Q Why do UF international students study with home students?
Over 95% of students in public colleges where University First Foundation Programme is delivered are local students, even 99% in some campuses. It is beneficial for international students to be involved in a local language environment and social life. UF students studying Art and Design, Media and Music in the Bournemouth and Poole College are classed with local students on subject lessons.
Q How do public colleges work with universities?
Public colleges enjoy decades of experience of delivering preparation course to international students, as one of the first educational organizations recruit from overseas. Central College Nottingham has been offering international foundation programme for more than 30 years. In 2002, the college was authorised to deliver foundation programme led by University of Nottingham. Compared with some foundation programmes recruit centrally from China, public colleges have a wider recruitment territory and better experience of international course delivery. Many universities in the UK also deliver their degree courses in public colleges. Radio Study, Creative Media and Media Products courses of degree courses of Bournemouth University are delivered at the Bournemouth and Poole College. Tutors of these courses also teach University First Foundation Programme in Media to our students.
Q Why do top universities recognize University First Foundation Programme?
UF graduates are qualified to choose from all universities in the UK to apply five of them through UCAS application system. Students choose 5 universities based on academic ability which secures their progression to degree course. Basically, students will get 3 to 4 offers of universities, even 5. University First Foundation Programme is an ideal alternative of A-Levels for international students with the widest recognition by UK top universities, including University of Cambridge.
Q How does UK government inspect public colleges?
University First is a consortium of public colleges in the UK. Our colleges are inspected directly by the government. All teaching staff in our colleges are full-time employed and qualified, inspected and regulated by the government.
Q How much government fund do public colleges get every year?
Public college is an important part of public education sector in the UK. Heavy investment has been put on public colleges by the UK government. Public colleges have no pressure on making profits to support its operation, but pressure on maintaining a high level of education quality. Public colleges of University First invest tens of millions pounds to improve teaching quality and facilities which takes up the majority of their government fund.
Q Why does UF Foundation offer 10 class hours per week more than others?
The average class hours per week of most foundation programmes in the UK is 16 to 20 hours. Public education offered by UF provides students a high standard of education with 26 class hors per week and weekly individual tutorial. Class hour per week reaches up to 31 hours in the intensive 2-term programme, featuring the longest class hour per week in the UK. The programme prepares students with solid acquisition of knowledge for their future study in top universities.