Welcome! Applicant Information Session Malaysia March 2012 Why choose the University of Edinburgh? The University The City of Edinburgh Degree structure What happens next? Accommodation Facilities Student experience The University Influencing the world since 1583 Over 30,000 students Over 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000+ postgraduates One of the largest universities in the UK 33% students from outside the UK 140 different nationalities 3 Colleges, 22 Schools Merged with Edinburgh College of Art Numerous networks and global partnerships: The City of Edinburgh Population around 500,000, students make up over one tenth Historic, cosmopolitan, safe, cultured city Favourite UK city Guardian/Observer Travel Awards 2011 One of the most vibrant cities in Europe and most desirable places to live in the world World’s first UNESCO City of Literature UNESCO World Heritage Site 12 annual festivals, including the world’s largest arts festival Financial centre Excellent transport networks The University in the city Edinburgh’s Climate Edinburgh enjoys a moderate year-round climate 20 18 Temperature (Celsius) 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Average daily temperature (max) Average daily temperature (min) Jul Month Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec The University One of the top UK universities and study destinations within Europe Ranked 20th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2011 One of the world’s leading research universities, RAE 2008 Excellent reputation for teaching & research – over 80% academic staff active in research Innovative and quality assured teaching standards Associated with 11 Nobel Prize winners The University of Edinburgh: rated as the best place to be in the UK by international students ISB Summer 2011 Research Profile Over 80% academic staff active in research 96% of the University’s research disciplines were rated as ‘world leading’ RAE 2008 Number 5 in the UK for research RAE 2008 Over 1,000 international research collaborations A new company is formed at the University every 2 weeks 2 Science Parks have been established at the University £248 million was awarded to the University for research in 2009 Distinguished Alumni Charles Darwin, Naturalist David Hume, Philosopher Joseph Lister, Surgeon Piers Sellers, NASA Astronaut Gordon Brown, previous UK Prime Minister Adam Smith, Economist James Clerk Maxwell, Physicist Sir Walter Scott, Writer Ian Rankin, UK's bestselling crime author JK Rowling, Writer John Witherspoon, Clergyman, signatory of US Declaration of Independence Sir Christopher Hoy, one of the UK’s most successful Olympians Academic Structure 3 Colleges: College of Humanities & Social Science College of Science & Engineering College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine 22 Schools: All research-active 119 academic disciplines 600+ Undergraduate degrees 160+ Postgraduate taught courses 130+ Research degrees College of Humanities & Social Science Schools: Business Edinburgh College of Art Divinity Economics Education Health in Social Science History, Classics and Archaeology Law Literatures, Languages and Cultures Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences Social and Political Science www.ed.ac.uk/schoolsdepartments/humanities-soc-sci College of Science & Engineering Schools: Biological Sciences Chemistry Engineering Geosciences Informatics Mathematics Physics & Astronomy www.ed.ac.uk/schoolsdepartments/science-engineering College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Medical Sciences (BSc) Medicine (MBChB) Oral Health Sciences (BSc) Veterinary Medicine (BVM&S) www.ed.ac.uk/schoolsdepartments/medicine-vet-medicine UK Postgraduate Degrees Taught degrees MSc, MBA, MEd, MMus, MTheol, LLM Usually 1 year in duration, 9 months taught, 3 months research Assessed by coursework, examination and a dissertation or project Research degrees MSc by Research, 1 year in duration, 90% research Assessed by coursework, examination and a dissertation MPhil, 2 years in duration Assessed by thesis PhD, 3 years in duration Assessed by thesis UK Undergraduate Degrees In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the majority of Honours degrees are 3 years in duration with specialisation from the outset In Scotland, the majority of degrees are 4 years (Honours) This is because Scottish degrees have lots of flexibility and choice of subjects to study in lower years, with specialisation by third year Often this gives students the opportunity to sample several subjects before choosing in which to specialise Ancient universities confer Master of Arts (MA) for undergraduate degrees in social sciences Degree structure England Scotland USA (Liberal Arts) Apply to Single / Joint “Major” Possible “Major” Core curriculum Year 1 Degree “Major” & 2-4 subjects Core curriculum Year 2 Degree “Major” & 2-4 subjects Declare “Major” Declare Major Year 3 Honours Year Dissertation/ Research project Degree award: BA/BSc Honours Year Study Abroad Major Year 4 / exit qualification Degree award: MSc Honours Year Dissertation Degree award: MA/BSc Major Degree award: BA Example degree structure Year One English Language 1 English Literature 1 Other Subject A Year Two English Language 2 English Literature 2 Other Subject B Options: English Language, Single Honours Degree English Language & Literature, Joint Honours Degree English Literature, Single Honours Degree Year Three English Language Year Four English Language The University of Edinburgh Example degree structure Year One Year Two Informatics 1 Mathematics 1 Other Subject A Informatics 2 (Double course) Mathematics 2 Options: Computer Science (or Artificial Intelligence/ Software Engineering/ Cognitive Science - as Informatics courses common to all), Single Honours Degree Computer Science & Mathematics, Joint Honours Degree Mathematics, Single Honours Degree Year Three Year Four Computer Science & Mathematics Computer Science & Mathematics http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk The University of Edinburgh Teaching and Assessment Encourage independent thinking, reasoning and research skills Emphasis on independent study, selfmotivation and critical thinking Taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials Contact hours vary by subject, average 12 hours per week Assessment by coursework and examination Study abroad option available for many degrees Academic year is divided into 2 semesters: Semester 1 17 Sep – 14 Dec 2012 Semester 2 14 Jan - 25 May 2013 Support for your studies Director of Studies or Supervisor First point of contact if you have any concerns or problems Institute for Academic Development (IAD) Workshops, resources, one-to-one support for studying effectively, planning for exams, writing essays Peer Proofreading* Trained, reliable volunteers proofread assignments, spot basic grammar and spelling errors *More information from Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) www.eusa.ed.ac.uk Exchange Partners Australia University of Melbourne University of New South Wales University of Queensland University of Sydney Canada University of British Columbia Carleton University McGill University Queen's University University of Toronto China Fudan University Hong Kong University Peking University ERASMUS 180 links, 20+ countries India University of Delhi New Zealand University of Auckland Massey University University of Otago South Korea Konkuk University Korea University Singapore National University of Singapore South America Universidad de San Andres, Argentina Universidad de las Americas, Mexico Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile USA Barnard College CalTech University of California University of Chicago Georgetown University George Washington University Haverford College Iowa State University University of Miami Michigan State University University of Mississippi University of North Carolina Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania University of Richmond University of Austin Texas University of Virginia University of Washington Washington University St Louis Applicant links Subject Info sheets: www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/information-sheets School websites: www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/colleges-schools Detailed info: www.drps.ed.ac.uk/11-12/ www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/information-sheets Tuition Fees Annual fees for academic year 2012-2013 Undergraduate £12,650 (non-lab) / £16,650+ (lab / studio) Medicine £20,600 (Y1 &2 ) £34,850 (Y3, 4 & 5) Veterinary Medicine £26,400 - £19,950 (YR1 - YR5) Postgraduate Taught £13,050 / £15,750+ Postgraduate Research £13,050 / £15,000+ Cost of living estimate £7,000 - £8,000 www.registry.ed.ac.uk/fees Managing money at university A typical weekly expenditure by a student could include: Approximate weekly cost Self-catered flat Halls- half board Rent / Hall fees (Includes electricity, heating & contents insurance) £95 £166 Food £50 £15 (lunches etc) Phone (Landline / mobile – varies depending on package) £10 £10 TV licence £2.80 £2.80 Clothes £13 £13 Travel £10 £10 Books, stationery & photocopying £10 £10 Laundry and toiletries £8 £8 Fun £25 £25 Total approximate weekly living costs £223.80 £259.80 Scholarships University scholarships awarded on the basis of academic merit Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships 15 worth £2,000 Deadline: 2 April 2012 Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships 15 worth £5000, 25 worth £3000 Deadline: 2 April 2012 Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so www.ed.ac.uk/schoolsdepartments/student-funding/home Learning Facilities 17 libraries Main library undergoing a £60 million refurbishment Special collections UK’s largest campus computer network Located close to key learning resources, including the National Library and National Gallery of Scotland Well established links with professions and industry State of the art facilities and the opportunity to work with top academics International Student Support Pre arrival advice and guidance Visa and immigration advice Airport welcome Director of Studies / Supervisor Study support Careers service MyEd Social events programme: Global Horizons Hospitality schemes International Student Centre Chaplaincy centre On campus health centre Student Experience Over 260 student societies 65 sports clubs, 5* rated sports facilities Student radio station, weekly newspaper and the UK’s oldest student-run theatre company The University has finished in the top 5 in the British Universities and Colleges Sport rankings every year for the last 5 years 5 student union buildings International students’ centre The University of Edinburgh: voted the best UK university for clubs and societies by international students ISB Summer 2011 A-Z of Student Societies Aberdeen FC Supporters Club (EU) African & Arabic Dance Society African & Caribbean Society African Relations Circle AIESEC Air Squadron Amnesty International Anime and Animation Society Archaeology Society Architecture Sans Frontier Society Art Society Baha'i Society Ballroom Dance Society Barnardo’s Society Bhangra Crew Big 2 BioSoc Bisexual Lesbian or Gay BLOGS Brass Band Bridge Club Bright Futures Edinburgh Buddhist Bulgarian Society BUNAC Capoeira Society Catholic Students' Union Celtic Supporters Club Chamber Choir Chamber Orchestra Changeringers (Guild of) Charity Fashion Society Cheerleading Society 'The Vixens' Chemical Engineering Society Chemical Society Chess Club Chi Soc Childrens Holiday Venture Chill Out Society Chinese Cultural Society Chinese Students' Association Choc Soc Christian Union Classics Society Clinical Psychologists in Training Comedy and That Composers' Orchestra Computer Society Confucianism Study Society Conservative & Unionist Association Create Society Debates Committee Diabetes Society Diagnostic Society Dirty Weekenders (Conservationists) Drumming Society Duke of Edinburgh Award Economics Edinburgh Exchange Support Society Edinburgh Global Partnerships Edinburgh Worshippers of Cthulhu Society Engineering Engineers Without Borders Edinburgh English Language and Linguistics Society English Literature Society Entrepreneurial Society Exmoor Pony Trekking Section Exped Fair Trade Café Film Society First Aiding Society Flamenco Folk Song Society Fonelisco Orphanage Project Society Football Supporters Association Footlights Formal Attire Running Club of Edinburgh Frequently Asked Questions Society Fresh Air (Student Radio) GameSoc GEAS (Roleplaying) Geography Society Geolsoc German Society Goth and Rock Society Hellenic Society Highland Society History Society Hitch Hong Kong International Society Humanist Society Hung Ga Appreciation Society iCUE Indie Ink Magazine International Relations Forum A-Z of Student Societies continued…! Irish Islamic Society Italian Society Japanese Jazz Orchestra Jewish Society Juggling Society Korean Society Labour Club Law Society Liberal Democrats Malaysian Students Marrow Society Mathematics & Statistics Mature & Grad Medics Mature Law Students' Society Meadow’s Half Marathon Medics Mediterranean Gastronomic MedSIN-UK Mexicanos En Edimburgo Middle Eastern Society Model United Nations Modern Dance Society Movie Production Society Music Society Musical Medics Society New Scotland Country Dance Nightline Nomad Magazine Nursing Society Officers Training Corps Oxvol (Oxfam Volunteers) Palestine Solidarity Society People & Planet Persian Society Philosophy Society Photographic Society Physics Society Pizza Hereos Poker Society Politics Society Pool Society Portuguese & Brazilian Society Postgrad Society Pro Evolution Soccer Society Psychology Society Reeling Club Renaissance Singers Revelation Rock Gospel Choir Romanian Society Russian Society Save the Animals Campaign Savoy Opera Group Scandinavian Society Science Fiction & Fantasy Scottish Ethnology Society Scottish Romanian Language Link (SCROLL) Scottish Socialist Students' Society Self defence Society Shekter Soc Sign Society Singapore Students Singers (EU) Snooker Society South Asian Society Spanish and Latino Society Standing Ovation Stop Aids String Orchestra Student Action for Autism Student Action For Refugees (STAR) Student Cancer Fund Student Christian Movement Student Newspaper Student Scout and Guide Organisation Students Supporting Street Kids (SSSK) Studio Opera Swahili Club Swing Dance Society Tai Chi Chuan Taiwanese Society Tango Tennent's Lager Appreciation Society Theatre Company (Bedlam) Tibet Society Trading & Investment Club Travel Society Twisters Association Untapped Talent Vedic Society Veterinary Zoological Wargames Water of Life Welsh Society Yoga Society Colours of Malaysia hosted by Edinburgh Malaysian Students Association (EMSA) 2012 – Rainforest theme • Live music & dance performances • Delicious food • Games & prizes • Traditional handicrafts Check out more photos at http://coloursofmalaysia.weebly.com/ind ex.html Student Sports Clubs Archery Club Association Football Club M Association Football Club F Athletics Club Badminton Club Basketball Club Boat Club Boxing Club Canoe Club Cricket Club Cross Country Curling Club Cycling Club Exmoor Pony Trekking S. Fencing Club Gliding Club Golf Club Hare & Hounds Hillwalking Club Hockey Club (Male) Hockey Club (Female) Hot Air Balloon Club Ice Hockey Club Judo Club Ju Jitsu Club Karate Club (Shotokan) Karate Club (Shukokai) Kendo Club Korfball Club Lacrosse Club F Lacrosse Club M Motor Sport Club Mountaineering Club Netball Club Orienteering Club Rifle Club Roller Hockey Club Rugby Club (Male) Rugby Club (Female) Sailing Club Shinty Club Skydiving Club Snowsports Club Squash Club Sub Aqua Club Swimming & Water Polo Club Table Tennis Club Tennis Club Trampoline Club Triathlon Club Ultimate Frisbee Club Volleyball Club Weightlifting Club Windsurfing & Surfing Club What Happens Next? Reply to your offers Undergraduate UCAS Firm acceptance / Insurance acceptance Remember to reply by the deadlines www.ucas.ac.uk/students/importantdates Postgraduate As soon as you meet your conditions, update your application online (MyEd) What happens next? If accepting Edinburgh’s offer… Apply for Accommodation online Whether accepting as UF, CF, UI or CI Application deadlines - UG must apply by 16 August - PG must apply by 31 July (£250 deposit payable on application) Accommodation is only allocated once an applicant’s place has been confirmed (UF) Limited time to accept the offer www.ed.ac.uk/schoolsdepartments/accommodation-services University Accommodation Guaranteed housing for first year Over 4,000 first year students live in University accommodation Centrally located, easy access to teaching facilities and city centre 95% single rooms Flats / apartments Catered / self-catered residences 24-hour residential wardens En-suite rooms/ shared facilities Private housing alternatives www.ed.ac.uk/schoolsdepartments/accommodation-services = Teaching sites = Self catered flats = Self catered houses = Catered halls Catered Accommodation Based at Pollock Halls, which accommodates just over 2,000 first year students within 9 ‘Houses’ Mixture of twin, ensuite rooms, and single rooms (with either ensuite or shared facilities) available – depending on the House selected All Houses have common rooms and shared pantries Pollock Halls’ facilities also include 2 squash courts, shop, computing micro lab, bar and cafes Resident Assistants (RAs) organise social and sporting events for residents; help new students to mingle with others Self Catered Accommodation Accommodation for over 2,000 first year students in 14 blocks of flats All centrally located Mix of purpose built and recently renovated On average 150 students per block of flats with 3-6 people per flat Students share bathroom & kitchen/living area Some twin rooms available Flat Managers in charge of maintenance and welfare of students, helped by Resident Assistants Costs of Accommodation Cost per week depends on the accommodation you choose: £57 - £102 for self-catered £110 - £216 for catered 34 week let (inc Christmas but not Easter) Rent includes central heating, electricity, cleaner, phone and data facilities & personal contents insurance Rooms have 24 hour access to the internet After first year, majority choose to live in private accommodation The Accommodation Office can offer guidance and advice on finding a place to live What Happens Next? Accepting your offer UCAS / University sends confirmation letter Visa requirements / applying for your visa Supply passport information when requested Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) issued by the University University issues joining instructions: Available online / hard copy Formal letter of admission Information about the School you have applied to and the University’s services to help you prepare for life at Edinburgh Introductory meetings with your School Careers The Careers Service provide an online database of employers offering temporary, part-time and vacation work for students, in addition to graduate vacancies Helps students find work experience, volunteering opportunities and explore their options after graduation Provides advice and guidance on interview techniques, CVs and assessment centres Careers seminars, workshops and careers fairs Information regarding previous graduate destinations Find out more about the University using these links Webpages for international students Country specific information International Undergraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Edinburgh Global We’re Here to Help Jenny Thacker International Officer The International Office The University of Edinburgh 57 George Square Edinburgh Scotland, UK E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: +44 (0)131 650 4592 www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international Questions?