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					                                           Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday, June 11

Arrive in the UK

Hotel - Corus Hyde Park
        1-7 Lancaster Gate
        Bayswater
        London W2 3LG
        T: 44 1908 553133

Check-In Time: After 1:00 pm
Settle in, meals on your own


Day 2 - Sunday, June 12

11:30-3:30            UK Higher Education Briefing at hotel (breakfast room)
                      Introduction to the British Council
                      Lunch
                      Program Review

4:30                  Depart by „tube‟ for London Eye

5:00-6:00             London Eye


6:30                  Dinner at Tas Pide


Corus Hyde Park
1-7 Lancaster Gate
Bayswater
London W2 3LG
T: 44 1908 553133

Day 3- Monday, June 13

Queen Mary, University of London
Sarah Wildman
Study Abroad Officer
International Office
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
T: 44 207 882 7492
E: s.l.wildman@qmul.ac.uk
www.qmul.ac.uk

(Pull into Westfield Way (the main turn off from Mile End Road onto campus) which brings you next to
the student village.)

9:30           Coffee and welcome

10:00          Welcome from Vice Principal, Professor David Olver
10:10          Presentation by Andrew George, Director of Study Abroad

11:00          Tour of campus

12:00          Lunch, held in „The Gallery‟ restaurant on campus

1:00           Depart college


University of the Arts London
Angela Jenkins
International Marketing Manager
International Development Office
University of the Arts London
65 Davies Street
London W1K 5DA
T: 44 (0) 20 7514 8400
F: 44 (0) 20 7514 0272
E: a.jenkins@arts.ac.uk
www.arts.ac.uk
2:00           Arrival and welcome
               Presentations from staff and students

3:30           Leave for Central St Martins
3:45           Arrive Central St Martins, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP
               Tour of college
4:45           Leave for Chelsea

5:00           Arrive Chelsea, Millbank, London SW1P 4RJ
               Tour of college
6:00           Dinner at City Café, 30 John Islip St, London SW1P 4RJ

Hotel:
Corus Hyde Park
1-7 Lancaster Gate
Bayswater
London W2 3LG
T: 44 1908 553133


Day 4 - Tuesday, June 14

Roehampton University
Mrs Val Vassallo
International Centre
Roehampton University
Roehampton Lane
London SW15 5PU
T: 44 (0) 20 8392 3192
F: 44 (0) 20 8392 3031

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E: v.vassallo@roehampton.ac.uk

Arrival information:

Parkstead House
Whitelands College
Roehampton University
Holybourne Avenue
London SW15 5JD


9:00           Whitelands College      Campus tour                                 Dr Heather
                                                                                   Forland/Val Vassallo
9:30           Gilbert Scott Lecture   Roehampton: an introduction                 Dr Heather Forland,
               Theatre                                                             Head of International
                                                                                   Centre

9:45                                   Program overview: Media/Cultural            Dr Heather Nunn and
                                       Studies/Journalism                          Dr Anita Biressi

10:00                                  Program overview: Psychology                Jean O‟Callaghan

10:15          Parkstead House         Refreshments
               cafeteria
10:35                                  Transfer to Froebel College (transport
                                       provided)
10:45          The Adam Room,          Admissions Process                          Kate Davies,
               Froebel College                                                     International
                                                                                   Admissions Officer

11:00          The Adam Room,          Student panel : an introduction to living   Angela Helms
               Froebel College         in London and studying at Roehampton        Heidi Ann Reddell
                                       by USA students and an opportunity to       Erin Cooper
                                       ask questions                               Jonathan Sedmak

11:20          The Adam Room,          Teaching and learning in the UK : a         Dr Stacey Prickett
               Froebel College         comparison of styles

11:35          Roehampton North        Campus walk : view the resources and        Dr Heather Forland,
               Campus                  facilities on campus including student      Val Vassallo, Jean
                                       accommodation                               Rochford

12:15          Senior Common           Lunch with Dr Peter Briggs, Pro Vice
               Room, Southlands        Chancellor + staff and students
               College

1:00           Depart from
               Southlands College



The University of Reading
Heather McKeever

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Study Abroad Manager/International Officer
International & Study Abroad Office
Whiteknights
PO Box 217
Reading RG6 6AH
T: 44 118 378 8749
F: 44 118 975 0046
E: h.mckeever@reading.ac.uk
www.reading.ac.uk

2:00          Welcome
              Campus Tour including Windsor Hall

3:00          Tour of the Library

3:30          Preview of Finalists‟ work in Department of Art

4:00          Afternoon tea with Vice-Chancellor

4:30          Presentation on Social Sciences and Science Programmes
              Presentation on International Foundation Programme

5:00          Talk on student life, pastoral care and the welcome programme

5:30          Q&A session with students and staff

6:00          Meal in Senior Common Room, Whiteknights Campus


Hotel:
Romsey Corus
Ampfield
Portsmouth
T: 44 (0) 870 609 6155


Day 5 - Wednesday, June 15

University of Southampton
Ms. Jo Nesbitt
Deputy Head
International Office
Highfield, Southampton
SO17 1BJ
T: 44 23 80592761
F: 44 23 80595789
E: jln@soton.ac.uk
www.soton.ac.uk/international

8:15          Depart hotel

9:00          Arrival and welcome


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10:00         Presentations and tour
12:00         Lunch

1:00          Depart for Bournemouth


Bournemouth University
Dannielle Elster
International Office
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
Dorset BH12 5BB
T: 44 1202 595825
E: delster@bournemouth.ac.uk


2:00          Arrive at Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
              Welcome and tea/coffee

2:15          Presentation on Bournemouth University
              Dannielle Elster, Head of International Office

2:45          US Federal Loans at Bournemouth University
              Edward Hart, Federal Loan Administrator

3:00          Opportunities in Bournemouth Media School
              John Oliver, Senior Lecturer

3:15          Opportunities in School of Conservation Sciences
              Brian Astin, Head of School

3:30          A belated welcome from Professor Paul Luker, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic)

3:45          Question and Answer session with current and past US students

4:15          Campus Tour including accommodation

5:00          Bus tour of town centre and surrounding area

6:00          Dinner at local restaurant

Hotel:
Romsey Corus
Ampfield
Portsmouth
T: 44 (0) 870 609 6155


Day 6 - Thursday, June 16

University of Plymouth
Peter Ingram

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Drake Circus
Plymouth
Devon PL4 8AA
T: 44 (0)1752 600600

9:00           Depart for Plymouth

12:00          Lunch on way

1:00           Arrival

1:15           Welcome reception with hosts for the visit

1:30           Tour of campus including accommodation and library

2:00           Subject focus - Multimedia Arts

2:30           Subject focus - Humanities

3:00           Refreshments and visit to University art gallery space

3:30           Subject focus – Social Sciences

4:00           Subject focus - Marine Sciences

4:30           Question time

5:00           Freshen up – Allow time for visitors to refresh themselves for dinner.

6:00           Group are met and walked down through the city centre to the Hoe and
               round to the Barbican, including Mayflower steps.

7:00           Dinner

Hotel:
Plymouth Moat House
Armada Way
Plymouth
T: 44 (0) 1752 639988

Day 7 - Friday, June 17

University of Bristol
Claire Axel-Berg
Head of International Recruitment
Hawthorns
Woodland Road
Bristol BS8
T: 117 9545788
F: 117 9545851
E: C.Axel-Berg@bristol.ac.uk
www.bristol.ac.uk


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9:00    Depart for Bristol

1:00    Lunch

2:15    Arrive at The Hawthorns. Coffee and welcome

2:30    Campus Tour: Undergraduate Admissions Office

        Tour 1: Science/Medicine/Engineering
        Tour 2: Law/Sociology/Politics
        Tour 3: History of Art/Archaeology/English/Drama

4:30    Tea and biscuits, meeting with current students, walk in Royal Fort Gardens

5.30    Visit to Goldney Hall and Clifton Hill House (Halls of Residence)

6.30    Dinner at Avon Gorge Hotel (to be confirmed)


Hotel:
Clifton Hotel
St Paul‟s Road
Clifton, Bristol
T: 44 (0) 117 973 6882
Day 8 - Saturday, June 18

Mid-morning              Group checks into hotel

Court Colman Manor
Pen-y-Fai
Bridgend
T: 44 (0) 1656 720212


2:00-5:00                Optional excursion to Cardiff Bay for shopping, cafes, restaurants

6:00                     Dinner included at hotel with Andrew Griffith, University of Bangor and Emma
                         Heathcote, WIC


Day 9 - Sunday, June 19

10:00           Introduction to Wales – Emma Heathcote, Wales International Consortium

11:00           Presentation on the University of Wales Bangor – Andrew Griffith

12:00           Depart for Cardiff Castle

1:00            Lunch at „The Undercroft‟
2:10            Tour of Cardiff Castle

4:00            Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagan‟s or Cardiff City Centre


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5:00          Return to hotel

6:00          Dinner included at hotel.

Hotel:
Court Colman Manor
Pen-y-Fai
Bridgend
T: 44 (0) 1656 720212


Day 10 - Monday, June 20

University of Glamorgan
James Brimble
International Office
University of Glamorgan
Pontypridd CF37 1DL
Wales
T: 44 (0) 1443 482348
F: 44 (0) 1443 482927
E: jbrimble@glam.ac.uk
www.glam.ac.uk/international

9:00          Arrival and Welcome (Coffee provided) (please report to main registration on arrival
              where you will be met)

9:30          Presentation on the University

10:00         Presentations from various academic schools followed by question time

11:00         Tour of campus

12:00         Lunch – Gallery Restaurant

1:00          Depart for Swansea


University of Wales Swansea
Emma Frearson
Coordinator
American Studies Exchange Office
Singleton Park
Swansea, SA2 8PP
Wales
T: 44 1792 295135
F: 44 1792 295719
E : e.m.frearson@swan.ac.uk
www.swan.ac.uk/sao


2:00          Arrive in Swansea


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2:15          Welcome address in room 306 of the Technium building
              http://www2.swan.ac.uk/maps/campus.htm

2:30          Information session     -   Admission requirements
                                      -   Academic programs presented by department
                                          representatives
                                      -   Why choose Swansea?

3:30          Student Panel

4:00          Campus tour including housing, library, Taliesin Arts Centre, lecture theatre, Students‟
              Union building

4:45          National Pool of Wales and University Sports Centre

5:15          Depart for St Anne‟s Hotel in Mumbles hopefully visiting a local beach en route to the
              hotel.

7:00          Dinner at Castellamare Restaurant, Bracelet Bay, Mumbles Road,
              Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4JT, 01792.369408



Hotel:
St Anne‟s Hotel
Western Lane
Mumbles
T: 44 (0) 1792 369147


Day 11 - Tuesday, June 21

Trinity College Carmarthen
Kathleen Adnum
International Officer
Carmarthen, SA31 3EP
Wales
T: 44 1267 676601
F: 44 1267 676754
E: K.Adnum@trinity-cm.ac.uk
www.trinity-cm.ac.uk

8:00          Depart hotel

9:00          Arrival & Welcome (coffee)
              Introduction to Trinity College – International Office

9:45          Tour of Campus

10:30         Travel to Dylan Thomas' Boathouse for student theatre performance

11:30         Travel back to Trinity for buffet lunch


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12:30         Departures


University of Wales Aberystwyth
Ms Siân M. Davies
Careers & International Adviser
Development & External Affairs
9 Laura Place
Aberystwyth SY23 2AX
Wales
T: 44 1970 622367
F: 44 1970 622063
E: ssd@aber.ac.uk
www.aber.ac.uk

Campus Address:

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3DA


2:30          Arrival and welcome

3:00          Campus tour – to include main library, Arts Centre, Students‟ Union, National Library
              of Wales, sports facilities, accommodation, student village

4:00          Presentations by selected departments – to be confirmed

5:00          Opportunity to meet and speak with current students

5:30          Dinner on campus

6:30          Depart for Liverpool (three hour drive)


Hotel:
Gladstone Hotel
Lord Nelson Street
Liverpool
T: 44 (0) 151 709 7050




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Day 12 - Wednesday, June 22


University of Liverpool
Ms Jen Whetstone
International Officer
Liverpool, L69 3BX
T.: 44 (0) 151 794 6985
F: 44 (0) 151 794 6733
E: j.whetstone@liv.ac.uk
www.liv.ac.uk

10:00-10:30    Welcome from John Quirk (Director International Office) and Professor Chris Mee (Head
               of School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology) [Staff House, Abercromby Square]

10:35-12:00    Campus Tour (Aerospace Engineering, Medicine, Biological Sciences, Veterinary
               Science)

12:00-1:00     Buffet lunch [Staff House, Abercromby Square]


1:00-3:00      “Arts in Focus” – A combination of presentations from and visits to various departments
               in the Faculty of Arts including Irish Studies, Egyptology, History, Popular Music, Modern
               Languages and Latin American Studies.

               Tea and coffee [Roxby Building]


3:00           Depart to Liverpool John Lennon Airport for Belfast

Hotel:
Queen's University Belfast
Elms Village
78 Malone Road
Belfast BT9 5BW
T: 44 (028) 90973076/7/8


Day 13 - Thursday, June 23

University of Queen’s Belfast
Donna Beckington
International Officer
International Office
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
T: 44 28 9097 5088
F: 44 28 9097 5089
E: international@qub.ac.uk or d.beckington@qub.ac.uk
www.qub.ac.uk/ilo

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 9:30-9:40                   Welcome and Introduction to Queen's
                             Pro-Vice-Chancellor


 9:40-10:20                  Overview of Queen's
                             Mrs Cathy McEachern, Acting Director, International
                             Office and
                             Mrs Donna Beckington, International Officer


 10:20-10:40                 Coffee


 10:40-11:10                 Entry Requirements for US Students
                             Mr Stirling Wisener, Admissions Officer


 11:10-11:30                 Question and Answer Session with US Students


 11:30-12:00                 Tour of campus


 12:15-1:45                  Lunch in The Great Hall


 2:00                        Visit to the Elms Village (University housing)


 2:30                        Departure


 2:30-3:30                   Belfast city tour

 3:30-6:30                   Free time

 6:30                        Dinner - restaurant TBC


Hotel:
Queen's University Belfast
Elms Village
78 Malone Road
Belfast BT9 5BW
T: 44 (028) 90973076/7/8

Day 14 - Friday, June 24

University of Ulster
Ms Joan Reilly

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Head of the International Office/Centre for English Language Teaching
Shore Road
NEWTOWNABBEY
BT37 0QB
Northern Ireland
T : 44 28 90368220
F : 44 28 90368232
E : ej.reilly@ulster.ac.uk
www.ulster.ac.uk

Campus address for visit:
University of Ulster
Magee Campus
Strand Road
LONDONDERRY
BT48 7JL
Northern Ireland


9:00       Depart Belfast

10:30      Arrive at Magee campus

10:50      Tour of the Foyle Arts Centre and Learning Resource Centre

12:00      Buffet lunch, hosted by Professor Tom Fraser, Provost of the Magee campus
           and opportunity to meet academic staff – The Great Hall

1:00       Presentation on Study Opportunities at the University of Ulster – Joan Reilly,
           Head of the International Office

1:45       Tour of Accommodation

2:15       Guided tour of the City

3:30       Free time for shopping

5:00       Depart for Belfast

6:30       Farewell dinner with British Council Northern Ireland


Hotel:
Queen's University Belfast
Elms Village
78 Malone Road
Belfast BT9 5BW
T: 44 (028) 90973076/7/8




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Day 15 - Saturday, 19 June

8:00            Optional excursion to the Giant‟s Causeway
Counselors depart hotel for Belfast Airport for return flights to North America or onward visits.

Check out by 11:00.
Counselors will be responsible for own transportation to airport.




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                          Profiles of Participating Institutions

University of the Arts London
Angela Jenkins
International Marketing Manager
International Development Office
65 Davies Street
London W1K 5DA
T: 44 20 7514 8400
F: 44 20 7514 0272
E: a.jenkins@arts.ac.uk
www.arts.ac.uk/international

Bournemouth University
Danielle Ester
International Relations Manager (Acting Head of International Office)
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
Dorset BH12 5BB
T: 44 1202 595825
E: delster@bournemouth.ac.uk
www.bournemouth.ac.uk


Bournemouth University is a modern, dynamic and cosmopolitan institution located on the south coast of
England and only two hours from London.

Nearly 14,000 students are currently pursuing programmes at the University including over 1000
international students from 120 different countries. There are currently 35 students from the USA at
Bournemouth University. These include 10 Undergraduate, 24 Postgraduate and 42Research students.
The University has seven distinctive schools of study, each reflecting major areas of economic growth:
Business School; Conservation Sciences; Design, Engineering and Computing; School of Law; Institute
of Health and Community Studies; Bournemouth Media School; Services Management.
Programmes are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The student experience is
enhanced through our close relationship with industry. As a result, Bournemouth University has one of
the highest graduate employment rates in the UK.
It offers a warm welcome and safe environment to students from all over the world. An orientation week
is offered in September to help students settle in. Every non- EU student also has guaranteed access to
University accommodation in the first year of study, providing that application forms reach us by mid-
August.

With one of the sunniest climates in the UK and only two hours from London, Bournemouth University is
ideally placed to offer students a stimulating career-focused education in an environment of great
natural beauty.




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University of Bristol
Claire Axel-Berg
Head of International Recruitment
Hawthorns
Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1LN
T: 117 9545788
F: 117 9545851
E: C.Axel-Berg@bristol.ac.uk
www.bristol.ac.uk/international/recruit/
Bristol is a long-established yet forward-looking university with a widespread reputation for its enterprise
and international research. It has strong links with a number of the world‟s leading education and
research institutions, and is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network.

Over 5,000 postgraduate students study here, (3,500 taught and 1,800 in research) in addition to 11,500
undergraduates. Bristol‟s students come from over 100 different countries, contributing much to the
international feel of the institution and helping to bring the educational and social benefits of diversity
which are so important. Over the years more than 160 Chevening scholars have studied at the
University of Bristol, from countries as diverse as Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Korea, Oman and Zambia.

The University is committed to offering a high-quality learning experience, which enables students to
develop intellectually and individually. The departments aim to provide this through both their research
and teaching activities. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 84 per cent of Bristol‟s
departments were rated 5 or 5*, and therefore judged to be „of international standing‟ or „world class‟
respectively. The overall quality of the University‟s teaching has also been independently judged to be
„excellent‟. Organized in six faculties, Bristol shows excellence in all areas: arts, engineering, medical &
veterinary sciences, medicine & dentistry, science, and social sciences & law.
Another notable feature of the University is the employability of its graduates. In a typical year, after
completing a postgraduate degree at Bristol, some 60 per cent of graduates go straight into
employment, while another 30 per cent choose to continue their studies, either at Bristol or elsewhere.
Bristol itself is a beautiful, buzzing, multicultural city of community festivals and carnivals, hot-air
balloonists and kite flyers, theatres and museums, artists and animators, music and film. It has been a
port for a thousand years, though the commercial area has moved downstream, so the old docks in the
city centre are now a thriving focus for leisure and the arts. The city has a long tradition of trade and
engineering and is also home to many of the newer financial services and creative and media industries.
The University is very much a part of this vibrant city, located less than a mile away from its centre and
surrounded by magnificent architecture, but still only within a few minutes walk of wide stretches of
green parkland.


University of Glamorgan
James Brimble
International Office
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF37 1DL
Wales
T: 44 (0) 1443 65 4285
F: 44 (0) 14443 482525


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E: international@glam.ac.uk
www.glam.ac.uk/international

Originally founded as a college in 1913 and boasting an exceptional record for teaching quality, the
University of Glamorgan offers state-of-the-art facilities and a friendly and dynamic study environment.
Over 20,000 students enjoy a safe and complete campus environment, just 20 minutes from Cardiff in a
beautiful hillside setting. We have just under 2,000 international students.

The University has seven academic schools: Applied Sciences, Business, Care Sciences, Computing,
Electronics, Technology, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences

We have outstanding teaching quality, and a reputation for academic excellence. We were rated
„Excellent‟ in 12 key subject areas in the national Teaching Quality Assessments (TQAs), including
accounting and finance; business and management; business administration; creative writing; electrical
and electronic engineering; information technology; minerals surveying; public sector schemes;
surveying for resource development and drama.

In 2004, the Business School at the University of Glamorgan was rated as the best in Wales for the third
year running by the Guardian League Tables, as well as the best in Wales for Drama, English and
Media Studies. We are also proud to have been named as the top new university in Wales for teaching
and research and one of the leading universities in Wales, by the Sunday Times league tables in 2004.

Glamorgan‟s superb sport and leisure facilities allowed the University to host the biggest event in the
student sporting calendar, the Halifax British University Games 2001. Life is not all work at Glamorgan.
The University is well known for its excellent and exciting social environment. The Students‟ Union
sponsors a wide variety of student events, clubs and societies and holds weekly events during term
time. With Cardiff, the Capital City of Wales, only 20 minutes away you have access to all the amenities
of a major city. The International Support Unit at the university also offers information and advice to
International Students on a range of non-academic issues such as immigration, finance, health and daily
life in the UK.


University of Liverpool
Ms Jen Whetstone
International Officer
Liverpool, L69 3BX
T: 44 (0) 151 794 6985
F: 44 (0) 151 794 6733
E: j.whetstone@liv.ac.uk
www.liv.ac.uk/international

Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest universities in the UK. A multi-faculty
institution, Liverpool provides education leading to the professions (Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary
Sciences, Engineering, Law, Architecture, Town Planning and Accounting) as well as pure and applied
studies in the sciences, arts, humanities and social and environmental studies. The University offers
over 200 programs at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research level.

With almost 20,000 students, Liverpool is one of the largest universities in the UK and we are proud of
the diversity of our student community. Around 14% of our students are international and they come
from over 110 countries. At present there are 52 students from the US studying at all levels.

The University is one of the elite Russell Group of research-led universities in the UK. In the most
recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 93% of Liverpool‟s academic staff were found to be
conducting research of national or international standing. Many departments were awarded top RAE

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scores of 5 and 5* including English, Modern Languages, Physiology, Engineering (including
Mechanical, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Materials branches), Earth and Ocean Sciences, History
and Archaeology. Liverpool has been associated with eight Nobel prize-winners, including Sir Ronald
Ross who discovered the connection between mosquitoes and malaria transmission.

The University campus is situated at the heart of the city of Liverpool on the north west coast of
England. These are exciting times for Liverpool as the city has been chosen as European Capital of
Culture 2008 and also designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Famous around the world as
the birthplace of the Beatles and the home of Liverpool Football Club, the sporting and cultural scene in
Liverpool is flourishing.

Our campus includes student accommodation in the form of shared self-catering apartments and also
extensive social and support services for students. The sports facilities were recently improved with the
extension of the sports centre which now comprises 2 sports halls, a swimming pool, climbing wall,
squash courts and fully equipped fitness suite. Our Guild of Students building is the social hub of the
campus offering a huge variety of clubs, societies, entertainment and some of the biggest club nights in
Liverpool. A designated Student Health Centre is also housed in the Guild building along with other
support services such as the International Students Advisory Service (ISAS). ISAS are there to help
international students with any problems they may have with financial, immigration or welfare issues.


University of Plymouth
Peter Ingram
Head of Marketing (Postgraduate and International)
202 Hepworth House
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus
Plymouth PL4 8AA
T: 44 (0) 1752 233369
E: peter.ingram@plymouth.ac.uk

The University of Plymouth is one of the UK's most prominent and dynamic universities with an
educational history dating back to 1862. Consistently ranked as one of the top three modern
universities, Plymouth has over 30,000 students and almost 3,000 staff.

Plymouth has performed very well in all teaching reviews carried out by external bodies since 1996. In
the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the University attained a top rating (5) in psychology,
computer science and art history; and a 4 rating, showing national excellence and demonstrating signs
of international excellence, in civil, electrical, marine and mechanical engineering, environmental
sciences, geography, social policy & administration and sociology.

The University has seven faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health & Social
Work, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Science & Business and Faculty of Technology. It is a
partner, along with the University of Exeter and the NHS in Devon & Cornwall, of the Peninsula Medical
School.

The University of Plymouth is proud of its achievements in learning and teaching and is committed to
excellence in the student learning experience.
It will continue to build on its recognised strengths, including:
• a broad portfolio of campus-based undergraduate and postgraduate teaching;
• consistently high assessment ratings in the Quality Assurance Agency's
Teaching Quality Assessments;
• an acknowledged record for teaching innovation;

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• an established strategy for widening participation in HE;
• selection as the host institution for the National Subject Centre for Geography,
Earth and Environmental Sciences;
• comprehensive provision for supporting the continuing professional development
of teaching and support staff;
• an established institutional student feedback process - the Student Perception
Questionnaire; and
• integrated learning support services and systems.


Queen Mary, University of London
Sarah Wildman
Study Abroad Officer
International Office
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
T: 44 207 882 7492
E: s.l.wildman@qmul.ac.uk
www.qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary is one of the larger multi-faculty institutions of the internationally renowned University of
London. We have been welcoming study abroad and full degree students from the US for over 30
years. Many thousands have benefited from our flexible course system, and from the unique
atmosphere and opportunities offered by our multicultural, urban campus.

Our program is fully integrated so that visiting students study, live and socialise alongside students from
the UK and from more than one hundred countries. There are 8,000 undergraduate and 2,000
postgraduate students; more than 20% are international. All facilities are located on our single-campus
site and accommodation is guaranteed in our modern, self-catering halls of residence on campus.

Queen Mary is located in London‟s East End – one of the oldest parts of the city and an area of
fascinating diversity. There is something for everyone: street markets, parks, cafes, restaurants, pubs,
museums and galleries. Brick Lane, which is in walking distance from the campus, is famous for its
eclectic market, Indian restaurants, 24-hour bagel shops and is also now home to a growing number of
artists and designers.

The location of campus ensures that our students can enjoy London‟s wealth of social and cultural
opportunities, and being at the heart of the UK‟s transport network makes for easy access to other parts
of the UK and Europe.

The focal point of social life at the College is the Students‟ Union, a large and modern building run by
and for students. The Union houses a gym, a student support centre, a sports hall, shop, bar, and even
its own nightclub, which holds 800 and hosts various events. The Union also runs its own newspaper as
well as various community projects. Also on campus, you can find a bank; travel agent and several
cafes and restaurants.

Students can apply for an undergraduate degree focusing on one subject area, or alternatively, many
combinations of subjects are available. Our subjects include: Biological Sciences, Business
Management, Computing, Economics, Engineering (including Aerospace Electronic, Mechanical and
Medical) English and Drama, Film studies, French, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Materials,
Mathematics, Medicine, Dentistry, Modern Languages, Physics, Politics.



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Queen’s University Belfast
Donna Beckington
International Officer
International Office
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
T: 44 28 9097 5088
F: 44 28 9097 5089
E: international@qub.ac.uk or d.beckington@qub.ac.uk
www.qub.ac.uk/ilo

Queen‟s is one of the oldest universities in the UK. Established in 1845 as one of the three
„Queens Colleges in Ireland‟, it was raised to university status when it was granted its own charter
in 1908. A wide variety of courses is offered through five faculties: Humanities; Engineering; Legal,
Social and Educational Sciences; Medicine and Health Sciences; Science and Agriculture. The full-
time student population is 18,500, and there are approximately 1,500 international students from
over 70 countries. The University has earned an international reputation for academic excellence.
Assessment results in research and teaching have placed Queen's in the Top 20 UK universities,
according to national league tables. Queen‟s has expanded rapidly since its establishment over
150 years ago and, while still maintaining many of its traditional qualities, the University is distinctly
modern in outlook.

Queen‟s University is located one mile from Belfast city centre in a pleasant suburban area in the
south of the city. Next to the Queen's campus is Belfast's famous 'Golden Mile' of pubs, clubs,
restaurants and entertainment venues. Life in the area is vibrant with facilities for many
recreational, sporting and cultural activities. In addition, the University is only a short drive from
unspoilt countryside, breathtaking scenery and impressive coastlines.

University accommodation is guaranteed for international students for at least their first year of
study. The main accommodation complex, Elms Village, is situated in a pleasant residential area
within walking distance of the campus.

The University is conscious of the need to cater for the welfare of its students and so, as well as the
normal system of advisers and tutors, the University has a comprehensive Student Support
Service. This includes chaplains and other religious representatives, the University Health Service,
student counsellors and a careers service. In addition, the International Office has a special
responsibility for international students.

Queen's offers excellent computing, library, language and sports facilities. All students have
access to PC systems on campus, with free internet and email facilities provided. The University's
Students' Union is the centre for 150 clubs & societies, covering a wide range of sporting and
cultural interests. Many of the societies are especially aimed at international students.

University of Reading
Heather McKeever
Study Abroad Manager/International Officer
International & Study Abroad Office
Whiteknights
PO Box 217
Reading RG6 6AH

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T: 44 118 378 8749
F: 44 118 975 0046
E: h.mckeever@reading.ac.uk
www.reading.ac.uk

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, with an outstanding
international research reputation and excellent teaching facilities. It is a superb choice for students who
want a quality education from a well-established and respected university. From a student body of
15,000, some 3,000 students are from outside the UK.

The University is in the top 20 of most research powerful universities in the UK and was recently ranked
24th out of 122 in the Guardian Newspaper (April 2005).

*   Wide range of programmes from pure & applied sciences to languages, social sciences and fine art

*   High standard of academic and pastoral care

* 25 minutes from central London, Reading's parkland campus provides the perfect balance of
activity, culture and peace - an ideal place to study.

Roehampton University
Mrs Val Vassallo
International Centre
Roehampton Lane
London SW15 5PU, UK
T: 44 (0)20 8392 3192
F: 44 (0)20 8392 3031
E: v.vassallo@roehampton.ac.uk
www.roehampton.ac.uk

Roehampton University is unique. It is located on two beautiful campuses that are about 10 minutes
walk apart, but it is close to the centre of London. Roehampton was formed in 1975 as an amalgamation
of four higher education colleges which started in the mid 19th century and our specialisms reflect this
history.

Roehampton has four academic schools: Education, Business and Social Sciences, Human and Life
Sciences and Arts. We have a high reputation for teaching and academic support and are especially
strong in research in Anthropology, History, Dance and Education. Roehampton is home to the UK‟s
national Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Human Rights Education and many of our
curriculum areas have an ethical slant to reflect this. Students are able to combine subjects from
different Schools for their degree studies. There is also the possibility of work placement or service
learning, both of which attract credit.

There are about 8,000 students at Roehampton University from undergraduate to PhD level and of
these about 10% come from outside the UK. There are 86 students from the US studying at
Roehampton this year making it one of our largest groups of international students.

All international students are guaranteed accommodation on campus. The International Centre provides
a comprehensive orientation and induction programme to the UK and the University as well as trips and
social events throughout the year. There is also a thriving international students‟ society.




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University of Southampton
Ms Jo L Nesbitt
Deputy Head
International Office
Highfield, Southampton
SO17 1BJ
T: 44 23 80592761
F: 44 23 80595789
E: jln@soton.ac.uk
www.soton.ac.uk/international

Trinity College Carmarthen
Kathleen Adnum
International Officer
Carmarthen, SA31 3EP
Wales
T: 44 1267 676601
F: 44 1267 676754
E: K.Adnum@trinity-cm.ac.uk
www.trinity-cm.ac.uk

Trinity College is an Associate College of the University of Wales. It was established in 1848 as a
Church College to train teachers for schools in Wales and England. From its beginnings as a teacher
training college, Trinity has grown considerably whilst maintaining its expertise in specific academic
areas. Today, the College enjoys an excellent reputation for education, the creative, cultural and
performing arts, as well as for courses related to the environment, outdoors and community
development.

Trinity's campus is an ideal place to study. Having the teaching facilities, information and library
services, accommodation and Students' Union on one campus makes it a safe and welcoming
environment for our community of students. Sweeping lawns and landscaped areas form a picturesque
setting for the mix of Victorian and modern buildings. A new sports centre is planned for the campus,
which will include a multipurpose hall, two indoor and four outdoor tennis courts, as well as seminar
facilities for coaching. The facility is being developed as a centre of excellence for tennis and cricket in
the region and will be an asset, not only for the College, but also for the wider community.

Trinity's Association with American Colleges

Trinity's Study Abroad Program began in 1976 with Central College, Iowa. Since then, the College has
welcomed hundreds of American students to the campus and in recent years has developed similar
arrangements with California State University, Fullerton and Rio Grande University, Ohio.

American students who have chosen Trinity as their destination for study broad of for full time study
have been able to enjoy many activities as part of, or in addition to, their full time course. The most
notable, perhaps, have been the many opportunities to enjoy the diverse landscape for outdoor pursuits
and to explore Wales' ancient heritage, in particular the castles and forts which rise from the hills
surrounding its splendid coastline. Many American students have also taken advantage of their stay in
Wales to explore other countries in Europe.

University of Ulster
Ms Joan Reilly
Head of the International Office/Centre for English Language Teaching
Shore Road

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Newtonabbey BT37 0QB
Northern Ireland
T: 44 28 90368220
F : 44 28 90368232
E :ej.reilly@ulster.ac.uk


The University of Ulster was established by Royal Charter in 1984 through the merger of the New
University of Ulster and the Ulster Polytechnic. Constituent parts of the University can trace their history
back 150 years. Today it is a large modern university with over 3,500 staff and 30,000 students. The
University of Ulster is the largest University on the Island of Ireland and one of the largest UK
universities.

The University of Ulster is located on four campuses: Coleraine on the north coast, Jordanstown to the
north of Belfast, Belfast city centre and Magee in Londonderry (Derry).

Some points of note are:

     One of the top ten most popular universities in the UK
     The largest university on the Island of Ireland
     10% of our international student population are from the US.
     Relatively low cost of living compared to many other UK universities (120 GBP per week
      including accommodation)
     A one-week International Student Orientation Program

The Magee campus is a mixture of traditional and modern buildings and facilities. Student numbers
have been rising steadily across the range of undergraduate courses, due in part to unique opportunities
to mix and match disciplines at undergraduate level.

To match the increasing popularity of study at Magee, new facilities have been steadily introduced,
including studios, laboratories and workshops. Other buildings house the new Learning Resource
Centre, the Students‟ Union facilities, computer laboratories, research and teaching rooms, the Foyle
Arts Centre and a multipurpose sports hall.

Magee‟s research profile has made it a focus for partnerships with companies located in the Northwest.
The joint initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE) which is a partnership between the
University and the United Nations University is based at Aberfoyle House and has an international
reputation for its work in conflict studies.

The Magee campus has strong links with Derry City Council, and students have access to a range of
facilities in the city. Derry is a city with a strong tradition of being rich in culture, which combines with a
highly active social scene to make the city an exciting place to be. Magee itself has a small and more
closely knit student populations than Jordanstown and Coleraine. Past and present students often
mention this as one of the benefits of studying there. Derry is also a natural starting point for travel into
Donegal to the northwest or further afield.

Wales International Consortium
Emma Heathcote
International Marketing Manager
9 Laura Place
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion, SY23 2AX
Wales

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T: 44 1870 628 627
E: toh@aber.ac.uk
www.walesinternationalconsortium.com

Wales is proud to offer international students quality education and experience, and a superb return on
investments.

The Wales International Consortium represents the entire higher education sector in Wales. The
Consortium actively promotes Wales as an exciting study destination for international students, featuring
attractive learning, research and career opportunities and competitive, affordable quality education.

In response to the Prime Minister‟s Initiative, the Wales International Consortium works collaboratively
with member institutions and partners of national and international reputation and profile, to attract
international students to Wales. The Consortium is committed to developing long-term collaborative
relationships, in order to achieve its strategic priorities.

The Wales International Consortium is co-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
and the British Council Wales and is supported by the Wales Assembly Government.

The Wales International Consortium represents:

   Cardiff University
   North East Wales Institute
   Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
   Swansea Institute of Higher Education
   Trinity College Carmarthen
   University of Glamorgan
   University of Wales Aberystwyth
   University of Wales Bangor
   University of Wales College Newport
   University of Wales Institute Cardiff
   University of Wales Lampeter
   University of Wales Swansea

UK qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world. An education in Wales provides
international students with a solid foundation for a bright and successful future and a portfolio of globally
recognised professional skills and qualifications.
The close liaison that Wales higher education enjoys with business, industry and commerce, both
nationally and internationally, ensures that all international students have the opportunity to develop
successful, professional careers.

Wales higher education offers international students the opportunity to excel, achieve their full potential
and experience the vibrant, creative and challenging environment of Wales higher education. The
Consortium is committed to providing international students with a warm, safe and friendly environment
and encourages international students to experience the rich cultural diversity of Wales higher
education.

The Consortium recognises the value, loyalty and reputation that international students bring to Wales
and respects their investment by providing quality, affordable education. This combined with a wide
choice of courses, institutions and locations makes Wales a tempting and popular choice among
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University of Wales Aberystwyth
Ms Sian Davies
Careers & International Adviser
Development & External Affairs
9 Laura Place
Aberystwyth SY23 2AX
Wales
T: 44 1970 622367
F: 44 1970 622063
E: ssd@aber.ac.uk
www.aber.ac.uk

“Life’s a beach at Aberystwyth: students swimming in the sea, sitting on the seafront at sunset, living in
Halls as good as hotels” Sunday Times University Guide

Aberystwyth was the original University of Wales before its formation as the federal University it is today
with its nine constituent members. Since its establishment in 1872 Aberystwyth has enjoyed a tradition
of academic excellence. The well balanced nature of the institution ensures a good range of arts and
science programmes as well as an equal number of male and female students. For over 125 years the
University has welcomed students from across the world. Today the University is home to some 900
international students from over 100 countries worldwide.

Nestled on the beautiful shores of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of Wales the coastline abounds with
fine beaches, whilst inland there are expanses of rolling moorland bisected by wooded valleys.
Aberystwyth is situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and the Pembrokeshire National
Park, Britain‟s only coastal National Park. The town has a population of about 13,500 people, but
serves a regional population of approximately 27,000. As the main market centre for mid and west
Wales, its shopping precincts offer most modern retail outlets. However, Aberystwyth is not just a
vibrant market town, it is very much a university town too. The University has a long and fruitful
relationship with the town and students are welcomed by residents.

Seventy percent of Aberystwyth students are taught in departments graded as excellent in the Teaching
Quality Assessment. In addition, the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise confirms the University‟s
commitment to the production of excellent research. Thirteen subjects were rated internationally
excellent in some areas of research activity and nationally excellent in all others. Of these, Aberystwyth
is particularly proud of the achievements of the Department of International Politics (5*), the Department
of Theatre, Film & Television Studies (5), and the Department of Welsh Language & Literature and
Celtic Studies (5) in attaining the highest ratings. Indeed, Aberystwyth has one of the highest rates of
research income per member of academic staff amongst British Universities (HEFC 2003).

International students are guaranteed accommodation in the extensive range of University owned
residences, and the Accommodation Office will support and assist all students throughout their time at
the University should any difficulties or problems arise. Over 900 PCs are located across the campus
and in the accommodation, with many of the computer facilities available 24 hours a day. The usual
range of personal, social and academic support is provided for all students in addition to the wealth of
assistance and advice offered by the Guild of Students.

University of Wales Bangor
Andrew Griffith
International Office
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG
T: 44 1248 382028

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F: 44 1248 383268
E: andrew.griffith@bangor.ac.uk
www.bangor.ac.uk

The cathedral city of Bangor is situated on the North Wales coast is a beautiful and spectacular place to
study. A popular tourist destination during the summer months, the region offers miles of beautiful
coastline and the nearby Snowdonia National Park, which boasts some of the most beautiful and
spectacular scenery in the country. Mount Snowdon - England and Wales‟ highest peak is only a half
hour journey from Bangor.

Bangor has received excellent awards for teaching and research which means our qualifications are
recognised world-wide. Our schools and departments are well-resourced and include an ocean-going
research ship, botanic gardens, natural history museum and hectares of land utilised by research teams.

Studying abroad in Wales offers a unique opportunity not only to sample and live the British way of life,
but also to sample the Welsh and Celtic life and history of the UK. A diverse range of courses related to
Wales and the Celtic Era can be studied at Bangor together with an opportunity to learn a bit of the
language - as many US students have done in the past.

Bangor, a very friendly and welcoming city is the region‟s main cultural and shopping centre. The
compact nature of the city means that most University buildings, the Students‟ Union, shops, sports and
leisure facilities are all within safe walking distance and the area around the main University buildings
and student housing has become a „student village‟ with a new sports centre, supermarket, shops,
restaurants, take-away food, banks and post office.

Bangor‟s thriving student community means that our students enjoy a varied and rich social life. The
Students‟ Union plays a strong role in organising all kinds of activities and events - with over 20 clubs
and societies, 50 sports clubs, Time the Union‟s own night club, cafes and restaurants, there‟s
something for everyone.


University of Wales Swansea
Emma Frearson
Coordinator
American Studies Exchange Office
Singleton Park
Swansea, SA2 8PP
Wales
T: 44 1792 295135
F: 44 1792 295719
E : e.m.frearson@swan.ac.uk
www.swan.ac.uk/sao

Founded in 1920, Swansea was one of Britain‟s first campus-based Universities. Surrounded by
parkland, located on the shoreline and within minutes of Britain‟s first Designated Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty, Swansea University has an enviable location. In the 2001 Research Assessment
Exercise, Swansea was ranked in the top third of all UK institutions (35th out of 118). Degrees rated
excellent include: Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Classics & Ancient
History, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Geography, History, Materials
Engineering, Modern Languages (German, Italian, Spanish), Physics and Astronomy, Psychology
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International students make up 9% of the 11,500 strong student population and represent 110 different
countries. The University population is sufficiently large to support a wide range of academic and social
activity but small enough to ensure a sense of belonging and community absent from larger institutions.
99% of first year undergraduate students requiring University-managed housing can be accommodated.
Swansea has the fifth lowest cost of living in the UK making it a more affordable destination for
international students. The International Students Advisory Service offers excellent support to students
both before and after enrolment: www2.swan.ac.uk/student_services/international/index.htm and the
Financial Aid office helps US students with the Federal Loans programme.

Swansea offers 470 degree schemes which link modern languages with business management,
humanities, arts, computing, engineering, law, health science and science. The highest number of UG
degree-enrolments are in Humanities, Social, Economic, Political, & Legal Studies, Science (UCAS
2005).

Any student who wishes to work during their studies is supported by the Careers Service in their search
for employment through the GoWales program: www.swan.ac.uk/careers/jobs/jobshop.html. For
international students this is an excellent way to enhance their resumes and widen their work
experience as well as develop networking skills.




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