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Erasmus+ Institutional Factsheet

 

Institutional Information

Institutional Details

Name of Institution: University of Suffolk (previously University Campus Suffolk)

ERASMUS Code: UK IPSWICH01

ECHE:220879-LA-1-2014-1-UK-E4AKA1-ECHE

Instituitional Website: www.uos.ac.uk

International Website: www.uos.ac.uk/content/international-and-eu

Course Catalogue: www.uos.ac.uk/course-list

Head of Institution: Richard Lister

 

Main contacts for ERASMUS+ Programme

Study Abroad Adviser - Jemma Stock  j.stock@uos.ac.uk

Bilateral Agreements  Erasmus@uos.ac.uk

 

Calendar

Academic Calendar 2017/18

   
2016/17 Undergraduate courses  
9 + 10 Sept 2017

Official Welcome Weekend -

Move in to Athena Hall

11 - 17 Sept 2017

Freshers Week ( Social Activities)

 
18 - 22 Sept 2017

Academic Induction Week

 
25 Sept 2017

Teaching starts - Semester One

 
25 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018

Christmas -  No Teaching

 
8 - 12 Jan 2018

EXAMS

 
15 - 19 Jan 2018

ASSESSMENTS

 
22 - 26 Jan 2018

Assessment Board

Semester 2 student arrival
29 Jan 2018

Teaching Starts - Semester Two

 
26 - 30 March 2018

Easter - No Teaching

 
2 - 6 April 2018

Easter - No Teaching

 
9 April - 4 May 2018

Teaching

 
14 - 18 May 2018

EXAMS

 
21 - 25 May 2018

EXAMS

Students can leave after 25 May

 

Application Deadlines

Your Erasmus officer must 'nominate' you to us before 30 April for Autumn semester starts, and by 1 October for Spring starts.

We will then send you an application form which must be filled in and returned to us with all the requested information and documents before:

  • 31 May for the Autumn semester (August - December)
  • 31 October for the Spring semester (January - June)

 

Transcript of Records

A transcript of records (Academic Transcript) will be issued no later than 5 weeks after the end of the period of exams at the Uiniversity.

 

Detailed requirements

Language Skills

The sending institution, following agreement with our institution, is responsible for providing support to its nominated candidates to reach language skills at the start of the study or teaching period.

Type of mobility

Subject areas

Required language level

Student mobility

All subject areas

B2 /IELTS 6.0

Staff Mobility

All subject areas

None

We require Erasmus exchange students to have at least a B2 level in English at the time of application in order to follow lectures at the University.

We offer free English classes and academic writing classes to all students, to help anyone who is not confident in these areas. The classes and one-on-one sessions are offered by our experienced and specialised team in the Learning Development Centre| who also offer a free ‘diagnosis’ of their English when they arrive, to show them which parts of their English might need improvement.who also offer a free ‘diagnosis’ of their English when they arrive, to show them which parts of their English might need improvement.

Additional requirements

Students and staff with disabilities

The University welcomes students and staff with disabilities, but asks them to contact Jemma Stock, Study Abroad Adviser as soon as possible, so that special care can be taken during preparation.

 

Additional Information

Application Procedure

Student must fill in the on-line application and send an electronic copy of the application form, stamped and signed by their home university coordinator

A copy of their academoc transcript

A copy of their passport

English Language Certificate

Please send to Erasmus@uos.ac.uk before the application deadline.

Acceptance at the University of Suffolk depends on the decision of each departmental coordinator and is confirmed when the nominated student receives an email from the University.

Information on courses

The Course Catalogue will give detailed information about each course such as course content, including details of modules, when the course is taught and other key information. We ask that you choose carefully and listen to the advice of the University academic coordinators

The University of Suffolk uses the British credit system where a full semester work load should give 60 British, or 30 ECTS credits.

English Language Courses

We offer free English classes and academic writing classes to all students, to help anyone who is not confident in these areas. These classes and one-on-one sessions are offered by our experienced and specialised Learning Services Department who also offer a free diagnosis of your English when you arrive, to show you which parts of your English might need improvement.

Housing

Student housing must only be booked after acceptance of a student’s application by the academic supervisor.

On campus we have an attractive, large accommodation block, Athena Hall, especially built for Suffolk students but not actually owned by the University, with 600 en-suite study bedrooms in self-catered shared and studio flats. Athena Hall is only a two-minute walk from the main teaching buildings.
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The Univeristy works with private landlords and companies to offer a variety of safe and affordable student accommodation through our Accreditation Scheme|.

Only suitable properties that meet the required criteria will be advertised and recommended to students by the Accommodation Office|.

Off campus we have a choice of accommodation including flats, houses and purpose built blocks. Contact the Accommodation Office| for more details of availability, types of rooms and costs.

 

Visa/Residence Permit

Our institution will provide assistance, when required, in securing visas for incoming and outgoing students/staff, according to the requirement of the ERASMUS Charter for Higher Education.

In general, Erasmus students from a non-EU member state or a non-EEA member state will require a student visa in order to study in the UK. All other ERASMUS students do not require a visa.

For further information contact erasmus@uos.ac.uk|

 

Grading System

Band 12-point scale for applying weighting in the calculation of module outcomes Description
1+ 12 1st Class
1= 11
1- 10
2.1+ 9 Upper 2nd Class
2.1 = 8
2.1 - 7
2.2+ 6 Lower 2nd Class
2.2= 5
2.2- 4
3+ 3 Third Class
3= 2
3- 1