A wide range of student services exist to help you during your time at School of Management and Science. The College provides an invaluable source of advice and support are available to all students of the college.
Computing and Internet Facilities
School of Management and Science has both dedicated instructional computing facilities and plenty of designated internet browsing PCs for all students. Hi-speed dedicated broadband connections are available for internet access by all students. In addition to this, the campus also offers free wi-fi hotspots for students.
The student advisor provides impartial and confidential information and advice on all aspects of student welfare. Areas of expertise include: finance, budgeting and hardship, visas and immigration, special needs, accommodation and welfare benefits.
The College has its own library that provides all texts, further readings and up-to-date editions of all basic books. We also provide academic journals for advanced research in relevant fields. Students can borrow books from the College Library for a certain time. The local libraries are only a few steps away from the College, and we also help students become a member of other excellent libraries in London for further reference. We also allow students to use our virtual library which stocks a number of books in business and computing.
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)-study 24/7
The college is in the process of installing cutting edge virtual learning environment (VLE) to facilitate lecturers and students to exchange academic documents. Each student will be issued with a password and will be given a free space to upload relevant documents into his personal space. Using the password access, a student can download all academic documents (e.g.- lecture notes, unit handbook, programme handbook, student handbook, past question paper, assignment specification) from the VLE site. This facilities are available 24/7 and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Teaching Facilities and Resources
School of Management and Science has whiteboards, overhead projectors, portable multimedia projectors and flip charts available in classrooms for teaching purposes. There are computer labs, browsing labs, large classrooms, medium classrooms and small classrooms. Disabled access complies with legal requirements. These classrooms are spread over 2 floors.
Three photocopiers/printers are available for students to use, and any relevant academic documents (within copyright license regulations) can currently be copied at the cost of 5p each page. Handouts will be provided to the students as appropriate without any cost during the class time.
The College helps students in need with pastoral support. Each student is allocated with a personal tutor who can help students with academic need. In addition to this there are a number of students advisor who supports students in any administrative or academic need.
School of Management and Science applies different teaching methods as it suits to the courses and modules. Teaching methods are indicated when modules will be supplied to the students. Modules are supplied by the course teachers. Methods include: Class-room lecture, two-way communications, group discussions, case study and project and dissertations. Teachers take some quiz tests, hourly tests, mid-term and final exam. Teachers will allocate some time in a week other than class hour for one-to-one discussion. This is arranged by the student in discussion with the concerned teacher. In some courses there are report writings and report presentation. Student will have to defend what he produced, how he produced, methodology used and output obtained.
Facilities are in place for snacks, fruit juices and soft drinks. A vending machine that serves snacks and drinks at a subsidised rate and a kitchenette equipped with microwave oven, toaster and hot water supplies are available. Fresh milk, tea bags and coffee are supplied for all students free of charge. A number of healthy sandwich bars and restaurants are available less than five minutes walk from the college.
English Language Support
While continuing with their studies, students desiring to improve English skills are encouraged to attend language classes that are free of charge.
We offer a warm reception to our students at the airport who are arriving in the United Kingdom for the first time. Students who wish to be collected from the airport must inform the College of the arrival time and date and the flight number at least two weeks in advance. Students are taken directly to the College or to pre-arranged accommodation.
Students may stay with friends or relatives, or rent a house to live in. Our experienced team helps students to obtain accommodation at an affordable rent.
Academic credits earned at a different institution may be transferred towards obtaining your degrees or diploma. However, this is subject to the approval by the relevant institution or the awarding body.
The College provides necessary documents and support for the students to obtain local bank accounts.
Students are given advice on their choice of courses and guidance in their future career. Career guidance is provided by specialists in the field; head of the department and by the industrial coordinators. Student’s welfare department may also help the students to search part time jobs to support them during study period.
Medical Care for Overseas Students
Overseas students enrolled on course of more than six months duration are entitled to free hospital treatment through the UK National Health Service. All students must register with a local doctor. Students encountering any difficulties in obtaining medical care must consult the college authority immediately.
Foreign students can work 20 hours per week. The College advises and helps students in finding suitable jobs in the field of their choice.
London is only two hours away from mainland of Europe. Depending on demand, the College arranges for student trips (including visas if necessary) to travel to the historical places in the UK and Europe.