Students at UKCBC are able to experience a unique and supportive college lifestyle. We believe that student life should “guide students in realising academic, professional and personal goals as they progress towards the final award and beyond”. Our student population participates in various events held on campus every year and we offer all the essential activities that are associated with traditional student life, supplemented with non-traditional opportunities that add to and accelerate the growth and life experience of our students.
|Opportunities to Meet New People
Our student induction programme provides a platform for learning more about the college, as well as all the services and facilities we provide for our students. The UKCBC induction enables students to meet new people, share thoughts and ideas and to develop friendship within their new class environments.
UKCBC Induction Activities Include:
- Advice and guidance on the skills students need while learning
- Guidance to succeed at the college
- An introduction to the chosen course, including subjects to study and the regulations of assessment
- Vast opportunity to meet the tutors and other students
- Information on how to access college resources such as the library, IT labs etc.
International students who travel from overseas to study, are advised to arrive on campus at least one day in advance in order to get settled and to recover from the jet lag associated with travel. The Admissions Officers and the Student Information Officers are always at service for the students with reference to their enquiries before they travel up, until they reach our campus for enrolment. Information about life whilst studying at UKCBC will be provided during the induction by the relevant staff members. The library staff and the IT help desk will also support students with learning resources to aid in lecture sessions. Our dedicated Student Welfare staff offer counselling services to students as and when requested.
|Student Orientation Trips
Our outdoor orientation experiences help students to have a smooth transition into college life. Such trips are highly inclusive and welcoming. The College take initiative to arrange such trips throughout London, by targeting special destinations that promote respect for the natural environment, thereby fostering relationships and social interactions within the community.
Orientation trips also give students the opportunity to discover more about their potential as a student, examine personal values, opinions and beliefs. Such experiences encourage students to face challenges that reinforce and build self-confidence. This also paves the way to identifying communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills required by the students to accomplish tasks and goals.
In addition to the provision of teaching and learning resources, the college arranges study tours for all the students, as per course requirements, to enable them to gain additional knowledge through experience. Visits will be scheduled to various business organisations and key institutions, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster and other fascinating sites to help understand the impact of social and economic change in the current climate.
These visits are designed to help students grasp a better understanding of the subjects in depth, thereby allowing them to identify, compare and analyse the implications of their theoretical knowledge on real-life business settings.
|Teaching and Learning
Here are the processes of teaching and learning that we uphold:
We believe in fostering strong relationships between students and their tutors. In addition to scheduled lectures and workshops, students can receive academic guidance and support from their tutor in one-to-one tutorials and through the college E-learning system.
To help maximise your grades, we offer comprehensive revision practice. We coach you in the skills required to complete your coursework successfully and in examination techniques. This will improve your confidence and ability when facing final assessments.
We provide ongoing support in CV writing and developing interview skills in optional workshops. We assist with university applications as well as providing sound advice and guidance for those who are looking for other training or employment at the end of their course.
|Professional Development Workshops||
We provide Professional Development Workshops at no extra charge during induction and as part of, or in addition to our main accredited programmes. In these sessions, students are able to strengthen their English language, academic and workplace skills, as well as gaining extra help and support in planning their own development and doing the assignments for their main course of study.
The tuition for each course will start soon after induction. Different courses are supported with specified guided learning hours as per their awarding bodies.
Professional courses, such as AAT are assessed through examinations, whereas all other courses are assessed by submission of assignments, as per awarding body requirements. For the complete award, students need to score a specified number of credits from the total number of assignments submitted.
Courses at QCF level 5: 240 credits (out of 16 modules)
Courses at QCF level 7: 120 credits (out of 11 modules)
|Safety and Security
All campuses are monitored by Comprehensive Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). We have good quality lighting, adequate ventilation and the required number of accessible fire exits. The teaching and non-teaching staff are always vigilant for each student whenever they are on college premises.