All international and EU students are invited to participate in the Orientation Programme that has been set up for students across all courses to meet and to make new friends. This takes place before the start of the academic year and is organised by our International Student Adviser. The Orientation Programme is compulsory for all students who have a Tier 4 student visa.
The Orientation Programme for the 2013 academic year will take place on:
- 30th August 2013 – Preparation for Higher Education students
- 16th September - 20th September 2013 – Higher Education students
- 4th October 2013 – Masters students
Please note that the Preparation for Higher Education Orientation Programme is a one day event only, however students are invited and encouraged to attend the beach party at the end of the Higher Education Orientation week. The MA Orientation Programme is also a one day event, with an evening drinks reception for all MA students (international, EU and UK).
The Orientation Programme covers various topics and the majority of the students who attend think it is ‘informative & fun’!
Some of the topics covered are:
- Living in Bournemouth & studying at Arts University Bournemouth
- Campus & studio tours
- English language support
- Presentation skills
- Study skills
- Cultural awareness
- British law
- Banking & finance
- Immigration & visa advice
A very popular beach party is included as well as local walking tours and a tour of the local area (Jurassic Coast). Students also get the opportunity to meet their course tutors and key staff.
Full details of the programme, including a booking form are sent to new students in May.
“I very much enjoyed the trip that was organized for the international students. It was a lot of fun and we got to make more friends. It was all well organised and interesting. It also was good for people like me whose mum had gone home the previous day. The party was also a lot of fun.”
“I really enjoyed the orientation week, the trips were fantastic and I made some great friends too! Thank you so much for the experience.”
“I really enjoyed the tour and everything about the orientation program was amazing can’t say anything bad about it.”
“Orientation was helpful for me, it definitely helped me to make friends and learn about how things work in England.”
“The orientation week was brilliant, I’m sure I will have a lovely time studying here.”
“Very good week, really useful and friendly.”
“I would like thank the entire staff who helped us out during orientation.”