of 20/20
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX pioneering, creative, international, engaging, challenging John Sander, Senior Int’l Officer

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX pioneering, creative, international, engaging, challenging John Sander, Senior Int’l Officer

  • View

  • Download

Embed Size (px)

Text of UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX pioneering, creative, international, engaging, challenging John Sander, Senior...

  • Slide 1
  • UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX pioneering, creative, international, engaging, challenging John Sander, Senior Intl Officer
  • Slide 2
  • ABOUT US Founded in 1961 Sussex - the county 10,800 students, including 2,300 from overseas Broad interdisciplinary approach to study and research Campus university at the city of Brighton It was the flexibility of my degree programme at Sussex that gave me the opportunity to really broaden my knowledge on a diverse range of subjects Becky Anderson (Economics)
  • Slide 3
  • ACADEMIC REPUTATION World University Ranking: 105 th in World, 43 rd in Europe, 17 th in UK (Times Higher, 2006) Newsweek top 100 universities in the world A leading research university: in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise all academic units rated of national or international excellence 3x Nobel Prize Winners, over a dozen fellows of the Royal Society Successful graduates Students benefit from being taught by a dedicated and highly enthusiastic group of faculty members who provide a support network that is second to none Becky Wright (English Language)
  • Slide 4
  • INTERNATIONAL PROFILE 25% of Sussex students are international They come from 120 countries Highest numbers from: USA, India, Greece, Germany, France, China Currently 12 students from Qatar Academic staff come from over 50 countries I knew Sussex would be the best place for me when I heard about the diversity of its student population; coming from an international background, I needed a place where I could feel comfortable Michael Alexander (Media Studies)
  • Slide 5
  • LOCATION Campus is 6km (4 miles) from centre of Brighton Frequent buses and trains link campus and Brighton Every 3mins in term time 90 km from London; 50 minutes by train Convenient for Gatwick & Heathrow airports Voted the place to be amongst 40 & 56 universities (ISB survey 06 & 07) As soon as I arrived at Sussex I was won over by the beautiful scenery Markus Thomas (Mathematics)
  • Slide 6
  • CAMPUS Attractive environment Easy access to Brighton The campus is a unique place in a unique setting Ross Mundy (Geography)
  • Slide 7
  • BRIGHTON A unique city Cosmopolitan Lively social & arts scene: clubs, music, festivals Excellent and varied shopping Restaurants for all tastes Brighton: I challenge anyone to come up with a livelier, more exciting city a city that welcomes its students with open arms and treats them likes their own, whatever their background Becky Anderson (Economics)
  • Slide 8
  • ACADEMIC AREAS Humanities: English Language Teaching, English Literature, Media Studies Social Sciences & Cultural Studies: Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations Science & Technology: Computing, Engineering, IT Life Sciences: Biological Sciences, Psychology Sussex Institute: Law, Education, Social Work Medical School Institute of Development Studies Science & Technology Policy Research Unit: Business and Management Studies
  • Slide 9
  • FOUNDATION YEAR On-campus International Study Centre, with access to University facilities, including accommodation Five foundation routes: Business & Management, Engineering & Computing, Law & Social Studies, Media Studies, Life Sciences (minimum entry IELTS 5.0; 17 years of age and above) Validated by University of Sussex English language preparation courses (minimum entry IELTS 4.0) September and January intakes Assured progression to degree programme (subject to meeting grade requirements) Dedicated student support services Introduction to University-style teaching
  • Slide 10
  • PRE-MEDICAL PROGRAMME One year programme (undergraduate year one level) in the School of Life Sciences Courses in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Physiology Progression routes: St Matthews University in the Caymen Islands UK and overseas medical schools UK Bachelor degrees (second year entry) Specialist advice about medical school applications via UCAS Entry requirements: Equivalent of three A Levels (including two science) with minimum grades BBC. IELTS 6.5 Accommodation guaranteed (apply before 1 August) Apply online at www.mdpremed.com
  • Slide 11
  • UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES Entry requirements Academic grades: GPA 3.5; 80%; B+ English language: IELTS 6.5 or 6.0; TOEFL computer test 250 or 213 Apply via UCAS by 30 June. Popular subjects BSc Business & Management Studies BSc Computer Science MEng Electronic & Communication Engineering BA International Relations LLB Law BA Media Practice and Theory BSc Psychology
  • Slide 12
  • POSTGRADUATE DEGREES Entry requirements Bachelors degree: GPA 3.0 - 3.5; 80% - 85%; B - B+ English language: IELTS 6.0 or 7.0; TOEFL computer test 213 or 250 Apply to Sussex on-line by 1 May Popular Subjects MA Development Studies MA English Language Teaching MSc Genetic Manipulation & Molecular Cell Biology MSc IT for E-Commerce MA International Education MSc International Management MA International Relations LLM European & International Trade Law MA Media & Cultural Studies MSc Satellite Communication & Space Systems
  • Slide 13
  • FINANCES Fees (2007/08) Foundation Year: 8,850 Pre-Medical: 11,050 Degrees: Humanities/Social Studies: 8,850 Science/practical subjects: 11,500 Living expenses (2007/8) 750 per month Scholarships Sussex Chancellors International Scholarships - 2,500 per year NB. Above inflation increase for 08/09
  • Slide 14
  • ACCOMMODATION Approximately 3,500 study bedrooms on campus and in Brighton Self-catering, internet point and telephone First year guaranteed, internationals given highest priority for subsequent years Weekly rent: 78 - 102 for a single room (2007/8) Housing Office and Residential Advisers Private-sector accommodation in city When I first stepped into my new study bedroom I was pleasantly surprised at how big it was: light, airy and with everything I needed. Then I was struck by the view: my window opened out onto the beautiful Sussex countryside Rikki Dean
  • Slide 15
  • SUPPORT SERVICES Academic Library (24hours, under review) Computing (some 24-hours; free access to email and internet) Language Institute Advising Academic Advisor Student Advisors International & Study Abroad Office Country-specific advisors Students Union Advice Centre The world of work Career Development & Employment Centre Well-being Health Centre Psychological & Counselling Worship
  • Slide 16
  • CAMPUS LIFE Sport Two indoor sport centres and outdoor facilities Students Union Entertainment, clubs Societies Arts Gardner Arts Centre: theatre, cinema, gallery Eating and drinking Restaurants, take-away, common rooms, bars Shopping and banking Bookshop Supermarkets Newsagent Post Office Banks
  • Slide 17
  • Sussex has given me a clearer idea of where Im going, and Ive made friends for life Ellinor Owe (Psychology) sussex.ac.uk
  • Slide 18
  • for further information www.sussex.ac.uk
  • Slide 19
  • Slide 20