Study Abroad Team UWE BRISTOL UK BRISTOL02 Study

Study Abroad Team UWE BRISTOL UK BRISTOL02 Study

Study Abroad Team UWE BRISTOL UK BRISTOL02 Study Abroad at UWE Bristol [email protected] January 2018 The 360 Degree Experience Life-changing is an understatement when it

comes to describing my journey with UWE Bristol. Ive learnt so much more than the skills I need to become a barrister. Ive grown to become more resilient, courageous, meticulous and relentless in the pursuit of what I believe in. Sabrina Professional Law Faculties Arts, Creative

Industries and Education (ACE) Business and Law (FBL) Environment and Technology (FET) Health and

Applied Sciences (HAS) Campuses Unbeatable Bristol Bristol the best city to live in the UK Britains best places for graduates to live and work.(Sunday Times, 2017)

UK's most desirable location (Sunday Times 2017) One of the worlds Coolest Cities (National Geographic Traveller 2018) Just 90 minutes from London Drag picture to placeholder or click icon to add Exchange Studies at UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol is an international university, with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning. Coming to study at UWE Bristol for a semester or a full academic year from a partner institution is a great opportunity to join a welcoming and supportive University. We have exchange agreements with over 80 partner institutions. We welcome students from all over the world to study subjects across all 4 faculties, in subject areas such as: Business Management, Accounting and Finance Interior Architecture and Architecture and Planning Geography and Environmental Management Nursing Allied Health Professions Including Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging Health and Social Sciences Including Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology and Politics and International Relations Exchange Agreements are usually limited to specific subject areas or academic departments and cross-faculty study is usually not permitted due to both timetabling constraints and agreement limitations.

A full list of our existing exchange partners is available on our webpages. Business and Management Leadership, collaboration, enterprise. Our business and management courses enable students to develop the skills they need for a successful career in business by learning in an authentic environment, with access to state-of-the-art learning tools. Shortlisted for Business School of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards (2017), Bristol Business School offers courses that hold accreditation from many UK and international professional and educational bodies, including ACCA, CIMA, CIPD and EFMD (EPAS). Located in a new 55m landmark Business School at the heart of Frenchay campus, students benefit from wall-to-wall world class facilities, modern lecture theatres, a Bloomberg trading room and Atrium caf. The department welcomes students from among its 22 exchange partners each

semester and provides a bespoke induction process to maximize student experience and integration. Incoming exchange students have the opportunity to study modules in Business and Management, International Business, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Human Resource Management. Students can study with us for either a semester or a full academic year, and are permitted to switch programmes following the successful completion of their first semester. Geography UWEs BSc Geography course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences and the Royal Geographical Society. Exchange students usually join either level 2 or level 3 of the course (year 2 or year 3 of the 3-year course). The course equips students with a solid understanding of the

science behind the main environmental challenges faced by human society. Students learn about managing natural environments, and develop skills in surveying, mapping, environmental assessment, geographical statistics and computer-based spatial analysis. Optional modules include climate change, river dynamics, ecosystem conservation and global resource management. Our well equipped laboratories and field trips provide real-world experience and opportunities to develop vital professional skills. Our BSc Geography course has achieved >=97% overall student satisfaction for four years in a row in the UKs National Student Survey. Architecture & Planning

Interior Architecture The Department of Architecture & The Built Environment offers incoming exchanges for students studying architecture or interior architecture. All students are enrolled into a Design Studio as the core of their study and can then choose from a wide range of other modules. Module options include: design, technology, history, urbanism, interiors and theory. You can also opt to take a work placement. UWEs Architecture and Planning course is ranked 1st nationally for student satisfaction (100%) and produces sought-after graduates with specialist knowledge and the skill to create exciting buildings and places. The course has a number of well established exchange partnerships and UWE recognises the diversity and new approaches to learning that these students bring to studio and group work.

Staff include a wide range of very experienced academics and professionals and there is a lively list of weekly guest presentations. Students can join the Architecture Society and take part in a wide range of social events. Students are based in The Studios - winner of the 2004 Royal Fine Art Commission Building of the Year for Architectural Education. Social Sciences Our social science courses give students the knowledge, confidence and motivation to make a real difference to society and the community. Students develop skills which allow them to question, critique and evaluate the world around them. Courses in the department include Politics and International Relations; Psychology; Sociology and Criminology and Philosophy. 94% of graduates from the department are in work six months after

graduation (HESA Survey, 2017). Our Politics and International Relations students reported a 93% student satisfaction rate in the latest National Student Survey (2017). The programme welcomes students from exchange partners from around the world. Our Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and welcomes exchange students from Italy and the Netherlands. Our Criminology and Sociology programmes have strong links with local police, council and criminal justice organisations and services. Allied Health Professions Youll get the knowledge and skills you need to make your mark as an Allied Health Professional. Working with colleagues across disciplines, youll build confidence and go into practice with partners across a variety of setting in the health care sector.

Our Physiotherapy programme is accredited by HCPC and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and has excellent links with leading healthcare providers across the South West, including the NHS, and private and voluntary sector organisations. The programme has exchange partner institutions in Finland and Norway. Allied Health Professions Our Diagnostic Imaging programme gives students access to industry-standard technology and provides work placements in NHS and private healthcare settings. Accredited by HCPC and the College of Radiographers, the course sends and receives exchange students from the Arctic University of Norway in Tromso. Our Occupational Therapy programme has a strong practical focus, close links with employers and is namaged by an experienced academic team. Accredited by HCPC and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the course sends and receives exchange students from the Arctic University of Norway in Tromso.

Nursing and Midwifery UWEs Department of Nursing and Midwifery has strong links with external agencies including 14 NHS trusts and Primary Care Trusts and voluntary agencies. Academic staff collaborate with partners across the health and social care sectors in research, practice development and education initiatives. The department provides a friendly and supportive environment for staff and students. Our Midwifery programme and all of our Nursing programmes (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing) and are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The Department has a long history of sending and receiving exchange students from institutions in Norway, Finland and Spain. A Nursing or Midwifery exchange students stay at UWE can

typically include: 1 week University/Placement induction 2x 5-6 week placements with local healthcare providers for example: intensive care, accident and emergency, or with community nursing teams Support for Exchange Students UWE Bristol is an international university, with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Coming to UWE Bristol for a semester or a year is a great opportunity to study in a welcoming and supportive environment. Exchange students are supported by the Study Abroad team and an academic colleague before and during their stay with us. Gain credits during your studies

UWE Bristol awards credit to exchange students after required examinations have been taken and/or coursework has been completed. This credit is recognized by your home University as contributing towards your degree. Application Process To submit an application for an exchange place at UWE Bristol, you must first have applied, been selected and been nominated by your home institution. Once UWE Bristol has received your formal nomination, you will be contacted by e-mail and invited to submit your application through our online system Application Deadlines: 31 March for Semester 1 and full-year study commencing in September 31 October for Semester 2 commencing in January Funding your exchange with UWE Bristol Students selected and nominated as exchange students do not pay any tuition fees to UWE. Incoming student may receive funding from their home University, but are not eligible for further support from UWE Bristol.

Practical Information Term Dates Semester 1 Welcome Week typically takes place mid-September The teaching term starts in late September, ending in early December. Assessment period: Early January Semester 2 Welcome Week typically takes place early January The teaching term starts in mid-January, ending in late April. Student vacation over Easter lasts 2 weeks Assessment period: Early May Accommodation UWE Bristol offers a range of accommodation options on campus and

around the city. Accommodation is guaranteed to full-year students who apply in early June. Prices vary from around 90 145 per week Contracts usually for 40 42 weeks Required deposit of 250 to secure your room Limited Twin-share accommodation available (90 per week) Practical Information Airport Pick up UWE offers a free airport pick up service to new EU and International students from London Heathrow

airport on specific dates in September and January Orientation and Induction New exchange students can attend UWEs International Student Orientation sessions prior to the start of term, and will receive a full academic induction from their department. The Study Abroad team organize a welcome event for new exchange students. Further social activities for exchange students are offered by the UWESU Exchange Student Society. Student Life and Facilities UWEs Student Union (UWESU) provides students with social and professional opportunities, builds community and represents students during their time at UWE Bristol. Across all campuses, the SU bars and cafes organize regular quiz nights, film screenings, open mic nights, as well as one-off events. The Student Union Advice Centre offers academic advice and support with finding part-time work or accommodation. They also coordinate local and international student volunteering opportunities, and support student-led sport, faith, identity, political, charity and special interest societies. Find out more

UWEs Centre for Sport, based on Frenchay Campus, is a 5.5m state-of-the-art sports development featuring fitness suites, an astro pitch, a sports hall, a climbing wall and squash courts, and outdoor trim trail. Memberships start at 125 for the full year. Semester-only membership is also available exclusively for exchange students staying for less than a year. Support every step of the way The Study Abroad team work closely with students home institutions and academic departments to ensure the smooth running of study exchanges and are happy to answer queries from incoming exchange students. The team should be the first contact point for all queries: [email protected] UWEs Global Student Support team coordinate International Student Orientation, which helps international students meet people, have fun and to get to know UWE, Bristol and each other! Our Student advisors can provide students with information on a wide range of University matters, including

module choices, academic regulations and extenuating circumstances. Students can also discuss academic issues with their departmental exchange coordinators or with their module leaders. Global PALs (existing UWE students) offer support and guidance and will help you find your way around Bristol and the campus as well as providing information about UWEs services and facilities. We have dedicated staff who can give guidance on managing money as well as Visas, Immigration and the UKs PBS (Points based system). Our Wellbeing Service provides support for students experiencing personal issues. Our Faith and Spirituality service provides facilities and information for prayer, worship, meditation and reflection, opportunities to meet others and advice on spiritual and ethical concerns. Student Feedback UWE examined the feedback from students who studied here through the European-wide Erasmus exchange programme in 2016-17 and found:

94% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with their experience overall 88% were satisfied or very satisfied with the administrative support and 84% with the academic mentoring. 77% were satisfied or very satisfied with course content offered by UWE. I loved my Erasmus experience. It was one of the best experience in my whole life: I have the feeling so many things have changed in me and I feel way more confident and less scared than before. I also learnedto have other ideas about my future. I have two homes - one in France

and one in England. I have two families and even if leaving is the hardest thing ever it was worth it! Resources http:// www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/studyabroad/comingtouwetostudy.aspx https://www.facebook.com/uwebristol Any questions? [email protected]

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