Immersive academic skills programme with visits to NCUK universities for students aged 15-17.
The programme is designed to prepare you for access to the very best of British university education, developing your skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and leadership.
By the end of the course learners will have a better sense of what living and studying in the UK entails and of the opportunities that taking an NCUK International Foundations programme affords.
The programme includes guided visits to some of the NCUK universities so students can experience university life in the UK first-hand.
Please note that this is the outline of a typical course. Some units may alter in content.
|09:00-11:00||Arrivals day||Welcome talk and induction||Academic skills: Critical listening||Academic life: Career choices||Full day excursion: Leeds Becket University & University of Leeds||Academic life: University lifestyle||Academic skills: Writing a personal statement #1|
|11:30-12:30||Academic life: University education in the UK||Academic skills: Effective note taking||Academic skills: Referencing, paraphrasing and plagiarism||Academic life: Industries of the future||Academic skills: Writing a personal statement #2|
|14:00-16:00||University visit: University of Salford||University visit: University of Manchester||Academic skills: Interview skills||University visit: Liverpool John Moores University||University visit: Manchester Metropolitan University|
|16:30-17:30||Academic life: UK universities and their courses|
|19:30-21:00||Get to know you activities||Building challenge||Teambuilding games||Sports night||Salford Quays||University challenge||Music night|
|09:00-11:00||Full day excursion: Exploring Manchester||Full day excursion: University of Birmingham||Academic skills: Essay writing #1||Full day excursion: Sheffield Hallam University & University of Sheffield||Academic life: Mental health and self-care||Academic skills: Academic presentation #1||Departure day|
|11:30-12:30||Academic skills: Essay writing #2||Academic life: Coping with exams||Academic skills: Academic presentation #2|
|14:00-16:00||Academic life: Time management||Academic life: UCAS applications and clearing process #1||Academic skills: Debating and academic discussions|
|16:30-17:30||Academic life: Independent studying||Academic life: UCAS applications and clearing process #2||Graduation ceremony|
|19:30-21:00||Movie night||Debate club||Egg drop||Quiz night||Minute to win it||Bowling night|
The programme takes place at a dynamic, modern university. The campus is within easy reach of Manchester city centre, providing an excellent base for students to have an unforgettable experience.
The City of Salford and the University campus are just 2km from Manchester city centre but enjoy the serenity of the adjacent Peel Park. You'll be just a short walk from world-class music, sport, nightlife, food, shopping and culture.
Single en-suite rooms. Our residence is within the university campus.