes across the city. This leads,
as you might expect, to a good social life, with people to meet, sports to play, cheap places
to eat, good bars, clubs and discos, museums, galleries, places to enjoy good company
quietly - or even the possibility for solitude. Liverpool is the cheapest place in Britain for
students to live - the cost of living is low and, there is ample, reasonably priced private
accommodation, as well as places in university halls of residence.

In Liverpool you are well-placed for visiting some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain -
the mountains and coast of North Wales are very near, the Lake District is no great distance,
the train can get you to London in under 3 hours, and buses and trains offer good
connections to major towns and cities.

Students do sometimes encounter problems and need to ask for help. Our welfare and
counselling services are open to all and can help to find answers to most problems that
arise. More support and a major social and services venue is offered by the Student’s
Union, situated in Maryland Street (behind the Mount Pleasant site) and, at an early point in
semester one we will ask exchange students to appoint two student representatives who are
willing to act for students on School committee meetings.

Most students enjoy their time in Liverpool. Many stay, most want to come back.
So much for pleasure! As for work, you can read about that in the pages that follow.

This handbook has been prepared to help you discover what the exchange programme at
Liverpool John Moores University has to offer. You will find a lot of information and useful
suggestions in the pages that follow. Every new beginning brings a challenge and a sense
of achievement. We hope that your expectations of travel to Britain and study in an English-

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speaking environment will be met. Both Academic and Administrative staff will do everything
they can to ensure that your time in Liverpool gives you the best possible combination of
learning opportunities inside the classroom and in the wide community abroad.

The main responsibility for making a success of your visit, however, lies with you. It is very
important that you come to Liverpool with an open mind and the ability to adapt and fit in with
the local conditions and practices in this country and this university. We do not aim to
duplicate your experiences at home - this would be impossible since we have forty or fifty
different exchange institutions in any one year! But we do aim to provide stimulating and
friendly learning opportunities. We are proud of our relatively small classes and our good
relationship with students. This does mean, however, that classes are sometimes full, and
we do sometimes ask you to accept similar or alternative courses where timetable or funding
difficulties are encountered. The spirit of partnership means that we take your views
seriously and always try to improve communication with students and partner universities
abroad.


With very best wishes,

Jarmila Hickman and Brigitte Hordern
Exchange programme coordinators




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Contact details:
                                      Lynn Nicolson
                             Exchange Faculty Administrator
                               Liverpool Business School
                            Liverpool John Moores University
                                  John Foster Building
                                   98 Mount Pleasant
                                    Liverpool L3 5UZ
                                  +44 (0) 151 231 3521
                                 L.Nicolson@ljmu.ac.uk

To 31st July 2012:
                                    Jarmila Hickman
                              Exchange Programme Leader
                               Liverpool Business School
                            Liverpool John Moores University
                                  John Foster Building
                                   98 Mount Pleasant
                                    Liverpool L3 5UZ
                                  +44 (0) 151 231 3595
                                J.HICKMAN@ljmu.ac.uk


From 1st August 2012
                                      Brigitte Hordern
                              Exchange Programme Leader
                                Liverpool Business School
                            Liverpool John Moores University
                                   John Foster Building
                                    98 Mount Pleasant
                                     Liverpool L3 5UZ
                                   +44 (0) 151 2313848
                               B.G.HORDERN@ljmu.ac.uk


N.B. The Liverpool Business School will move to a new building in the summer. We shall
send the new addresses at a later date. E-mails will remain the same.




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Dates for your diary

INDUCTION DATE:                        Semester One
                                       6th September 2012

                                       Semester Two
                                       Date to be confirmed

SEMESTER DATES:                        Semester One
                                       6th September 2012


                                       Semester Two
                                       7th January 2013

EXAM DATES:                            Semester One
                                       14th-18th December 2012

                                       Semester Two
                                       22nd April-10th May 2013

COHORT MEETING:                        Semester One
                                       Date to be confirmed

                                       Semester Two
                                       Date to be confirmed

This is an opportunity for staff and students to check details: timetables, module registration and
settling in at JMU, and for students to offer their opinions on their stay at LJMU so far.

*Please note that the only late arrivals we will accept are students who arrive late because
they are sitting exams at their home institution. No students will be accepted under any
circumstances, after the following dates, as we do not feel that exceptionally late arrival will
benefit either our Exchange students or the School:




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What forms you need:
The actual forms are in Appendix 1 at the back of this handbook

EU forms for European students
ECTS - European Credit Transfer System - Student Application Form
ECTS credit conversion
Learning Agreement (ECTS - European Credit Transfer)
Student Mentor form
Module choice form

Non-EU forms
Non-EU application form
Module choice form
Student Mentor form
Learning agreement




To make your enrolment easier, it is very important that you return the above
forms to the Programme Administrator as soon as possible.

Please return to:
Lynn Nicolson
Exchange Faculty Administrator
Liverpool Business School
Liverpool John Moores University
John Foster Building
98 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5UZ
+44 (0) 151 231 3521
L.Nicolson@ljmu.ac.uk




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Qualifications required for entry to the UK and LJMU
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2012/january/78-english-language

IELTS scores:
Students studying level between NQF levels 3 and 5 modules will need an overall score of at
least 4.0 including 4.0 or above in each of the 4 components in order to satisfy UKBA
requirements (this is equivalent to B1 standard).

Students studying any NQF level 6 module will need an overall score of at least of 5.5
including 5.5 or above in each of the 4 components in order to satisfy UKBA requirements
(this is equivalent to B2 standard)

TOEFL (iBT) scores:
B1:  Reading – 4, Listening – 9, Speaking – 16, Writing - 13
B2:  Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking – 20, Writing – 17,


It is also possible to come for a shorter period of time (up to, but no longer than six months).
If you let us know we can send you an offer letter which will enable you to apply for student
visitor visa. However, please be aware that there will be very few modules available for
students to take because the university has changed over to 24 credit, year-long modules.



Dear Exchange partners,

We are sorry that the new UK BA Tier 4 regulations which came into play on 21st April 2011, have caused such
upset and confusion. We appreciate your concerns regarding the requirement for your students to reach IELTS
5.5 or 6 and understand that, in most cases, your students will not be able to reach this level.

I am, however, very pleased to tell you that we have found a solution to the problem, as long as your students
can prove competence in English Language at a minimum of IELTS 4. (B1 of the CEFR), which I hope, will not
be a problem for you. We will be able to enrol them on an Exchange Programme, in modules in years 1 and 2
(NQF3-5) of our degree programmes and they will thus satisfy the UKBA requirements. This will allow us to
assign them a CAS (confirmation of acceptance) letter, which will be produced by our International Office.

For your reference, I attach below a link to the relevant UK Border Agency Tier 4 requirement, which also
contains a list of approved English language test centres.
Please note that your students may be required to attend an interview with UK Border Agency officers, either as
part of their visa application or when they arrive in the UK. If they are required to attend an interview and
cannot show at that interview that their English language ability is at the required standard, their application
may be refused or they may be denied entry into the UK.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/adult-students/can-you-apply/english-language/

I sincerely hope that this is an acceptable solution to all concerned and deeply regret the upset caused, although
this was totally outside our control.




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Study support and pre-sessional English courses:
A variety of student services are available – consult the university web pages.
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/development/


We are expecting that the Pre-sessional English classes will be offered this summer.
Study Group normally offers 4 week, 8 week and 12 week pre-sessional
courses. Those students who have an IELTS score of 5.5 and 5.5 in all skills should
be eligible to do the 4 week pre-sessional course, those with IELTS 5 could be
offered the 8 week and those with 4.5 the 12 week.

For further information on this please contact directly Jan O’Driscoll

Jan O’Driscoll
Head of Centre
International Study Centre, UK
Liverpool John Moore’s University

T: 0151 231 4281
E: j.o’driscoll@ljmu.ac.uk

http://www.studygroup.com/isc/ljmu

www.ljmu.ac.uk/isc




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Exchange Student Induction




All students are required to attend a compulsory three-day induction programme.
You will be given important information on academic, administrative and University
procedures and issues.

Please make a note of the dates as given in the Dates for your diary.

The induction programme for September 2012 is as follows:


ROOM NUMBERS TO BE ADVISED
Day 1: Thursday 6th September 2012


9.30       Welcome to JMU

             Presentation by the Exchange Programme Leader
             on academic and administrative matters:
             - computerised language test
             - forms of assessment
             - plagiarism
             - rules and regulations
             - acquiring information
             - module choices
             - and other matters

14.00 Enrolment with the Student Zone

This is a very busy time in the academic year and there may be queues at the LRC -
please be patient. Everyone will be dealt with and everyone’s concerns are
important!


Day 2: Friday 7th September 2012
10-11.15     IT induction

11.30-13.00 Computerised language test: - students tested in groups, each test
            takes approximately 30 minutes

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Day 3 Monday 10th September 2012

10-12.30     Amanda Mason: Plagiarism and collusion session

13.30-15.00 Computerised language test (for those not tested previously)


Day 4 Tuesday 11th September 2012

10.30 Library induction


Day 5 Thursday 13th September 2012
15-17.00     Film Matinée

17-19.00     Erasmus Time with home students




Additional information will be distributed during this period regarding modules,
welfare, health and safety etc. It is important that you make sure you receive all the
information you will require to ensure you settle in quickly and get as much out of
your time here as possible.

It’s different studying in Liverpool. It’s not like being at home. That is what the
exchange programme is all about!




For you: Health and safety John Moores University has a strict NO
SMOKING policy




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Accommodation
N.B.: STARTING FROM THIS YEAR WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATON FORMS BEFORE
THE ACCOMODATION OFFICE WILL BOOK YOU INTO HALLS.

Halls of residence accommodation


Exchange students who intend to come to LJMU for the full academic year
2012/13 should contact the LJMU Accommodation Office. The Office is
contactable by phone on 0151 231 4166 during these opening hours or by Email to
accommodation@ljmu.ac.uk at all times. All Emails sent to the Office outside the
opening hours will usually be answered on the following morning. Alternatively
contact Liverpool Student Homes to enquire about available accommodation, either
in private houses or in purpose-built student accommodation in the city-centre.


Exchange students who intend to come to LJMU for one semester only should
contact Michelle James at Cosmopolitan Homes to book a bedroom at Gerard
Manley Hopkins Hall. More information about Gerald Manley Hopkins Hall is
available at: http://www.cosmostudents.com/properties/liverpool/gmhh.php


Please note that all non-UK students are required to pay for their
accommodation in full in advance of arriving in Liverpool - there are no
exceptions to this rule.

If you are unsure about what sort of accommodation is best for you or if you require
further advice, please feel free to contact the Accommodation Office
accommodation@ljmu.ac.uk.

North Western Hall, Atlantic Point, Grand Central and Great Newton Hall are all
within walking distance of the Mount Pleasant Campus.

Please note that for accommodation in Halls of Residence you will often be
required to pay for a fixed number of weeks (possibly until the end of July),
even though the LJMU academic year finishes at the end of May.
Unfortunately, most Halls of Residence are not owned by LJMU, so we have no
control over this.

Private accommodation

We normally recommend that you arrange your private accommodation through
Liverpool Student Homes. You can visit their website at www.lsh.liv.ac.uk

Please remember that the University has no control over private
accommodation. Do not sign a contract unless you definitely want to rent the
property as once you have signed the contract you are responsible for paying
the rent for the full term of the agreement.

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The staff at Liverpool Student Homes will take a brief look at your tenancy
agreement for you before you sign it, although they cannot be held legally
responsible in doing so. Remember, you get what you pay for! If a property is
exceptionally cheap, ask yourself why? Is it in an undesirable area? Is the property in
a poor state of repair?

Neither LJMU nor Liverpool Student Homes inspect such properties, and although
private accommodation may appear a less expensive option than JMU halls, it is
often worth paying slightly more for the peace of mind that comes from staying in a
safe, well-maintained property.

Areas popular with students include Aigburth/Sefton Park (Liverpool 17) and
Wavertree/Allerton (Liverpool 15/18). We do not recommend the Kensington area of
Liverpool (Liverpool 7) as, although many students live there quite happily, others
have reported problems in this area.

Temporary accommodation

Once you have chosen your accommodation you should find out what is the earliest
date at which you can move in.
If you need temporary accommodation on your arrival in Liverpool, you can choose
from the properties listed below or you can arrange something for yourself. There is
a vast range of hotels and hostels situated in and around the city.

Temporary accommodation - suggestions
You may need a place to stay while you are arranging your permanent
accommodation. If so, we suggest the following:

Antrim Hotel
73 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool
L3
Tel: 0151 709 5239
Small, family-run hotel near to the Mount Pleasant Campus

International Inn
4 South Hunter Street
Liverpool
L1 9JG
Tel: +44 (0)151 709 8135
Website: www.internationalinn.co.uk
Email: info@internationalinn.co.uk

Tourist information in Liverpool - for more information concerning temporary
accommodation: 0906 68068867




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Travel
Airport travel

You will probably arrive at either Manchester International Airport or Liverpool John
Lennon Airport when you come to the UK. If you arrive at John Lennon, you can
catch a bus from the airport, which will take you to the city centre for around £3.
Alternately, you can catch a black cab from the Airport to the city centre for about
£15.

If you arrive at Manchester Airport you can catch a train from the train station
attached to the Airport directly to Lime Street Station, which is situated in Liverpool
City Centre. Trains run approximately every hour and a ticket will only cost you about
£16. From Lime Street you can easily catch a bus/taxi/walk to your accommodation.

For more details check relevant websites.




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Frequently asked questions
Who is my first point of contact?

If you have any ACADEMIC queries, you need to speak to Brigitte Hordern who can
help you with timetables and advise you on module contents.

If you have any ADMINISTRATIVE queries once you arrive, you need to call into the
Learning Resource Centre (LRC) which is located inside the Aldam Robarts building.
They will register you for your chosen modules and you need to inform them if you
have any change in your circumstances.
Opening hours are: Mon-Thurs 9:00am – 9:00pm, Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat-Sun
10am-4:00pm

Where will most of my classes be held?

You will be based at the Southern Campus site on Mount Pleasant. John Foster
Building or Redmond Building is where you will attend most of your lessons. The
rooms are numbered according to which floor they are on; for example room G03 will
be on the ground floor, 101 is on the first floor and 207 is on the second floor.

The IT Suite is on the second floor of John Foster Building and classroom B05 is
situated in the basement.

The Student Zone and the Library are situated in the Aldam Robarts building in the
gardens at the back of John Foster Building. It is also referred to as the LRC which
stands for the Learning Resource Centre. In the LRC is the transaction desk where
you will go for all administrative programme related queries. Across the road and
behind the Learning Resource Centre is the Haigh Building where you will find the
Student’s Union, the Workbank and student shop. There is also a cash point, café
and bar there.

What is LJMU WEB?

LJMU WEB is the Campus Wide Information Service, and can be found by logging
on to any computer within the University. If you navigate around LJMU WEB you will
find that it can answer most queries you may have. It includes information on
modules, degree courses, other Schools and gives details of current issues and
events at JMU.      We strongly recommend that all students familiarise
themselves with this internal website as it will make your adjustment to life at
JMU so much easier.
The IT induction will prove very helpful – make sure you attend it.

How does JMU keep in contact with its students?

At JMU we use the University EMAIL if we need to contact you, so this should be
checked every other day at least. We also use BLACKBOARD which is a virtual

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leaning environment known as VLE. Blackboard will be used by your lecturers to
inform you of room changes, post lecture notes etc. You should also check the
NOTICEBOARDS on a regular basis.

How do I get my student card?


You will be given a form which you take to the Learning Resource Centre. They will
process the form and give you your card. There is ALWAYS a long queue for
processing student cards at the start of the year, so please be patient.

Once you have your card, you can go to the Learning Resource Centre and get
access to the computers.

It is important that you carry this card with you at all times to access University
buildings also if you need to request any documentation from the Student Zone
(LRC) you will be asked to show this as proof of enrolment. Another reason you
should carry the card with you is that it shows your student identification number
which will be requested for administration purposes.

How many modules am I allowed to study?

Your own University will have discussed with you how many modules they wish you
to study and will have advised you if they have any specific requirements. We do not
advise you on what modules you should choose, this is your decision.
However, you cannot study for more than 60 credits in a semester (5x 12 credit
modules. This equates to 120 JMU credits and 60 ECTS credits for the year. You
are allowed to study modules from other schools but the Liverpool Business School
will remain your “Home” School and deal with all your administration. You can
choose a maximum of two modules from other schools.

How do I register for a module?

A copy of the module choice form will have been sent to you with your application
form in your welcome pack or via e-mail. Enter your name, and your home
University and also the code and title of each module you wish to study. It is very
important that you give us ALL the required information, otherwise we will not be
able to complete registration. Please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee you
will be able to take all of the modules you choose as the more popular tutorials fill up
very quickly. Register your modules as quickly as you can and have a couple of
modules as a reserve to avoid disappointment.
You can hand your module choice form into the Student Zone (LRC) to be
processed once you arrive.
N.B. Level 3 modules require that you have attained Level ‘F’ in your English
test.
If you decide you wish to amend your choices, you will ask at the Learning Resource
Centre for a MODULE AMENDMENT FORM. Again, please complete all relevant
information in full. Modules cannot be changed after week 2 of term without
permission of the Course Tutors.
Please note that tutorial groups must NOT be changed.

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How do I contact my Module Leader?

We have Staff Availability details, for all full time lecturers, on the School notice
boards. These give a room number, telephone number and scheduled times set
aside for students. You can also contact staff via email, which is easier in the case
of part time lecturers.

When are the exams?

Some exams take place in mid-December but mostly during April and May. We
strongly recommend that you do not book your flight home until the last day of the
semester.

When do I get my transcript of results?

The transcript of results for first and second semesters, are sent out to your home
address and your home University usually by the end of July.

How do JMU credits compare to ECTS credits?

In ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), normally 30 credits represent the
workload of a semester and 60 credits would be awarded for the year. So an
approximate conversion would be : XX JMU credits divided by 2 to obtain ECTS
credits.




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1.
Your home school – the Liverpool Business School
Liverpool Business School, John Foster Building, 98 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3
5UZ; Fax no. (International + 44) 151 707 0423.

Academic Support:

The Exchange Programme Leader is Brigitte Hordern B.G.Hordern@ljmu.ac.uk

Administrative support before you arrive:
The Exchange Faculty Administrator is Lynn Nicolson – L.Nicolsont@ljmu.ac.uk.
Administrative support after you arrive:
Learning Resource centre
AldhamRobartsStudentAdmin@ljmu.ac.uk, Tel.: 0151 231 3333.

Programmes within the International Business and Language Group:

A degree in language is provided teaching in four modern languages – Chinese,
French, Japanese and Spanish. Because of the university restructuring, only the
final year modules are available in the languages.

      BA in Applied Languages (BAAL)
      BA in International Business Studies (BAIBS)
      BA in Public Relations and Languages




     If you have access to the Internet, we have a home page at
                       http://www.ljmu.ac.uk

                   http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/LBS/91128.htm#UGProg




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Confidentiality
When you arrive at the School you will meet your Exchange co-ordinator Brigitte
Hordern. She will be the first contact if you have problems or worries over your
academic or personal needs. All matters discussed remain confidential and are
only relayed to other members of staff when absolutely necessary.


Additionally each module has a specific module leader who will answer any
particular questions related to that module. Module leaders will tell you when they
are available for consultation. The times when they are available are usually posted
on their office doors. You can always speak to the administrative staff should you
need to contact your tutor urgently. Messages from academic and administrative
staff will be placed on notice boards around the Building. Should you need to, you
can leave a message for members of staff in the Faculty School Office (0151 231
3859).


Equal Opportunities, Special Needs and Disability

Liverpool John Moores University is an Equal Opportunities University and as such
tries to understand the needs of all students. Should you have any specific needs,
we would encourage you to speak to the University Welfare Service for advice and
guidance on arrival. All discussions would be entirely confidential. Alternately, you
could speak to your Personal Tutor (see above section).
If you would like to know more about Equal Opportunities at Liverpool John Moores
University, then visit our web site at:

www.ljmu.ac.uk/employ/equalopportunities/policies

If you need to discuss any special needs or disability, please speak initially to Brigitte
Hordern.


Student Advice and Wellbeing/Student Union
Further networks of support for students can be found through the Student Advice
and Wellbeing and the Liverpool Student’s Union.

The Student Advice and Wellbeing team aims to assist students with any problems
they may experience whilst at University. They can offer advice in most areas
ranging from financial worries to legal advice. Trained staff is available throughout
the academic year and can be found at:

Student Advice and Wellbeing
0151 904 6372



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Student Advice and Wellbeing
Liverpool John Moores University
Kingsway House,
Mezzanine Level
Hatton Garden,
Liverpool
L3 2AJ

Alternatively, contact the team direct by emailing: studentadvice@ljmu.ac.uk or visit
www.ljmu.ac.uk/studentadvice.

As well as practical support, there is also a team of counselors available should you
wish to talk through any areas of concern. Further details can be found at:
www.ljmu.ac.uk/healthandwellbeing

Liverpool Students Union, based in the Haigh Building on the Mount Pleasant
Campus also offers a comprehensive service to students. They provide a Job shop,
access to various clubs and associations, and a student welfare service as well as
many other useful services. Liverpool Students Union can be contacted at:

The Haigh Building                             Email:
Maryland Street                                Studentsunion@ljmu.ac.uk
Liverpool L1 9DE
                                               Facebook:
Telephone:                                     Liverpool Students' Union
0151 231 4900
                                               Twitter:
Fax:                                           @LiverpoolSU
0151 231 4918

Website: www.l-s-u.com




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Student Mentoring Scheme
We have set up a student-mentoring scheme involving British students here on
degree courses and incoming exchange students. What we hope to do is send you
the details of some British students who will become your link whilst you’re here. We
then hope you will be able to get help and guidance from the students prior to your
arrival to help you settle in Liverpool.

If you are interested please sign the enclosed authorisation form which will give us
permission to pass on your contact details to British students should they request
them. You could then correspond via letter/e-mail/telephone prior to your arrival to
get more information about your studies here.




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Academic regulations
The academic system at Liverpool John Moores University is based on the
accumulation of credits. To complete a year’s work successfully, a student has to
pass a sufficient number of modules in order to gain 120 credits. However,
Exchange students do not necessarily have to gain 60 credits per semester, 36 or
48 credits will be sufficient if their University agrees. Programmes of study, or
courses, are made up of modules, and each module is valued in credits. A module is
usually taught for two to three hours a week, and requires another six to eight hours
private study - a total of approximately ten hours work a week over fifteen weeks.
Most Modules are year-long and are worth 24 credits, although there are still some
modules of 12 credits each.

To gain credits for the course, a student has to complete all the coursework and
pass the examination, with a mark of 40% or more.

We stress the importance of arriving on time in Liverpool, as late arrival will
only result in missed information. Students are not permitted to leave early at
the end of the semester as exams often take place during the final two weeks
of the semester. Under no circumstances will the booking of flights home be
accepted as a reason for missing any assessments; you will merely receive a
zero mark.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY NOT REGISTER FOR MORE THAN 120
CREDITS IN ONE ACADEMIC YEAR or 60 credits in any of the two semesters.

You choose your modules before arriving in consultation with your own University.
This then ensures you are choosing subjects to complement your studies at home.
Please note we cannot guarantee that all modules listed will be available but making
an initial choice now will help. Exchange students have to register for the
modules they want to take, and then complete the coursework and the
assessment, including the examination. It is not possible to ‘sit in’ on modules
that look interesting and we do expect students who have registered for
modules to complete them.


Please be aware that the British university system is different from the systems in
other European universities. You may be surprised to find how few modules British
students study, compared with your own university. On the other hand, you will
discover after a while that the amount of work a student is expected to do for each
module is greater than you would do in your own university.

Lecturers may set coursework for students to do in private study time from one week
to the next, either class exercises or background reading and you will be expected to
keep up with this coursework. Many exchange students come to Liverpool JMU
thinking that they should go to twenty or twenty-five classes per week. This is not
normally possible under our system.



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English Testing
On arrival all exchange students will be asked to complete the Computerised
Language Test.
Testing takes place during your Induction Programme.
The tests will be held in the IT Suite on the second floor of John Foster Building
in Mount Pleasant as marked on your map. The test will take approximately 30
minutes.

NOTE: this is not a pass or fail test; everyone passes, but at different levels.
Following your initial attempt at the test, you will be allowed one more attempt
only. Both attempts at the English test must be taken within the first two
weeks of the semester.

Finally, during the first two weeks of the semester any problems regarding
timetabling must be resolved. This is also true about signing up for the appropriate
translation group.

Please remember that both the academic and administrative staff will be on
hand to help you with any queries about the test or other matters.


Advice from former exchange students
“Arrive in time for the induction programme – this gives essential information on
modules, layout of the campus and life in Liverpool in general.”

“Be aware that although you don’t seem to have many classes, they do generate a
lot of coursework! Decide whether you can handle the assignments. Perhaps you
might need to select only a few modules, and do them well.”

“Avoid making comparisons between your own university and Liverpool JMU.”

“Assessments, in particular, can be very different. Expect lots of different types of
assessment (for example essays and presentations, as well as exams). Be
prepared to have to take assessments at any time of the semester, not just having
one exam at the end.”

“Make sure you check your emails and the notice board on a regular basis; you
could miss important information”

“Do not wait for English people to approach you. Initiate relationships by introducing
yourself.”

“Maintain a balance between work and the social life in Liverpool!”

“Try not to forget that Liverpool, like any other big city, contains risks. Take care,
don’t trust everyone you meet and avoid walking alone at night.”



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“Do not stay at home with other exchange students. Take advantage of all the clubs
and sports activities available at the Student Union.”

“Be flexible about the different teaching methods used at LJMU.”

“Spend your experience abroad in the right frame of mind. Be open minded and
learn about the new culture.”

“Try and fit in some sightseeing whilst in Liverpool. The city has some magnificent
architecture and a visit to the Albert Dock and the Museums are well worth while”

“Bring a good dictionary with you as they are often in short supply at the Library,
particularly at Exam time”




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Dos and Don’ts for exchange students
                    DO:                                              DON’T:
1. Attend the Induction.                          1.Miss the opportunity to meet new friends
Semester 1 6th September 2012                     and learn about your new learning
Semester 2 Date to be confirmed                   environment.
2. Select Modules from those listed in            2. Select Modules that are not listed for
this Exchange Handbook and check your             Exchange students without checking with
timetables on the LJMU website.                   the module leader that it is ok.
3. Have alternative module choices                3. Expect all your choices to be met as
selected and agreed with your tutor.              timetable clashes might occur.
4. Stay in your tutorial group                    4. Change your tutorial group because rooms
                                                  have been allocated to accommodate student
                                                  numbers.
5. Get into the habit of reading your LJMU        5. Ignore information sent to you from the
emails.                                           Faculty Office, Learning Resource Centre,
                                                  your tutors and/or module leader as this could
                                                  cause you problems with your Learning
                                                  Agreement.
6. Go to Brigitte Hordern with any concerns       6. Feel afraid to ask for help concerning your
and remember that there is usually a              work, being away from home or living in
solution to any problems you may have.            Liverpool.
7. Let the Learning Resource Centre know          7. Leave Liverpool without letting Brigitte
of any change of address either in                Hordern, Lynn Nicolson or the Learning
Liverpool or at home.                             Resource Centre know.
8. Register your Module Choices in the            8.Register     your module choices on
Learning Resource Centre using the Module         Blackboard
Choice form by the deadline.
9. Complete your Module Amendment                 9. Change your module choices after that
Form by the end of the second week.               without talking to Brigitte Hordern
10. Ensure that you have your Learning            10. Forget to have all your documentation
Agreement Forms signed                            with you on arrival.
11. Make full use of the Student Mentor           11. Miss out on the opportunity to talk and
System! Get to know someone new. Do               work with a new partner. Don’t feel afraid to
introduce yourself to your new work partner.      use your language skills.
Appreciate the chance to enhance your
language skills.
12. Make friends with home students. This         12. Do not plagiarise, this is seen as
will help you to practice your language skills    cheating. Do not cut and paste!
and work together on group coursework.




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Programme changes
At present the university is going through extensive changes and we are
moving onto a new computer system (SIS). The modules are currently being
revalidated and transferred onto the new system so all course information is
subject to change. You will find course details attached at the end of this
handbook. Please be aware that some modules may not run.

As explained earlier, you are only allowed to study a maximum of 60 credits in each
semester (maximum 120 a year). Once you are settled in to your classes, after a few
weeks, we will ask all students to look on the Blackboard system to check their
module registration. It is extremely important that you check Blackboard when we
ask you to, as the modules we have registered you for, are the modules, which will
appear on your transcript of exam results. If you change a module without informing
us this will cause problems later on in the semester. Note that tutorial groups
must NOT be changed.




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Assessment and final transcript

At the end of the academic year there is an assessment period, after which
examiners meet in a ‘Programme Assessment Board’ or PAB. The marks for your
modules are then made available on Blackboard. A transcript will be sent to your
home address / your Home University.

Please note: the School will not issue any other kind of record of your work,
apart from the official university transcript. We would stress the importance of
keeping all

 module outlines
 coursework details
 other related materials

as proof of what you have studied in each module. This will serve as
information for your tutor in your home university, giving him/her an idea of
course content.

International study
As we have been forced to reduce our Erasmus quotas in recent years, we have
found that more students than ever would like to extend their stay in Liverpool. If you
decide that you would like to continue to study at LJMU but all the Socrates places in
your University have been taken, you can apply for International Study - but this is a
fee-paying course.

For further information write to:

Admissions
Liverpool John Moore’s University
68 Hope Street
Liverpool L1 9HW
United Kingdom.




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General Information

 Aldam Robarts Learning Resource Centre (LRC) or ‘Student Zone’
This provides students with a range of services in one location, such as: -

Student Wellbeing and Advice
Information and referrals on Student Loans, Hardship Fund, Access Fund, Bursaries,
Emergency Loans, Secondary Shortage Subject Scheme Fund, and remission of
fees. Appointments with Counselling specialists or Welfare Advisors can be
arranged.


Careers
For information on the full range of available services and appropriate referrals see
career advisors.


Fees, Loans and Grants
Payment of tuition fees, accommodation charges, APEL charges, etc advice on debt
management. Issuing of student loan cheques.


Administration
Advice and Information on the assessment regulations, examination timetable,
appeal procedures and all other student facing related administration. Dealing with
student complaints. Receipt and processing of assignments.


General

Staff are trained to offer advice on the full range of services and will endeavour to
answer student enquiries without referring a student to another office. If the enquiry
is of a specialist nature or complex, staff will make an appointment for you to see the
relevant advisor.


Opening Hours

Opening hours are: Mon-Thurs 9:00am – 9:00pm, Fri 9:00am-7:00pm, Sat-Sun
10am-4:00pm




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The cost of living in Liverpool
Food prices are generally comparable to your own country, however, many of our
Premium supermarkets; i.e. Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda have their own budget
range of staples. A more recent addition to our city are the European chains of Lidl,
Aldi and Netto supermarkets, names you may recognise, which are popular with our
present intake of students

Prices vary so, as with most things, it pays to shop around.


Health services

All overseas students are strongly advised to register with a local GP to provide
health care should the need arise during their stay in Liverpool: See the University
Medical Centre web pages http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Medical/ for further details of opening
times and G.P availability.

The NHS operate a walk- in service for non emergency treatment in the city centre at
Great Charlotte street, Liverpool 1, and a 24 hr helpline on 0845 46 47.


Emergency Dental Treatment

GPs and casualty departments are unable to do dental work. If you are not
registered with a dentist, in an emergency call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 and they
will be able to advise you on the most appropriate service for you.

Please be aware that if you need to seek dental treatment in the UK you will be liable
to pay dentist’s charges.

For more information about dentral treatment in Liverpool, please go to the following
webpage:

http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Medical/92356.htm




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Available modules




             LIVERPOOL BUSINESS SCHOOL MODULES:

Level 1                                                Semester

4005BUSHN     Financial Accounting for Business        Semester 1
4010BUSAE     Economic Principles: Theory and Policy   Year long
4000BUSRE     Data Interpretation                      Semester 2
4000BUSHR     Organisational Behaviour                 Year long
4004BUSBM     Business economics                       Year Long
4000LAIS      Independent Study                        Year long


Level 2                                                Semester

5000LASSX     Coping with Culture                      Semester 1
5008BUSBS     Business practices across the world      Year long
5030BUSAE     International Trade Finance              Semester 1
5009BUSAZ     Information Systems for Management       Semester 2
              Accounting (Mgt Acc for Business)
5014BUSAE     Microeconomic Analysis 1                 Semester 1
              Choice, Demand and Value
5012BUSBM     Investment and Financial Analysis        Year long
5029BUSAE     Investment and Financial Analysis        Semester 2
5016BUSAE     Mainstream macro schools of thoughts 1   Semester 1
5015BUSAEC    Microeconomic Analysis 2                 Semester 2
              Production and Distribution
5017BUSAE     Mainstream Macroeconomic Schools         Semester 2
              Of Thought: 2
5018BUSAE     Methods of Economic Investigation        Year long
5019BUSAE     Firms, Finance and Strategy              Semester 1
5021BUSAE     Transport Economics                      Semester 1
5022BUSAE     Transport Economics Project              Semester 2
5006BUSHM     Managing People in an International      Semester 1
              Environment
5001BUSMA     International Business Practice          Semester 1
5000BUSMK     Principles of Marketing                  Semester 1
5001BUSMK     Consumer Behaviour                       Semester 2
5000BUSHM     Principles of HRM                        Semester 1

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5002BUSHM   Leadership (Theory and Practice)                   Semester 2
5003BUSHM   Employee Resourcing                                Semester 2
5008BUSHM   Personal Development                               Semester 1
5035BUSAE   Management for Financial Managers                  Semester 2
5001BUSOM   Managing Quality                                   Semester 2
5000LAIS    Independent study                                  Year long


Level 3                               Level 3 modules require a Level ‘F’ in English
                                                               Semester


6016LASP    La Economia y los Negocios                         Year long
            en España
6006LACH    Chinese for Professional Purposes 1                Year long
6007LAJP    Japanese for Professional Purposes 1               Year long
6015LAFR    French for Professional Purposes 1                 Year long
6013LASP    Spanish for Professional Purposes 1                Year long
6007LACH    Chinese for Professional Purposes 2                Year long
6008LAJP    Japanese for Professional Purposes 2               Year long
6016LAFR    French for Professional Purposes 2                 Year long
6014LASP    Spanish for Professional Purposes 2                Year long

6008LACH    Western reporting and representation
            of China                                           Year long
6009LACH    Chinese Media and Communication                    Year long
6017LAFR    Contemporary French issues                         Year long
6018LAFR    Le Monde des Affaires                              Year long
60xxLAJP    the Japanese Worker                                Year long
6015LASP    Contemporary Issues in the Spanish                 Year long
            Speaking World
6001LASS    Language and Power                                 Semester 1
6009BUSBS   Comparative International Business Cultures        Year long
6010BUSBS   Women in Management across nations                 Year long
6051BUSAE   International Finance                              Semester 2
6053BUSAE   Personal Finance                                   Semester 1
6040BUSAE   Microeconomic Policy Analysis                      Year long
6041BUSAE   Issues in Macroeconomic Stabilisation              Year long
            Policy                                             Year long
6043BUSAE   Understanding the International Economy            Semester 1
6044BUSAE   Britain in the International Economy               Semester 2
6068BUSAE   Public Finance                                     Semester 1
6030BUSIS   E-Business                                         Semester 2
6001BUSMA   Comparative Business Cultures                      Semester 1
6008BUSMK   International Marketing                            Semester 2
6002BUSMK   Strategic Marketing                                Semester 2
6001BUSSR   Corporate Social Responsibility                    Semester 1
6002BUSSR   International Business Ethics                      Semester 2
6000BUSST   Strategic Management                               Semester 2
6002BUSOM   Managing Projects                                  Semester 1

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6051BUSAE           International Finance                          Semester 2



As most modules in languages are taught in the foreign language get in touch with
the Module Leader before choosing them.
However, they may not be suitable for native speakers.
To take translation modules you must have reached the required level in the target
language


                       THE SCHOOL OF LAW MODULES:

Modules are subject to availability.


Level 2, Semester 1:

5000LAWFAM          Introduction to Family Law               12 credits
5001LAWPL           Property Offences                        12 credits

Semester 2:

5002LAWBL           Introduction to Employment Law           12 credits
5001LAWBL           Introduction to Business Organisations   12 credits
5001LAWTL           Introduction to Legal Theory             12 credits
5006LAWCL           Sports Law                               12 credits

LEVEL 3
Year Long
6002LAWFAM          Family Law                               24 credits
6003LAWWEL          Criminology                              24 credits
6004LAWWEL          Welfare Law                              24 credits
6002LAWBL           Commercial Law                           24 credits
6004LAWBL           Law of Information Technology            24 credits
6006LAWCL           Evidence                                 24 credits
6007LAWCL           Medical Law and Ethics 2                 24 credits
6004LAWCL           Law of Succession                        24 credits
6005LAWCL           Intellectual Property                    24 credits
6001LAWLT           Legal Theory                             24 credits
6000LAWCL           Media Law                                24 credits
Semester 1:

6003LAWCL           Animal Law                               12 credits
6004LAWLT           Gender and the Law                       12 credits

Semester 2:

6002LAWPL           Sex, Crime and Society                   24 credits


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Students can only study for a maximum of 24 credits per semester from this School
and will be expected to obtain a level F on their English Test if they wish to
undertake level 3 modules. Students may be briefly interviewed. For further
information on modules available in the school of Law please contact

Law School Office.
John Foster Building , 80-98 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool
L3 5UZ

Telephone: +44 (0) 151 231 3976
Fax: +44 (0) 151 231 3908

Email: lawschooloffice@ljmu.ac.uk



    THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA, CRITICAL AND CREATIVE ARTS MODULES :


A small selection of modules are available in the School of Media, Critical and
Creative Arts from the departments of American Studies, English and Media and
Cultural Studies which may be available to students studying these subjects for their
undergraduate programmes at their home university.

Students should contact Julie Yates on j.k.yates@ljmu.ac.uk on arrival and will be
interviewed by a member of the Media and Cultural Studies staff prior to their
attendance. Places on modules are not guaranteed prior to arrival and students may
only attend a maximum of 2 modules per semester from this School.




           FACULTY OF EDUCATION, COMMUNITY AND LEISURE:

No modules are available to exchange students at the Faculty of Education,
Community and Leisure at IM Marsh Campus



Please note:
We cannot guarantee module choices
Level 3 modules require a Level ‘F’ in English and for students to have
achieved recognised module outcomes at level 2




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Appendices




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Information Guide for Incoming Erasmus Students 2012-13

Welcome to Liverpool
Liverpool is a vibrant and internationally renowned city that has something to offer all visitors. Founded
in 1207 by King John and given the name ‘Livpul,’ it was not until the seventeenth century that Liverpool
began to establish itself as an important shipping trade centre. A massive growth in population and
significance to industry saw Liverpool receive its status as a city in 1880. A series of rapid changes
affected Liverpool during the Twentieth Century including massive damage during World War II,
industrial decline, and of course the birth of the Beatles. The last twenty years have seen the city re-
establish itself as a cultural and civic centre, its status as European City of Culture 2008 is only one
indication of the continued renaissance of the city.

Liverpool has always been an important, vibrant and culturally diverse city and will continue to be
relevant throughout the twenty first century.


Welcome to Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
The University was originally founded in 1825 as Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Arts. Continued
growth during the twentieth century eventually led to the University being granted Polytechnic status
leading to University status in 1992. LJMU has over 24,000 students and over 2,000 staff. LJMU is
committed to Internationalisation and aims to maximise the benefits of International participation for the
institution and the visitor. Our continuing success and popularity with European students is indicative of
our commitment to the Erasmus programme and our students. We have international links in 80
countries world wide and we are a UK leader in teaching subjects such as sports sciences, health
studies, physics and astronomy. There are five faculties spread out over several campus centres
throughout the city centre and one campus centre three miles away.. In terms of variety, vibrancy and
creativity, LJMU is a reflection of the city itself.

For more information please visit www.ljmu.ac.uk

There is a Facebook page for the Erasmus programme at LJMU allowing you to speak to other
Erasmus students (including Erasmus students from LJMU) and LJMU staff involved with Erasmus.
Please search for the page on Facebook with ‘LJMU Erasmus’ or erasmusliverpool@hotmail.co.uk.

2012-2013 Academic Calendar
Liverpool John Moores University operates a two semester academic year.
                                               th                     th
Teaching in semester 1 runs from September 17 2012 to December 17 2012.
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Teaching in Semester 2 runs from January 7 2013 to April 19 2013, followed by the assessment
                        th
period which finishes 10 May 2013. The dates may vary slightly per faculty so please check with the
School you are studying with when induction and teaching begins.

How to Apply
All Erasmus students must:

        Hold an EU passport, be a permanent resident, or recognised as a refugee in a country eligible
         to participate in the Erasmus programme.
        Study at an institution that has an Erasmus exchange agreement with Liverpool John Moores
         University.
        Have English language proficiency to understand and participate in classes and lectures.

All applications to LJMU must be confirmed by the Erasmus Coordinator at your institution or the by
school where you study. The application forms that are needed to apply are located at the end of this
guide and include the application form, the learning agreement, and a transcript of records.


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Module choices will be made available to you through the LJMU Erasmus Coordinator or your School at your
University.

Please note: The Erasmus guidelines now allow for the mobility of non-European students. Due to UK study
visa requirements we must be made aware of any non-EU applications six months before the proposed study
begins.


Credits
The LJMU credit system is fully compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). A conversion rate
must be applied as 2 LJMU credits are equal to 1 ECTS credit. A year of study in LJMU is represented by 120
credits, this equals 60 ECTS credits.


Erasmus Contact:
The details of the Institutional Erasmus Coordinator are below. The Coordinator can help you with your Erasmus
queries so please use e-mail for contact.


Michael Harley                                 Tel: +44 151 904 6470
Erasmus Coordinator                            Fax: +44 151 904 6462
Liverpool John Moores University               Email: m.p.harley@ljmu.ac.uk
Development Funding
                  th
Kingsway House (4 Floor)
Hatton Garden
Liverpool
L3 2AJ

University Services

Accommodation
Liverpool as a city currently has plenty of private student housing available for all students.

However, LJMU does not have any University owned Halls of Residence which means the accommodation office
(details below) can provide assistance but cannot secure accommodation for you directly.

Please contact Liverpool Student Homes to acquire accommodation. Their details are:

http://www.studentpad.co.uk/liverpool/
Liverpool Student Homes
140 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool
L3 5SR
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 151 794 3296
Fax: +44 151 3333
E-mail: lsh@liv.ac.uk
Website: www.lsh.liv.ac.uk

The accommodation office at LJMU is:

Liverpool John Moores University Accommodation office
Roscoe Court
4 Rodney Street
Liverpool
L1 2TZ
United Kindgom

Tel: 0151 231 4166
E-mail: accommodation@ljmu.ac.uk
Website: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Accommodation/index.htm

Specific    information   on  accommodation            for     Erasmus      students     can      be   found   here:
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Accommodation/59128.htm


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Alternatively Liverpool Student Homes can help with accommodation searches:

You should try to arrange your accommodation before arriving in Liverpool. However, if you do not manage to do
this then arrange temporary accommodation in a hotel/hostel until your residence is secured.

Library Facilities
Liverpool John Moores University has excellent learning facilities. There are three Learning Resource Centres in
our three campus areas. Each centre stocks the resources for the Faculties it supports. The available library
facilities include books, journals, special collections, and plenty of I.T. equipment. The libraries also include
dedicated areas for group study and access to audio/visual equipment. For more information on the resources
available please visit http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lea/.


Liverpool Students Union
The Liverpool Students Union (LSU) is an independent body that represents the students of LJMU. The Union is
run by elected students and is involved in many areas of student life. The aim is to provide support for LJMU
students and to improve their experiences at University. LSU provides support for social/sports clubs, and
provides information and support on a number of issues such as health and finances.

 The Union has three locations throughout LJMU and provides everything that you need to become part of the
student community. More information on the Liverpool Students Union and the support you can expect when you
arrive here can be found here: http://www.l-s-u.com

Student Welfare Services
The Welfare Advice Service is available to assist students with any problems they may experience whilst at
University. The aim of the service is to provide appropriate, confidential and effective advice to students to aid in
the resolution process. Students must also take responsibility for their part in this process. The office endeavours
to provide practical assistance where possible. However, advice will be given where necessary if other
departments or outside agencies can be of greater assistance. Advice is also available to students with financial
difficulties, international students and to those students with disabilities. Welfare staff are available throughout
the academic year and can be found at the Campus Centre’s around the University.

The Student Welfare website is located here http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/studentadvice/index.htm and provides advice
on academic issues, health, counselling, and chaplaincy and faith services.


The Overseas Student’s Welfare and Liaison Service
There are two organisations that plan social events and trips to places such as the Lake District, Shakespeare’s
home, and Alton Towers. These are both highly recommended. Please see the following websites for more
information:

http://www.wirralowl.co.uk/

http://www.l-s-u.com/events/


English Language Support
English classes are available twice a week for all incoming students. More information can be found here
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/International/121239.htm


Student Discipline
It is essential for a University to create and maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to the academic and social
well being of the University community, and to discourage behaviour from students that will have adverse effects
on this well being. Hence students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that
demonstrates respect for the University, its staff, fellow students and property. Students who fail to meet these
basic standards will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the University. These exist to ensure that
students are treated fairly and equitably, taking into account their commitment to study.

Serious breaches of the disciplinary code constitute gross misconduct and may lead to expulsion from the
University.

Insurance




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Please check with your home University regarding what insurance cover you will have whilst you study with us. It
is also worth getting the European Health Insurance Card before you arrive. These should offer enough cover
but if you want insurance against theft or fire, for example, then you will have to take out an insurance policy
when you arrive. If you wish to drive a car in the UK then you must have an insurance policy. Student Services
or the Liverpool Students Union will be able to help you with your search.

Healthcare
The European Health Insurance Card allows you free treatment from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
You are also entitled to medical support at LJMU, however we recommend that all students register with a doctor
as soon as they arrive.
Please visit http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/healthandwellbeing/index.htm for more information.

Money, Expenditure, and Tax
When you arrive in Liverpool, you should open a bank account as soon as possible. There are many
different options available to you, but all the banks offer good student packages. To open a bank account
you will need proof of identity and some money to put into the account. There are many banks
throughout Liverpool and it will take approximately a week for the account to be opened.

It is estimated that a student visiting Liverpool will end up paying between £5,000 and £7,500 per year for
food, bills, accommodation etc. If you have concerns about money and budgeting Student Services will
be able to advise you.

All UK residents are eligible to pay a Council Tax for basic services. Students that are in a Halls of
Residence or a house occupied by full time students do not have to pay. This should apply to most
incoming Erasmus students. If you would like more information then please visit
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding/117786.htm

All students that have their own television must also pay a TV license. Information on that can be found
here http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_91781.htm.

Enrolling at LJMU

To enrol at LJMU you must provide:

       Proof of Identification (passport).
       Proof of Home address (in your country of origin – a letter addressed to you).
       Term time address (if possible).
       A transcript of records. A transcript should also be sent in with your application – so please keep a
        copy.
       Module choices – what you will be studying at LJMU.
       A letter confirming your acceptance as an Erasmus student, this is available on the final page of this
        document.

Useful Web Addresses

University
Liverpool John Moores                                www.livjm.ac.uk




Travel and Tourism
                                                     http://www.visitliverpool.com/
                                                     http://www.merseyworld.com/tourism/
                                                     http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/liverpool.asp

Liverpool John Lennon Airport                        www.liverpoolairport.com
Manchester Airport                                   www.manchesterairport.co.uk
National Rail Enquiries                              http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
National Express Coaches                             http://www.nationalexpress.com
Visa Advice                                          www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk




Application Forms follow on the next page.



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                                                   Liverpool John Moores University
                                                ECTS - EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
                                                        STUDENT APPLICATION FORM
                                                                                                                                                 Photograph
ACADEMIC YEAR 20…./20.....
FIELD OF STUDY: ....................................................................................................

This application should be completed in BLACK ink order to be easily copied and/or faxed.
STUDENT’S PERSONAL DATA
(to be completed by the student applying)
Family name: ....................................................                         First name (s): ..............................................................

Date of birth: .....................................................                      Sex: ..................         Nationality.:...................................
Place of Birth:.....................................................
Current address:..................................................                        Permanent address (if different): ....................................
...........................................................................               ...................................................................................................
...........................................................................               .........................................................................
...........................................................................               ......................................................................................
Current address is valid until: .............................                             ......................................................................................
Tel.: ...................................................................                 Tel.: ..............................................................................
Email
address:……………………………………………………                                                              ……………………………………………………………..

SENDING INSTITUTION
Name and full address:
.....................................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................

Department coordinator - name, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail ...............................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................

Institutional coordinator - name, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail ..............................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................


Name of student: .........................................................................................................................................

Sending institution:
............................................................................................. Country: ........................................................


PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION:
Briefly state the reasons why you wish to study abroad :
.....................................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................
..............................................................................................................................................................................................
............................................................................................................................................
STATE PERIOD OF STUDY (please tick one box only)




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Semester 1                                                      Semester 2                                                 Full Academic Year
LANGUAGE COMPETENCE
Mother tongue: ..........................................................................................................................................
Language of instruction at home institution (if different): ............................................................................

  Other languages                     I am currently studying                    I have sufficient knowledge                 I would have sufficient knowledge to
                                          this language                               to follow lectures                       follow lectures if I had some extra
                                                                                                                                           preparation
                                         yes                    no                      yes                no                         yes                           no
..........................                                                                                                                                     
..........................                                                                                                                                     
..........................                                                                                                                                     

WORK EXPERIENCE RELATED TO CURRENT STUDY (if relevant)
      Type of work experience                                      Firm/organisation                               Dates                                   Country

...................................................     ...........................................     ...........................         ......................................
.....................................                                                                   ...........................         ......................................
                                                            .........................................
PREVIOUS AND CURRENT STUDY
Diploma/degree for which you are currently studying: ...................................................................................
Number of higher education study years prior to departure abroad: ...............................................................
Have you already been studying abroad ?                        Yes                   No 
If Yes, when at which institution ? ..............................................................................................................

The attached Transcript of records includes full details of previous and current higher education study. Details
not known at the time of application will provided be at a later stage.


Do you wish to apply for a mobility grant to assist towards the additional costs of your study period abroad?
Yes        No 


RECEIVING INSTITUTION
We hereby acknowledge receipt of the application, the proposed learning agreement and the candidate’s Transcript of
records.
        The above-mentioned student is                                                   provisionally accepted at our institution
                                                                                         not accepted at our institution

Departmental coordinator’s signature

...........................................................................
Date: ................................................................




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                                                          Liverpool John Moores University
                             ECTS - EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
                                        LEARNING AGREEMENT
       ACADEMIC YEAR 20…./20…. - FIELD OFSTUDY:...................................
Name of student: ..................................................................................................................................................................
Sending institution:......................................................................................... Country: ..........................................


                         DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED STUDY PROGRAMME ABROAD/LEARNING AGREEMENT
 Receiving institution: ...............................................................................................................................................
  Country: .....................................................................................................................................................



               Course unit code                                                   Course unit title                                          Number of ECTS credits *

    (and page no. of the Information                               (as indicated in the Information Pack)                            .......................................................
                         Pack)                                ...................................................................... .......................................................
  ........................................................ ...................................................................... .......................................................
  ........................................................ ...................................................................... .................................
  ........................................................ ...................................................................... .......................................................
  ........................................................ ...................................................................... .......................................................
  ........................................................ ...................................................................... .......................................................
  ........................................................ ...................................................................... .......................................................
  ........................................................ ...................................................................... .......................................................
          ........................................            ...................................................................... .......................................................
  ........................................................ ......................................................................               ..................................
  ........................................................                          ..........................
     ..................................................
                                                          if necessary, continue the list on a separate sheet
          The courses are offered subject to their availability at the receiving institution

       * To convert JMU credit values to ECTS credit values, you must divide the JMU credits by 2 (e.g. 120 JMU
                                             credits = 60 ECTS credits)


 Student’s signature:..........................................................................................                Date: ............................................


 SENDING INSTITUTION
 We confirm that the proposed programme of study/learning agreement is approved.
 Departmental co-ordinator’s signature                                                    Institutional co-ordinator’s signature
 ..........................................................................               ............................................................................................
 Date: .................................................................                  Date: ...........................................................................


  RECEIVING INSTITUTION
  We confirm that this proposed programme of study/learning agreement is approved.
  Departmental co-ordinator’s signature                                                   Institutional co-ordinator’s signature
  ...........................................................................             ...........................................................................
  Date: .................................................................                 Date: ...................................................................


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             CHANGES TO ORIGINAL PROPOSED STUDY PROGRAMME/LEARNING AGREEMENT (to be filled in
                                           ONLY if appropriate)


Name of student: .....................................................................................................................................................
Sending institution:
....................................................................................................... Country: .....................................................



 Course unit code (if any)                      Course unit title (as indicated in the                             Deleted                  Added                    Number of
   and page no. of the                                information package)                                         course                   course                  ECTS credits
  information package                                                                                               unit                     unit
     ...............................                 ...............................................                                                            ........................
     ...............................                 ...............................................                                                            ........................
     ...............................                 ...............................................                                                            ........................
     ...............................                 ...............................................                                                            ........................
     ...............................                 ...............................................                                                            ........................
     ...............................                 ...............................................                                                            ........................

                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               


                                                          if necessary, continue this list on a separate sheet


Student’s signature:
................................................................................................................... Date: ......................................


SENDING INSTITUTION
We confirm that the above-listed changes to the initially agreed programme of study/learning agreement are approved.
Departmental co-ordinator’s signature                                                      Institutional co-ordinator’s signature
.................................................................................          ............................................................................................
Date: ..........................................................................           Date: ....................................................................................


RECEIVING INSTITUTION
We confirm by the above-listed changes to the initially agreed programme of study/learning agreement are approved.
Departmental co-ordinator’s signature.                                                    Institutional co-ordinator’s signature
...............................................................................           ............................................................................................
Date: ...............................................................                     Date: ...........................................................................




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                                                      Liverpool John Moores University
                                                  ECTS - EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM

                                                                    TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS


NAME OF SENDING INSTITUTION: .......................................................................................................................
Faculty/Department of .....................................................................................................................................................
ECTS departmental coordinator: .....................................................................................................................................
Tel.: .......................................................... Fax: ............................................................ e-mail : .....................................

NAME OF STUDENT: ................................................................... First name: ...........................................................
Date and place of birth: ....................................................................................... (sex) :.................................................
Registration date: ..................................................... Registration number: ...............................................................

NAME OF RECEIVING INSTITUTION: ...................................................................................................................
Faculty/Department of ....................................................................................................................................................
ECTS departmental coordinator: ....................................................................................................................................
Tel.: ......................................................... Fax: ............................................................ e-mail : ......................................


  Course                               Title of the course unit                                         Duration of                        Local            ECTS           ECTS
 Unit code                                                                                              course unit                        grade            grade          credits
    (1)                                                                                                     (2)                              (3)             (4)             (5)
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ........................................................................   ................................        ...............   .............   .............
..................   ..........................................................                 ................................        ...............   .............   .............
                                                                                                                                                                          Total:
                                                                                                                                                                          .............
                     to be continued on a separate sheet

         (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) see explanation on back page


         Diploma/degree awarded:......................................................................................................................


         Date                                Signature of registrar/dean/administration officer                                            Institution Stamp




         ......................              ........................................................................................




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   1)        Course unit code:

             Refer to the ECTS information Package


   (2)       Duration of course unit:

             Y = 1 full academic year
             1S = 1 semester                                          2S = 2 semesters
             1T = 1 term/trimester                                    2T = 2 terms/trimesters


   (3)       Description of the institutional grading system:

             120 credits (JMU credits) must be obtained at each of Level 1, Level 2                                                              and Level 3 for an
             undergraduate programme. A Level is one year of study.

             This means that 120 credits represent the workload of a year of study. In ECTS 60 credits (ECTS
             credits) represent the workload of a year of study. Therefore to convert JMU credits to ECTS credits,
             you must divide the JMU credits by 2.

             .........................................................................................................................................
             .........................................................................................................................................
             .........................................................................................................................................
             .........................................................................................................................................
             .........................................................................................................................................

   (4)       ECTS grading scale:


 ECTS Grade                    % of successful                                                                     Definition
                              students normally
                             achieving the grade
         A                                10                        EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors
         B                                25                        VERY GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors
         C                                30                        GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors
         D                                25                        SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings
         E                                10                        SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria
        FX                                  -                       FAIL - some more work required before the credit can be awarded
         F                                  -                       FAIL - considerable further work is required


   (5)       ECTS credits:

             1 full academic year                       =             60 credits
             1 semester                                 =             30 credits
             1 term/trimester                           =             20 credits

NB: This document is not valid without the signature of the Registrar/Dean/Administration Officer and the official stamp of
the institution




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Confirmation of Erasmus placement for Enrolment
This form is to be completed and brought to LJMU on arrival (with proof of i.d. and home address) to be signed by a
staff member (usually the academic Erasmus coordinator) in the School where you are studying.



To whom it may concern,

Please accept this letter as proof of Erasmus status for the student detailed below. Erasmus status
means that the student is studying at Liverpool john Moores University (LJMU) as part of an
organised exchange programme with our European partners. The student is NOT eligible to pay fees
whilst registered at LJMU and must be given access to the same support as that of a fee paying
LJMU student.

The student must provide: proof of i.d. and proof of home address

Student Name:

Name of Course & School:

Duration of stay: From                                            to

Student Home Address (country of origin):



Term-time Address (if known):


Telephone number (including country code):

Programme of study (list of modules/classes taken):



Confirmation by LJMU Staff of students’ Erasmus status:

Staff name (print):

Position:

Telephone:                                              Email:

Signature:                                              Date:




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               Liverpool John Moores University
          Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
               98 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5UZ Tel: +44 – 0151 – 231 3521/3595
                                     Fax: +44 – 0151 707 0423


                                     Exchange Programme
                                International Application Form


Please complete all sections of this form using black ink. The form should be signed on the back page
by your supervising professor. It should be returned Lynn Nicolson by 30th April 2012.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION                                                                                   PLEASE
                                                                                                        AFFIX
                                                                                                        PHOTO




FAMILY NAME: _______________________________ FORENAMES: ______________________


DATE OF BIRTH: ______________________________               SEX: _____________________________


NATIONALITY: ________________________________


PERMANENT ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________



TELEPHONE: _____________________             EMAIL: ______________________________________


PERSON TO BE CONTACTED IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: _______________________________


TELEPHONE (WORK): _____________________ TELEPHONE (HOME): ____________________




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     PRESENT COURSE OF STUDY


INSTITUTION: ____________________________________________________________________

FACULTY/DEPARTMENT: __________________________________________________________

LIST OF SUBJECTS FOLLOWED IN THE PAST YEAR:                     NUMBER OF HOURS/CREDITS:

________________________________________________                ____________________________

________________________________________________                ____________________________

________________________________________________                ____________________________

________________________________________________                ____________________________

________________________________________________                ____________________________

________________________________________________                ____________________________

________________________________________________                ____________________________



  PROPOSED PROGRAMME AT
  LIVERPOOL
                  th
START DATE: 10         September 2012
PLANNED LEAVING DATE: _________________________________________________


YEAR- LONG modules, (for semester long module please consult the handbook). Please note that 12 credit
modules are being phased out.

PROPOSED MODULES (TITLE)                                         MODULE CODE

_____________________________________________                    ___________________________

_____________________________________________                    ___________________________

_____________________________________________                    ___________________________

_____________________________________________                    ___________________________

_____________________________________________                    ___________________________


Please provide two more modules in case some of the ones you have chosen are not available.
_____________________________________________                     ___________________________

_____________________________________________                    ___________________________

_____________________________________________                    ___________________________




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OTHER INFORMATION

Please indicate here any other information which you feel we may need before you come e.g. your interests,
special needs etc.


_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________


Student’s signature: _____________________________ Date: ___________________________


REFERENCE (To be completed by your supervisor)
 REFERENCE: TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUR
 SUPERVISOR
Please indicate the student’s level of English. IELTS ……………….

Language requirements depend on the type of visa students are applying for and on the length of stay. We have
to comply with the UK Border Agency. For UKBA please check their web site.

Students studying level between NQF levels 3 and 5 modules will need an overall score of at least 4.5 including
4.5 or above in each of the 4 components in order to satisfy UKBA requirements (this is equivalent to B1
standard).

Students studying any NQF level 6 module will need an overall score of at least of 5.5 including 5.5 or above in
each of the 4 components in order to satisfy UKBA requirements (this is equivalent to B2 standard).

LJMU must be able to establish the level at which the student will be studying before a CAS can be issued for
the main programme of study (the exchange programme) and the information provided on the CAS must
accurately reflect the level at which the student is studying whilst on the exchange programme..

Please indicate below any other information which you feel we need to know about the student and your
particular course requirements:

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________


SUPERVISOR’S SIGNATURE: ______________________ DATE: ________________________




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             ADVICE ON FILLING IN THIS FORM
Ensure you clearly write all information, especially your name and address. This information has to be
put onto the computer and can easily cause problems if incorrect.

Please provide a copy of your (the applicant’s) passport. This must be the same passport as you will be using
to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa and must have 6 months duration remaining at the quoted start date of the
programme.

Remember to insert your date of birth.

Attach two photographs to the form.

When choosing your modules, ensure you put both the code and the title.

We try to provide up-to-date information about the modules in the handbook but we cannot guarantee that they
will run.

It is advisable to try to discuss any subject choice with your tutor in your own University.

Finally, should you have any queries about this form, you can
email Lynn Nicolson l.nicolson@ljmu.ac.uk and she will be happy to help you.




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     STUDENT MENTOR SCHEME
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
    LIVERPOOL BUSINESS SCHOOL

PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY


Name: _________________________________________________


Address: _______________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________


Tel no. _________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________


E-mail: ________________________________________________




As an exchange student coming to Liverpool John Moores University I would
have no objections to my details (as above) being passed on to a degree student
in Liverpool who would possibly be able to answer questions concerning life in
Liverpool, accommodation, and help sort out any problems in the first few days.




SIGNED: ___________________________________________________


HOME UNIVERSITY: ________________________________________
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