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									                                           Welcome to Liverpool
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Liverpool is a vibrant and internationally renowned city that has recently celebrated its 800 birthday and has
been awarded the prestigious title of „European City of Culture 2008‟. John Moores University (JMU) itself
began as a small library in 1823, grew from a Higher Education Institution into a Polytechnic, and was granted
University status by an act of Parliament in 1992. We have been participating in the SOCRATES – ERASMUS
programme since its inception in 1987. JMU is one of the largest educational institutions in the UK. We have
over 20,000 students (approximately 1,000 of which are International) studying over 200 courses. The
University is located in several campus areas throughout Liverpool and occupies some of the most prestigious
buildings in the city. Our staff and international students come from over 80 different countries including
partnerships with nations such as China, Malaysia, Kenya and India. JMU 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 International students is indicative of our commitment to the Socrates
scheme and our students.

This information package has been produced to provide you with information which will help you decide
whether you wish to come to study at Liverpool John Moores University (JMU) as a SOCRATES – ERASMUS
student. Should you be accepted to study here, this booklet also contains advice to assist you in preparing for
your study period in Liverpool and also helpful hints and contacts to use once you have arrived in the UK.

                                              www.livjm.ac.uk
                                      CONTENTS

Page            2       Becoming a SOCRATES - ERASMUS student at
                        Liverpool John Moores University (JMU)

Page            3       ECTS and JMU

Page            3-4     Points of Contact

Page            4-5     Academic Schools

Page            5       Academic Calendar

Page            5-6     Accommodation

Page            6-7     Learner Support and Teaching Methods

Page            7       Library Facilities

Page            7-8     Additional JMU Facilities and Services:
                                 Liverpool students‟ Union (LSU)
                                 Sports Facilities
                                 Religion
                                 Student Welfare & Advice

Pages           8-9     Student Life in Liverpool
                                Nightlife
                                Culture
                                Sport
                                Shopping
                                Public Transport

Page            9-12    Life in the UK
                                  Insurance
                                  Driving
                                  Buying Food
                                  Healthcare
                                  Electricity/Gas
                                  Council Tax
                                  Licences
                                  Money
                                  Cost of Living
                                  Climate
                                  Post Office
                                  Telephone
                                  Travelling to Liverpool

Page            12-14            Useful Telephone Numbers & Web Addresses

Application Forms

Page            15-17            Student Application Form
                18-19            Learning Agreement
                20-21            Transcript of Records




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                   HOW DO I BECOME A SOCRATES-ERASMUS STUDENT AT JMU…?

In order to become a SOCRATES - ERASMUS student at Liverpool John Moores University you must
satisfy the following conditions:

        Hold a EU passport, be a permanent resident, or recognised as a refugee in a EU Member state, a
         European Economic Area State (EEA) or an Associated European Country.
        Study abroad for a minimum of three months or a maximum of twelve.
        Have completed at least one year of undergraduate study.
        Study at an institution that has a Socrates Erasmus exchange agreement with Liverpool John
         Moores University

You should also make careful note of the following:

While it is recognised that one of the purposes of your study period is to improve your English you must be
aware that all tuition and examinations at JMU are conducted in English. You must therefore be competent
enough in English in order to benefit fully from your time with us.

Students for whom English is not their first language will be asked to take the JMU English Language test
soon after arrival at JMU. After sitting the test you will be given details of FREE English Language Support
classes if required. The classes are designed to help you develop listening, speaking, reading and writing
skills. Classes are held three times a week in the evenings so that students can take advantage of this
service.

I satisfy the above requirements, what do I do next?

        If there is no module information attached or included with this booklet please contact the Socrates
         contact from the school/faculty that is relevant to your subject area (pages 4-5). Otherwise look at
         the list of modules available to you to ensure that there are modules you would like to study which
         will complement your studies at your home institution.

        Please note the JMU semester dates. You may not be able to follow your chosen course of study
         unless you study at JMU for the whole of the relevant semester. The relevant SOCRATES –
         ERASMUS co-ordinator at JMU will be able to confirm the dates you will need to attend JMU in order
         to satisfy course requirements.

Once the above criteria have been satisfied you should do the following:

You will need to complete the forms listed below. These forms should be included in the information you
have received. If they are not please contact your Socrates office or e-mail the relevant JMU Socrates
contact listed in the „points of contact‟ page:
      ECTS application form
      Transcript of Records
      Learning Agreement

These forms should be completed and forwarded to the relevant SOCRATES – ERASMUS co-ordinator
at JMU.

Upon receipt of the necessary forms JMU will contact you or the SOCRATES – ERASMUS co-ordinator at
your home institution to let you know whether you have been accepted for your chosen course of study at
JMU.

As a SOCRATES – ERASMUS student the following will apply:

        Students shall not be required to pay tuition fees at the host institution; the student may, however, be
         required to continue to pay his/her normal tuition fees to the home institution during the study period
         abroad.

        The national grant/loan to which a student may be entitled for study at his/her institution may not be
         discontinued, interrupted or reduced while that student is studying in another Member State and is
         receiving a SOCRATES-ERASMUS grant.




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                             EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM (ECTS)

What is ECTS?
ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, was developed by the European Commission in order to
provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of
measuring and comparing learning achievements, and transferring them from one institution to another.

The ECTS system is based on the principle of mutual trust and confidence between the participating Higher
Education Institutions. Each JMU academic School participating in ECTS will describe the courses it offers,
not only in terms of content, but also the allocation of credits to each module.

ECTS Credits
ECTS credits are allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them.
They reflect the quantity of work each course requires in relation to the total quantity of work required to
complete a full year of academic study at the institution, that is, lectures, practical work, seminars, private
work - in the library or at home - and examinations or other assessment activities. ECTS credits express a
relative value.

In ECTS, 60 credits represent the workload of a year of study; normally 30 credits are given for a semester
and 20 credits for a term. It is up to the participating institutions to subdivide the credits for the different
courses. Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations have
been successfully taken.

ECTS and the Liverpool John Moores University Modular Framework
The University‟s Modular Framework is a system whereby the student is credited for the work completed
throughout the year. At present, JMU‟s credit system operates as follows:

         120 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 at JMU.

In ECTS, 60 credits (ECTS credits) represent the workload of a year of study; normally 30 credits are
given for a semester and 20 credits for a term.

As a guide, to convert JMU credit values to ECTS credits, you must divide the JMU credits by 2.

You will find the JMU credit values listed in the Schools‟ module handbooks. If this has not been included
within this package, you should contact the JMU SOCRATES-ERASMUS co-ordinator in your chosen subject
area. Further information may also be obtained via the relevant School‟s website.

                                           POINTS OF CONTACT

                         JMU institutional SOCRATES – ERASMUS Co-ordinator

                                               Michael Harley
                                       Socrates Erasmus Coordinator
                                               Rodney House
                                             70 Mount Pleasant
                                             Liverpool, L3 5UX

                                           : +44 151 231 3101
                                          Fax: +44 151 708 7030
                                       Email: m.p.harley@ljmu.ac.uk

The Development Funding Team is responsible for the general administration of Liverpool John Moores
University‟s SOCRATES-ERASMUS activities. They liase with all partner institutions regarding the details of
bilateral agreements.

Queries with regard to bilateral agreements and eligibility should be addressed to Michael Harley as above.

Accommodation queries should be addressed directly to the JMU Accommodation Office who will be able to
assist (please refer to page 6).

Course/modular enquiries should be addressed to the JMU SOCRATES-ERASMUS co-ordinator responsible
for the relevant area of study (see below).




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                                                        ACADEMIC SCHOOLS
          The University is split into six faculties. Each faculty is in turn, split into Academic Departments. The schools
          that participate in the SOCRATES – ERASMUS programme, including contact names are listed below under
          the relevant faculty. Every SOCRATES – ERASMUS student will be allocated to an Academic Department.
Faculty           School            Contact            Tel: +44        E-mail:                 School Website
                                                       151 231 +       name@ljmu.ac.uk
                                                       extension

Business &        Economics         Steve Smith        3818            s.e.smith@              www.ljmu.ac.uk/afe
Law
Business &        Languages         Christine          3866            c.foulkes@              www.ljmu.ac.uk/lng
Law                                 Foulkes
Business &        Languages         Rachel             3639            r.m.blackmore@          www.ljmu.ac.uk/lng
Law                                 Blackmore
Business &        Languages         Martine            3445            m.t.shepherd@           www.ljmu.ac.uk/lng
Law                                 Shepherd

Business &        Management        John               3451            j.w.Vaughan@            www.ljmu.ac.uk/mgt
Law                                 Vaughan
Business &        Accountancy,      Ken Purnell        3424            j.k.purnell@            www.ljmu.ac.uk/afe
Law               Finance &
                  Economics
Education,        Education         Derek              5251            d.kassem@               www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL
Community &                         Kassem
Leisure
Education,        Outdoors,         Tim Stott          5329            t.a.stott@              www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL
Community &       Leisure &
Leisure           Food
Education,        Outdoors,         Mike Aiello        5211            m.aiello@               www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL
Community &       Leisure &
Leisure           Food
Health &          Nursing &         Angela             4104            a.brennan@              www.ljmu.ac.uk/HEA/NR
Applied           Healthcare        Brennan                                                    S
Social            Studies
Sciences
Health &          Applied           Grahame            4228            g.m.smith@              www.ljmu.ac.uk/hea/asc
Applied           Social &          Smith
Social            Community
Sciences          Studies
Media, Arts &     Liverpool         Delyth             5095            d.grover@               www.ljmu.ac.uk/LSA
Social            School of Art     Grover
Science           & Design

Media, Arts &     Media,            Nickianne          5028            n.a.moody@              www.ljmu.ac.uk/MCA
Social            Critical &        Moody
Science           Creative Arts
Media, Arts &     Social            Charlotte          4076            c.a.bretherton@         www.ljmu.ac.uk/soc
Social            Science           Bretherton
Science
Science           Biomolecular      Colin              2093            c.d.Reynolds@           www.ljmu.ac.uk/bms
                  Sciences          Reynolds
Science           Pharmacy &        Hassane            2049            L.Elhassane@            http://phc.livjm.ac.uk
                  Chemistry         Larhrib

Science           Sports &          Adrian Lees        4322            a.lees@                 www.ljmu.ac.uk/SPS
                  Exercise
                  Science
Science           Biological &      Nick               2190            n.m.dickinson@          www.ljmu.ac.uk/bie
                  Earth             Dickinson
                  Sciences
Science           Biological &      Ian                2030            i.d.hodkinson@          www.ljmu.ac.uk/bie
                  Earth             Hodkinson
                  Sciences

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Technology     Built             George           2839            g.a.jones@             www.ljmu.ac.uk/blt
&              Environment       Jones
Environment
Technology     Built             Vida Maliene     2854            v.maliene@             www.ljmu.ac.uk/blt
&              Environment
Environment
Technology     Engineering       Russell          2081            r.english@             www.eng.livjm.ac.uk
&                                English
Environment
Technology     Engineering       Stephen          2235            s.bonsall@             www.eng.livjm.ac.uk
&                                Bonsall
Environment



                                                 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

       The academic year is divided into two semesters. The dates for the semesters in 2006/07 are not yet
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       finalised. Induction for all visiting Business/Tourism/Marketing students begins on Sept 20 .
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                                18 September 2006 – 15th December 2006
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                                  8 January 2007 – 18th May 2007

       IMPORTANT - Your School may require you to arrive in Liverpool a few days earlier than the start of
       the semester. You should check with your School when they wish you to arrive and register etc.


                                                   ACCOMMODATION

       University Accommodation
       There are two types of accommodation: JMU Halls of Residence and privately owned accommodation.

       JMU Halls of Residence
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       Please note the rooms in the JMU Halls of Residence are in short supply. Priority is therefore given to 1
       year home students who live outside the Merseyside area.

       However, there are approximately 30 places available at the JMU Halls of Residence available to Socrates
       students. Priority is given to students that are studying with us for the full year, but we do have a limited
       number of places available for students that are studying with us for one semester. This includes places for
       students that are only studying with us in semester 2.

       Information about the accommodation office and an application form should have been sent to you with this
       pack. If it has not please e-mail Michael Harley (e-mail address on the front page) and request one.

       Vacancies also occur later in the academic year, if you are interested in moving into Halls of Residence later
       in the year, please contact the Accommodation Office.

       How to apply for University Accommodation
       The Accommodation Request Form mentioned above is also available from the Accommodation office:
                                JMU Residential Services
                                JMU Tower
                                24 Norton Street
                                Liverpool
                                L3 8PY
       Telephone:               +44 151 231 4166/4165
       Fax:                     +44 151 231 5598
       Email:                   accommodation@livjm.ac.uk

       You must remember that completing the Accommodation Request Form does not guarantee you a
       place in University accommodation. When completing the form please be absolutely clear as to how
       long you will be studying with us. We cannot accept applications that do not state one or two
       semesters.

       If you are unable, or do not wish to live in University accommodation, DON’T WORRY! Liverpool has an
       excellent choice of private sector accommodation.

       Private Sector Accommodation
       All private rented accommodation in Liverpool is co-ordinated by Liverpool Student Homes (LSH), an
       organisation specifically set up to help all students looking for accommodation in the private sector.
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Liverpool Student Homes can advise you on all matters relating to housing, such as contracts,
deposits and safe house hunting.

There are a large number of halls, flats, houses and bedsits available in Liverpool and this can often prove to
be cheaper than living in Halls of Residence. The average rent in a privately owned house can be from £35 -
£65 per week. You will usually have to pay extra each month to cover your bills, although some landlords
include the cost of bills in the rent. Private landlords will ask for a returnable deposit of £100 to £200 and you
will have to sign a contract. The Landlord is responsible if anything goes wrong within the property.

If you require private sector accommodation in either a flat, bedsit, shared house or board and lodgings, you
should contact Liverpool Student Homes directly at the address below or visit their website to search for
vacancies. You will not be able to see any contact details for landlords unless the web pages are accessed
from a JMU or University of Liverpool computer.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST STUDENTS ENTERING INTO ANY CONTRACT WITHOUT
PERSONALLY VIEWING THE PROPERTY.

Liverpool Student Homes, 140 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SR
Tel               +44 151 794 3296
Website           www.lsh.liv.ac.uk
E-mail            lsh@livjm.ac.uk
You should try to arrange your accommodation before arriving in Liverpool. However, if you do not manage
to do this and you need accommodation for a couple of nights while you seek more permanent
accommodation, then you should contact the following organisations:

Youth Hostel Association, Tabley Street, off Wapping Rd, Liverpool, L1 8EE
E-mail: liverpool@yha.org.uk         Website: www.yha.org.uk
Tel:    +44 (0) 151 709 8888         Fax:     +44 ( 0) 151 709 0417

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

Formule 1, Wapping Road, Opposite Albert Dock
Tel: +44 (0) 151 709 2040

TOURIST INFORMATION Tel: +44 (0) 845 6011125

                               LEARNER SUPPORT & TEACHING METHODS

There may be differences in the learning and teaching methods at JMU compared to your home country.

Teaching Methods
Lectures are the main way of providing information to you, in terms of the course syllabus, references and
suggesting subjects for further reading. You may be provided with handouts where appropriate. The
structure of lectures may vary between subjects and class sizes can be large.
Seminars are usually based in a small class size and the discussion will relate to either the previous lecture
or a specialist topic. Seminars are usually quite informal and can be very useful, background reading on the
discussion subject is recommended in order to join in debates and questions and answers. Seminars can
help you gain in confidence.
Practicals vary between courses of study. However, during the session you can expect to put theory into
practice. Usually demonstrators or technicians are available to guide and support you should you experience
any difficulties.
Tutorials can vary in size from small study groups to just a tutor and yourself. This activity allows you to
discuss in depth your work and develop your understanding of the subject area. You will gain most from
tutorials by preparing in advance.

Learning Methods
Group Work Tutors often set tasks to be carried out in small groups. By working closely with other students
you will develop inter-personal skills such as decision making, problem solving and leadership.
Private Study In addition to formal class based activities you will be expected to undertake private study, this
includes reading, making notes, research and revision.
Examinations
Most courses include an element of examination. Workshops on how to cope with exams are run by
Counselling and Welfare Department prior to and during the examination period.

Study materials
You should wait until you arrive in Liverpool before you buy any textbooks, as reading lists for courses are
regularly updated. Sometimes it is possible to buy second-hand books from students who have already
finished the course. This can obviously save you a lot of money.

Help and Support
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Should you have any problems or worries, please discuss them with your tutor as soon as possible.

                                           LIBRARY FACILITIES

Liverpool John Moores University has excellent learning facilities. There are two state-of-the-art Learning
Resource Centres.

                           The Aldham Robarts Centre (ARC)
                           Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5UZ
                           Tel: 0151-231-3634/3701

The ARC is situated opposite the Haigh building. It has been described as a library for the 21st century. The
Centre brings together all of the learning services for the School of the Built Environment, the Liverpool Art
School, School of Law & Applied Social Studies, the Liverpool Business School, School of Media, Critical and
Creative Arts and the School of Languages, including library and computing facilities.

                           The Avril Robarts Learning Resource Centre (ARC 2)
                           Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2ER
                           Tel: 0151-231-4022

The ARC 2 is the home to computing and library facilities for the Schools based around the Byrom Street
campus, for example, School of Biological and Earth Sciences, School of Biomolecular Sciences, School of
Computing and Mathematical Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, School
of Human Sciences, School of Health, and School of Social Science.

                               ADDITIONAL JMU FACILITIES & SERVICES

                                     LIVERPOOL STUDENTS’ UNION

Liverpool Students‟ Union (LSU) is the officially recognised body representing the 20,000 students studying at
Liverpool John Moores University. As a student at JMU, you are automatically a member of LSU.

As well as representing the views of the students, LSU is a major venue for bands, comedy and events and
has over 60 clubs and societies to join.

In the LSU building, The Haigh, you will find everything you need to really become part of the student
community ranging from café bars to a shop and a Student Information and Advice Centre that offers an
independent advice service to students who encounter welfare or academic problems such as:

   Accommodation disputes
   Debt
   Academic appeals

‘Deadline’, the newly refurbished Print Shop, offers a design and printing service and the Work Bank can
help if you are looking for temporary or casual work.
LSU‟s fitness centre, known as B2, is situated in the St Nicholas building on Great Orford Street. Members (a
membership fee is payable) have access to the latest high-tech fitness equipment, solaria, aerobic classes
and a sauna.
More information regarding the LSU‟s range of services can be gained from www.l-s-u.com

                                           SPORTS FACILITIES

There are extensive sports facilities provided by the University. There are sports halls, tennis and squash
courts, football, rugby and cricket pitches, as well as a large indoor swimming pool, at the University‟s I M
Marsh campus in Aigburth (3 miles from the city centre). Contact Leisure Services for current services and
offers on +44 151 231 5227.

                                                 RELIGION

The University Chaplaincy is available to all students within the University. The Chaplaincy will provide you
with contact names and addresses for representatives of most faiths, including: Buddhism, Hinduism,
Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. The University Chaplaincy can be contacted at:

University Chaplaincy
Liverpool John Moores University
Roscoe Court
4 Rodney Street
Liverpool L1 2TZ
Tel:( 0151) 231 3171

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Further information with regard to the University Chaplaincy can be found at the following website address:
http://cwis.livjm.ac.uk/chaplaincy/

                                       STUDENT WELFARE & ADVICE

SOCRATES-ERASMUS students are entitled to make use of the University‟s Student Welfare Counselling
Service that is based in Rodney House. The Welfare Advisors are available to assist students with any
problems that they may be experiencing whilst at JMU. These problems could include matters such as grants,
accommodation, financial issues, childcare or anything else that is causing concern. As well as practical
advice the advisors will also refer students to other individuals both within the University and outside who may
be able to help further.

The Counselling Service offers a confidential “listening ear” for any problems or uncertainties you may have
whilst at JMU, from worries about your course and studying, to concerns you may have about making friends
or homesickness.

You can make an appointment with the Counselling Service by telephoning +44 151 231 3153 or by calling
into Rodney House on Mount Pleasant.

STUDENT RELATIONS
The Student Relations Team aims to act as the first point of contact for all matters relating to students, to
uphold students‟ rights and champion their cause, but also to encourage them to fulfil their responsibilities. As
a result, the work of the team focuses primarily on two areas: Student Complaints and Student Discipline.

Student Complaints
The staff of JMU wish to provide the best possible service for you. Sometimes things go wrong and you may
wish to complain.

Copies of the Complaints Procedures and the University Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary Procedures
are available from all School Offices and Learning Resource Centres.

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.

                                        STUDENT LIFE IN LIVERPOOL

Liverpool is one of the most exciting cities in the UK. The city is alive with activity, producing some of the most
famous artists, musicians, and sports people in the world.

                                                   NIGHTLIFE

If you come to live in Liverpool studying won‟t be the only thing on your mind. High on the list of priorities will
be Liverpool‟s legendary nightlife. You will find that if you look beyond the surface splendour of the city you
will find something to suit your taste. A huge range of pubs, clubs and bars are to be found in a relatively
small area in the city centre. Some of the best are down the back streets, making the hunt for the most
exciting an interesting one. There are two main areas where the most popular entertainment can be found -
Bold Street/Concert Square, and Mathew Street.

To find out about what is going on in the city, it is a good idea to read a local listings guide or take a look at
the Liverpool Echo. These publications are available from most city newsagents and have up-to-date guides
to attractions in the region, such as DJs, bands, plays, events, special promotions, etc.

                                                   CULTURE

Culturally there is a variety of entertainment throughout the region. In the city centre there are theatres such
as The Everyman (which offers small-scale touring productions, as well as performances from local
companies); The Neptune (which often plays host to rising comedy stars); The Empire (where you can see
West End productions on tour) and The Royal Court (a great venue for live bands). The Philharmonic Hall
is the home of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which also plays host to various classical and
contemporary events throughout the year.

Museum lovers are well catered for by the 8 National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside. The
museums include Merseyside’s Maritime Museum, offering a wide range of exhibits, including a fascinating
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insight into the long-banished slavery trade, which in the past helped to create and sustain Liverpool‟s thriving
economy. There is also the Museum of Liverpool Life, where you can experience every aspect of Liverpool
through the ages, from the terraces of Anfield, Liverpool FC‟s ground, to the life of a sailor docking in the
port‟s heyday. Simply walking around the city centre will satisfy a desire for splendid architecture, and with
visits to the Walker Art Gallery and The Tate Gallery Liverpool, it is possible to appreciate both art and
architecture. While both house an array of magnificent works of art, the buildings themselves justify a visit.

You cannot mention Liverpool without mentioning The Beatles. For fans the Albert Dock houses the Beatles
Story, and the daily Magical Mystery Tour. Mathew Street is the location of the legendary Cavern Club.

                                                     SPORT

Life in Liverpool would not be complete without the sporting element. Liverpool must be one of the most well
known cities for its sport, but nowadays, it‟s not only football that is the focus of attention. The region is noted
for its football teams (Liverpool FC, Everton FC and Tranmere Rovers FC), Rugby League clubs (Wigan, St.
Helen‟s) and of course, the Grand National, held annually at Aintree Racecourse.

                                                   SHOPPING

The city centre is easily accessible and is perfect for getting around on foot. Large stores are located on
Church Street. In addition there are two large shopping centres, Clayton Square and St. John’s Precinct,
where you will find all the high street names as well as smaller boutiques selling everything you could think of.
St. John‟s Precinct also houses a market where you can buy fresh meat and fish along with clothes and
household goods. The Palace on Slater St is also a popular choice, selling fashionable clothes and
accessories, records, posters etc. There is even a tattoo parlour and hairdressers. Quiggins on School Lane
is perfect for the browser, as it is the home to many small stalls and boutiques selling crafts, second hand
clothes, gifts etc. The Albert Dock is worth a visit for its exclusive shops and beautiful setting.

                                             PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Liverpool has a good public transport network of trains and buses. The main co-ordinating body for transport
on Merseyside is called Merseytravel. You can find out about the different sorts of bus, train and ferry passes
from the Tourist Information Centre in Queen Square; the Merseytravel Centre also in Queen‟s Square or by
telephoning the information line on: Merseytravel: tel +44 151 236 7676, National Rail Enquiries: tel +44
3457 484 950.

                                        LIFE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

                                                  INSURANCE

The three main types of insurance you will need to consider are:

Property Insurance is necessary because if any of your possessions are stolen or damaged and you are not
insured, you will not be able to claim any money back to replace those items. We strongly recommend that
you take out insurance cover for all your personal belongings. If you stay in JMU Halls of Residences, the
cost of your rent will include up to £3,000 of Insurance Cover.

Medical Insurance – Please check whether your insurance at your home institution will cover you whilst
studying at JMU. Alternatively, the E111 form is available to EU citizens to allow them to have emergency
medical treatment abroad at no cost. You will need to complete this form prior to your arrival in the UK. This
is not a substitute for Travel Insurance. If you are not covered by the insurance policy of your home
institution you will need to get private travel insurance.

Motor Insurance
If you hold a valid driving licence or international driving permit from your home country, you will be able to
drive in the UK for 12 months

If you decide to drive a car or ride a motorcycle, British law states you must have at least third party insurance
cover. As the insurance market in the UK is very competitive we recommend that you compare the costs of a
few companies before deciding on the insurance. You should seek advice from the Liverpool Students‟
Union.

                                              DRIVING IN THE UK

It is essential that you are fully aware of the laws relating to driving in the UK - please ensure that you read
the guide to these laws “The Highway Code” before driving. This can be purchased from newsagents and
bookshops in the UK.



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Your car will need to be taxed, insured, registered and road worthy. It is an offence if any of the documents
confirming these facts are not up-to-date.


                                                 BUYING FOOD

A cosmopolitan city such as Liverpool offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants. There is also a number
of cheaper fruit and vegetable markets. If you are in self-catering accommodation (all JMU accommodation is
self-catering) you will need to buy and prepare your own food.

You will find supermarkets near University buildings and near to your accommodation, particularly if you live
in one of the Halls of Residences. Normal shop hours are 9.00am-5.30pm, however some supermarkets stay
open until 8.00pm. You should expect to spend around £35 per week on groceries. Halal and Kosher foods
are available in specific shops in the city, and there is also a selection of Chinese supermarkets close to the
city centre. These shops will stock most of the things you are used to buying at home.

                                                 HEALTHCARE

SOCRATES-ERASMUS students and their families are entitled to free treatment under Britain‟s National
Health Service (NHS), provided that they are registered on a course of study lasting more than six months,
and provided that they did not come to Britain with the aim of having medical treatment.

When you arrive in Liverpool, whether or not you need to visit a doctor, or obtain medicine immediately, you
should register with a doctor. As a JMU student you will be entitled to use the University‟s Medical facilities.
The University has three surgeries. These are situated at the James Parsons building at Byrom Street, the
Charley Robertson building on Mount Pleasant and the Iain Newman Centre at I.M.Marsh. For further
information (e.g. opening hours, details of doctors etc.) please refer to the following website:
http://cwis.livjm.ac.uk/medical/, or alternatively telephone +44 151 231 3319

You can also register with a local doctor in the area you live in if you decide to live in private accommodation.

Dental Health
If you are under 19 years of age and in full time education, you are entitled to free dental treatment from the
NHS. If you are over 19 years old, you must pay a contribution towards your treatment. A list of Dental
Surgeons is available from the University Medical Centres.

                                              ELECTRICITY/GAS

The British electricity supply works on 240 volts/50 cycles, so please make sure that any equipment you are
bringing from home can be used safely on this voltage or can be converted with the help of adapters.

Paying Bills
You can pay many bills for nationalised and local services, for example, telephone, water, electricity and gas,
by cash or cheque, at most Post Offices.

                                                 COUNCIL TAX

The council tax is set by the local authority to help pay for certain services it provides such as rubbish
collection, street cleaning etc.
Certain properties are exempt from council tax, so if you live in one of the following types of properties, you
will not have to pay council tax:
 University Halls of Residence

   House occupied only by full-time students.

However, the Council may need confirmation that you are a full-time student, and they can ask you for a
certificate to prove this. The Certificates are issued by the relevant campus centre, or Registry that is based
in 4 Rodney St (0151 231 3658).

                                                   LICENCES

By law, you need a licence for a television set (the money goes to finance BBC programmes) and for a car
(road vehicle licence). You also need a driving licence to drive a car. The forms to apply for all these and
various other legal requirements are all available from the Post Office.

                                                    MONEY

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.

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To open a bank account you will need:

1. Some money (in the form of cash, cheque, traveller‟s cheques, bankers draft) with which to open the
   account.
2. Some identification to prove your identity.

There are branches of the main banks all over the city, but the nearest ones to University sites are:

National Westminster Bank              Lloyds TSB Bank
Oxford Street                          Oxford Street
                                       Grt Charlotte St

Barclays Bank                         HSBC Bank
Brownlow Hill                         Oxford Street
                                      Rodney St
                                      Hanover St

It is advisable to bring a small amount of money (e.g. £100 cash) and some travellers‟ cheques to cover your
immediate needs on arrival in the UK as it will take a few days to open a bank account. Once you have
opened a bank account in the UK, you should allow at least one week from opening an account before you
can withdraw cash from the bank.

                                                 COST OF LIVING

You will want to plan your finances as far ahead as possible. The following offers some guidelines to help
you establish your budget (figures are approximate).

In the academic year 2003/2004 to cover basic living expenses such as daily travel, food, heating, lighting,
medical cover, rent and other necessary items, we recommend that you allow the following:

Single Student                                  £5,000 - £7,000 per year

If as a result of an emergency, you find yourself in financial difficulties, you can seek advice from a Welfare
Officer (see Student Welfare & Advice).

                                                      CLIMATE

Like the rest of Britain, Liverpool's climate is largely unpredictable. However, it is quite sheltered and often
milder than other parts of northern England. Generally speaking, the summer (June to August and
sometimes early September) is warm, though rarely hot. The winter months can be cold and frosty with
temperatures falling as low as freezing, and there is usually some snow around January. Typical daytime
temperatures are 68F (20C) in the summer and 42F (5C) in the winter.

                                                THE POST OFFICE

Post Offices are usually open from 09.00 to 17.30 from Monday to Friday, and 9.00 to 12 noon on Saturday.
This is where you can buy stamps, although you can buy stamps in shops such as newsagents (look out for a
Post Office sign).

There are two rates for inland letters (i.e. letters being sent within the UK) at time of publication:

         First Class 28p ~ should arrive the following day
         Second Class 20p ~ could take two to three days to arrive, sometimes longer.

Letters can be posted at the Post Office, or in the red pillar boxes or letter boxes set in walls on the street.

If you want to send valuables, money or documents through the post, it is best to use one of the special
services such as “recorded delivery”, details of which can be found at Post Offices.

                                                   TELEPHONE

If you wish to make a telephone call from one of the public telephone boxes found all over the country, you
can either insert money (all coins except 1p, 2p, 5p) or buy a phone card from the Post Office or a
newsagent.



                                         TRAVELLING TO LIVERPOOL

Before you travel to Britain, you must remember to bring with you:

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   Passport and Identity Card;
   Proof that you are coming to JMU to study, such as a letter from the School you will study in, or your
    learning agreement, and
   Proof that you will receive a SOCRATES-ERASMUS grant.

There are a number of ways of travelling to Liverpool from wherever you arrive in Britain. If you will be
arriving by air, it is advised that when booking your flight, you fly directly to Liverpool John Lennon Airport or
to the much larger Manchester International Airport, as these are by far the easiest options. Alternatively, if
your chosen airline flies only to London, book a connecting flight to Liverpool or Manchester at the same time,
as this will prove cheaper than buying a ticket at a later date.

How to travel to Liverpool from Manchester Airport
There is a limit of 20kg (excluding hand luggage) on all flights in the UK. Extra baggage can be taken, but
this can be very expensive with rates of up to £5.00 per kilogram. One piece of hand luggage is allowed. If
you are travelling with a lot of luggage, we suggest that it would be cheaper to travel by train.

Manchester Airport has its own railway station at Terminal 1. Direct trains leave for Liverpool on a regular
basis and will cost approximately £10. The journey takes about one and a half hours. You can then take a
taxi from Liverpool Lime Street station to your accommodation. There is also a coach operated by National
Express - see their contact details below.

Other ways of travelling
If you have easy access to a port, or have a great deal of luggage, you may find it easier to travel by sea.
The major ferry ports are in the South of England and it will take approximately 5 hours to travel to Liverpool
by train. Further information about ferry travel can be obtained by speaking to your local travel agent.

Further travel information can be found at the contact details below.

                                       USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Please note that the information contained in this booklet is given in good faith and has been carefully
checked. Liverpool John Moores University accepts no legal responsibility for its accuracy. The international
dialling code for the United Kingdom is 44. When dialling from overseas please remove the (0) if it is the first
digit of the telephone number. For example, to call 0151 231 2121 from abroad dial +44 151 231 2121.

UNIVERSITY
Liverpool John Moores (Switch Board)                    0151 231 2121                  www.livjm.ac.uk
International Students Advice                           0151 231 3172 / 3522 international@livjm.ac.uk
Accommodation                                           0151 231 4166       accommodation@livjm.ac.uk
Disability Welfare Advisor                              0151 231 3153
Liverpool Student Homes                                 0151 794 3296                  lsh@livjm.ac.uk
Medical Services:          Byrom St                     0151 231 2003
                           I.M. Marsh                   0151 231 5233
                           Mount Pleasant               0151 231 3319
Student Welfare and Advice                              0151 231 3153
University Chaplaincy                                   0151 231 3171
John Moores University Student Union                    0151 231 4900                www.L-S-U.com
Haigh Building, 4 Maryland St L1 9DE

FREE TELEPHONE SERVICES
Emergency (Ambulance, Coastguard, Fire brigade, Police)          999
Operator                                                         100

PAYING TELEPHONE SERVICES (Free if calling from Payphone)
International Operator                                155
International Enquiries                               153
UK Enquiries                                          192

HOSPITALS
Royal Liverpool Hospital                                0151 706 2000
Liverpool University Dental Hospital                    0151 706 2000
Broadgreen Hospital                                     0151 282 6000
NHS Direct (24 hr health advice)                        08 45 46 47                 www.nhsdirect.co.uk

TRAVEL
Airports
Heathrow Airport            Terminal 1                  0208 745 6800 www.baa.co.uk/main/airports/heathrow


                            Terminal 2                  0208 745 6850

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                          Terminal 3              0208 745 6900
                          Terminal 4              0208 745 4700
Gatwick Airport                                   01293 502019 / 01293 507075
Manchester Airport        Terminal 1              0161 489 2651    www.manchesterairport.co.uk
                          Terminal 2              0161 489 6146
Liverpool John Lennon Airport                     0151 288 4000        www.liverpoolairport.com

Airlines
EasyJet                                           0870 6000 000                www.easyjet.com
Buzz                                              0870 240 7070              www.buzzaway.com

Train, Bus, Taxi and Coach
Merseytravel/Airportxpress 500                    0151 236 7676
National Travel                                   0870 608 2608
National Express Coaches                          08705 80 80 80            www.gobycoach.com
National Rail Enquiries                           08457 48 49 50           www.thetrainline.co.uk
                                                                             www.railtrack.co.uk
Taxi Companies                                    0151 708 7080
                                                  0151 220 2020

Ferries
Mersey Ferries                                    0151 630 1030
Norse Merchant Ferries                            0870 600 4321         www.norsemerchant.com

TOURIST INFORMATION
Tourist Information Centre                        0151 709 5111           www.merseyside.org
Events and Accommodation                                                 www.visitliverpool.com
General Information about Liverpool                                          www.liverpool.com
                                                                          www.liverpool.gov.uk
                                                                        www.virtualtourist.com
                                                                          www.usefulinfo.co.uk
                                                                             www.lfconline.com
                                                                           www.evertonfc.com
Street Maps/Travel                                                          www.multimap.com
Transport                                    www.globalwarmingmedia.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/travel

GENERAL INFORMATION
Central Libraries, William Brown St               0151 225 5429    central.library@liverpool.gov.uk
National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside        0151 207 0001                   www.nmgm.org.uk

ACCOMODATION (pppn = per person per night)
Liverpool Student Homes                         0151 794 3296                  www.lsh.liv.ac.uk
Temporary
Youth Hostel Association                        0151 709 8888                   www.yha.org.uk
£19.00 pppn                               Fax : 0151 709 0417             liverpool@yha.org.uk
International Inn                               0151 709 8135         www.internationalinn.co.uk
£15 pppn
Formule 1, £23.95 per room up to 3 people       0151 709 2040
Wapping Rd, Opposite the Albert Dock
SELHAL (Women‟s Hostel)                         0151 709 7791
Hotel sites                                                                 www.allukhotels.com
                                                                            www.room4u.org.uk

GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND INFORMATION
Immigration Service Public Enquiry Office         0151 237 0473
Reliance House, 20 Water St, Liverpool
Customs & Excise, Customs House                   0151 703 1200
Liverpool L3 1DX
British Council, 11 Portland Place                0161 957 7000
London, W1N 4EJ
British Council                                   0161 957 7000
North West Regional Office
Medlock St
Manchester M15 4PR
UKCOSA (United Kingdom Council                    0207 354 5210                  www.ukcosa.org
For Overseas Student Affairs)                     (1pm-4pm only)
Visa Advice                                                           www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk




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                            Liverpool John Moores University (JMU)
                             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.: ..............................................................................

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)
Semester 1                                                Semester 2                                                 Full Academic Year

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LANGUAGE COMPETENCE
Mother tongue: ..........................................................................................................................................

Language of instruction at home institution (if different): ............................................................................

  Other languages                 I am currently studying                       I have sufficient                 I would have sufficient knowledge to
                                       this language                          knowledge to follow                   follow lectures if I had some extra
                                                                                    lectures                                    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 (JMU)
                                             ECTS - EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
                          LEARNING AGREEMENT
         ACADEMIC YEAR 20…./20…. - FIELD OF STUDY:...................................

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 Pack)                               (as indicated in the Information 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: ...................................................................

                                                                                                                                                                                   16
             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




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



            (1) Course unit code:

                                                                                                                                                                          18
         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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