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date:Apr 15,2013 source:意腾留学网 editorial staff:linan clicks:

Why Choose Ulster?
At the University of Ulster your education and future is in the hands of professionals.  We have small class sizes ensuring focused learning. Classes are taught in novel and exciting  ways in a relaxed, informal and social atmosphere, contributing further to your development and  success.Our Career focused degrees give you the very best start into your life after university, includingopportunities for work placements, internships, free additional courses in employability skills and guest industry speakers.

Our partnership with QA Business School gives us additional expertise and enables us  to offer fantastic employability options. QA has decades of experience providing high quality learning to individuals and organisations across the globe. More of the world’s leading organisations choose QA for their business, language and technical skills development than any other provider.Our city centre campuses in London and Birmingham are conveniently located for ease of attendance and also for exploring these exciting and historic cities.Our friendly on-campus Student Services Team will guide you through city life and are always available to help.We have a vibrant international student community and actively encourage you to take part in varied social activities together.We aim to ensure that you get the most from your studies, making lasting friendships with  fellow students and faculty members, and taking away the very best experiences from your  time with us.
Our Student Welfare Team have established relationships with student accommodation  providers to help you find safe, secure, quality, affordable accommodation.  We are also very competitively priced, giving you excellent value for money.
 
Study in London
London is a vibrant, bustling and cosmopolitan city and one of the most exciting places to study  in the world. With its rich history and vibrant culture, thousands of students describe London  as the ‘best choice’ destination to study year-on-year. It’s a truly multicultural city, with 300languages spoken among its 7.3 million inhabitants. Its education sector is as equally diverse as its  nationalities, with around 97,000 students from over 200 different nations opting to make it their  temporary home; more than any other city in the world.
As a University of Ulster student you will gain valuable insight into the inner workings of one of  the most progressive and diverse cities in the world. London is still regarded as the world’s centre of finance and many students find that this unique position helps them gain a valuable global perspective in their studies which improves their future employability and career prospects.The city’s strong economic position also allows for plenty of part-time employment opportunities for students wishing to put what they have learned into practice or supplement their living expenses.

London is one of the world’s cultural hubs. It has over 200 museums (twice as many as Paris or New York), most of which are free to visit, as well as hundreds of historic buildings, concert halls and theatres, thousands of acres of park land, numerous places of scientific interest and four world heritage sites including the Tower of London and the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.A fantastic and well developed public transport system enables you to travel easily into and around the city. With its underground/tube network and national train network that connects London with  the rest of the country, its 24-hour buses, comprehensive cycle network and of course the ever reliable London black cabs, the freedom to travel is easy and affordable. London’s world renowned social scene has a wealth of top class restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs and cinemas. Students are also in heart of one the best locations in the world for live music, with places such as the O2 Arena, Wembley and Brixton Academy all regularly hosting top artists and bands from around the globe. There are also a vast number of lively outdoor events such as Europe’s biggest street festival the Notting Hill Carnival which is celebrated in London in August every year.

University of Ulster London Campus
Our London campus is situated right in the heart of the city, in historic Holborn. Housed in a beautiful red-brick building dating back to the 1800’s, the campus has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, providing you with an even better environment in which to study and socialise. Close to a wealth of transport links, and plenty of restaurants, bars and exciting attractions, our modern campus has an intimate feel, with friendly staff and students alike.Equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and computer suites, library facilities, free wi-fithroughout, and private study areas, the London campus is an ideal location for you to learn. When you’re not studying our campus has a bright, contemporary recreation area with a pool table, vending machines and comfy sofas. There is also a new cafeteria, serving fresh hot and cold meals,snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices.Within 20 minutes walk, or a short tube journey of our campus, you will find London’s bustlingshopping district around Oxford and Regent Street. World-famous attractions such as Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye are close by and diverse Soho, the theatre district and the historic financial borough are also within easy reach. Student Services is conveniently located within our London campus and they will be happy to helpyou with anything; whether it’s answering financial and accommodation queries or advising you about which famous London landmarks are worth a visit.

Study in Birmingham
As England’s second city, Birmingham is a centre for culture and commerce which, when combined  with its industrial heritage, ensures its reputation as a truly international study destination. Home to over 50,000 students, Birmingham offers a wide range of exciting activities ensuring there  is always something to do. It hosts more major events than anywhere else in the UK, has lively  nightlife, a vibrant cultural scene and fantastic high street, boutique and market-style shopping, making it an exceptional place to live and study.  Over recent years, Birmingham has undergone an impressive period of visual change and over  £10 billion of further development is planned for the next ten years. In addition to the iconic and  redeveloped Bullring shopping centre, the city offers consumers of all budgets a shopper’s paradise  with the famous Birmingham Rag Market, The Mailbox shopping complex and luxury department  stores such as Selfridges. If culture is more your thing, Birmingham has plenty of museums housing collections of local and national significance and four major theatres. The city is also home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Hall is regarded as one of the finest concert venues in Europe. Shakespeare’s picturesque home of Stratford-upon-Avon and the Ironbridge Gorge - regarded by historians as the cradle of the industrial revolution – are both only a short journey away. Other local attractions include Sarehole Mill, reputedly the inspiration for the mill at Hobbiton in JRR Tolkien’sLord of The Rings.Sport fans will have access to a wealth of great sporting facilities including Aston Villa and
Birmingham City (the city’s two flagship football teams). Edgbaston Cricket Ground hosts international cricket matches and the National Indoor Arena (NIA) showcases international athletics, tennis and various other sports. The Belfry Golf Course - one of the world’s most famous golf destinations - is also located just a short car or train journey away. Music lovers have a variety of music venues such as the LG Arena, (NEC), NIA and O2 Academy showcasing acts from around the world. There are also popular comedy clubs in addition to a wide variety of state of the art cinemas including the country’s oldest working cinema, The Electric.

University of Ulster Birmingham Campus
Our Birmingham campus is ideally situated in the heart of the city centre just a short walk away from the main New Street rail station. Located in the prominent Centre City building, our friendly Birmingham campus offers state-of-theart teaching facilities that are astutely geared towards your learning needs. Our partner organisation QA, who enable us to provide work placements and employment skills to all of our students, are located close by and senior staff from QA regularly come by to give guest lectures and advice. Whilst we don’t have any of our own sports facilities or bar services on-site, students are able to access these amenities thanks to the our great relationships with a number of local businesses (including bars, restaurants, shops and other universities). In addition to an on-site library, the Birmingham campus is close to public lending libraries and on request you will be provided with the necessary covering letter to enable you to become a member and borrow books, journals and DVDs etc. The Birmingham campus also provides numerous designated computers and IT research areas with free wi-fi throughout which are available for students to use for assignment and dissertation work as well as personal use.

Ulster Campuses in Northern Ireland
This prospectus focuses on our London and Birmingham campuses, both of which provide an excellent environment in which to study a number of business related degrees. However for those wishing to pursue other subjects of interest the University of Ulster also has four campuses located in Northern Ireland; Belfast city centre, Coleraine on the north coast, Jordanstown to the north of Belfast, and Magee in Londonderry.
With around 25,000 students the University of Ulster is the largest university in Ireland with a national and international reputation for excellence and innovation. It has six faculties including Arts, Life and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Ulster Business School - all of which are further divided into a number of Schools.

Studying in Northern Ireland
• We are in the top-20 UK universities for UCAS applications, receiving around 35,000 applications each year to our undergraduate programmes.
• Ulster is number one for student experience in Northern Ireland. (THE Student Experience Survey, 2012).
• The University of Ulster has a Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) which is accredited by the British Council and provides English language teaching and support for our international students.
• The teaching and learning experience delivered is rated at the highest level. (QualityAssurance Agency).
• Around 95% of graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation - one ofthe highest rates in the UK.
• Around 200 of courses offer exemptions from professional examinations and/or carryprofessional accreditation.
• The university offers a range of co-curricular activities to support learning and enhanceemployability; Tutoring in Schools, the Edge award and Science Shop.
• Northern Ireland is one of the most affordable UK regions - Belfast is the cheapest UK city tolive in. (Mercer, 2011).

Employability and Careers
We are professionals with a reputation for getting results so we make it our business to ensure you are exposed to the best possible options for work experience placements during your studies and, of course, career opportunities once you graduate. When you come to study with us, you automatically qualify for in-depth personal attention, advice and assistance with your career development. It’s our goal for you to become an influential decision-maker in your chosen professional area – so that one day it’s you who gives our graduates their first career opportunity, or comes back here as a guest speaker to pass on your expertise.

Career guidance
From the moment you join the University of Ulster our qualified staff will be happy to discuss your ambitions with you. We offer friendly, impartial advice on careers, further study options and related areas, plus access to an extensive range of career information resources.
Paid work experience Should you choose to, we can help you to find appropriate short-term and part-time work experience. Paid work can be a great way to fund your studies and graduate without significant debt, but even volunteering has a positive effect on your Curriculum Vitae* (CV) and youremployability. You may also be able to gain academic credit for your work experience.

Formal placements
We have extensive links with the UK’s top employers and are in an ideal position to negotiate work placements/internships for our students. These might range from a short-term placement to a year out from your course. Not only are they academically valuable, they also enhance your CV dramatically and can lead to permanent opportunities after graduation.CV and interview preparation In addition to pointing you towards the right graduate vacancies, fairs, forums and other networking opportunities, we will assist you with writing your CV and covering letters, as well with preparing for interviews.
* Please note that in the UK, a résumé is often referred to as a CV (curriculum vitae).

Accommodation
Choosing where to live during your time in London or Birmingham is extremely important because it’s where you’ll spend most of your time when you are not on campus. Although we do not have our own halls of residence, our Student Welfare Team are ready to help you to find safe, secure, affordable accommodation within an easily commutable distance of your chosen campus. We have excellent partnerships with local accommodation providers and can help you find superb, fully risk assessed, safe, affordable accommodation.
In addition we can advise you about other types of accommodation options available.
Guideline  accommodation starting prices (per week)Accommodation type London Birmingham
Standard hall room * n/a £67
Flat with en-suite* £155 £89
Studio apartment * £299 £151
Prices vary depending on features, location and length of stay.All the above types of accommodation are available through our partnership with local accommodation providers.

 

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