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A Guide to

Newbold COLLEGE of higher education

LIFE CHANGING – FAITH AFFIRMING

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What's in this Guide: > Our programmes • Theology and Religious Studies • Business • Liberal Arts • Education • Health • English for Speakers of Other Languages • Gap Year • Study Abroad > Adventist Colleges Abroad > University Year in England • Personal Development Programme > > > >

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A Life - Changing, Faith - Affirming Experience

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ewbold College of Higher Education offers a lifechanging, faith-affirming experience. Our mission is to foster a Christ-centred and diverse learning community that prepares students for service in an ever-changing world. As a member of the worldwide network of Seventhday Adventist colleges and universities, our approach to learning and teaching is unique. At Newbold students can develop academically, grow spiritually, and learn with peers and from lecturers who have their academic and personal growth at heart.

High quality learning opportunities. We challenge all members of our learning community to seek to discover; to inquire; to think; to communicate clearly; and to understand life, learning, teaching and civic responsibility from a Christian point of view. We seek to provide high quality, creative and challenging learning opportunities within a Christian context for our students. Further, we desire that our students acquire the skills, attitudes and values sought by employers as well as by other higher education institutions where they may choose to continue their studies.

Nurture and support. We encourage all members of our learning community to realise their full potential and to embrace a balanced lifestyle, including time for intellectual development, physical activity, social and cultural enrichment and spiritual growth. Additionally, we seek to nurture and support students through their learning experience so that they can develop skills and attitudes that help to position them as potential leaders in their communities and careers. Opportunities for service. We encourage all members of our learning community to engage in generous service to meet human needs and to participate in activities consistent with the worldwide mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Further, we desire for all students, graduates, staff and alumni to be known as individuals engaged in a life of service. Through our academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes, we seek to encourage and develop lifelong attitudes of compassion and care. We desire that the Newbold student experience continues to be life changing and faith affirming for current students and those who choose to become students in the future.

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Spiritual growth. We are passionate about inviting members of our learning community to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; to demonstrate personal integrity at all times; and to apply understanding of and respect for cultural differences in diverse environments. We desire that our students and staff remain active in their biblical faith commitment and to search, renew and grow in their understanding of the foundational role of the Bible in affirming and deepening their faith journey.

Dr Philip R. Brown Principal

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Theology and Religious Studies Newbold College of Higher Education is internationally recognised as being a centre of excellence in biblical, theological and pastoral education.

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ur Department of Theological studies offers several degrees and programmes in theology and religious studies, and our staff are internationally-respected Adventist theologians with the skills and expertise to help you further your understanding of God in a supportive, challenging, faith-affirming environment. Whether your interest is personal or professional, you are beginning or continuing your journey, or you want to complete a short programme or a full degree, Newbold is committed to providing you with quality education and life-changing, faith-affirming experience. We offer a comprehensive range of theology programmes, and studying theology at Newbold: • • • • •

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Cultivates a deeper understanding of the Bible Prepares you for full-time ministry and/or advanced study Strengthens your spiritual life through deeper acquaintance with Scripture Challenges you to discover your God-given gifts and talents Refreshes and strengthens your pastoral calling with further studies Enables you to communicate with educated people in a contemporary world

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What can I study? Through partnerships with Theologische Hochschule Friedensau (Friedensau Adventist University) in Germany, and Andrews University in the United States, Newbold is proud to offer a range of studies in theology and religion.

“One of the things I liked most about studying Theology at Newbold was the openness of the professors to considering my own ideas, and the way they worked with me to further expand my theological horizons. Through my studies I grew my understanding of the Adventist core beliefs in a postmodern European context and was able to find ways to serve both the College and the Newbold Church Centre using my previous skills in media.” Vili - Romania (Graduate, 2012)

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Certificate in Religious Studies >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

one year, full-time

Study mode/s:

full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

30 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Cedric Vine

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (USA)

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he Certificate in Religious Studies deals with philosophical ideas and their history as well as biblical teachings. It offers the chance to ask questions, seek answers and form opinions in a non-threatening environment. This Certificate is appropriate for those who would like to deepen their understanding of Adventist theology, or who may wish to pursue a career in, for example, church administration, chaplaincy or education. It is not intended for those who wish to enter the ministry or for those seeking a pathway to the Master of Arts (Theology). Those wishing to prepare for ministry should consider the Bachelor of Arts (Theology), the successful completion of which also enables direct entry to the Master of Arts (Theology), a requirement for ministry within the TransEuropean Division (TED) of Seventh-day Adventists. To complete this Certificate, you will cover topics such as: • • •

Bachelor of Arts (Theology) Duration:

three (Friedensau) or four (Andrews) years, full-time

Study mode/s:

full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

124 US credits/360 CATS/180 ECTS

Programme Leader: Dr Cedric Vine

Conferred by:

Theologische Hochschule Friedensau (Friedensau Adventist University), Germany, and Andrews University, USA

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Religion and Ethics Foundations of Biblical Studies Law and Writings

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ffered through either Friedensau (three year degree) or Andrews (four year degree) Universities, the Bachelor of Arts (Theology) is designed to provide the foundational pastoral skills for ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The content of the degree reflects the Church’s conviction that successful ministry must be based on a deep knowledge of Scripture, an understanding of the church’s history and mission, and competence in pastoral skills which attempt to be relevant to the needs of the contemporary world.

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Bachelor of Arts (Religious Studies) >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

four years, full-time

Study mode/s:

full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

124 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Cedric Vine

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Andrews University (USA)

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he Bachelor of Arts (Religious Studies) reflects on the role of Christianity in human culture; encourages an awareness of the spiritual nature of humanity and a commitment to a personal faith of whatever kind; and provides Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians an opportunity to explore Religious Studies within an Adventist environment and develop critical thinking in an academic setting that challenges (and forces them to challenge) aspects of their world-view while being broadly in sympathy with it. This degree is ideal for preparing future teachers, youth workers, missionary and bible workers, church administrators, and counsellors, and through the broad range of General Education modules that you will also study, is also an appropriate qualification for any career that requires the completion of an undergraduate degree.

“During my study I learnt that academics are not all that Newbold has to offer. I met people who have become my friends and teachers who are always ready to help with my work. The College has great diversity so those who study to become ministers and work for God get a first hand experience about ministering to people from all over the world.”

Licence in Theology Duration:

one year, full-time

Study mode/s:

full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

37-40 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Cedric Vine

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (US)

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he Licence in Theology is a one-year bridging programme for those with an existing undergraduate degree in a discipline other than theology/religion, but who wish to pursue postgraduate theological studies or otherwise upgrade their qualifications. This programme is an ideal pathway to the Master of Arts (Theology). To complete this programme you will study the following modules: • • • •

Greek Hebrew Pastoral Care and Discipleship Biblical Theology

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Master of Arts (Theology) Duration:

two years, full-time

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Full-time, part-time, intensive

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Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

240 CAATS/120 ECTS

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ffered in partnership with Friedensau Adventist University, this programme is intended primarily to prepare you for ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It aims to provide greater depth of knowledge and mastery of skills within your chosen discipline of specialisation. The international character of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the multicultural context in which the Church operates require great diversity in ministry, both on the educational and pastoral level, and the Master of Arts (Theology) at Newbold can help you develop these characteristics.

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Is Theology or Religious Studies for me?

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Conferred by:

Theologische Hochschule Friedensau (Friedensau Adventist University), Germany

If you feel called to full-time ministry, would like a deeper understanding of the Bible, to have a solid theological and ethical base for pursuing a career, or would like to undertake an advanced degree to further your professional skills then Newbold has a degree to suit your needs and our staff are committed to providing you with a quality education. Our programmes in theology and religion are ideal for those who feel called to positively impact people’s lives, have a passion for spreading God’s word and a desire to live a live of service and ministry, would like to make positive changes in their community, church and the world, or would like a deeper understanding of the Bible. Outcomes and career opportunities

Completing a degree or programme in theology or religion will provide you with a strong personal understanding of faith and theology and a solid personal ethical grounding for future employment. It will prepare you for a wide range of challenging careers both within the Seventh-day Adventist Churc has well as the wider community, including: • • • •

Youth and/or social work Counselling Education Administrative or leadership employment at Division, Union or Conference level within the SDA Church

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Not-for-profit organisations such as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the United Nations, or the Red Cross Mission and/or evangelism Pastoral ministry

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BUSINESS At Newbold, it’s not just ‘business as usual’. Our School of Business staff work with students from business and nonbusiness backgrounds to provide a broad grounding in business concepts in an ethical and Christian context through our Bachelor of Science (Business Studies) degree. “While studying at Newbold, I learned to appreciate lecturers who made the theory come to life through real examples and case studies. Furthermore, we visited the headquarters of companies that made everything more understandable and applicable. Our lecturers prepared us to be not just great leaders and successful business people, but also showed us how to be great Christian leaders and Christian business people.”

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Bachelor of Science (Business Studies) Duration:

four years, full-time

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full-time, part-time

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Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

129 US credits

Programme Leader:

Marinko Markek

Conferred by:

Washington Adventist University (USA)

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he dynamic business environment of the future will require business graduates with a strong foundation in management and related areas. A Bachelor of Science (Business Studies) can help you develop the skills to be the capable, confident and inspired employee that your future employer needs to lead their organisation through existing challenges and to build for the future.

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Through our partnership with Washington Adventist University, Newbold offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (Business Studies) degree programme that explores a range of disciplines in business, including: • • • • • •

Finance and accounting Ethical management and entrepreneurship Marketing strategy Corporate social responsibility Human resources Organisational behaviour

“I chose Newbold not only for an academic experience but also for a spiritual one. The Business degree didn’t just focus on the how to become successful in business but also on how to be a Christian in a secular business environment. I was provided with a nurturing environment to grow spiritually as well as academically. My experience at Newbold has been very fulfilling.”

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Is Business Studies for me? If you find yourself questioning the reality of the world we live in, with a desire to understand the challenging and evolving world economy, a keen mind for problem-solving or a passion to work in either the for-profit or the not-for-profit sectors, then a degree in Business Studies may be just right for you. You might like to find yourself managing a large team of people, working for a small niche firm, running a multi-million pound project, starting your own business or working for a not-for-profit organisation. Whatever your goals, you can develop the confidence and ability to apply and further build on your own knowledge, with an understanding of the values and ethics behind business, through a Business Studies degree at Newbold. Outcomes and career opportunities Upon completion of the degree you will have been able to: • • •

Gain a vital understanding of the key functional areas of business within a global context Cultivate highly transferable skills such as enhanced communication and presentation expertise, report writing, and sound analytical and creative problemsolving abilities Develop a keen understanding of project management

The degree aims to provide you with the opportunity to: • • • • • •

Develop a wide, deep and relevant knowledge of business, its functional disciplines, and their interactions and applications Foster a Christian ethos as you prepare to work in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors Develop competence in your chosen discipline and by so doing to develop cognitive and affective intellectual abilities, drawing upon critical and analytical techniques Develop transferable skills that can influence your employment outcomes as a graduate Prepare yourself for postgraduate study Recognise and develop personal values and explore Christian perspectives in relation to other world-views

The world of business offers many diverse and rewarding career opportunities. No matter what area of business interests you, our Business Studies degree can equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors. Career options may include: • • • • • •

Human resource management and training Marketing and advertising Product sales and design, or import/export Retail and customer service Project and/or general management Finance, banking, accounting or insurance

Many of our graduates go on to work for for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. Examples include Hewlett Packard, Atos International, Siemens, St Thomas Hospital (London), and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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LiberaL Arts

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True education is a kind of never ending story – a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of perpetual newness.

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iberal Arts at Newbold offers you the unique opportunity to gain insights into some of the greatest English literary works; some of the most significant historical events; and some of the world’s most celebrated music and theatre through a combination of classroom learning and guided visits in programmes that range from one to four years in duration.

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Experience the landscapes and locations that inspired writers such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis Gain a deeper understanding of British history through visits to places such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and the Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, where history itself was made Deepen your love of music and performance through experiencing renowned concerts and shows in London’s world-famous musical and theatrical venues Explore your creativity through photography and film

Certificate in History >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

one year, full-time

Study mode/s:

full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

30 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

Offered by:

Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (USA)

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n the Certificate in History you will study British History from Henry VIII, through the English Reformation, the Civil War and the Glorious Revolution to the Industrial Revolution, social reforms, the ‘crisis of faith’ and the two World Wars. Within the context of lectures and guided field trips you will visit key locations such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the National Portrait Gallery, Windsor Castle, Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, the Dorset coastline, the British Museum, the Imperial War and Natural History Museums in London, and acquire a broad knowledge of British History from the Tudor to Modern era.

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To complete this Certificate, you will cover topics such as: • •

Adventist Heritage The American Revolution

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Certificate in English Literature >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

one year, full-time

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full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

30 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

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tudents in the Certificate in English Literature will study a broad collection of British literature - from the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, through to Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. Visit Shakespeare’s reconstructed Globe Theatre and his Stratford-upon-Avon birthplace, Jane Austen’s homes in Chawton and Bath, Thomas Hardy’s dwellings in Dorset, Woolf’s in Sussex as well as the famous colleges, eating houses and homes of Tolkien and Lewis in Oxford, and develop a comprehensive understanding of these authors and their works. To complete this Certificate, you will cover topics such as: • • •

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (USA)

Text on Film and Location CS Lewis, Literature and the Religious Life Shakespeare Drama Workshop

These modules will be offered in a combination of intensive and standard modes, giving you the flexibility to complete the programme within a time frame, and using a variety of delivery options, that meet your needs.

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

Certificate in Media >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

one year, full-time

Study mode/s:

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Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

30 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (USA)

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n the Certificate in Media you have the opportunity to study a wide variety of creative media topics, from practical photography to screen writing, film history and evaluation, and the world of media. To complete this Certificate, you will cover topics such as: • • •

History of Film Photography Media, Ethics and Awareness

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Certificate in Liberal Arts >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

one year, full-time

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full-time, part-time

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Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

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he Certificate in Liberal Arts is ideal for those who would like to try a little from each of the study areas within the Liberal Arts offerings. To complete this programme you will select from a range of modules in areas such as: • • •

Total programme credits:

Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (USA)

Ancient Languages English Literature History

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Certificate in Performing Arts >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

one year, full-time

Study mode/s:

full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

30 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (USA)

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he Certificate in Performing Arts will give you opportunities to study musical and dramatic performance as well as the chance to view and experience renowned concerts and shows in London’s world-famous musical and theatrical venues. You will also develop your own music and drama skills, and deliver musical and dramatic performances. To complete this Certificate, you will cover topics such as: • • •

Music Theory and Harmony Ear Training Junior and Senior Recitals

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Fine Arts Shakespeare Drama Workshop College Choir

These modules will be offered in a combination of intensive (summer) and standard (general semester) modes, giving you the flexibility to complete the programme within a time frame, and using a variety of delivery options, that meet your needs.

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Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

four years, full-time

Study mode/s:

full-time, part-time

Intake:

Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

124 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

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he Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) degree will prepare you to be innovative and creative in a wide range of careers, teach you to think creatively and analytically, to communicate your ideas, and to become an informed citizen of the world. It can also prepare you for a wide range of challenging career opportunities. Through the areas of emphasis within this degree, you will have the opportunity to study: • • •

English Literature British and American History Religion

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Media Performing Arts Ancient Languages

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to study literature where it was inspired and written, to experience history where events actually happened, and to study the Bible in the languages it was written in.

At Newbold you will gain the understanding, awareness and abilities to face real global issues and to effectively communicate creative and innovative solutions in a multicultural, Christian context. Degree outcomes This degree can equip you with advanced writing and presentation skills, and the ability to research, process and analyse information. You can also gain experience in coordinating and accomplishing projects. This programme will give you many opportunities to explore Christian perspectives in relation to world-views and to cultivate your personal values. It aims to help you develop important skills such as critical self-awareness, broad sympathies, analytical skills and an ability to approach problems imaginatively from a number of angles. The programme reflects on the role of Christianity in human culture; encourages an awareness of the spiritual nature of humanity and a commitment to a personal faith of whatever kind; and provides Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians an opportunity to explore different disciplines and develop critical thinking in an academic setting that challenges (and forces them to challenge) aspects of their world-view while being broadly in sympathy with it. You can expect this pattern of study to prepare you for a wide range of careers and future study options in areas such as arts management, media, public relations, advertising, the not-for-profit sector, administration and research. Newbold graduates of similar programmes have found employment in a wide range of occupations from editing to law, politics to business, public relations to teaching, and from aid to development.

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education Certificate in Seventh-day Adventist Educational Practice >> NEW from 2013-14 Duration:

one year, full-time

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he Certificate in Seventh-day Adventist Educational Practice encourages you to consider the overarching philosophy of Adventist education in the context of the history and prophetic heritage of the Church. During your studies you will also explore the Adventist emphasis on healthy living and have the opportunity to further develop your own personal spirituality and faith as you enhance your skills and influence as a teacher and mentor.

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full-time, part-time

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Autumn Semester (September) or Spring Semester (January)

Total programme credits:

12 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University

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This programme is ideal for those teaching in Adventist schools, particularly those in Europe who may not have had the advantage of studying within the Adventist education network. To complete this certificate, you will study topics such as: • • • •

Philosophy of Adventist Education Personal Spirituality and Faith Health Principles Seventh-day Adventist History and Prophetic Heritage

These modules will be offered in alternate years online and on-campus as intensive courses during the Newbold summer programme, giving you the flexibility to complete the programme within a time frame, and using a variety of delivery options, that meet your needs.

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he Certificate in Health and Wellness is ideal for those with an interest in dietetics, nutrition, wellness and fitness. It intends to prepare you for service in your local church and community as you seek to share the Adventist lifestyle, including the benefits of a vegetarian diet and of regular exercise and physical fitness. To complete this Certificate, you will study topics such as: • • • • • • • • •

Health Principles Fit for Life Nutrition Personal Fitness Consumer Health Natural Therapies Pilates or Cardio Kick Wellness Programmes Health and Fitness Evangelism

Each module can be completed over successive summer residential stays on the Newbold campus. Some modules are also offered online through Andrews University. Modules taken online are not included in the all-inclusive package price for tuition, accommodation and meals being offered for residential mode studies.

Certificate in Health and Wellness >> NEW from

summer 2014

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10 weeks (£3,990*)

1st 5-week residential: Summer 2014 (£1,995*) 2nd 5-week residential: Summer 2015 (1,995*)

Study mode/s:

On campus intensive (some modules are available online but are not included in the package pricing for each residential)

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Summer

Total programme credits:

20 US credits

Programme Leader: Dr Sandra Rigby-Barrett

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Newbold College of Higher Education (UK) in partnership with Andrews University (USA) * This special all-inclusive package price includes all tuition, accommodation and meals

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ENglish for Speakers oF Other LanguageS Study, improve and practise your English in the UK, the home of the English language. Enjoy cultural trips to places such as London, Oxford, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle, make friends from around the world, and create unforgettable memories in England!

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he School of English offers general English courses to students from beginner to advanced levels. The opportunity to study English and to develop in a Christian environment is a very positive and potentially life-changing experience. England is the best place to improve your English. You will get plenty of opportunities to practise what you learn in the classroom around the College campus and on trips to nearby villages, towns and cities. Your level of English will be assessed on arrival and you will be put into one of five class levels, from beginner to advanced. Classes are held in the morning and early afternoon, with a total of 18 classes each week making a total of 15 hours tuition per week. The normal class size is 12 students, and the maximum class size is 20 students.

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You will study English grammar, composition, comprehension and oral communication. You will also practise listening and speaking during social activities such as ice-skating, swimming, films, concerts, games and picnics. “I went to the Adventist high school in Japan and came to Newbold to improve my English skills. Studying has been challenging but I really like being in small classes with students from so many new and different cultures. The teachers communicate well with the students and my English has improved a lot. The campus and gardens are very nice and at the moment I’m enjoying the warm summer weather.” Kenji - Japan

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Study the English language in its home country Make international friends and benefit from our culturally diverse campus Benefit from strong pastoral care and use opportunities for personal development and spiritual growth Study with experienced, native-speaker, British teachers and receive individual attention in our classes Enjoy the benefits of living in a safe campus environment close to major cities such as London and Reading Take cultural excursions to iconic British landmarks, and take advantage of the College’s close proximity to Europe by making trips to other European cities Sit for the Cambridge English Language examinations at the Newbold Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre

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English language programmes Summer School in English. The Summer School in English runs for just over three weeks each year in July. You can attend one part, two parts, or all three parts. To attend the Summer School in English you must be at least 16 years of age. After successfully completing the full Summer School programme, you will receive a certificate confirming your achievements in the programme. Longer English Courses. You may also attend the School of English during general semester times, in our Autumn semester (September to December) and Spring semester (January to May). To attend the School of English during semester time you must be at least 17 years of age. Depending on the level of English you achieve, you can take one of the Cambridge English examinations – the First Certificate in English, the Certificate in Advanced English, or the Certificate of Proficiency in English.

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GAP YEAR The year that will make a difference

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A service/mission/aid trip (previous trips have been to Ethiopia and Thailand) The chance to take advantage of life/personal development coaching with our qualified counsellors Occasions to be involved in community service projects The opportunity to put your skills into action on a practical placement The flexibility to study a range of classes each semester

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“My Gap Year was an amazing adventure that allowed me to grow spiritually and become a more world-conscious person. I highly recommend the Gap Year to anyone who wants a year full of travel and adventure!” Rob – USA

Why take your Gap Year at Newbold? If you have ever dreamed of taking a semester or year to grow spiritually, spend time helping others, learn more about yourself and God’s purpose for you, and participate in unique service-minded activities, studies and trips, then the Gap Year at Newbold could be one of the most fulfilling and life-changing experiences you will ever have. If at the end of your Gap Year you choose to stay on at Newbold and enroll in an undergraduate degree (such as Business Studies, Liberal Arts, Theology or Religious Studies) you will be able to transfer the credits for the modules you completed as part of the Gap Year towards this new degree.

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About the programme During your Gap Year you will experience an integrated programme of study, volunteering and service, and personal development. You will complete a module on mission and choose additional modules from disciplines such as communication, literature, health, history, music and fine arts, and religion, to total a minimum of three modules per semester. You will work with a personal mentor in personal/life development coaching sessions and keep a reflective journal on a weekly basis to help you discover your unique path in life. You will also participate in a number of volunteer/service and fundraising projects. If you choose to undertake a volunteer placement after your first or second semester of the Gap Year at Newbold, our staff will also help you to choose and make arrangements for your placement. The price of the Gap Year programme includes: • • • • •

Shared accommodation in the Halls of Residence Meals in the College Cafeteria Tuition for three modules per semester Personal/life development coaching sessions Airfare, travel insurance, accommodation and meals for the service/mission trip

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Windsor Castle and the Tower of London, The National Gallery, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery The Imperial War Museum and the National History Museum The Royal Albert Hall, a musical in London’s West End, and the English National Opera Oxford (home of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), and Winchester and Chawton (Jane Austen) Dorchester (Thomas Hardy), the world famous fossil coastline and Lyme Regis (Dorset) Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare), East Sussex (Virginia Woolf) and the Lake District (Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter)

The all-inclusive cost of the ACA year at Newbold includes tuition, room and board for two semesters, study tours and field trips, textbooks, airport pick-ups, and insurance. “My time at Newbold was an irreplaceable experience that has provided me with some of my favourite memories, and friends I will keep forever. I was able to mix educational experiences and class work with on-location learning, from theatre productions in London to the countryside of Jane Austen. At Newbold, the people are great and the location is beautiful!” Taylor – California (USA) How to apply As an ACA student, you will need to apply through your home college or university. This allows you to keep any federal and state loans and grants (and in some cases scholarships) that you normally receive, as well as educational subsidy for qualified students – www.aca-noborders.org

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ewbold is an inclusive community that learns, grows and thrives as each year progresses. With every new day, class, worship, social activity and trip Newbold students learn for life. This process starts at the beginning of the academic year with a British Cream Tea; a trip to London; and the annual student retreat. This sense of community continues to build through weekly social events such as evening cafes, Scottish folk-dancing, international nights and talent shows. Newbold has an active sporting calendar, with football, volleyball, floorball, basketball and badminton nights each week in the gymnasium. Newbold also hosts sports tournaments and has football, volleyball and floorball teams that compete in local leagues and tournaments throughout Europe.

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The Library has a variety of services and resources, including a self-service loan machine, many private study spaces, computing and printing facilities, wifi, lockers and a binding service. It has generous opening hours throughout the semester and you will find plenty of relevant resources – both electronic and print – for your studies, including academic journals, e-resources, books, DVDs and CD-ROMs, newspapers, and rare and archival material. The Library also offers workshops and one-on-one tutorials, has special collections of material about the history and development of the SDA church in the UK, and the EG White Research Centre is located in the same building.

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“Studying English at Newbold was a great opportunity for me. I had been waiting for so long to come here and start my studies, and I’m so happy that God led me here. If you are a ‘Newboldian’ your life will be changed - you are not just coming to study English or Theology or Business - it’s a life-changing and faith- affirming experience, and your life will never be the same as it was before.” Anita - Hungary EG White Research Centre The Ellen G White Research Centre at Newbold was the first to be established outside the United States. Opened in 1974, it was planned as part of the new college library which opened at the same time. The Centre provides the facilities and resources to enable research into both the life and writing of Ellen G. White and the history of the Seventhday Adventist Church. The Centre has a complete collection of Ellen G. White’s unpublished letters and manuscripts, consisting of approximately 50,000 pages, including sample handwritten letters. A card index organised by subject enables researchers to find material easily. Thousands of pages of resource documents pertaining to Adventist history and Ellen White are available for study in the new White Estate Digital Resource Centre (DRC) database. The DRC also included answers to thousands of questions addressed to the White Estate from the 1930s to the present and is available online via the White Estate Digital Resource Centre. Computing and IT facilities Newbold provides computing and internet facilities on campus for student use. The College has onsite Information Technology staff who manage these services. Cafeteria At Newbold we believe that part of a healthy lifestyle is vegetarian cooking, so all our meals are meat-free. We offer a wide variety of cooked foods and salads to complement your meal. Sandwiches are also available for take-out on occasion. The Cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch and supper every day, and for brunch on Sunday.

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Accommodation Newbold has several accommodation options. The campus is home to three halls of residence and there is a family housing estate next to the campus. Keough House, the men’s hall of residence, and Schuil House, the women’s hall of residence, were both renovated in 2012-2013. Most rooms are twin share with shared bathrooms, although private and ensuite rooms are also available for an additional fee. The halls of residence have free internet access, laundry facilities, and a Dean located on site. Moor Close, a neo-Tudor mansion now used as student housing, was built in 1865. Moor Close is home to senior students (over 25), both male and female, and couples. Family Housing If you bring your family with you while you study at Newbold, the College may be able to provide you with one of a limited number of flats, ranging from single room studio flats to three-bedroom flats. Most of these flats are located in the Woodlands area on the edge of campus. Normally the flats are self-contained units and each is provided with a cooker and basic furniture such as beds, cupboards, sofa, chairs, table and study desk. Many have been recently renovated. There is a playground and a football field located between the family housing estate and the main College. Flats are allocated according to a priority system and students applying for family housing should receive written confirmation during the month of April preceding the academic year commencing in September of that year.

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Attend multiple classes with current Newbold students Set up personalised appointments with lecturers, teachers and other academic and administrative staff Take a tailor-made campus tour Engage in the vibrant student life at Newbold, from student-led worships, vespers and church services, to multiple sporting options, movie nights and other social activities

To book your visit, contact us via www.newbold.ac.uk/vist-us *See our website for terms and conditions

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Scholarships and grants Principal’s Scholarship The Principal’s Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship available to students at Newbold College of Higher Education, United Kingdom. It is awarded to the top eligible applicants from Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools/high schools throughout the world. Ideal applicants will be able to demonstrate a combination of academic excellence and a high level of leadership and service to their school, community, family and/or church. This scholarship is intended for school-leavers, not mature age applicants. Each Principal’s Scholarship is valued at £10,000 in total. It is worth £1,500 per semester (two semesters per academic year) for the first three years of study to total £9,000. The final £1,000 will be applied to either the fourth year of study, where applicable, or be given as a cash prize upon graduating from the given undergraduate degree at Newbold. The Principal’s Scholarhsip will be awarded to eligible applicants seeking admission to Newbold’s undergraduate Business, Theology, Religious Studies, or Liberal Arts degree programmes. How to apply. Applications must be received by 1 April of each calendar year. To find out more, and to apply, visit the webpage – www.newbold.ac.uk/scholarships-grants

British Union Conference Grant Undergraduate Grant Undergraduate students who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland are eligible for a grant equal to 25% of tuition and residence hall fees. To qualify for the Church Member’s Grant: • •

The student or one of the student’s parents must have been a resident in the British Union Conference for a minimum of three years before the student commences study The student must have been a member of a Seventh-day Adventist church within the British Union Conference for a minimum of 12 months.

Postgraduate Grant Postgraduate students who are not in receipt of another form of church sponsorship, but who qualify for a British Union Conference resident grant (see criteria above) may apply to the Education Department of the British Union Conference for a postgraduate grant for studies in the Master of Arts (Theology).

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How to apply. To apply, visit www.newbold.ac.uk/scholarships-grants and follow the relevant links.Applications should be received by 1 April of each calendar year. For more information on the British Union Conference grants for undergraduate and postgraduate study at Newbold visit: www.adventistinfo.org.uk/departments/ education.php

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If there are insufficient applications from one geographical area, any surplus funds may be applied to the other area. How to apply. Applications should be received by 1 April of each calendar year. To apply, visit www.newbold.ac.uk/scholarhips-grants and follow the relevant links.

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Tuition fees for full-time studies School of English GAP Year 1, one semester (incl. trip, room and min. board package) GAP Year 2, two semesters (incl. trip, room and min. board package)

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HOW TO APPLY 1. Complete the application form. Applications for Newbold programmes are available online and in hard copy. Visit our website to complete your application online – www.newbold.ac.uk/apply-now - or contact us for a paper copy at admissions@newbold.ac.uk 2. Reference Forms. As part of the application process you will need to provide two written references from a teacher, employer, principal, residence hall dean or pastor. Ask your chosen referees to complete the reference form and return it directly to us. Make sure you provide the details of your referees on your application form so that we can match your references with your application when they arrive. 3. English Language Proficiency. If English is not your first language, then we would ask that you provide proof of your English level – IELTS, TOEFL or MTELP. If you do not present proof of English, you will have to take an English placement test on arrival. 4. Transcripts. If you are wishing to take credit towards a degree you will need to provide us with your high school/secondary school qualifications. You will need to provide either the originals or certified copies. See our website for the details that apply to the country in which you completed these qualifications – www.newbold.ac.uk/admission 5. Other requirements. During the application process you will also need to provide us with the following: • • • • •

A legible copy of your passport showing your photo and personal details, including the passport number Your completed Personal Statement Information on your preference for accommodation Medical information Financial information, including any grants or scholarships you wish to apply for, and a letter from your sponsoring organisation or loan company (where relevant)

6. Payments. One semester’s tuition and a housing deposit (if applicable) must be paid in full before you can commence study. Halls of Residence and other fees must be paid on enrolment. 7. Acceptance, offer and arrival. Once the required academic documents have been received, your application should take between 1-2 weeks to process. You can check the progress of your application with the Admissions and Records Office, at admissions@newbold.ac.uk Once you have been accepted, you will receive a letter of offer and other relevant documents from Newbold that you may need, should you require a UK entry visa. To determine if you require a visa, please check the Home Office website www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying

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A member of the worldwide network of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities.

Our Vision: To be the Seventh-day Adventist Christian higher education institution of choice in Europe

Our Mission: To foster a Christ-centred and diverse learning community that prepares students for service in an everchanging world

Our Values: Quality Learning & Teaching, Spirituality, Nurture and Service

St Marks Road, Binfield, Berkshire, RG42 4AN, United Kingdom www.newbold.ac.uk - info@newbold.ac.uk

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A Guide to Newbold College of Higher Education