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Contact Details If you have read this booklet and have any questions or need further information, now is the time to contact us. Below is a list of names and contact details of people who can help you:

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For course-related enquiries, contact your Faculty/Admissions tutor. Application enquiries for international students contact: Enquiries & Admissions Unit Tel: +44 (0)1443 654 450 Fax: +44 (0)1443 654 050 E-mail: international@glam.ac.uk Web: www.glam.ac.uk/international Application enquiries for EU students contact: Enquiries & Admissions Unit Tel: +44 (0)1443 654 400 Fax: +44 (0)1443 654 050 E-mail: enquiries@glam.ac.uk Web: www.glam.ac.uk/international Immigration, meet and greet, and non-academic enquiries contact: International Student Support Service Tel: +44 (0)1443 482 080 Fax: +44 (0)1443 482 799 E-mail: intsupport@glam.ac.uk Web: www.glam.ac.uk/international/meetandgreet Accommodation enquiries contact: Accommodation Services Tel: +44 (0)1443 482 044 Fax: +44 (0)1443 482 967 E-mail: accom@glam.ac.uk Web: www.glam.ac.uk/accommodation UKCISA – UK Council for International Education contact: Tel: +44 (0)207 107 9922 Web: www.ukcisa.org.uk UK Coach enquiries contact: Web: www.nationalexpress.com UK Rail enquiries contact: Tel: +44 (0)207 278 5240 Web: www.nationalrail.co.uk

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International and EU Student Enrolment 2009 A Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor Europe 1,491

North America and Canada 19

Middle East 356 Africa 442

At the University of Glamorgan, we’re proud of our reputation for first-class teaching, excellent facilities and outstanding support for international students.

Indian Subcontinent 508 Far East 432

As a Glamorgan student, you will have the best possible learning experience. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are currently engaged in a multi-million pound investment programme. Latest developments include purpose-built laboratories for our health, sport and science students and an Aerospace Centre. Our sport and exercise provision has also been enhanced to offer world-class education and recreation facilities.

Latin America 15

Oceania 2 Top 10 international countries for enrolment 2009 India People’s Republic of China Nigeria Saudi Arabia Pakistan Malaysia Tanzania Botswana Sri Lanka Bangladesh

International and EU student enrolment September 2009 International enrolment EU enrolment Total enrolment Total countries

1,774 1,491 3,265 60

291 248 174 96 84 82 57 57 35 33

As the University has grown, so has our reputation. We received a glowing report for the high quality of our teaching in the latest review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education, which reflects our strength in managing academic quality and standards. In the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008), we

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Tuition Fees and Scholarships

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Location

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How to Apply

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Teaching

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Accommodation

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Research

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Glamorgan Sport

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Students’ Union

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University Resources

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Faculties

I hope you find all that you need in this guide, but remember you can discover much more about us on our international website: www.glam.ac.uk/international. If you have any questions, please contact our Enquiries & Admissions Unit who will be happy to discuss your options and help you make your decision. Thank you for taking an interest in Glamorgan and I hope to welcome you here in the near future.

Julie Lydon Vice-Chancellor

We recognise that you can choose from many universities across the world for your future studies and that the decision you make is of huge importance to you, your family and your future career. We are delighted that 99% of Glamorgan alumni are happy to recommend the University to friends and family.

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• Glamorgan Business School

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• Faculty of Advanced Technology

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We are proud of our international outlook and the wide variety of nationalities that can be found on our campuses, including lecturing staff from across the globe. As an international student, you will be a valued member of our University community and I'm sure your ideas, culture and intellect will enrich us as a higher education institution.

A warm welcome from the International Recruitment Office

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We understand that your student experience isn’t confined to the classroom and you will look forward to the exciting opportunities that university life in the UK can bring. Our students now enjoy activities in our new, iconic Students’ Union centre and, from February 2011, there will be new student accommodation at Treforest, which I am sure will become your home away from home.

confirmed our status as one of Wales’ leading researchactive universities. More than 70% of Glamorgan’s research activity was assessed as being of a quality recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour, with around 10% of this research recognised as world-leading. This research ensures that our courses reflect the latest thinking and advances, giving your university education an added distinction.

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Dear Applicant, As Head of International Recruitment, I want to thank you for considering the University of Glamorgan as your study destination. The University is justifiably proud of its reputation as a safe and friendly place in which to learn and enjoy life in the UK, and you can be sure that you will receive a warm welcome from fellow students, staff and the South Wales communities in which we are located.

I hope you find this information useful as you make your choice. However, we will be happy to provide any further information that you need via our website, by contact with our International Office, or through our network of representatives across the world. I look forward to meeting you on our campus.

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Why Choose Glamorgan? Excellent Reputation

Outstanding Courses

• Outstanding reputation for teaching and learning since 1913 • Internationally renowned; educating 3,265 international students every year from 60 different countries • In the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008), 10% of the University of Glamorgan's research was of a quality recognised as world-leading for its originality, significance and rigour

• Many courses accredited by the world's leading professional bodies • Best university in Wales for Art and Design, Drama, Geography, Nursing and Social Work (The Guardian League Tables University Guide 2011) • In the top 10 universities in the UK for Nursing and Social Work (The Guardian League Tables University Guide 2011) • Top in Wales for student satisfaction in the areas of Law, Forensic and Archaeological Studies, Social Work, Nursing, Marketing, and Others in Social Studies. (National Student Survey, 2010)

Fantastic Location • Three campuses • A self-contained campus in a low-cost student town – Treforest – only 2.5 hours from London and 20 minutes from Cardiff • A dedicated campus for Health, Sport and Science Students – Glyntaff – just 15 minutes walk from the Treforest campus • A new, state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Wales’ capital city, Cardiff • Comparatively low cost of living

State-of-the-art Facilities • Over £130m investment in facilities − see pages 7 and 8 for details • International rugby and football teams train at our sports facilities, including the British Lions, South Africa, New Zealand All Blacks and Wales.

Exciting Opportunities • Scholarships of up to £2,500 per year available for international students – see pages 23 and 24 for details • Glamorgan alumni in over 100 countries worldwide • 94% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2008/9 Performance Indicators)

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Alumni At Glamorgan, we hope you will make friends for life. Our graduates can be found throughout the world in over 100 countries. There are many international alumni associations, which allow graduates to meet regularly and catch up with the latest news from the University. The International Alumni Network gives students who are thinking about enrolling at the University an opportunity to talk to former students about their experiences at Glamorgan.

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Joining the Glamorgan International Alumni Group on Facebook is an opportunity for former students to reconnect and interact with each other, as well as meet fellow alumni from across the globe. We regularly hold alumni events around the world to celebrate the relationship Glamorgan has with its international graduates.

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Glynneath Building, Treforest Campus

Millennium Stadium

Cardiff Bay

Welsh flag

Wales Millennium Centre

Cardiff

ATRiuM is our state-of-the-art campus in Cardiff city centre. This architectural icon is home to our Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, placing this Faculty at the heart of the capital’s established arts scene. Students at this campus still have access to all the facilities at Treforest, as well as some special deals in the city.

A warm welcome awaits you at the University of Glamorgan

Location

Cardiff is less than 10 miles from our Treforest campus and can be reached by a direct rail link in 20 minutes.

The Welsh capital has something for everyone – a vibrant arts scene, top sporting venues, historical buildings, great nightlife and fantastic shopping. The city centre has a compact layout, so it is easy to explore and make the most of what it has to offer. Cardiff is a very cosmopolitan city. As well as experiencing a warm Welsh welcome, you will meet people from all over the UK, Europe and the world who live, work and study in Cardiff.

ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff

The UK is one of the first-choice destinations for students from all over the world. Every year, thousands of students choose to study in the friendly, safe, community environment of South Wales. Recently, more than 6,620 UK and international students at ten universities across Wales took part in the Wales Student Barometer survey. It found that for nearly all 38 aspects of their learning and living experience, students in Wales were more satisfied than those in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland (i-graduate, 2008). There are many travel opportunities open to Glamorgan students. London is only 2.5 hours away, and our railway station at Treforest provides a link to Cardiff International Airport and easy, cheap exploration of mainland Europe.

Pontypridd We have two campuses in the town of Pontypridd. Our Treforest campus is a self-contained village. All learning, living and leisure facilities are within easy reach, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Less than a 15 minute walk from the main campus is our Glyntaff campus, where health, sport and science students have lectures and tutorials in brand-new, purpose-built facilities. Pontypridd is only 20 minutes from Cardiff, Wales' vibrant capital city. If you study at the University of Glamorgan’s Treforest or Glyntaff campuses, you can benefit from being part of this friendly community on a well-established campus, but you can also travel easily to Cardiff city centre.

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The University's railway station means you can reach all major cities in the UK, or head for some of Wales' world-famous countryside, like the Brecon Beacons National Park. You can also visit some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines in the UK, which are nearby.

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Glamorgan Sport Park

Latest Developments The University of Glamorgan is investing over £130m in its campuses to ensure students get the best possible learning experience. These exciting developments will see a radical change in student facilities across the Glamorgan Group. They build on several other recent projects, which include a new home for the Law School in a Grade II listed building at Treforest and the vibrant ATRiuM campus that opened in the heart of Cardiff in 2007. For up-to-date information on these developments, visit www.glam.ac.uk/developments.

Artist’s Impression, Halls of Residence, Treforest Campus

Aerospace Centre, Treforest Campus

Aerospace Centre, Treforest Campus

Students’ Union Opened in September 2010, this brand-new iconic building offers modern, glass-fronted facilities that provide magnificent panoramic views across the valley. Areas include a social study lounge with internet access, a computer suite, wi-fi, soft-furnished lounge area, coffee shop, bar with sun terrace and an 800-capacity nightclub area that hosts a range of events and live music performances.

Students’ Union, Treforest Campus

Halls of Residence, Treforest Campus

An exciting new training facility opened in September 2010 for students on our aerospace courses. The Centre has an aircraft hangar and additional laboratory space. The hangar houses a commercial aircraft so students can have workshop training on campus. It also provides direct access to the University’s existing aerospace facilities, including a Merlin engineering flight simulator.

To ensure our students get the best inside and outside the classroom, we’re building five new, four-storey accommodation blocks due to open in summer 2011. This £20m development includes 120 premium rooms and 20 ‘micro-flats’, and is in addition to the recent, high-spec refurbishment of 300 existing rooms. But it’s not just about where you sleep and eat – plans include a communal block and an external ‘amphitheatre’ area, which will give you even more opportunities for socialising and making new friends.

Glamorgan Sport Park To support the large growth in interest for our sport courses, we’ve constructed a purpose-built training facility alongside our existing playing fields. Facilities include a national-standard, six badminton court sports hall with a sprung floor, strength and conditioning room, laboratory testing facilities, IT rooms, teaching and training rooms, and viewing galleries. The Sport Park places Glamorgan’s facilities for sport and coaching among the best in Wales, allowing national-level sports events to be held at our sport park. Artist’s Impression, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Science and Sport Development, Glyntaff Campus

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Science and Sport Development, Glyntaff Campus The University has completed a major refurbishment of a former grammar school and constructed a brand-new science block with state-of-the-art laboratories. These buildings deliver an enhanced teaching experience to students of sport coaching and sport science, chemistry and forensic science, medical sciences and biology, geography and other environment-related courses.

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Concept Classroom, Treforest Campus

Concept Classroom This is a unique classroom in Glamorgan Business School. Developed to enhance business students’ learning experience, it has an open-plan learning space with interactive whiteboards and the latest technology, ‘white-walls’ that you can write on with marker pens and flexible furniture, so you can redesign the room to suit your needs.

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Academic staff from partner universities in China

Geography field course, Mount Etna

Monitoring course quality is an ongoing exercise

Teaching and Learning All universities are subject to a regular institutional review that audits teaching quality and academic standards. This is carried out by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) – an independent body financed by the Higher Education Funding Councils and UK universities themselves, which ensures that students get the best possible teaching and support during their study. In its report, the QAA commended the University for demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting and enhancing the student experience. The inspectors highlighted the opportunities our students have to get involved in all aspects of their life at the University, in particular via the student representative schemes. They also praised the way Glamorgan develops its staff and ensures that academic standards are maintained by its partners. Monitoring course quality is an ongoing exercise and we continually examine our courses to make sure academic standards are met and improved. As a result, students can be sure that a University of Glamorgan degree is not only quality approved and internationally recognised, but will also prepare them for a career in even the most demanding environment.

The University prides itself on offering a wide range of subjects at different levels of study. As a student here, you can study from Foundation to Doctorate level, giving you the opportunity to start or develop the career of your choice. The University has five faculties that offer different subjects and courses. We also have an English Language Unit to help applicants reach the level of English they need to start their degrees. See page 21 for more information. The information that follows gives a brief introduction to our faculties and the courses you can study at the University of Glamorgan. For detailed information on courses, visit www.glam.ac.uk/courses or to order a prospectus, go to www.glam.ac.uk/orderprospectus.

Did you know? In addition to our September intake, some courses also start in February. For a list of courses, visit www.glam.ac.uk/international.

Research Glamorgan has a lively culture of research and innovation, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative research with a wide range of public and private partners. In keeping with our role as an institution that is firmly embedded in our local, regional and national communities, we also have great strengths in problem-driven research, conducted in partnership with external stakeholders. The University of Glamorgan achieved excellent results in the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008). More than 70% of Glamorgan’s research activity was assessed as being of a quality recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour, with around 10% of this research recognised as world-leading. The number of submissions to RAE subject areas almost doubled since RAE2001, from 9 to 17, with a 50% increase in the submission of staff. This exercise has clearly demonstrated the significance of our contribution to the international research agenda across a wide range of disciplines, which has provided a very strong platform from which to both expand and enhance our research activities. We recognise that many issues require a multidisciplinary approach and are setting up crossUniversity Research and Development Centres to bring together relevant expertise from across all our faculties. These will address particular themes such as Enterprise, Regeneration and Sustainable Communities, Disaster Resilience and Digital Economy. We also recognise that collaboration between universities will become increasingly important in the future. Therefore, we are very pleased to be part of the St David’s Day Partnership of the large, researchactive universities in Wales. We work closely with our

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colleagues in the Universities of Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor to focus our combined resources on the key issues facing Wales and the wider world. At Glamorgan, the Research Office plays a major role in enabling and supporting the University in achieving its aims and objectives. It is committed to providing support for the research community at the University by supplying specialist, tailored advice and guidance to staff and students on research-related matters. Our aim is to provide a one-stop shop for those requiring advice or assistance for their research, at whatever stage they may be in their career. The Research Office organises many events, including the Research Student Support Seminar and the Doctoral and Masters Presentation Seminar. In addition to these events, research students are able to attend staff development events if they wish. Research students can also undertake a postgraduate certificate while studying for their research degree. Research students are able to attend the Effective Researcher course, which gives an opportunity to network with staff and students from different disciplines and institutions. The University offers a number of PhD research studentships. For further information on specific studentships and schemes, contact the University. If you are looking for ways to fund your research, please visit the scholarships, bursaries and funding pages on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/money For more information about Glamorgan’s Research Office, visit www.glam.ac.uk/research.

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Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries Course listings Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

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BA (Hons) Animation BA (Hons) Computer Animation BA (Hons) Game Art and Animation

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BSc (Hons) Creative Technology BSc (Hons) Creative Technology (Multimedia) BSc (Hons) Creative Technology (Production) BA (Hons) Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Motion Graphics

Fashion and Retail Design

Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries At the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, we produce the creative professionals of the future. Our courses will help you make your mark on music, media and design. We offer a wide range of courses and disciplines that cover all aspects of creative production. You can choose from over 40 courses across areas that include Design, Fashion, Film, Media and Communications, Drama and Music. If you choose one of our exciting courses, you will study at our £35m ATRiuM campus right at the heart of a modern, lively city. The building has been designed to meet the needs of the creative industries and is full of state-of-the-art equipment like that used by professionals. All our students have access to the impressive facilities at the ATRiuM campus, including a cinema, television and radio studios, film production facilities, design studios, theatre and performance spaces, computer labs, photography and journalism spaces, animation studios and much more, so you can produce and show your work in a professional environment. At ATRiuM, actors train alongside journalists and musicians perform with lighting technicians and fashion designers. This crossdiscipline approach encourages collaboration, so by the time you graduate you will have a strong understanding of your chosen field. Glamorgan has received many awards, from the Institute of Engineering Designers to the Royal Society of Arts, and we are proud to be the best university in Wales for Art and Design.* You can be sure you will gain the skills needed for your chosen career. Our creative courses are designed to match industry trends, so they are relevant to the real

world. We also collaborate with employers, so what you learn will be what they need. Our excellent links with employers also mean that we offer fantastic work experience opportunities, many of which lead to employment. We have established the Music Academy in conjunction with the Roland Corporation to deliver world-class music training throughout the national qualifications framework. Together, we have designed a range of part-time and full-time courses that are an exciting development for music education in the UK. The Faculty also has established links with other national and international organisations, including Apple UK, Hewlett Packard, BBC Wales and Sony. Our students aspire to excellence through achievement and regularly feature among the winners of regional and national competitions. Graduate Tim Allen, for example, has gone on to work on a number of prestigious animation productions including, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and the Oscar-winning Peter and the Wolf. Cardiff has a growing international reputation as a city associated with the arts and new creative technologies, and has one of the largest media industries in the UK. Its vibrant arts culture ranges from small independent galleries and a thriving live music scene, to major international productions at the Wales Millennium Centre. If you want to immerse yourself in culture, Cardiff is the place to be and there are plenty of opportunities waiting for you at Glamorgan.

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BA (Hons) Costume Construction for Stage and Screen (One year top-up) BA (Hons) Fashion Design BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion BA (Hons) Interior Design

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BA (Hons) Drama (Theatre and Media) BA (Hons) Performance and Media BA (Hons) Television and Film Set Design

MA Animation MSc Computer Music and Performance MA Cultural Leadership MA Drama MA Graphic Communication MA Film Producing and Business Management MA Interactive Journalism MA Investigative Journalism MA Journalism (International) MA Moving Image MA Multiplatform Radio MSc Music Engineering and Production MA Music for Film MA Scriptwriting (Theatre, Film, TV and Radio) Masters by Research and PhD

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BSc (Hons) Music Technology BA (Hons) Popular Music BSc (Hons) Sound Technology

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Journalism Media Communications Radio Television

Student profile “I really like my course because it balances practice with theory. What I like the most is that we get taught about all aspects of theatre, and I feel this could help me in the future to get different jobs and be able to be involved in every aspect of what I love. Though it is hard to be away from home, it is worth it for the quality of the teaching and the education I’m getting.” Ana Diaz Barriga Lopez, Mexico BA (Hons) Drama (Theatre and Media)

Visit our website, www.glam.ac.uk/cci, to discover what the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries has to offer and to see how we can help you achieve your creative potential. * The Guardian League Tables University Guide 2011

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Glamorgan Business School Course listings Undergraduate courses Business Management • • • • •

BA BA BA BA BA

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Business Management Business Enterprise Human Resource Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management Marketing

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Sport and Events

Glamorgan Business School Glamorgan Business School has a proven record of providing high-quality undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and doctoral programmes. There are three key themes at the heart of all Glamorgan Business School programmes – employability, enterprise and social innovation, which we believe set us apart and offer you a unique experience. Glamorgan Business School staff have a wealth of industry and academic experience that provides added value to your programme. Our teaching excellence is shown through the associations we enjoy with some of the world’s leading professional organisations. We have received accreditations from a wide range of these bodies, including the ACCA, CILT, CIM, CIPD, CIPS, CMI, ILM and ISRM. These accreditations mean that on completion of your course, you can apply for exemptions from professional body examinations, accelerating your route to professional qualification. For example, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance students can gain the maximum exemptions possible from the ACCA, and BA (Hons) Marketing students can gain the maximum exemptions possible from the CIM. Glamorgan Business School was also the first in the UK to pilot a groundbreaking Graduate Member Scheme on behalf of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). This unique scheme provides free student membership of the ILM during your studies and after graduation, you can upgrade your membership to become a Graduate Member of the Institute (GMInstLM). As a student, you will be able to access their resources and attend local and national events. With fierce competition for jobs in the workplace, the ability to set yourself apart from the crowd has never been more important. Professional accreditations underpin Glamorgan Business School’s drive to create employable students and allow you to graduate from university with more than just a degree.

All our courses have employability at their core. You will have opportunities throughout your chosen course to take part in a range of activities designed to give you additional skills and tools to take into the workplace. These include guest lectures from some of the country’s leading experts in their field, real-life company case studies, consultancy projects with national and international companies, field courses and designated employability weeks. In addition, many of our postgraduate programmes offer the opportunity for students to undertake real projects on behalf of a wide range of organisations in the private and non-profit sectors. The research undertaken by Glamorgan Business School staff also reinforces the theme of employability. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008), nearly two-thirds of research submitted by Glamorgan Business School was assessed as internationally significant or better, including some research judged as world-leading. You will benefit from this research, which informs and enhances teaching, improves your learning experience and introduces you to the latest knowledge in your chosen field. Enterprise and social innovation are evident in unique activities such as the GlamBizGift and Make an Impact projects. These activities will see you competing against other students and using real money to implement a business plan to make a profit. In line with the theme of social innovation, students recently donated the profits from their activities to Oxfam, Cancer Research and towards a school in Africa. Choose a business course at Glamorgan Business School and by the time you graduate, you will be equipped to succeed in the business world.

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BA (Hons) Event Management BA (Hons) Sport Management BA (Hons) Sports Development

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Business Studies Accounting Human Resource Management Marketing

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Business Studies* International Business* Business Communications* Business and Finance* Business and Accounting* Business and Marketing* Business and Supply Chain Management*

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) MSc Accounting MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting MSc Human Resource Management MSc International Business and Enterprise MSc International Fashion Marketing MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc International Transport and Logistics MSc Islamic Banking and Finance MSc Management MSc Management and Development of International Financial Systems MSc Marketing MSc Public Relations MSc Sport Management MSc Strategic Procurement Management

Student profile “An MBA is a big commitment so I took some time to research the institution that I wanted to attend in the UK. When I came across the University of Glamorgan, the reasonable MBA fee combined with the good reputation for academic excellence were the two principal reasons which influenced me to apply here. Due to my work commitments in the Middle East, I was unable to start my course in the September intake, so I started the course in February which was an added bonus. I’ve found the academic staff to be helpful and attentive to our needs and requirements and the people living in the surrounding area to be hospitable and friendly. The best thing about Glamorgan for me is its location. The tranquillity of the surroundings and the stunning natural scenery provide the perfect backdrop for studying. Also the University’s close proximity to Cardiff, the bustling capital city of Wales, is an added advantage. I am very happy and proud to be part of Glamorgan and I hope that it will continue to attract more international students to transform and enrich their lives!” Dipayan Chakraborty, India Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Further information Please refer to www.glam.ac.uk/courses for a full course list and descriptions.

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Student profile “I chose the University of Glamorgan as it’s in an ideal quiet study environment. It’s also close enough to Cardiff, where I live and enjoy the lively city atmosphere. This offers me a much needed balance between the two. I find my course, MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications, fascinating and challenging yet enjoyable. When I graduate, I hope to continue my studies at Glamorgan and proceed to study a PhD.” Mussa Omer, Libya MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications

Johnstown Building, Faculty of Advanced Technology

Faculty of Advanced Technology The Faculty of Advanced Technology has students from all over the world who have chosen to study a cuttingedge course and enjoy a new country. Our courses are taught by a large number of multicultural staff with strong international institutional links. Our staff are friendly and helpful, ensuring your time here is enjoyable and rewarding. On our courses, you’ll find a vibrant international community with students from across the globe, including Botswana, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, China and from many European countries such as Germany, France and Greece. Our courses are accredited by over 15 professional bodies, including the British Computer Society, The Royal Institution of Chartered Engineers, Chartered Institute of Building, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the Institution of Civil Engineers, so you can be sure to have the professional seal of approval. All our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in these rapidly-changing industries. Advanced technologies shape our futures and the world in which we live. You can progress in the fast-moving world of computing or electronics, become an aerospace engineer, develop life-changing machinery in the many fields of engineering, shape the landscapes of the future through built environment programmes, or preserve the planet for future generations with our environmental courses. We tailor all our courses to match the needs of employers, making you highly employable when it is time to enter the workplace. In particular, the increasing demands placed on greater information security has led to a wealth of opportunities for our computer forensics and computer systems security graduates. Our accredited degree in aircraft maintenance, which leads to an EASA Part 66 licence, prepares aircraft engineers for a highly rewarding career in the ever-expanding aerospace 15

industry. We also offer one of a few MSc Embedded Systems Design courses in the UK. You can choose to spend part of your undergraduate course working in industry on a sandwich placement to gain valuable work experience, while postgraduate and research students work on live projects and applied research. We also benefit from links with companies such as Orange, who sponsors our Visualisation lab and leading research in mobile telecommunications. We have invested £1m in our very own Aerospace Centre on campus, providing vital hands-on experience for our aeronautical engineering and aircraft maintenance students. This includes laboratory equipment, a gas turbine engine, wind tunnel upgrade and a flight simulator, as well as state-of-the-art engineering analysis software and our own commercial aircraft. ‘The Cube’ is our dedicated flexible space for lighting and live events courses and our computer forensics and computer games labs contain the very latest technology. We are at the forefront of applied research, taking our knowledge off-campus and into the business community. The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) results show world-leading research in Engineering, Built Environment and Computing, demonstrating how our students are taught by leading scholars in their field. At Glamorgan, Electronic Product Engineering and Environmental Technology are designated centres of expertise in Wales. The Faculty encourages applications for advanced standing entry to its courses from international students with existing qualifications. Whatever course you choose, we aim to provide first-class facilities, excellent teaching and superb student support. We will give you the skills to make a difference to the workplace.

Faculty of Advanced Technology Course listings Built Environment

Engineering and Technology

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses

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HNC Surveying Foundation Degree Surveying BSc (Hons) Project Management (Construction) BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) Real Estate Appraisal and Management

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MSc Construction Project Management MSc Environmental Management MSc Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management MSc Real Estate Development MSc Safety, Health and Environmental Management MSc Sustainable Business Risk Management MSc Sustainable Business Risk Management (Distance Learning) MSc Total Quality

Computing Undergraduate courses • • • • • • • •

BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computer Security BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

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MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc MSc

Computing Computer Forensics Computer Science Computer Systems Security Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Information Security Management Intelligent Computer Games Development Intelligent Computer Systems Mobile Computing Mobile Telecommunications Management Technology for Teaching and Learning

Mathematics Undergraduate courses • • • • •

BSc BSc BSc BSc BSc

(Hons) (Hons) (Hons) (Hons) (Hons)

Mathematics Computing Mathematics Financial Mathematics Mathematical Sciences Mathematics (Major/Joint)

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BEng (Hons)/FD/HNC Aeronautical Engineering BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering Systems with Avionics BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering BSc (Hons)/FD/HNC Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering with International Studies BEng (Hons)/MEng Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Electronic and Communication Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Electronic Engineering BSc/HND Electronic Systems Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng Electro-Mechanical Systems Design BEng (Hons)/MEng Mobile Telecommunications BSc/FD/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) Engineering Technology Management BSc (Hons) Information Technology BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology BSc (Hons) Live Event Technology BSc (Hons)/FD/HNC Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering BSc/HND Mechatronic Engineering BSc/HND Electronic Systems Engineering

Postgraduate courses • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

MSc Aeronautical Engineering MSc Building Services Engineering MSc Computer Systems Engineering MSc Electronics and Information Technology MSc Electronic Product Design MSc Embedded Systems Design MSc Electronic Mobile Communications MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications MSc Optical and Communication Networks MSc Civil and Structural Engineering MSc Civil Engineering and Environmental Management MSc Civil Engineering for International Development MSc Mechanical Engineering MSc Energy Systems Engineering MSc Sustainable Power Technology

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Student profile “The University of Glamorgan is the only UK university offering BSc (Hons) Professional Practice, which is perfect for mature entry and postgraduates. I have my diploma in Nursing and Midwifery already, and the design and content of this course is fantastic because I can choose to study what I want to enhance my professional and practical skills. The simulation practice suite (OSCE) offers more than just practice – it offers high quality learning for health sciences students and I would recommend it to health institutions all over the world.” Salome Ntau, Botswana BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Midwifery) Aneurin Bevan Building, Glyntaff Campus, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science

Faculty of Health, Sport and Science Course listings Health Sciences

Physical Sciences

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses

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Foundation Year Health Sciences BSc (Hons) Social Work BMid (Hons) Bachelor Midwifery BN (Hons) Bachelor of Nursing (Adult) BN (Hons) Bachelor of Nursing (Child) BN (Hons) Bachelor of Nursing (Learning Disabilities) BN (Hons) Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) MChiro Chiropractic BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Physical Activity and Community Health

Postgraduate courses

Faculty of Health, Sport and Science The University has invested almost £20m in a state-ofthe-art facilities for science and sport, enabling students to enjoy studying in purpose-built laboratories and brand-new facilities. This investment demonstrates the expansion of the Faculty and the growing popularity of health, science and sport courses at Glamorgan. With over 50 subjects, from Health and Social Care to Sports Science and Coaching, we are sure to have a course that will match your interests and career aspirations. We have been teaching science for over nine decades. Building on this experience, we pride ourselves on our dynamic and relevant approach to teaching, using the most up-to-date equipment and techniques. We are the best university in Wales for Geography, Nursing and Social Work.* All of our courses are taught through a combination of theory and practice, so you will get the relevant skills to work in your chosen field after you graduate. Glamorgan was one of the first UK universities to offer training at degree level in Forensic Science. This course covers a wide range of scientific disciplines and provides students with invaluable training in all key areas of forensic science and crime scene investigation. We have a dedicated scenes of crime house, which provides an environment to investigate realistic crime scenes. On completion of this degree, students can also apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Our geography and environment students benefit from a wide range of different experiences, so they can understand our complex and changing world, and the ways it can be managed. We are the only University in the country where students can visit Mount Etna and Stromboli (the world’s most active volcano) as part of their studies.

Our Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care, Social Work, Chiropractic and Medical Sciences courses are taught in state-of-the-art lecture rooms and clinical simulation suites. Exciting advances in healthcare practice offer many new employment opportunities and our courses have been carefully designed to meet future needs of the healthcare professions. Sport, exercise and coaching science is an area of considerable strength and we offer exciting and innovative courses. We have the largest and most effective research group of exercise physiologists in Wales, and our staff use their expertise and up-to-date knowledge to ensure courses reflect industry trends. The University of Glamorgan offers fantastic sports facilities and members of the Wales national rugby team undergo fitness testing with us. We are investing £3.7m in new facilities alongside our playing fields. This will include a national-standard badminton court sports hall, strength and conditioning rooms, laboratory testing facilities and high-tech teaching facilities. Teaching at all levels is underpinned by research, and our students benefit from being taught by top-rated professors and researchers who are committed to fostering academic debate and delivering a first-class learning experience. We are especially proud of our ratings in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008), where much of our research was recognised as having international influence with areas of worldleading activity.

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MSc Childhood Studies MSc Mental Health MSc Professional Practice (includes a number of specialised pathways) MSc Disaster Relief MSc Public Health

Distance Learning Post-Registration • • • • • • •

BSc (Hons) Cancer Care BSc (Hons) Care of the Older Person BSc (Hons) Managing Pain MSc Care of Older Person PgDip Diabetes PgCert Palliative Care MSc/PgDip/PgCert Chiropractic Clinical Development

Life Sciences Undergraduate courses • • • •

Foundation Year Science BSc (Hons) Biology BSc (Hons) Human Biology BSc (Hons) International Wildlife Biology

Further information Please refer to www.glam.ac.uk/courses for a full course list and descriptions.

Foundation Year Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Astronomy BSc (Hons) Chemistry BSc (Hons) Environmental Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology BSc (Hons) Forensic Chemistry BSc (Hons) Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (Major/Minor/Joint)

Sport Undergraduate courses • • • • • • • • •

Foundation Year Applied Sports Science Foundation Degree Football Coaching and Performance Foundation Degree Rugby Coaching and Performance BSc (Hons) Sports Science and Rugby BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science BA (Hons) Sports Development* BA (Hons) Sport Management* BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology** BSc (Hons) Sports Studies

Geography and the Environment Undergraduate courses • • • • • • • •

BSc (Hons) Geography BSc (Hons) Geography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) BSc (Hons) Geology BSc (Hons) Geology (Joint/Minor) BA (Hons) Human Geography BSc (Hons) Natural History BSc (Hons) Physical Geography BSc (Hons) Physical Geography (Major/Joint)

Postgraduate courses • • • • • •

MSc Environmental Conservation Management MSc Conservation and GIS MSc Integrated Coastal Zone Management MSc Renewable Energy and Resource Management PgCert Forensic Science MSc Forensic Odontology

* Glamorgan Business School course ** Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences course

Whatever you choose to study, you can be sure that our links with industry and the relevance of our courses to the real world mean you will be a step ahead of the competition when it comes to finding a job after graduation. * The Guardian League Tables University Guide 2011

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“I chose the University of Glamorgan because I felt that it could provide me with the university atmosphere and educational basis needed to succeed as a future lawyer. I feel the way the LLB course is set up is ideal for undergraduate level because whether the students are fresh out of high school or mature students, most of them will not have a clear idea of which area of law they want to go into after graduating; therefore, by having such a solid foundation in the different areas they are not limited in their choices.”

Undergraduate courses

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BA (Hons) Art Practice

MA MA MA MA

Art Practice Art and Communities* Arts and Health Curatorial Studies*

English and Creative Writing

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The British Psychological Society recognises a number of awards at Glamorgan for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist, and we are the only university in Wales to offer a Sport Psychology degree. Psychology at Glamorgan boasts a range of international experts in areas such as gerontology, behavioural disorders in children and social influence.

Undergraduate courses

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^ Ty Crawshay, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Our courses in Creative Writing are tutored by significant writers and poets. Many past students have published their work and won literary awards, as have their tutors, including Philip Gross, who won the prestigious 2009 TS Eliot prize and 2010 Wales Book of the Year. Research by lecturers in English has been rated as internationally excellent according to the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) and the quality of Glamorgan’s History research was rated the highest in Wales.

Law and Criminology

Postgraduate courses

Sara Alawadhi, United Arab Emirates LLB (Hons) Law

From English Literature to Law, Criminology to Education and Psychology to History, the exciting collection of courses in this Faculty provides a creative, cultural and academic environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world. We have a strong reputation for the standard of our teaching and research, and the quality of our graduates. Not only do we have a wide choice of subjects, but we also offer very flexible study. Many different subject areas can be combined and studied together in a Major/Minor combination.

Visual Art

The Faculty also specialises in academic research and teaching in areas of particular relevance to the public and voluntary sectors. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate study opportunities in subjects such as Public Services, Education and Careers, and Childhood and Youth. Our Criminology, Sociology and Policy degrees are truly cutting-edge, with one of the more powerful teams of researchers bringing new ideas to the fore in areas like tackling street crime, devolution and sustainable regeneration. Glamorgan’s Law School has a growing profile and reputation for high-quality legal education and research. The postgraduate Law teaching facilities are first-class, reflecting recent investment of over £2m and include a mock courtroom, where students can develop their skills in a realistic environment, as well as a dedicated Law library. Our law courses are designed to meet the needs of the workplace and we have excellent connections with law firms and agencies to help our students obtain work experience. 100% of our law graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.* We also offer progression opportunities to our popular Legal Practice Course (accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority) and LLM Masters in Law. We have an active Law Society and students have plenty of opportunities to practise their debating skills in organised competitions.

Undergraduate courses • • • •

BA BA BA BA

(Hons) (Hons) (Hons) (Hons)

Creative and Professional Writing English Literature English English (Major/Minor/Joint)

LLB (Hons) Law LLB (Hons) Law (Major) LLB (Hons) Law − Two-year programme BA/BSc (Hons) Law (Joint/Minor) BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (Major/Minor/Joint)

Postgraduate courses • • • • • • •

LLM Masters in Law LLM Commercial Law LLM Intellectual and Industrial Property Law LLM International Commercial Law Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law PgD Legal Practice Course (LPC) MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

Postgraduate courses • • • •

MA Gothic Studies MA Literature, Culture and Society MA by Research English MPhil Writing

Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate courses • • • • • • • • • • •

BA (Hons) American Studies (Minor) BA (Hons) Applied Language Studies BA (Hons) Education (Minor) BA (Hons) History BA (Hons) History (Major/Minor/Joint) BA (Hons) Public Services BSc (Hons) Sociology (Major/Minor/Joint) BA (Hons) Spanish (Minor) BA (Hons) TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (Minor) BSc (Hons) Youth and Social Justice (Final year top-up) HND Public and Emergency Services

Postgraduate courses • • • • • • • •

MSc Career Guidance MSc International Career Education and Guidance MSc Community Regeneration MSc Health and Public Service Management MA by Research History Doctorate Public Leadership MSc Public Service Management MA Social and Cultural History

Psychology Undergraduate courses • • • • • • •

BSc BSc BSc BSc BSc BSc BSc

(Hons) (Hons) (Hons) (Hons) (Hons) (Hons) (Hons)

Applied Psychology Childhood and Youth Developmental Psychology Early Years Development and Education Psychology Psychology (Major/Minor/Joint) Sport Psychology

Postgraduate courses • • • •

MSc MSc MSc MSc

Health Psychology by Research Psychology Play Therapy Play and Therapeutic Play

* Subject to validation

Further information Please refer to www.glam.ac.uk/courses for a full course list and descriptions.

The Faculty continues to strive for international excellence in all areas of its work and we aim to provide a world-class experience for our students. Whatever you choose to study, the relevance of all our courses to the world around us means they will give you an exceptional path to your chosen career. * HESA 2007/8 Performance Indictaors

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International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Pre-sessional English Language Programme (including access to Masters degrees)

This one-year programme has been designed for students who want to study at undergraduate level in the UK. You will be taught in small groups to develop your subject specific knowledge and academic English language skills to the standard needed for undergraduate study.

The pre-sessional programme is an intensive English language course for students who hold offers for, or who are applying to, programmes at the University of Glamorgan (foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level), but who do not have the language requirements. The pre-sessional programme improves your English and academic skills, and helps you communicate more effectively in an English-speaking environment. The pre-sessional programme lasts for 10 weeks and runs in both summer and autumn.

Entry requirements Applicants need a valid, national school leaving certificate at an appropriate level. In addition, you will need a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0. On successful completion of the IFP, you can progress to the first year of your University of Glamorgan undergraduate award.

Entry requirements Applicants must hold an offer for a course at the University of Glamorgan (foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate). Applicants must also satisfy the English language requirements for entry to our Pre-sessional Programme. Please see tables below.

Start dates for 2011-12 19th September 2011 January 2012 (exact date to be confirmed)

International Foundation Programme (IFP) (Intensive English)

Pre-University and English Study The International English Unit would like to offer a warm welcome to all prospective international students. The Unit offers academic and English language preparation programmes. These courses provide support and guidance to international students, so you can improve your English language ability, academically and socially, within a UK university environment. All courses are delivered by fully-qualified and professional teachers of the English language who have broad experience of working with international students. We are supportive of your academic needs and ambitions, and work closely with the University's academic faculties to make sure you get the best preparation and support for your studies. The language programme you choose will depend on your level of English and academic qualifications. Programmes include: • International Foundation Programme (IFP) • International Foundation Programme (IFP) (Intensive English) • Pre-sessional English Language Programme The University strongly recommends that you allow at least 10 weeks to improve your English level by up to one (1.0) IELTS point (or equivalent).

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The International English Unit continues to support international students even after their pre-sessional course has finished. Upon consultation with your faculty, you may be able to attend English language modules free of charge, to fully support you throughout your study. For more information on any of our English language courses, visit www.glam.ac.uk/international/courses or call +44 (0)1443 654 450.

This one-year programme has been designed for students who want to study at undergraduate level in the UK. You will be taught in small groups with a strong focus on developing your academic English language skills, as well as subject specific knowledge to the standard needed for undergraduate study.

Start dates for Summer Pre-sessional 2011 23rd May-29th July 2011 or 4th July-9th September 2011 Start dates for Autumn Pre-sessional 2011 3rd October-9th December 2011

Entry requirements Applicants need a valid, national school leaving certificate at an appropriate level. In addition, you will need a level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0 with 4.5 in writing skills. On successful completion of the IFP, you can progress to the first year of your University of Glamorgan undergraduate award. Start dates for 2011-12 19th September 2011 January 2012 (exact date to be confirmed)

Student profile “The reason I chose Glamorgan was because of the top-up course which was available. I had just finished three years in China and chose to study my final year in the UK. Before studying the top-up, I attended the Pre-sessional Language Programme. The teachers were very nice and they gave us a lot of help with reading, writing, speaking and listening. I really like living and studying at Glamorgan.” Mei Shuang, China Pre-sessional English Language Programme

Pre-sessional Programmes Desired (destination) course

IFP

Bachelors

Masters

Required English level (overall and in writing) to begin pre-sessional course

IELTS 4.0

IELTS 5.0

IELTS 5.5

Recommended pre-sessional course

Summer pre-sessional A

Summer pre-sessional B

Summer pre-sessional C

Desired (destination) course

IFP (January start)

Bachelor (February start)

Masters (February start)

Required English level (overall and in writing) to begin pre-sessional course

IELTS 4.0

IELTS 5.0

IELTS 5.5

Recommended pre-sessional course

Autumn pre-sessional A

Autumn pre-sessional B

Autumn pre-sessional C

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Tuition Fees for Students from the European Union 2011-2012

Tuition Fees for International Students (Non-EU) 2011-2012 Proposed Fees 2011-2012 Research Degrees • Full-time Research Fee • Part-time Research Fee Postgraduate Degrees • MBA • MSc/MA • BA top-up + MSc/MA Package • MSc Disaster Relief (Health Care) – plus two field courses at £1,045 each (£2,090 total) – invoiced separately • MSc Forensic Odontology Year 1 – plus bench fee of £775 per year • MSc Forensic Odontology Year 2 – plus bench fee of £775 per year • MSc Computer Music and Performance Undergraduate Degrees • BA/BSc/BEng/LLB • International Foundation Programme (IFP) • BSc Professional Practice (Nurses/Midwives) (Botswana Government) Other Courses • HND Courses • Placement Year • Pre-sesional English Language Programme: 10 weeks – Level 2

Tuition Fee

Maximum Scholarship

Minimum Fee Payable

£11,300 £3,205

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£11,300 £3,205

£11,300 £11,000 £14,400 £11,000

£1,500 £2,000 £2,000

£9,800 £9,000 £14,400 £9,000

£7,500

£1,000

£6,500

£9,300

£1,000

£8,300

£12,400

£2,000

£10,400

£9,800 £6,100 £11,000

£1,500* -

£8,300* £6,100 £11,000

£9,800 £2,400 £2,850

£1,500 -

£8,300 £2,400 £2,850

Please note that some courses require additional fees for equipment, studio time and field courses. Visit www.glam.ac.uk/money for further details. * Additional bursaries of up to £1,000 per student may be available on application to undergraduate students from selected markets.

Scholarships International Academic Scholarships Partial tuition scholarships of up to £2,000 per year are available on selected courses. • For undergraduate courses, up to £1,500 per year • For Masters courses, up to £2,000 • For MBA courses, up to £1,500

Undergraduate International Development Scholarships Undergraduate International Development Scholarships of £2,500* are available for students from the following countries: • • • • • • •

Bangladesh Iran Kenya Mexico Sri Lanka Thailand Zambia

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Brazil Iraq Lebanon Nepal Syria Uganda Zimbabwe

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Cameroon Ivory Coast Malaysia Palestine Tanzania Vietnam

* This scholarship would replace the standard £1,500 undergraduate scholarship.

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You will be automatically considered for a scholarship when you make your application. You do not need to make a separate scholarship application. You will receive confirmation of a scholarship with your offer letter. Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships are not adhered to. More information about fees and scholarships is on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/international/fees

Fees and Scholarships Undergraduate students

Postgraduate students

2011-12 fees for undergraduate awards are subject to confirmation. For 2010-11 these were £3,290.* Most full-time EU students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company to defer this cost. The money will be paid directly to the University and is not repayable by you until after you have left your course and are earning a certain amount of money each year. This loan is not means-tested.

2011-12 fees for postgraduate awards are subject to confirmation. For 2010-11, these were £3,440.* There are various ways of funding your postgraduate study, including bursaries and scholarships offered by the University of Glamorgan. Check the scholarships pages on our website for more information: www.glam.ac.uk/money

To apply for this financial help, you must complete the relevant form, which can be found at www.glam.ac.uk/international, and return it by the appropriate deadline. STEM Excellence Awards High-achieving EU students applying to study selected full-time undergraduate degree courses in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, may also be eligible to apply for a STEM Excellence Award offered by the University. The award is worth £4,500 over three years of a full-time undergraduate degree programme. A full list of qualifying courses can be found at www.glam.ac.uk/money.

Please note that IFP and English language course fees may differ for EU students. Please contact the University for further information. More information about fees is on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/international/fees * Fees are likely to increase in line with cost of living/inflation. Full details are available on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/money

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Endeavour This generous award of £2,500 recognises truly exceptional students who demonstrate significant personal achievement. You may have engaged in meaningful community activities, demonstrated a keen social and political awareness, or overcome a personal issue. Winning this award is based on your personal statement and application to study at Glamorgan. For more details, visit www.glam.ac.uk/money.

Extra Information • As an international student, you are given permission to remain in the UK, provided you have enough money to pay your tuition fees in full and to support yourself and any dependants. • Please note that the fees stated above are subject to change. • Fees for these courses are charged per academic year and the fees quoted are for each academic year. • Fees are fixed for the period of study. • Accommodation and living costs should be calculated separately. • All students who are not UK or EU citizens are not eligible for government support for fees. If you are not a UK or EU citizen, you will be asked to pay the full tuition fee as quoted for your course.

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Your Finances Living costs South Wales offers great value for money. Food, entertainment, accommodation and other day-to-day costs are likely to be lower than in many other parts of the UK. As a student, you will also get lots of other discounts, from cinema tickets to haircuts, so your money will go further at the University of Glamorgan. It is difficult to estimate how much it will cost you to live in the UK because so much depends on your own personal lifestyle. The UK Border Agency suggests that students should allow approximately £600 per month for their living costs. You will also need to consider any additional costs of travelling to and from your home country.

Your offer letter will clearly outline methods of payment. If you pay your deposit by bank transfer, you will need to send us evidence of the transfer by either fax or e-mail. Please ensure your full name, course and reference number is clearly stated in your correspondence. It would also be advisable to send an e-mail to international@glam.ac.uk to inform us that a payment has been made. This will help us to identify and track your payment. Please note that students from the EU are not required to pay a deposit.

Payment schedule

Academic entry requirements

Application deadline

The University recognises a range of entry qualifications from around the world. If you are not sure whether you have the right qualifications to enrol at the University, contact our Enquiries & Admissions Unit: interadmit@glam.ac.uk

UCAS applicants must adhere to UCAS deadlines. Visit www.ucas.com for details. For direct applicants, the deadline is Friday 19th August 2011 for courses starting in September 2011, and Friday 16th December 2011 for courses starting in February 2012.

Different undergraduate courses have different entry requirements. You will find exact details on individual course pages in our prospectus, or on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/courses

Education counsellors

Our usual requirement for research-based study is a Masters degree related to your proposed area of research from a recognised university. For taught programmes, you must usually have an Honours degree from a recognised university, relevant experience, or a postgraduate diploma. Country-specific entry requirements are on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/international

Please remember that exchange rates can vary. This could lead to increases in the cost of living and you will need to remember this when you decide how much money to bring with you.

You may pay online as part of the enrolment process, or by cash, cheque, banker's draft, VISA or MasterCard. Cheques and banker’s drafts should be made payable to the University of Glamorgan. Exact payment details will be outlined in your offer letter.

For more information on general living costs in the UK, visit www.educationuk.org.

Bachelor and Masters students are required to pay half their tuition fees on enrolment.

Average weekly living costs for a single student

IFP students are required to pay their total tuition fees on enrolment.

Proficiency in the English language is essential and the University recognises the following English language qualifications:

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Pre-sessional English Language students are required to pay their total tuition fees for the English course and an additional £1,000 towards their next course. The remaining amount may be paid in four equal instalments as agreed with our Finance Department on arrival.

• The British Council's IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 for undergraduate study and 6.5 for postgraduate study • TOEFL minimum score of 550 paper-based or IBT 79-80 • UCLES/Cambridge CAE or computer-based 232 • GCSE pass in English at grade C or above

Rent (including bills) Food Toiletries Telephone Books and stationery Clothes Entertainment

Total estimated weekly living costs

£65-£75 £32 £6-£11 £6-£12 £12 £12 £12 £145-£166

Please note that the figures quoted above should be used as a guide only. If your family will live with you in the UK, then you will need to bring enough money to support them too.

Deposits A deposit must be paid before letters for visa application are issued. This deposit will also secure scholarships. Refund of deposits or prior payment of fees will only occur if you can produce evidence that your visa was refused. Refunds will not be made under any other circumstances. Please note refunds may incur an administration fee.

Sponsored students If you want your sponsor to receive information about your progress, please bring a signed letter to enrolment that gives the University permission to do so.

Opening a bank account Please note you will not be able to open a bank account in the UK until after you have enrolled and you cannot be enrolled until you have made the minimum requested payment.

English language entry requirements

Undergraduate applications must be made through UCAS (www.ucas.com). Postgraduate applications can be made directly to the University. Please note there is no application fee when you apply to the University directly. You can obtain a University of Glamorgan international application form from:

The University has a number of international student representatives in specific countries who are available to advise you on any aspect of the University of Glamorgan. Please contact our International Recruitment Office for details of representatives in your local area or visit our website: www.glam.ac.uk/international

Partner institutions The University of Glamorgan has collaborative links with institutions worldwide. Please contact the International Recruitment Office for further details on partner institutions.

IELTS/TOEFL Comparison Chart IELTS

TOEFL Paper

TOEFL IBT

7.0 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5 4.0

600 575 550 525 500 475 450

100 90-91 79-80 68 61 53 45

EU students How to apply

• Our website: www.glam.ac.uk/international • The Enquiries & Admissions Unit • The University's international recruitment representatives

For full-time undergraduate courses, EU students must apply through UCAS (www.ucas.com) where you can apply online.

All applications must contain the following:

Postgraduate students should apply to the University of Glamorgan directly.

• A clearly written, fully-completed application form • Certificates and transcripts of relevant qualifications (copies are acceptable) • Two letters of reference for postgraduate applications and one for undergraduate • Evidence of English ability (IELTS or TOEFL) • A personal statement Please note that incomplete applications cannot be processed.

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Contact If you have any questions or queries about applying to Glamorgan, please contact our Enquiries & Admissions team for assistance. Tel: +44 (0)1443 654 450 Fax: +44 (0)1443 654 050 E-mail: enquiries@glam.ac.uk 26


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Visas and Immigration Procedures There have been major changes to UK immigration laws, including those that affect students who come to the UK to study. The information provided in this booklet about visas and immigration procedures is correct at the time of going to print, but may have subsequently changed. You are strongly advised to check the references under the ‘Useful resources’ section below, because this information may change.

Do I need a visa? European Economic Area (EEA) nationals You can enter the UK freely by showing your passport or National Identity Card, and do not need to gain Entry Clearance before travelling to the UK. Remember that dependants may need to obtain Entry Clearance if they are not EEA nationals. Nationals of countries outside the EEA To get permission to enter the UK as a student, you must have student Entry Clearance (otherwise known as a student visa). You will need to obtain this in your home country before travelling to the UK. All international students who are nationals of countries outside the EEA should contact the British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in their own country to apply for a student visa.

Useful resources Before making your application for Entry Clearance as a student, there are various information resources available to help you. It is advised that you read the ‘Making a student immigration application in your home country’ guidance leaflet, which has been produced by UKCISA: the UK Council of International Student Affairs. This can be downloaded from the following website: www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/information_sheets.php

Academic Technology Approval Scheme If your course leads to a Masters or doctorate postgraduate qualification, you may need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate, before you apply for your student visa (this requirement will be confirmed on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement). The ATAS certificate is issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It gives security clearance to study certain subject areas where the knowledge gained may have application in the development of weapons of mass destruction (for example, certain subjects in fields of science, mathematics, engineering, technology or medicine). You can apply for an ATAS certificate as soon as you have a conditional offer of a place on a course. The system of applying for an ATAS certificate and which types of study and subject areas are affected, is explained on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website: www.fco.gov.uk/atas It can take several weeks to obtain an ATAS certificate, so it is strongly advised to start the process early. Tuberculosis screening Before getting a visa, nationals from Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Sudan, Tanzania and Thailand need to be tested for tuberculosis (TB) and obtain a certificate that states they are free from infectious TB. The test includes having a chest X-ray at an accredited clinic or hospital run by the International Organisation for Migration. To check whether you need to obtain a TB certificate before you travel, visit www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/tbscreening.

A step-by-step guide to applying for Entry Clearance 1. Take time to read through the whole of the Policy Guidance and all the other documents you have printed off (listed under the ‘Useful resources’ section opposite). They contain lots of very detailed instructions about the documents you must provide. If your documents do not exactly match the requirements set out in the Policy Guidance, your application will be refused and you will have wasted your application fee and time. You will not be able to make your application more than three months before your course starts. 2. Find your country on the list at www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/wheretoapply. It tells you how to start the process of applying in your country. For example, whether you need to make an appointment or complete an online form, or have a tuberculosis test first. (Tuberculosis tests are only required in some countries. If you cannot see any information about how long it takes to process applications in your country, use the contact details to ask.)

3. Complete Application Form VAF9 − PBS Migrant and PBS Appendix 8 (General) Student. These can be downloaded from the following website: www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/infs/inf29pbs student. The application form asks how many ‘points’ you are claiming. As an adult student, you will need to have 40 points in total: • 30 points for a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which confirms you are studying a course at an acceptable level with an approved education provider (also known as sponsorship) • 10 points for having enough money (also known as maintenance or funds) for your course fees and living costs 4. Make sure you enclose all the documents listed in the forms and guidance with your application. You should submit a photocopy of each document in addition to the original document itself. It is also advisable to keep a photocopy of your application form and all your supporting documents for your records.

You should also download the UK Border Agency leaflet ‘INF29’ for students, from www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/infs/inf29pbsstudent. It contains links to a number of documents that you also need to print out: • Tier 4 guidance (Tier 4 is the part of the immigration system that deals with students) • Application Form VAF9 – PBS Migrant • PBS Migrant guidance notes • PBS Appendix 8 (General) Student If you do not have access to the internet, ask the British Embassy or High Commission in your country for printed copies of these documents. You may also find the following website useful: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk

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Documentation Below is a list of the required documentation. Please note, however, that the University of Glamorgan accepts no legal responsibility for its accuracy. It is your responsibility to check the guidance to ensure that you have provided all the necessary documentation.

Important information about finances To qualify for Tier 4 of the Points-Based System, you must be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient money to support yourself. The amount required to study at the University of Glamorgan is listed below.

• Passport • A recent, passport-sized photograph. Please note that photographs should measure 45mm x 35mm and be: • in colour taken against a white background • clear and of good quality, and not framed or backed • printed on normal photographic paper • full face and without sunglasses, hat or head covering (unless it is worn for cultural or religious reasons, but the face must not be covered) • The visa fee of £199, which is non-refundable, and must normally be paid in the currency of the country from where you are applying • An original Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) from the University of Glamorgan. Your CAS must be issued no more than six months before you apply • All documents listed in the CAS statement – this will normally be the evidence of any qualifications that the University took account of when deciding to accept you for the course you plan to study: • Previous academic certificates • Proof of financial security to meet the full costs of your fees and maintenance. If your family is coming with you to the UK, you will need to show there will be adequate financial support for them also. See below for more information • You will have to provide your biometric details in person. This will involve scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph. The whole procedure should take no more than five minutes to complete. Your visa application will not be processed until you have met this requirement. More information about biometrics can be found here: www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/biometricvisa • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (if applicable – see page 27) • Tuberculosis Certificate (if applicable – see page 27)

Length of course

Money required

9 months or less

Total course fees and £600 for each month of the course to cover living costs

Please note: If any of the documents that you provide with your application are not in English, you must provide a professional translation.

More than 9 months

Fees for the first year of the course and £5,400 to cover the living costs for nine months in the UK

These amounts must be held in your personal bank account for a minimum period of 28 days. The end of that 28-day period must not be more than one month before the date of your application, for which you must show bank statements/other evidence. Your money must be held in cash. Shares, bonds, pension funds and similar savings accounts will not be accepted. You can prove you have the money if you have: • Cash in a bank account in your name (this includes joint accounts with your name) • A loan in your name • Official financial or government sponsorship (for example, your government, the British Council or any international organisation, company or university) If you are using overseas currency, the UK Border Agency will expect you to write on the document the closing balance in pounds sterling. They use the official exchange rate on the OANDA website, which can be found here: www.oanda.com/convert/classic When your Entry Clearance is issued/before travelling to the UK, check it carefully to make sure: • Your name and date of birth are correct • It says that you are a student • It starts on or before the date that you want to travel to the UK • It does not end sooner than you expect (see opposite)

If there is anything wrong with your Entry Clearance, ask to have it changed immediately, before you travel. It is very difficult to make changes after you travel. Under strict new regulations, institutions cannot enrol students unless they have the correct Tier 4 sponsor licence number on their visa. This means that you must have the correct visa for the correct course and university before you leave home. You should not expect to be able to switch institutions within the UK

and you could put future immigration applications at risk by doing so. How long your visa should be issued for When considering your application for Entry Clearance (visa), the British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your country should comply with the following guidance:

Type of course

Length of course

Length of stay allowed

Degree level or above

12 months or more

The full length of the course + 4 months after the end of your course

Degree level or above

6 months or more, but less than 12 months

The full length of the course + 2 months after the end of your course

Course to prepare you for study (known as pre-sessional)

Less than 6 months

The full length of the course + 1 month after the end of your course

Below degree level

12 months or more

The full length of the course (up to a maximum of 3 years if you are 18 years old or over) + 4 months after the end of your course

Below degree level

6 months or more, but less than 12 months

The full length of the course (up to a maximum of 3 years if you are 18 years old or over) + 2 months after the end of your course

Please note that if you have financial sponsorship and your financial sponsor limits the time you may study in the UK, your visa will be issued for the same length of time. The University’s reporting duties International students are permitted entry to the UK under immigration laws for the purposes of study. The University is required to report to the UK Border Agency when international students holding a Tier 4 student visa: • Do not enrol within the enrolment period • Enrol but do not attend and miss 10 expected interactions • Discontinue their studies (including deferrals of study) • Make significant changes to their circumstances, for example, if the length of a course of study becomes shorter • Break the conditions of their permission to stay, eg, working illegally

If your application for Entry Clearance is refused There is no right of appeal for applications that are refused. If you think that a mistake has been made, it is possible to request an administrative review, which is free of charge. This process is explained in paragraphs 197-230 of the Tier 4 Policy Guidance (page 46-49), which can be accessed using the link given under the ‘Useful resources’ section on page 27 of this guide. Extending your student visa If you want to remain in the UK for longer than the period shown on your visa, you will need to apply to the UK Border Agency for an extension before your visa expires. At the time of print, the fee to extend your visa paid by post is £357, or £628 if paid in person. You should contact the International Student Support Service (ISSS) at least eight weeks before your visa expires. Advisers will usually be able to help you submit your application under a special scheme, making the procedure quicker than if you apply directly. You can visit the ISSS pages at www.glam.ac.uk/intsupport.

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Glamorgan Court, Treforest Campus

If you choose to live in University-owned accommodation, you can make friends and meet people from a variety of backgrounds, all studying a wide range of subjects. We suggest you make Accommodation Services the first point of contact in your search for accommodation. Visit www.glam.ac.uk/accommodation for detailed information on the different types of accommodation available and how to apply. Accommodation Services is located in Glamorgan Court on our Treforest Campus. It is open from 8.30am-5pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am-4.30pm on Friday. For a few weeks before the start of the academic year, this office is also open at weekends.

year provided that you: • Apply for a University of Glamorgan degree by 15th January 2011* • Accept an offer of a place at the University of Glamorgan as your firm choice by 5th May 2011* • Have been issued with a CAS from the University • Require accommodation for a full academic year for single occupancy • Meet the terms of your offer

Treforest campus The Treforest campus accommodation has recently benefited from a multimillion-pound redevelopment and now offers approximately 1,200 study bedrooms to suit all tastes and budgets. A brand-new facility where students can socialise and hold events also has a wide range of vending and a laundry with 24-hour access. The building will be available to students during recess periods, enabling you to socialise during quieter periods.

Tel: +44 (0)1443 482 044 (includes a 24-hour answer machine) E-mail: accom@glam.ac.uk Visit: www.glam.ac.uk/accommodation

All on-campus accommodation has private shower and toilet facilities, and is self-catered. Hi-speed broadband internet service is available in all halls and there is no additional charge for this service.

The University of Glamorgan guarantees to provide full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students accommodation for their first

Whichever hall you choose, you can be sure of the University's commitment to providing a good quality residential environment for students to enjoy.

* Dates for September 2011 entry. Please note that while we will try to offer you your first choice of accommodation, this cannot be guaranteed.

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The Bakery, Cardiff

Cardiff

Accommodation Accommodation is a vital part of your enjoyment of university life, both socially and academically. Because you may live here for a few years, you should take plenty of time to make your choice and consider all the different options.

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Name of Halls

Type

2011-2012

Contract Length

Glamorgan Court Glamorgan Court Woodland Hall Woodland Hall Woodland Hall New Build (name to be confirmed) New Build (name to be confirmed)

Premium Self-catered, en suite Standard Self-catered, en suite Premium Self-catered, en suite Standard Self-catered, en suite Studio Apartment Premium Self-catered, en suite Standard Self-catered, en suite

£92 per week £86 per week £105 per week £95 per week £135 per week £105 per week £95 per week

39 39 42 42 42 42 42

weeks weeks weeks weeks weeks weeks weeks

The University has agreed a number of rooms with three privately-run halls of residence in Cardiff that offer a specially negotiated package for Glamorgan students. These halls offer en suite facilities, internet access and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All halls are in the city centre, so you won’t have to travel far to lectures, or if you want the ultimate in convenience, T y^ Pont Haearn is located directly opposite the ATRiuM campus. Further information and application forms can be found on the Accommodation Services website: www.glam.ac.uk/accommodation

ATRiuM campus accommodation fees Name of Halls

Location

2011-2012*

Contract Length*

Ty^ Pont Haearn www.libertystudents.com Cambrian Point www.libertystudents.com The Bakery www.libertystudents.com

Opposite ATRiuM From £100 per week 42 weeks 20 minutes walk from ATRiuM From £100 per week 42 weeks 10 minutes walk from ATRiuM From £100 per week 42 weeks

*All fees and contract lengths are subject to confirmation.

Private sector accommodation If you prefer to rent privately and live off campus in Cardiff or Treforest, Accommodation Services can help you find a suitable home. Our private sector accommodation listings on www.glamorganstudentpad.co.uk detail properties that are registered with the University. These registered properties have to comply with the local authority’s minimum standards and safety regulations. Treforest The majority of private houses are a short 5-10 minute walk from the University and with rooms starting from around £45 per week, it’s a great option for the budget-conscious. However, you will have to factor in your utility bills which are usually not included – you will need to budget an extra £8-£10 per month for these.

Cardiff Private housing in Cardiff is also widely available and costs from approximately £55 per week (excluding bills). Cardiff is a student city with thousands of properties available to rent and has been voted the second most desirable city in the UK for students to live (www.accommodationforstudents.com). You can find the latest details of all our approved properties and landlords at www.glamorganstudentpad.co.uk. Once you have registered on Glamorgan Student Pad, you can request to receive regular updates on the latest properties and use the message board function to find housemates. Alternatively, visit www.glam.ac.uk/accommodation for a comprehensive list of registered letting agents.

Further information Contracts: Whatever type of accommodation you choose, you will be required to sign a legally binding contract that is often very difficult to get out of should you change your mind. For this reason, it is vital that you fully research all of your accommodation options before signing a contract or paying any money.

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Glamorgan Sport Cardiff • Pontypridd • Caerdydd

Glamorgan Sport covers all sports and recreation activities at the University, offering an impressive range of sports courses, facilities, clubs and qualifications. Our facilities are among the best in the UK and host a wide range of activities. The Centre for Health, Sport and Exercise on our Treforest campus is open throughout the year. We have over 40 classes each week during term-time, from canoeing to climbing and squash to salsa. If you fancy something a little less energetic, you can always take time to unwind in the sauna and steam room. The facilities are open throughout the term and holidays, with a sports injury clinic open twice-weekly during term-time. The Centre has achieved Quest accreditation for the third successive year – this is the UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure.

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The Students' Union The Students' Union is run for students by students. As a Glamorgan student, you will automatically get membership of the Union and can benefit from all it has to offer − from welfare and education support, representation, Union council, fundraising and volunteering. You can join a sports team or a society such as the International Student Society. The Union also has day and night events you can attend, from meals, discos, cultural events, fun days, market days, fundraising and much more.

As part of our commitment to excellence, we have invested £3.7m in an additional purpose-built sport centre at Glamorgan Sport Park, three miles from the Treforest campus. There are 30 acres of playing fields with a pavilion, five floodlit pitches and two allweather pitches, one of which is a FIFA approved, fullsize ‘rubber crumb’ pitch. Our facilities are so good that many professional teams regularly use them for training and the University has also been included within London’s 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide. For more information about Glamorgan Sport Park, visit www.glam.ac.uk/sport.

In September 2010, the University opened a brand-new Student’s Union at Treforest. This modern facility is the social hub of the campus and includes social learning spaces, shops, a variety of cafes and bars, a nightclub, outdoor terrace and wi-fi connectivity throughout. At the ATRiuM campus in Cardiff, there is a new Students' Union featuring a bar, cafe, shop, social space and support facilities. There is also a shop and support pod at the Glyntaff campus. More information about all of the Union's services can be found at www.glamsu.com.

For ATRiuM campus students, we have also arranged an exclusive deal with a nearby health and fitness club. You and your partner can get reduced-rate membership, which includes a heated pool, gym, health spa with a steam room, sauna and hot tub, plus other discount offers. For more information about Glamorgan Sport, visit www.glam.ac.uk/sport.

Touring New Zealand rugby team training at Glamorgan

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Careers Service The University's Careers Service is able to provide professional and practical advice on a wide range of opportunities. Our friendly staff are keen to help international students work towards a successful career. We provide impartial and realistic advice and guidance and can help you: • Consider your career options and help you make appropriate decisions • Help you think about your skills, interests and abilities, and how these could relate to your career • Learn the practicalities of job hunting, like writing an effective CV, making good-quality job applications and preparing for interviews Careers Advisers are available to see students at the Treforest, ATRiuM and Glyntaff campuses. For full details, please visit www.glam.ac.uk/careers.

Learning Resources Centre, ATRiuM Campus

Working in the UK following your studies

University Resources Glamlife

Information Systems

The Glamlife website has all the information you will ever need for student life at Glamorgan, and a little bit more! This site keeps students up-to-date with the latest events, news, teaching resources, support and developments. Our Getting Started@Glam section has vital information for new students that will help you get the most out of your first few weeks at Glamorgan.

This department supports the University’s learning, teaching and research by providing up-to-date and effective computing and communication services. Information Systems provides:

Visit www.glam.ac.uk/gettingstarted for a taste of student life before you arrive.

Library and Media Services The University’s library and media services are located in the Learning Resources Centres (LRC). We provide: • Access to around 250,000 books/e-books and over 15,000 print/e-journal titles • A help and enquiry service • Long opening hours and self-service facilities • Library induction for new students • Laptop loan and wireless internet access • Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities • Individual and group study areas • A Drop-in Centre where you can receive study support • Help for students with a disability or dyslexia • Media equipment loan for students studying a media-related course

International students who have successfully completed a UK degree or postgraduate study can apply for a visa to work for two years in the UK under a scheme called the Post-Study Work Scheme. More information about this scheme is available on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/psws

• Over 1,600 computers in open access and bookable teaching labs (split across three campuses – Treforest, Glyntaff and ATRiuM) • A dedicated Customer Support Service to assist you seven days a week (term-time) – face-to-face, on the telephone or by e-mail • Long opening hours – 24-hour open access facility, plus other labs 8.30am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on weekends (term-time) • The University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – called Blackboard • Printing facilities • Assistance to purchase computer hardware and software • Maintenance of, and access to systems, including networks, e-mail, internet, accounts, passwords and web pages

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International students: Working part-time during your studies International students can work a set amount of hours per week. This is normally up to 20 hours per week during term-time for students studying at degree level or above, and up to 10 hours per week during termtime for students studying pre-sessional or foundation courses. All students can normally work any number of hours during vacations. The University’s Careers Service and the Students’ Union’s Employment Service may be able to help you get casual or part-time work while you are studying. More information about working in the UK during your studies can be found on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/ukworking

EU students: Working part-time during your studies As a national of an EEA country, you do not have to get permission to work in the UK. There are no legal restrictions on how many hours you may work each week, unless you are from: An A8 country: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia or Slovenia Or an A2 country: Bulgaria or Romania More information is available at www.glam.ac.uk/international. It is extremely important to ensure that you are able to keep up with the requirements of your course. You should not rely on a part-time job to fund your tuition fees or all of your living costs while you are in the UK.

Further information on our IS services can be found at www.glam.ac.uk/infosystems.

Further information on any of the above can be found at www.glam.ac.uk/lrc.

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Support Services Welfare Services International Student Support Service

Counselling and Wellbeing

Our International Student Advisers are dedicated to the welfare of international students. They will make sure that you have all the help you need before you arrive, and during your studies at Glamorgan. International Student Support Service staff can help you with any non-academic, welfare-related issues such as visa extensions, employment regulations, orientation and adapting to a new culture. For more information, e-mail intsupport@glam.ac.uk or visit www.glam.ac.uk/intsupport.

University is a fantastic experience, but being a student and living in a new country can be completely different from the life you led before and it’s understandable that you may have a few problems along the way. You don’t have to get through it alone – the Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to listen and help, whether your problem is financial, emotional or educational.

Arrival Services To make your travel arrangements to the University as easy as possible, the International Student Support Service organises Arrival Services for when you first arrive in the UK. This service is available throughout the year from Cardiff International Airport (CIA) and Heathrow Airport. We recommend that you arrange your flight to land at CIA. On request, we can arrange a free taxi service from CIA to your accommodation at the University of Glamorgan (Treforest or ATRiuM campuses). If you arrive at Heathrow Airport, we can arrange for a University representative to meet you there and help you with the rest of your journey to Glamorgan. Please note, this is not a pick-up service and our representative will neither transport you nor travel with you to the University. It is important to remember that you must request the Arrival Services at least five working days before you intend to travel. There is more information about this service, including a booking form, on our website: www.glam.ac.uk/arrivalservices

Student Money Service The Student Money Service has one of the largest teams of dedicated student money experts in the UK. Licensed and highly-trained staff can advise you on any aspect of student funding, from fees and scholarships to budgeting. For more information, e-mail stufin@glam.ac.uk or visit www.glam.ac.uk/money.

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Counsellors assist you to explore your situation and make appropriate choices. Both counsellors and advisers provide a confidential and professional service. Find out more at www.glam.ac.uk/counselling.

Xu Lantian, far left

Health Service The Health Centre at our Treforest campus offers a nurse-led, walk-in service with a wide range of advice and referral options. The Centre is open Monday to Friday. Regular GP surgeries are held at the Health Centre and ATRiuM campus. Please refer to www.glam.ac.uk/international/pre-departure for details about what you should do before coming to the UK to study. More general information about health is available from www.ukcisa.org.uk.

International Welcome Week To help you settle in and make new friends before your course starts, the International Student Support Service organises a Welcome Week in September. Most events and activities during this week are free. This is a great chance to learn more about university life before starting your studies. During the week, you can find out essential information, make new friends, meet members of staff and find your way around the University and local area. More information about Welcome Week, including a booking form, is available at www.glam.ac.uk/welcome.

Student blog by media student, Xu Lantian

Disability and Dyslexia Service The Disability and Dyslexia Service provides a specialist service that offers support, advice and assistance to students with a disability or specific learning difficulty. Please make sure that you contact us prior to enrolment to discuss any support requirements. For more information, e-mail studisability@glam.ac.uk or visit www.glam.ac.uk/disability.

Religion/Places of Worship The University welcomes students with different cultures and faiths from over 60 countries. The Chaplaincy is rooted in the Christian tradition, but is an inclusive service and gives support to people of all faiths and none. Islamic prayer facilities are located on the Treforest campus. The team of staff is made up of the Chaplain, part-time chaplains, volunteers and faith advisers. They can help you with any questions you have about practising your faith and have information about religious groups and activities on campus, as well as churches, temples, synagogues, gurdwaras or mosques in the local area. For more information, e-mail chaplaincy@glam.ac.uk or visit www.glam.ac.uk/chaplaincy.

New Life in Glamorgan “I had been suffering from homesickness since I arrived in the UK and I missed my family. I saw the friendly smile of a Chinese girl when I opened the door on the morning of the second day. I felt warm and joyous because she kindly guided me around the whole campus and carefully introduced the functions of each building. In the afternoon, she introduced me to a large group of Chinese students, which made me feel at home. I also made lots of friends during International Welcome Week. We chatted with each other in our spare time and cooked together, so we had tasted all kinds of delicious food from different parts of China. Finally, we combated our homesickness.

University staff also helped, especially the staff from the International Student Support Service, who helped us to sort out many problems, big and small. They provided a fantastic International Welcome Week for overseas students. They provided a variety of opportunities to encourage us to get closer to each other in that first week. They held ‘Welsh Night’ at the end of the welcome week and I enjoyed it very much, because it was the first time I have been to a formal dinner. All of the staff who work at the University always carry a warm smile on their faces and they are all warm-hearted people. I received lots of help from the Drop-in Centre for overseas students like me. So far, it has been a splendid experience and I am sure that I will enjoy the rest of my university life at Glamorgan.”

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www.glam.ac.uk/international

+44 (0)1443 654 450

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

Daily Life in the UK For the majority of international students, coming to study in the UK will mean a complete change of culture and surroundings. The following information should prepare you for some of the differences you will find and will hopefully make your day-to-day life easier.

Climate The climate in the UK is unpredictable. It can rain at any time of year and can get cold in the winter. You will need to make sure you have the right clothing: a warm coat or weatherproof jacket, T-shirts or shirts to be worn under warm jumpers, trousers or jeans, warm socks, strong shoes and an umbrella. The University Halls of Residence have central heating so you should not feel cold in your room, but if you do you can ask for extra blankets.

Eating It is very important that you have a balanced diet to keep fit and healthy. The University has many places on campus where you can eat and these are suitable for all kinds of diets and tastes. If you are cooking for yourself, there are shops and supermarkets where you can buy a wide range of foods suited to your individual preferences. You do not have to worry about transport, because there are two large supermarkets nearby that provide a weekly free bus service from the Treforest campus. Further information about grocery shopping in the local area, including information on where you can buy halal, Greek, Chinese, Iranian, Eastern European and Indian vegetarian products, can be found at www.glam.ac.uk/intsupport.

For up-to-date weather information, check the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/weather

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Additional Information Student Charter

Enquiries & Admissions

The University has a Student Charter that sets out the rights and obligations of its students.

Our Enquiries & Admissions Unit has been awarded the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 accreditation following an independent quality management audit of processes and practice. Certification relates specifically to handling student enquiries and applications to study at the University.

As part of your obligations, you need to be aware of the Rules and Regulations of the institution that govern student conduct, which include specific regulations relating to the use of computing and learning resource facilities. You should be aware of these issues before you enrol and sign your enrolment form. Rules and Regulations are available on the University's website at www.glam.ac.uk/regulations, or you can contact your faculty for a hard copy.

Data Processing The University collects and processes personal data about its students through the enrolment process for the purposes of delivering your course and support services. Information on the University's obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the use made of the data on its students is available on the University's website, www.glam.ac.uk/dataprotection, or in hard copy by contacting the University on +44 (0)1443 654 450.

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Fairtrade Glamorgan is a Fairtrade university. The Fairtrade Foundation granted us this status to recognise what we are doing to help create a fairer and safer world. Look for the Fairtrade logo when you shop. For more information, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk.

Environmental Policy The University is committed to caring for the environment. This means not polluting the air, rivers or land and not wasting resources, including energy. All students are expected to share in this commitment. To assist in achieving these objectives, the University has written an Environmental Policy Statement and compiled an Environmental Handbook that is available from www.glam.ac.uk/estates.

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Treforest and Glyntaff Campuses Treforest

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Gatehouse and Main Reception Tŷ Crawshay (A Block) Brecon (B Block) Cynon (C Block), Student Services Kidwelly (K Block) Dyffryn (D Block) Glynneath (G Block) Aircraft Maintenance Centre Hirwaun (H Block) Johnstown (J Block) Ferndale Wenvoe (W Block) X Block Health Centre (T Block) Glamorgan Conference Centre Students’ Union and Shop Centre for Sport, Health and Exercise 18. Treforest Woodland Walk 41

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Stilts Food Court Childcare Services Learning Resources Centre Glamorgan Print Prayer Room Accommodation Reception Halls of Residence – Glamorgan Court 26 & 27. Halls of Residence – Under Construction 28. 2-7 Forest Grove 29. 8 Forest Grove 30. Academic Registry 31. HR (3 and 14 Llantwit Road) 32. Chaplaincy Office (20 Llantwit Road) 33. Prospect House 34. Innovation House 35. Academic Registry 36. Welsh Institute of Chiropractic

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Pontypridd and Cardiff, Wales, UK UKCISA –UK Council for International Education contact: Tel: +44 (0)207 107 9922 Web: www.ukcisa.org.uk Ap...

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