34269976 16-17/8 Joint-University Recruitment Day

October-Entry University Foundation & Diploma (16/17)

Many students may have missed the September start date because of problems with their Ielts and visa application. But it’s not too late yet. The door to University of York (ranked the 15th in the UK), Birmingham (17th), Glasgow (26th), Liverpool (38th), Nottingham Trent (54th) and West of England (73rd) is open in October!

What’s more? Students joining in October will form a class of their own. That way they won’t fall behind study schedules of the class. The majority of these programmes provide “Guaranteed Progression” to their associated universities, upon meeting specific progression grade requriements of their universities.

Type Foundation & Diploma (Progression to Year 1-2 of Undergraduate)
Target F.5 or above

Teaching Starts Last date of Programme Length of Programme
Late-October (2016) Mid-April (2017) 2 Terms
(Students can apply a short-term student visa on arrival and therefore not constrained by the cap in Tier-4 student visa)
Early-November (2016) Late-August (2017) 2.5 Terms
Early-November (2016) Early-September (2017) 3.5 Terms
Late-November (2016) Mid-August (2017) 3 Terms
Early-January (2017) Early-September (2017) 3 Terms
Late-January (2017) Late-August (2017) 2 Terms
Late-February (2017) Early-September (2017) 2 Terms
Mid-March (2017) Early-September (2017) 2 Terms

October-entry programmes include University Foundation & International Diploma, which provide guaranteed progression routes to the 1st and 2nd year of an undergraduate degree respectively upon successful completion.

Form a class of your own – Progress onto a degree programme next September

Instead of joining the September-entry classes like a late-comer, students of October-entry programmes will form a class of their own. The benefit is that they will not miss any important course content and their need will be better taken care of, making sure that they are well prepared for their degrees!

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 5.0 – 5.5+

University of York enjoys worldwide recognitions and is now ranked the 103rd globally (QS 15/16) and the 15th in the UK. With strong focus on the humanities and sciences, York is a research-intensive university and a member of the Russell Group, which symbolises the highest research and academic standard. Overall research quality was ranked within top 15 in the UK by the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2014). Biological Sciences, History of Art, Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy are all ranked among Top 10 in the UK.

In slightly over 50 years’ time since its establishment, alumni of University of York has became active players in British politics and include many notable people in areas such as literature, history, music, etc. Notable alumni from Asia include Yeung Sum (former LegCo member of Hong Kong) as well as Han Seung Soo (former Prime Minister of South Korea).

103rd

in World University Ranking

15th

in UK University Ranking

9th

in Biological Sciences, Politics, Social Policy

10th

in Psychology, Sociology

PPE

Foundation at York offers a Progression Route to PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Biological Sciences
Business Studies
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Geography & Environmental Sciences
Law
Mathematics
Physics & Astronomy
Politics
Psychology
Sociology

University of Birmingham Logo

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 5.0 – 5.5+

University of Birmingham is a historical and research-intensive university, which is now ranked the 76th globally (QS 15/16) and the 17th in the UK. Birmingham enjoys very good reputation in the academia globally and is a founding member of the Russell Group, which symbolizes the highest standard of research and teaching in the UK. 23 academic disciplines are within Top 10 in the UK, among which Sport Science, Chemical Engineering and Hospitality are all within Top 5. Academics and alumni include 8 Nobel laureates, as well as Geoffrey Ma the Hong Kong Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal.

76th

in World University Ranking

17th

in UK University Ranking

3rd

in Sports Science

4th

in Chemical Engineering, Material Technology

6th

in Physics & Astronomy

8th

in Psychology

10th

in Town Planning

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Biological Sciences
Business Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Economics
Education
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Geography
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Politics
Psychology
Social Policy
Sociology
Sports Science
Town Planning & Landscape

University of Glasgow Logo

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 2 of a 4-Year Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 3 of a 4-Year Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 5.0 – 5.5+

Ranked the 62nd globally (QS 15/16) and the 26th in the UK, University of Glasgow is one of the oldest university in the English-speaking world with over 560 years of history. A member of the Russell Group, the University of Glasgow teaches and researches in a wide range of academic disciplines, in which as many as 24 are ranked with Top 10 in the UK. Education, Sociology, Art & Design, Psychology, Electrical & Electronic Engineering are some of its strongest areas. Notable alumni include economist Adam Smith, two British prime ministers, a number of Nobel laureates and Regina Ip (former Secretary for Security of Hong Kong).

62nd

in World University Ranking

26th

in UK University Ranking

1st

in Education, Social Work

4th

in
Sociology

5th

in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

6th

in Art & Design, Psychology, Archaeology

Progression Routes

Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Biological Sciences
Business Studies
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Economics
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Related
Pharmacology
Physics & Astronomy
Politics
Sociology
Sports Science

University of Liverpool Logo

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 5.5+

151st

in World University Ranking

38th

in UK University Ranking

5th

in Physiotherapy, Radiography

11th

in Town Planning

12th

in Communication & Media

25th

in Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Biological Sciences
Business Studies
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication & Media
Computer Science
Economics
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Geography
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Related
Music
Pharmacology
Physics & Astronomy
Physiotherapy
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Town Planning & Landscape

University of Nottingham Trent Logo

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.0 – 5.5+

54th

in UK University Ranking

DESIGN

The Second Largest Design School in the UK

14th

in Building & Surveying

21st

in Town Planning

26th

in Architecture

28th

in Art & Design

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Architecture
Art & Design
Biological Sciences
Building & Surveying
Business Studies
Chemistry
Communication & Media
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Geography
Law
Medical-Related
Mathematics
Pharmacology
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Sports Science
Town Planning & Landscape

University of West of England Bristol Logo

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 5.5+

Set in the creative city of Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) was formerly a polytechnic which was granted full university status in 1992. Employability remains as the heart of UWE Bristol’s education. The already tight relationships with employers continue to foster, which now include formal links with the BBC, Airbus, etc. Career support services of UWE Bristol were voted the best in the UK in 2014 while graduate employability comes as the 8th in the UK with over 95% of graduates in employment within six months after graduation.

UWE Bristol provides academic programmes in as many as 37 disciplines, among which Physiotherapy, Architecture and Art & Design are the strongest. UWE’s Bristol School of Animation enjoys worldwide reputation. Chris Ford, creative director of PIXAR, is also one of UWE Bristol’s graduates!

73rd

in UK University Ranking

11th

in Building & Surveying

12th

in Architecture

22nd

in Physiotherapy

36th

in Art & Design

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Architecture
Art & Design
Biological Sciences
Building & Surveying
Business Studies
Civil Engineering
Communication & Media
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Geography
Law
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Related
Music
Physiotherapy
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Town Planning & Landscape

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 5.5+

22nd

in Hospitality & Tourism

32nd

in Communication & Media

47th

in Art & Design

BEST ANIMATION

Bournemouth is ranked the 2nd in the world and the best in the UK for Animation

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Art & Design
Business Studies
Communication & Media
Computer Science
Economics
Hospitality & Tourism
Law
Music
Politics

University of Brighton Logo

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 5.0 – 5.5+

The beach city Brighton in the South of England is now more than a famous tourist destination, but also an important cluster of the creative industries near London. The University of Brighton has long enjoyed a reputation in Art and Design and is especially well-known for its Fashion Design, Architecture as well as Graphic Design. It’s been constantly regarded as one of top 50 fashion schools in the world by popular fashion website “Fashionista”. In recent years, other disciplines such as Sports Science, Hospitality & Tourism are enjoying a growing reputation. Brighton is also one of the few universities that provide a foundation pathway in Pharmacy, allowing students to progress to year one of its MPharm degree.

18th

in Architecture

TOP 50

One of Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World by Popular Fashion Website “Fashionista”

25th

in Hospitality & Tourism

PHARMACY

One of the Few Universities that Offer a Foundation Pathway in Pharmacy

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Architecture
Art & Design
Biological Sciences
Building & Surveying
Business Studies
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication & Media
Computer Science
Economics
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Geography
Hospitality & Tourism
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Related
Music
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Sports Science

University of Westminster Logo

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 5.0 – 5.5+

University of Westminster is located in the heart of London and is formerly the Royal Polytechnic Institution, which was founded in 1838 and was Britain’s first polytechnic institution. The University was officially granted university status in 1992. Today it remains the choice of many in London for continuing education.

Journalism, Architecture and Art & Design are among its strongest subjects. Its School of Journalism was ranked by the QS University Guide 2014 as the 4th in the UK and the 40th globally for Journalism. The School of Architecture was also voted the 2nd best by practising architects in Architects’ Journal. With its long history of teaching, alumni of University of Westminster is spread across different sectors, especially the architecture, art & design as well as the media – many of them are people awarded the Order of the British Empire for their contribution to their professions.

4th

in the UK for Journalism (QS 2014)

40th

in the World for Journalism (QS 2014)

2nd

School of Architecture was also voted the 2nd best by practising architects in Architects’ Journal

Progression Routes

Accounting & Finance
Biological Sciences
Business Studies
Communication & Media
Computer Science
Economics
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Hospitality & Tourism
Law
Medical Related
Pharmacology
Politics
Psychology
Sociology

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