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BROADEN YOUR THINKING.

EXTEND YOUR LEARNING

Welcome to
LONDON CHURCHILL COLLEGE
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) Who is the best
known for his brave leadership as British Prime Minister
During The Second World War. He was a formidable political
scholar, combatant, historian, Bricklayer artist and orator. He
won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Sir Winston
Churchill was the most famous British Prime Minister of the
twentieth century. with due respect to him Churchill College
feel proud to give its name LONDON CHURCHILL COLLEGE.
Contents

Messages 1
2 Why LCC

Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership 3


5 HND In Business

HND In Computing 7
9 HND In Hospitality Management

HND In Health and Social Care 11


13 Student Facilities

Admission Procedure 16
19 Advice on Applying

International Student Information 25


Messages
Message From Principal Message From Director of Studies
Welcome to London Churchill College (LCC). We are London Churchill College would like to extend its
delighted that you are interested in studying at warmest welcome to all new and prospective
London Churchill College. Our mission is to provide students. Whether you are a fresh high school or
high standards of education within an inclusive and college leaver looking for an under graduate
supportive environment. course, an adult looking for a career change or a
On this prospectus you will find a wide range of corporate client wishing to enhance your skills,
courses and activities. We are able to offer you corporate client wishing to enhance your skills,
excellent student support and friendly, well qualified London Churchill College has a place for you. The
staff committed to giving you an enjoyable and central focus of London Churchill College is to
successful experience. There are modern learning create a stimulating learning environment, an
environments with up to date information and environment in which you can prepare for
communications technology. LCC is a place where tomorrow and all that the future can bring. The
you will meet new friends and broaden your horizons. college has a highly knowledge-centric and career-
conscious teaching community and diligent and
We are creating a world class learning environment
efficient officials who are constantly engaged in
for our students. If there is something you are
activities designed to enhance the learning
interested in which we do not currently provide
environment and provide for the ever-changing
please let us know. This information is important in
needs of the global communities.
helping us to meet the needs of the community we
are proud to serve. We look forward to welcoming London Churchill College is both a local college and
you to the college very soon. an international college - we welcome students
from worldwide. Our international students mix
We are proud of what we are able to offer at LCC and
easily with our home students and everyone
hope that you are aware that to us every student
enjoys the facilities we offer. I am delighted that
matters. If you would like to have further information
you want to find out more about the college, and I
of any of the college’s courses, services or the
hope that our breadth of provision together with
experience of life as a student at LCC please contact us
the success of our students inspires you to study at
at the addresses or telephone number provided on
London Churchill College. Should you, as a student
this publication.
have any problems, whether with your studies or
Whether you are a first-time student or a ‘Life-Long’ life in the United Kingdom, there will always be
learner looking to update your skills or broaden your staff on hand to help you overcome these
knowledge horizons, I encourage you to review this problems, so that your time with London Churchill
prospectus and to see what LCC can offer. We College remains enjoyable. We look forward to
appreciate your interest and hope to see you soon on meeting you on our campus situated in the heart
our campus. of the world’s greatest city of London, a home to
Thank You many international students.
Dr. M Islam MWI OLI
Principal Director of Studies

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PGD In Strategic
Management and
Leadership
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Level: QCF Level-7
Intakes: September/February/June
Duration: 12 Months

Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in


Strategic Management and Leadership
Course Description
Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership provides specialist work-
related programmes of study that covers the key knowledge,
understanding and practical skills required in the management
sector. This qualification offers an engaging programme for Entry Requirements :
higher education and adult learners who are clear about the Students applying for the programme
area of management they wish to enter or progress within. The would benefit more readily if they
qualification also provides a suitable qualification for those possess a Bachelors Degree in any
wishing to change career or move into employment in discipline or overseas equivalent or
management following a career break. HND qualification. Mature Students
This course leads to a recognised professional management who do not possess the above
qualification which is accepted by some universities for direct mentioned qualification but with 5
entry into the final year of an MBA. years experience of working as a
strategic management position can
also apply.
Programme Structure
To achieve the whole qualification, a learner must successfully
complete 3 core units (25 credits) and specialist units totalling 95
credits. A minimum of 9 units must be passed. London Churchill College has preselected the specialist units to
teach, keeping all of the requirements in mind. Unit combination at present on offer is as follows:

Unit Unit Title Unit Credit Level GLH


No. Status
1 Developing Strategic Management and Core 10 7 30
Leadership Skills

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PGD In Strategic Management and Leadership

Unit Unit Title Unit Credit Level GLH


No. Status
2 Professional Development for Strategic Managers Core 5 7 10
3 Strategic Change Management Core 10 7 30
10 Strategic Human Resource Management Specialist 10 7 45
12 Strategic Planning Specialist 15 7 30
13 Managing Financial Principles and Techniques Specialist 15 7 45
14 Strategic Supply Chain Management and Logistics Specialist 15 7 30
16 Research Methods for Strategic Managers Specialist 15 7 30
17 Project Development and Implementation for Specialist 25 7 30
Strategic Managers

The selection of the specialist units have been carefully chosen with a deliberate and concise focus on
management strategy. This is to enable students to have an insight into how core organisational systems
contribute to managerial effectiveness to enable the realisation of strategic objectives.
*there are further specialist units also available which can be offered if there is demand, college may also
replace any specialist unit subject to teaching resources available.

Assessment Regulation
All our study programmes are organised on semester basis. For each unit students are assessed by the end of
the semester separately on the basis of defined learning outcomes. Once the coursework/assignment is assess
by the module tutor then Internal Verifier (IV) will go through to ensure required learning outcomes have been
achieved. This work is then checked by an independent External Verifier (EV) appointed by Edexcel to grant the
qualification.

Award and Certification


The students will be awarded the Edexcel Level 7 BTEC Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and
Leadership which gives 120 credit points out of the total 180 credit points from the MBA/Masters Programme.
Students must pass each assessment component of every unit before final certificate is issued.

Progression
Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded with the Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended
Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership may have the option to proceed towards a masters
programme at selected UK Universities.

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HND In Business
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Level: QCF Level-5
Duration: 2 Years

Course Description
This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in
current and future employment or for progression to an undergraduate degree. It aims to provide an
educational foundation for a range of administrative and management careers in business, specialised studies
directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are working or intend to seek
employment and enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment.
The HND will give you a comprehensive overview of business practices and disciplines, providing you with the
real, practical skills needed in today's competitive international business environment. Successful completion
of the HND will open up many career opportunities for you. This practical and intensive programme allows you
to gain an internationally recognized business qualification in just 24 months.
Fully validated by edexcel, one of the world's leading examining and
awarding bodies, this HND qualification is recognized and
respected by employers and higher education institutions around Entry Requirements :
the world. ® Normally a minimum of one A
level (in an appropriate subject)
plus three GCSEs grade C or
Course Structure above, or
To achieve the HND qualification, students are required to ®
5 GCSEs grade C or above or a
complete sixteen units; eight of them are Core units and eight of BTEC National Award or GNVQ
them are Specialist units Advanced Qualification at pass
level or equivalent. Or
®
Any equivalent overseas
Core units qualification
All students must take the following 8 core units: ®
Completion of High School
®
Marketing Principles Certificate and relevant work
experience
®
Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
®
Applications from mature
®
Organisations and Behaviour students are welcome.
®
Business Environment

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HND IN BUSINESS

®
Aspects Of Contract And Negligence
Key Facts
®
Business Decision Making
®
Age: 18+
®
Business Strategy
®
Course length: 24 months
®
Research Project
®
Intakes: September, February,
June
Specialist units ®
Hours per week in class: 15
Students also require taking further 8 specialist units and the hours
list of the 8 specialist units is available in our academic office.
Assessment
The course is assessed by end of term exams and assignments. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by
qualified Tutors / Assessors and Internal Verifiers. The final assessment is done by an Edexcel External
Examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction. There is no overall grade awarded for this
qualification.

Progression
You may also top-up your HND to BA (Hons) Business Administration at many other UK universities.

Further Information
For more information about HNDs refer to the Edexcel website,www.edexcel.org.uk.

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HND in Computing &
Systems Development
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Level: QCF Level-5
Duration:2 Years
Course Description
This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success
in current and future employment or for progression to an undergraduate degree.
It aims to provide an educational foundation for those wishing to become computer professionals,
specialised studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are working or
intend to seek employment and enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment.
The HND will give you a comprehensive overview thorough grounding in the main areas of modern
computing, providing you with the real, practical skills needed in today's competitive international
commercial environment. Successful completion of the HND will open up many career opportunities for
you. This practical and intensive programme allows you to gain an internationally recognized business
qualification in just 24 months.
It develops an appreciation of the need to implement a Entry Key Requirements:
structured approach to program design, and the necessary ®
Normally a minimum of one A
skills. level (in an appropriate subject)
It also provides a framework for a sound technical and plus three GCSEs grade C or
professional practices and an opportunity to develop both above, or
independent and co-operative work. ®
5 GCSEs grade C or above or a
Fully validated by edexcel, one of the world's leading BTEC National Award or GNVQ
examining and awarding bodies, this HND qualification is Advanced Qualification at pass
recognized and respected by employers and higher education level or equivalent. Or
institutions around the world. ®
Any equivalent overseas
qualification.

CourseKey Structure ®
Completion of High School
Certificate and relevant work
To achieve the HND qualification, students are required to
experience
complete sixteen units; eight of them are Core units and eight
of them are Specialist units. ®
Applications from mature
students are welcome.

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HND in Computing & Systems Development

Core units
All students must take the following 4 core units: Key Facts
® Age: 18+
®
Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation
®
Course length: 24 months
®
Business Skills For E-Commerce
®
Intakes: September, February,
®
Computer Systems June
®
Employability And Professional Development ®
Hours per week in class:
Minimum 15 hours

Specialist units
Students also require taking further 12 specialist units and the list of the 12 specialist units is available in our
academic office.

Assessment
The course is assessed by end of term exams and assignments. Each unit is internally assessed and graded by
qualified Tutors / Assessors and Internal Verifiers. The final assessment is done by an Edexcel External
Examiner. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit and Distinction. There is no overall grade awarded for this
qualification.

Progression
You may also top-up your HND to BSc (Hons) at many other UK universities.

Further Information
For more information about HNDs refer to the Edexcel website,www.edexcel.org.uk.

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HND in Hospitality
Management
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Level: QCF Level-5
Duration: 2 Years

Aim of the Course


This course will equip you with vital managerial and technical skills necessary to manage hospitality
businesses. The course boasts a very high employment record for students achieving the diploma.
This is a two-year course leading to the internationally recognized HND. This HND Diploma is a certification
of knowledge offering a variety of employment choices in the Tourist and Hospitality Industry, specialising
on careers in the Leisure and tourism sector.
The course aims to give well-rounded, interdisciplinary knowledge in theoretical and practical levels of
administrating in the Tourism Industry.
Also, the course aims to provide students with the necessary
Entry Requirements:
business skills with which to operate in Tourism Industry as it
is considered to be one of biggest and strongest industries all Normally a minimum of one A level
over the world. The course, examines the economical, (in an appropriate subject) plus
three GCSEs grade C or above, or
social, political and, , environmental aspects of Tourism.
Students are to develop specialised business skills and they ®5 GCSEs grade C or above or a
will have the chance to focus their studies on administrating BTEC National Award or GNVQ
Advanced Qualification at pass
tourism businesses, transportation and framework where level or equivalent. Or
the businesses operate (legal, political and human resources
®Any equivalent overseas
framework).
qualification.
It also can be used as a prerequisite for entry onto the 3rd
®Completion of High School
year of Bachelor in Hospitality Management offered at many Certificate and relevant work
UK universities or other educational institutions experience
internationally. ®Applications from mature
students are welcome.

Course Structure
You will study a core of subjects with a choice of options. This allows you to choose topics of interest and also
to relate choices to your chosen career path. The HND is closely aligned with our BA degree. Students with
proven ability may transfer to the degree at the end of the second year.

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HND in Hospitality Management

To achieve the HND qualification, students are required to complete sixteen units; seven of them are Core
units and nine of them are Specialist units.

Key Facts
Core Units
®
Age: 18+
All students must take the following 7 core units: ®
Course length: 24 months
®Research Project ®
Intakes: September, February,
June
®The Developing Manager
®
Hours per week in class: Minimum
®The Contemporary Hospitality Industry 15 hours
®Finance in the Hospitality Industry
®Customer Service
®Food And Beverage Operations Management
®Rooms Division Operations Management

Specialist units
Students also require taking further 9 specialist units and the list of the 9 specialist units is available in our
academic office.

Teaching and Assessment


Generally, we place more emphasis on continuous assessment than examinations. Although examinations
feature, particularly at the end of the semester, they rarely have a weighting greater than 50% of the value of
each unit. Most assessments take the form of assignment and project work. So homework or private study is
required.

Where next
Students can take up positions of responsibility in all areas of the diverse Tourist and Hospitality Industry,
specialising on careers in the Leisure and tourism sector. Alternatively students may wish to continue their
educational progression to achieve a BA (Honours) top-up degree, through a year at university

Career Opportunities
This is a broad-based multi-disciplinary course designed to allow a wide choice of initial employment in any
sector of the hospitality industry, and to facilitate flexibility in career development. Employment prospects
are excellent. Additionally, on completion of the HND, some students successfully transfer to the final years
of degree courses.

Further Information
For more information about HNDs refer to the Edexcel website,www.edexcel.org.uk.

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HND in Health &
Social Care
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Level: QCF Level-5
Duration: 2 Years Full Time
Aim of the Course
To prepare and equip students with knowledge and skills in the practice and management of Health and Social
Care programmes leading to employment or further and higher education to degree level. The Edexcel BTEC
Higher National Diploma (HND) are highly regarded, nationally and internationally recognised, undergraduate
level programmes, equivalent to the first and second year of a university degree course. They are at Level 5 on
the National Qualifications Framework. These Health and Social Care programmes have been designed to
equip individuals with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for employment in Health &
Social Care, both in the UK and overseas. These qualifications meet and exceed the National minimum
standard of qualification set by the Care Quality Commission for those practising in Health & Social Care in the
UK.
The course is suitable for all those already working in the sector who wishes to gain practical skills and a formal
QCF Level 5 qualification in order to progress to supervisor or junior
management level roles.
Entry Requirements :
®
Normally a minimum of one A
Course Structure level (in an appropriate subject)
To achieve the HND qualification, students are required to plus three GCSEs grade C or
complete sixteen units: six of them are Core units and ten of them above, or
are Specialist units. ®
5 GCSEs grade C or above or a
BTEC National Award or GNVQ
Advanced Qualification at pass
Core units
level Or
All students must take the following 6 core units: ®
Any equivalent overseas
Research Project qualification
Communicating in Health and Social Care ®
Completion of High School
Principles of Health & Social Care Practice Certificate and relevant work
experience
Health & Safety in Health & Social Care
®
Applications from mature
Personal & Professional Development in H&SC students are welcome.
Working in Partnership in H&SC

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HND in Health & Social Care

Specialist units
Key Facts
Students also require taking further 10 specialist units and ® Age: 18+
the list of the 10 specialist units is available in our academic
® Course length: 24 months
office.
® Intakes: September, February,
June
Mode of delivery ® Hours per week in class
Minimum 15 hours
Participation in a variety of teaching and learning methods
which include interactive lectures, seminar presentations,
group projects, Independent directed study, Study Skills
workshops. Students are expected to participate in classes which are designed to be interactive.

Assessment
Each unit is assessed by one or more of the following methods and all assessments are externally verified by
Edexcel: assignments, individual or group presentations, projects, or examinations. Grades awarded are Pass,
Merit and Distinction. There is no overall grade awarded for this qualification.

Progression
BTEC HNDs are well established qualifications with a proven track record of success. They are a recognised and
popular route to university leading to the final year of a bachelor degree or to a specialised bachelor degree
top up, which usually lasts 1 academic year.
This course also prepares students for a wide range of careers in health and social care.

Professional Recognition
BTEC Edexcel's qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised by employers and professional
organisations.
The recognition of Higher National Diploma (HND) is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in their
chosen field through membership of relevant professional bodies. Edexcel students and graduates may be
offered exemptions by professional bodies from parts of their own qualifications in relation to membership.

Further Information
For more information about HNDs refer to the Edexcel website,www.edexcel.org.uk.

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Facilities - for you
...to enjoy!

A wide range of student services exist to help you during your time at
LCC. LCC provides an invaluable source of advice and support and are
available to all students of the college.

Computing and Internet Facilities


Churchill College has both dedicated instructional computing facilities (a
dedicated computer lab with 50 PCs) and plenty of designated Internet
browsing PCs for all students (a browsing area with 30 PCs). 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.

Welfare Advice
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.

Library Facilities
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

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Facilities - for you to enjoy!
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


LCC has whiteboards, overhead projectors, portable multimedia projectors
and flip charts available in classrooms for teaching purposes. There are
computer labs, browsing labs, large classrooms (75+ students), medium
classrooms (40+ students) and small classrooms. Disabled access complies
with legal requirements. These classrooms are spread over 2 floors.

Photocopying/Printing Facility
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.

Pastoral support
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.
London Churchill College 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.

Students' Canteen/Cafeteria
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.

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Facilities - for you to enjoy!
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.

Airport Pickup
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.

Accommodation Services
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.

Credit Transfer
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.

Banking Services
The College provides necessary documents and support for the students to
obtain local bank accounts.

Career Advice
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.

Part-time job
Foreign students can work up to 20 hours per week during the term time and
full time during the vacation period. The College advises and helps students
in finding suitable jobs in the field of their choice.

Tour Service
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.

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How to Apply

For the overseas students


Step 1 : Complete the application form
The application form can be downloaded from the College website www.londonchurchillcollege.co.uk or the
College will send it to the students by post on request.
˜ Complete the application form and send this to the college by post or e-mail along with the following
items:
®
Two passport size photographs of the student
®
Certified copies of relevant educational certificates
®
Passport copies (personal details pages)

Step 2 : Provisional registration letter


˜ On verification of the documents the college will issue the student with provisional registration letter.

Step 3 : Full enrolment letter


˜ The applicant should make at least minimum down payment, specified in the provisional letter, in the
form of bank draft or any other legitimate method. The draft must be made in favour of 'London
Churchill College'.
˜ Upon receipt of the minimum down payment specified in the provisional letter, the college will issue
full enrolment letter/CAS number.

For the students who are already in UK


Step 1 : Complete the application form
The application form can be downloaded from the College website www.londonchurchillcollege.co.uk or the
College will end it to the students by post on request.

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How to Apply

˜ Complete the application form and send this to the college by post or e-mail along with the following
items:
®
Three passport size photographs of the student
®
Certified copies of relevant educational certificates
®
Passport copies (personal details including visa pages)

Step 2: Confirmation of enrolment letter


˜ The applicant should make at least minimum down payment in the form of bank draft or debit card or
cash or any other legitimate method. The draft must be made in favour of 'London Churchill College'.
˜Upon receipt of the minimum down payment the college will issue full enrolment letter/CAS number.

Guidance in relation to Application for Entry Clearance


For students wishing to obtain Entry Clearance before coming to UK, the following documents need to be
submitted along with your application form:
®
Letter of Enrolment from the College, which states that the College has received tuition fees and a place, is
reserved on the course.
®
Any other relevant documents sent by the College. (e.g. accommodation letter)
®
Passport.
®
Documents showing the availability of funds to cover the cost of living in the UK.
®
Original copies of relevant academic certificates referred in the CAS statement.
®
Documentation to demonstrate the intention to leave the UK after completion of studies.
Please note the above list is not exhaustive. You should check with your nearest British Embassy/High
Commission or their appointed body. This information is given for general guidance and should be checked
locally. College will not take any responsibility for any change in rules and regulations in this regard.

Other information
Payment of Fees by Instalment
Students may pay tuition fees by instalments under an appropriate terms and conditions.
Deferred Enrolment
New or overseas students who have problems starting their course on time may have their enrolment deferred
to the next semester without loss of registration fee.
Scholarship
Numbers of merit scholarships are awarded every semester to outstanding students towards the cost of their
tuition fees.

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How to Apply

Visa Extension
If an international student wishes to further their studies while at the London Churchill College and needs to
extend their visa, our team will assist in the application process and in other way we can
Refund
London Churchill College has a policy to refund the tuition fee in full, excluding the registration fee, to the
students in the following circumstances.
˜If the admission is rejected by the London Churchill College Admission Office or
˜the visa application is rejected by the British High Commission (This is applicable for the overseas
students).
Conditions for refund for the overseas students:
Students should return all the letters issued by the college in original and Student should submit the visa
refusal letter (original copy) which will be returned to the student along with the refund money.
Note: No amount will be refunded under the any of following circumstances:
˜When the student is in receipt of UK visa or an entry permit,
˜Once the course has commenced

Further enquiries
Enquiries regarding admission and requests for prospectus should be addressed to:
Admission
London Churchill College
116 Cavell Street London E1 2JA
Telephone: +44 (0)2073771077 Fax: +44 (0) 207 247 9007
E-mail: info@londonchurchillcollege.co.uk
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for Student Visa!

If you are applying for student entry clearance under the new Points Based System to come to the UK for the
first time, following information will be extremely helpful.

What is the Points Based System (PBS)


PBS is a new system for immigration being introduced in the UK. The PBS is the most radical reworking of the
immigration system in a generation.
It is consolidation of 80+ existing routes in to a structured of five-tiered system covering the areas of work and
study and has been rolled out tier by tier since June 2008. The first phase of Tier 4 (Students) of PBS was
introduced on 31 March 2009.
Applicants now need to pass a points-based assessment to enter or remain in the UK.
It applies to everyone who needs immigration permission to come to the UK to work or study, and to all
organisations that offer them employment and/or courses of study.

The new student tier of the Points Based System


If you want to apply to come to the UK to study for more than six months after the end of March 2009, you will
have to apply under Tier 4 and pass a points-based assessment.
Tier 4 will consist of two sub-categories:
?1. Adult Student (also known as General Student) – if you are coming to the UK for post-16 education.

2. Child Student – for children aged between 4 and 16 attending independent schools.

Tier 4(General Student) of the PBS: Brief Description


If you are 18+ and want to apply to come in the UK as a student, you will have to apply under Tier 4 (General
Student). Adult Student Visas also known as General Student Visas replaced the old Student Visa on the 30
March 2009. If you are studying a course which is longer than six months; or you need to do a work placement;
or you need to extend your visa you will need to apply for an Adult Student Visa. You will have to apply under
the student route of the points-based system. This means that to make a successful application you must

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achieve 40 points. 30 points are awarded if the college accepts you for a full-time course and provides you with
a CAS and 10 points will be awarded if you meet the financial requirements. Do not apply to come to the UK if
you do not have the 'CAS' from the college, an offer letter will not be accepted.

Points Calculation under PBS:


As an adult student you will need to have 40 points in total:
˜30 points for CAS, which you get for studying a course at an acceptable level with an approved education
provider (also known as sponsorship)
˜10 points for having enough money (also known as maintenance or funds) for your course fees and living
costs.

Sponsor License
Under the new PBS, any organigation or institution would like to recruit overseas students or employee, they
must have sponsor license given by the UKBA.

Is LCC a 'Registered sponsor'?


It is a requirement of PBS that institutions be registered with the UK Border Agency in order to recruit
international students. London Churchill College is a registered sponsor and has achieved an A-rating, the
highest available.

Visa Requirement
All non-EEA nationals coming to study in the UK for more than six months are required to obtain entry
clearance before traveling. If you are a student from a visa national country you will be expected to obtain a
visa regardless of the length of time you are studying in the UK. Passengers arriving in the UK without entry
clearance will be refused permission to enter the UK.

Where to apply
You should apply for your Tier 4 (General) student entry clearance at your nearest British Embassy or Consulate
with a visa section. The processing times will vary, but it is best to apply at least 6-8 weeks before you begin
your course.

Application form & fee


Along with the required documents, you will need to fill in application form VAF9 + Appendix 8: General
Student. Please note that you will need your CAS Statement in front of you to fill in the form. It will cost
approximately £145 in local currency to apply for your entry clearance.
Dependants
You may wish to bring your family to the UK with you. Students can apply to bring a spouse and any children
under 18 to the UK as their dependants for the duration of their study depends on the level and duration of the
course. Information about how to do this is available on the Dependant Visas section of the UKBA website.

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General Guidance
Here are some guidelines to help make your visa application process smooth and successful under the Tier 4 of
Points Based System.
1. You have been unconditionally accepted for a course at a genuine educational institution.
2. The course must be provided by an organisation which is licensed by the UKBA to sponsor overseas
students unless you are a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country (the member states of the
European Union, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or a national of Switzerland.
3. You can check whether the institution you want to attend is licensed by UKBA on their website or by
contacting your nearest British diplomatic post or British Council office.
4. The course must be full time involving attendance at one institution for a minimum of 15 hours'
organised daytime study in a week.
5. The course must be QCF Level 3 or above.
6. You must have the ability to follow the course.
7. You must intend to follow the course.
8. You must have English language knowledge at level B1 of the Common European Framework of
Reference for languages (CEFR).
9. You must intend to leave the UK at the end of your studies (unless you are a degree student hoping to stay
on to work when you finish your studies, and are not sponsored by your own government or an
international scholarship agency).
10. You must not intend to take up employment or engage in business, unless the immigration authorities
allow you to.
11. You must have enough money without needing to work (or engage in business or claim 'public funds') to
pay for your course fees, and the accommodation and maintenance of yourself and your husband, wife,
and children, if they come with you.

Maintenance requirements
As an adult student, you get 10 points if you have enough money to cover the course fees and living costs
shown below. This is known as the maintenance (funds) requirement.
Your money must be held in cash and you must show that you have held the money for at least 28 days prior to
the date of application. Shares, bonds, pension funds and similar savings accounts will not be accepted. You
would have to ensure that your bank balance has not fallen below the required amount for a full 28 day period.
You can prove you have the money if you have:
1. Cash in a bank account in your name (this includes joint accounts with your name); or
2. A loan in your name
3. Official financial or government sponsorship (for example your government, the British Council or any
international organisation, company or university).

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UK cost of living
The cost in the UK can vary greatly. According to UKBA Policy Guidance, living cost in the inner London is £800
per months and you must show that you have up to 9 months maintenance fund in your accounts.

Documents
You will need a number of documents to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. We suggest that you print off
Tier 4 Visa Applications checklist to help you with your application. This includes information about the new
financial requirements. The UK Border Agency is extremely strict about the documents and financial evidence
that must be provided for a Tier 4 visa so you need to follow these guidelines exactly. As you are required to
maintain a set amount of money for at least 28 days, make sure that you begin to prepare your documents
early!
You should include all the documents you can to show that you qualify for entry to the UK as a student. If you do
not, your application may be refused.
You must provide the following documents. List of the document is not exhausted and you need to provide any
other related documents that may help your application.
1. CAS Statement: You will need a special 'CAS' number from the college to apply for your visa –college will
issue a CAS Statement and your CAS Statement includes the college sponsor number and CAS number.
2. Maintenance: You must show that you have enough money to pay at least your first year's tuition fees +
£800 per month for accommodation and living expenses (up to a maximum of 9 months). You will need a
further £533 per month for any dependants.
3. Proof of qualifications:Your CAS Statement will list the qualifications that you used to obtain your place at
Princeton College. With your visa application, you must submit original proof of all of these
qualifications.
4. Sponsor Letter: If you have an official sponsor such as a University, Government, Scholarship agency or
Company, a letter covering certain information.
5. Accommodation letter (if applicable)
6. Photographs
7. Passport
8. Medical Report: Medical certificates/ chest X-rays, especially if you are applying from a high-risk TB area.
Please click on following link if you wish to obtain detailed information on how to apply for UK Student Visa.
Please Note: All of the documents accompanying your application should be originals and NOT photocopies.

When will you be allowed to come to the UK?


If you are granted an Adult Student Visa you will be allowed to enter the UK up to one month in advance of a
course that lasts for six months or more. If you are granted an Adult Student Visa and your course is less than six
months you will be allowed to enter seven days before the course starts. If you are granted and Adult Student
Visa for a pre-sessional before going onto a degree course you will be allowed to come one month before your
course starts.

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Arriving Late
If you have a genuine reason for being late and we have approved your late arrival, you will be allowed to enter
the UK. Please note that students will rarely be allowed to start more than 3 weeks late even if their visa has
been delayed.

After Arriving in the UK


It is extremely important that you report to the college immediately after arriving in the UK. If you don't report
within 10 days of your arriving, this will be reported to the UKBA
While you are in the UK, following procedure need to be followed:
1. Visa/passport copies: You will need to present your visa or ID card and passport to the college or you will
not be able to register. We will keep copies of your visa and passport.
2. Academic Certificates: You will need to provide your original academic certificates to the college to verify.
3. Address: You will need to give us your local address before we issue you any letter.
4. Up-to-date contact details: LCC will be required to keep up to date contact details for all international
students. If you change your address or phone number, you must let the college know by updating your
details using the change of address form. You can download this form using this website download link or
you can collect from our reception desk.
5. Attendance: It is a requirement of PBS that attendance be monitored and that non-attending students
must be reported to the UK Border Agency. It is therefore vital that you attend all mandatory seminars,
lectures, labs, etc. If you have a good reason for missing a teaching event, you should contact your tutor or
college in a written form in advance to let us know that you will not be attending and why. You will receive
a warning if you miss too many classes, and if you miss 10 consistence contacts with the college, it will be
reported to the UKBA.

Police Registration
Certain nationalities will be required to register with the police. This will be indicated on your visa.
Guidance on Photograph
The photographs must be
? identical where two photographs of the individual are required

—in colour, not black and white


—taken against a light grey or cream background
—45 millimetres (mm) high x 35 mm wide
—able to fit into the template opposite, with the eyes positioned in the shaded area
—free from shadows
—taken with the eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or tinted spectacles, and no hair across
the eyes)

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—with the subject facing forward, looking straight at the camera


—with a neutral expression with the mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows) of each
person on their own (no objects such as dummies or toys, or other people visible)
—taken with nothing covering the face
—in sharp focus and clear
—with a strong definition between face and background.
The requirements listed above are mandatory.

The photographs must also


—be taken within the last six months.
—be undamaged (not torn, creased or marked)
—be free from reflection or glare on spectacles, the frames of which must not cover the eyes - if possible, we
recommend photographs without spectacles to avoid the risk of rejection because of glare or reflection
—be free from "redeye"
—be free from airbrushing or similar enhancement
—be taken of the full head, without any covering unless worn for religious or medical reasons
—be printed professionally or taken in a passport photo booth. Photos printed at home are unlikely to be of
an acceptable standard
—have the person's full name on the back of each photograph.

Disclaimer
Major changes are taking place in the immigration system in 2009/10 with the introduction of Tier 4 (Students)
of the new Points-Based System for immigration. The procedure for applying for a visa has changed
dramatically and you should not rely on previous experience of the visa application process and you are
advised to check up to date information.

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If you are planning to study abroad, then the following information may help you to take a right decision!

Why study in the UK?


Choosing to study overseas is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and it is vital that you
choose the right course and place for you. It can be very confusing for an international student in making that
decision as you may know very little about the UK education system. You will need to look not only at the
quality and structure of the programmes on offer and the academic support provided, but also the many
aspects of student life, such as accommodation and social facilities.
UK provides internationally - recognised qualifications of the highest standard. They also offer more
opportunities than ever before for the students all over the globe.

Worldwide Recognition
The degrees and qualifications from UK higher education institutions are known around the world as high
quality and world class. The standard of excellence is set by some of the older universities with recognizable
names, like Oxford and Cambridge, but the tradition carries through to many of the universities and colleges
throughout the UK. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favour!

Growing Destination
International students have always been an important presence in the UK, and the umbers have been growing
steadily. With a huge number of international students every year, the UK is the second most popular
destination for international students, behind the US.

Education Costs are Lower


The cost of education for an international student in the UK can be lower compared to the USA and other
countries. Some courses in the USA can be $25,000 plus a year in tuition alone. Tuition for the majority of UK
higher education institutions is in the region of £3,000 to £7,000 a year - considerably less!
You can also save a lot of money because your degree will generally take less time to complete in the UK than in
other countries. Although four-year programs are increasing in popularity, most degree programs in the UK
require a three-year course and a masters program is typically between one and two years. When you consider

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the shorter timeframe, the cost will be much lower if you only have to plan for three years instead of four or
even five as in many other countries.

Why study in London


Maybe you want the very best education available. Maybe you want to put your career on the fast track by
perfecting your English and working with top professionals in your field. Whatever your reasons, one thing is
clear - your next step is to come to London, which will help you achieve your goals and have fun!

The language of business


A major advantage of studying in the UK is the opportunity to perfect your knowledge of the English language -
one of the most important skills in the international business world. If you are from outside the EU, especially if
you are studying a commercial subject, you may well appreciate the opportunity to observe at first hand the
operation of the European market. The UK is a member of the EU, and living and studying here can provide a
useful insight into how this major trading bloc functions.

Cultural Awareness
The United Kingdom is a diverse and multi-ethnic society, where students of all backgrounds are welcome and
their involvement in local communities is valued.
The UK is made up of three different countries and a province: England, Scotland, Wales and the province of
Northern Ireland. These countries all have very different characters and identities.
The UK is known for having a multicultural society with all religions and faiths represented in some way. With a
racial, ethnic and religious jumble, the UK is very open to new traditions and cultures - something that is a great
thing for students from other countries! All this diversity means that, when you come to the UK, you will find it
easy to settle in. You will also develop an enhanced understanding of different cultures by meeting others from
an enormous variety of religious and national backgrounds.

Student Visa
An important part of planning to study in the UK is to make sure that you meet immigration rules for
international students. Before you pay the course fees or make arrangements to travel, ensure that you will be
able to enter and stay in the UK as a student.
Here are some guidelines to help make your visa application process smooth and successful under the Tier 4 of
Points Based System.
—You have been unconditionally accepted for a course at a genuine educational institution.
—The course must be provided by an organisation which is licensed by the UKBA tosponsor overseas
students unless you are a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country (the member states of the
European Union, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) or a national of Switzerland. You can check
whether the institution you want to attend is licensed by UKBA on their website or by contacting your
nearest British diplomatic post or British Council office.
—The course must be full time involving attendance at one institution for a minimum of 15 hours'
organised daytime study a week.

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—The course must be QCF Level 3 or above.


—You must have the ability to follow the course.
—You must intend to follow the course.
—You must intend to leave the UK at the end of your studies (unless you are a degree student hoping to stay
on to work when you finish your studies, and are not sponsored by your own government or an
international scholarship agency).
—You must not intend to take up employment or engage in business, unless the immigration authorities
allow you to.
—You must have enough money without needing to work (or engage in business or claim 'public funds') to
pay for your course fees, and the accommodation and maintenance of yourself and your husband, wife,
and children, if they come with you.

Tier 4 of PBS
If you want to apply as a student in the UK, you will have to apply under Tier 4 and pass a points-based
assessment.

Dependants
Students can apply to bring a spouse and any children under 18 to the UK as their dependants for the duration
of their study depends on the level and duration of the course. Each dependant will need to apply on a
separate visa application form and pay a fee. You will need to show proof of suitable accommodation and
finances to support them.

Accommodation
Start making arrangements as soon as you have been accepted on your course. This is especially important if
you are planning to bring your family with you. Contact our student welfare office. They have lists of local
accommodation to rent and may help arrange the accommodation for you. They will inspect the
accommodation and can help you if you have any problems.

Medical Service
If your course lasts for six months or more you can get free treatment from the National Health Service (NHS)
from the beginning of your stay. This also applies to your spouse and children.

London Transport
London transport is mainly dominated by tube and bus. You need to make use of the underground tube as well
as the bus service together to make it to all the places in London conveniently. This can be done easily if you
have a travel card. You can use tube to easily access any part of London quickly and easily. You can travel from
Heathrow to London using the underground. Also from the London airport you can easily get into central
London through the underground tube. This will save you a lot of time and effort. You can choose the London
travel card for your travel in either zones 1-2 or zones 1-6 depending upon your choice and plans. It makes
travelling simpler and easier. You can get a travel discount card from Transport for London as student that will

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give you 30% discount on purchasing weekly or monthly travel card.


London tubes and transport system are safe. There will always be exceptional cases but personal safety should
not be a concern, just take the same precautions as you would when travelling anywhere.
You have nothing to fear, just be sensible, even late at night. The underground (tube) and National Rail stop just
after midnight, but there are buses operating all night.

Academic support services


Adapting to academic life in the UK is a straightforward process for most international students, but if you do
face any problems during your course, there are support services in place to help you. If you are having
difficulty with your studies, it is advisable to talk to your lecturers, or personal tutor straight away, as they
should be able to guide you, and may even offer a solution to your problem. If you are having difficulty
communicating with your lecturers, however, there are alternative ways to seek confidential advice from
student welfare office.

Bank accounts
You cannot open a bank account until you are in the UK and have registered on a programme of full time study.
It can take up to 2 weeks to open a bank account. UK law requires banks to make detailed checks on customers
to establish proof of identity (signed passport), proof of address in home country and proof of new address in
the UK.

Police Registration
Certain nationalities will be required to register with the police. This will be indicated on your visa.

Right to work
International students can work up to 20 hours a week whilst studying in the UK. Providing you are allowed to
work whilst studying then there are some stipulations you must observe. Firstly, the limit for working hours is
20 hours per week during term-time which is extended to full-time hours during holidays. The 20 hour per
week rule is not an average duration though - it's a maximum number of hours.

Dependant,s Right of Work


For non EEA dependants this depends on the amount of time you are given to study in the UK. If you are given
permission to stay for 12 months or more, your dependant spouse or civil partner should be given permission
to take up full-time or part-time employment. Dependant's right of work is further restricted based on the
level of your course. If your family are EEA nationals or in the UK on an EEA Family Permit, they should be
allowed to work without restriction.

Food
The cost of food based on a western style breakfast, hot evening meal, plus a light midday meal is likely to be
£30-£40 per week. There are a great many food shops for buying foods and a hot meal ranges from £3.50-
£5.00. There are supermarkets and street markets all around London including international supermarkets
and shops selling halal products. But if you cock yourself, you can save your money.

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Arriving at a UK airport
When you arrive in Britain your first stop is Passport Control for which you will see two different signs. One
queue is for EEA and British passport holders, and one for holders of all other passports. You may need to show
the Immigration Officer all your documents and answer any questions regarding your stay in the UK. The
Immigration Officer will usually put a date stamp in your passport to show the date you entered the UK. You
will have permission to stay until your visa or entry clearance expires.

Friendship
Make friends with people from the UK. It is easy to stick to people you know, but meeting people from the UK
will help you adapt quicker and let your experience the British culture. As well as the international society, UK
has plenty of clubs and societies, ranging from sports to arts, so there's a good chance of meeting more people.

Night Life
London nightlife is fantastic too. There are lots of chilled out late bars, as well as a more uplifted nightclub
scene with clubs playing every type of music genre. In fact, London has the best nightlife in Europe, if not the
world.

International Students House (ISH)


International Students House offers sporting, internet and restaurant facilities alongside an extensive
programme of events. For more information, click on http://www.ish.org.uk

Explore London
Living in the heart of London you can easily explore the city's many museums and galleries, visit theatres and
music venues browse famous open-air markets and relax in one of the parks or countless restaurants, bars and
cafes.

UK Climate
The British Climate is unpredictable and it can be very wet and cold for much of the year. You will therefore
need to ensure that you have adequate clothing: a warm coat or jacket which is weatherproof, T-shirts or shirts
to be worn under warm jumpers, trousers or jeans, warm socks, strong shoes and an umbrella.
For up to date weather information please visit the BBC website.

UK cost of living
The cost in the UK can vary greatly. According to UKBA Policy Guidance, living in the inner London is 800 per
months and outer London is 600 per month.

Electrical goods
The electricity supply in the UK is 240 volts alternating at a frequency of 50 Hertz. You will need to check if any
electrical goods you bring can work at this voltage (otherwise you will need to buy a transformer).
Plugs in the UK may be different from those in your country; you may need to buy an adapter plug when you get
here.

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We would however advise that you try not to bring heavy items with you as you can usually buy these things in
the UK.

Mobile phones
Many students find mobile phones a convenient way of keeping in touch with family and friends. There are
many different companies offering a wide variety of deals, so you will need to shop around.
In order to buy a mobile you will need documents to show that you are a student plus proof of your address.
The main mobile telephone networks in the UK are:
—Orange
—Vodafone
—T-Mobile
—Virgin Mobile
—O2
—3
Please visit the individual provider's website for further information.

Television licenses
If you buy or rent a television, you must obtain a television licence e. A television licence can be bought from
any post office, and the current cost is £135.50. It is an offence not to have a TV Licence and use of a television
without a licence carries a large fine.

Personal Safety
By international standards the UK is a safe country, with low levels of violence and street crime. The Home
Office and the police are working together to make all students less vulnerable to crime while they are studying
in the UK and have prepared a guide for international students coming to the UK, containing useful advice and
information on personal safety. Click here to download the leaflet. http://www.educationuk.org/
downloads/safety_1st.pdf

Cars and Driving


To drive a car or motorcycle in Britain, you must have a valid licence and you must be at least 17 years old (16 for
driving a moped). The car must also be registered and taxed and if it is over one year old, it must have a MOT
certificate.
During your first year in Britain, you may use your own overseas driving licence or an International Driving
Permit. If you stay in Britain for more than one year, unless you are from EEA, you will have to apply for a British
provisional licence (application forms available from any post office) and retake a driving test. If you are driving
on a provisional licence, you will have to abide by the following rules:
—Display 'L' plates on your car or motorcycle
—Not drive a car without being accompanied by someone who has full driving licence

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—Learn the British Highway Code; and


—In order to obtain a full licence, take a driving test.

Shopping and consumer rights


High streets in most areas of London as well as towns outside London, have a wide range of individual shops
and chain stores which cater for most everyday needs. For food, the supermarket chains all offer a variety of
food and other goods. Most will have international food sections where you will be able to find many familiar
items from home.
London also has many street markets where you can buy cheaply priced food, household goods, clothing and
much more. Check out Camden Market, Portobello, and Spitalfields. Shopping Centres, Malls and
Hypermarkets have been built in the suburbs of London.
In general shop opening times are generally 9am-5.30pm but Shopping Centres are often open till 8pm in the
evening Mon-Saturday. Sundays from 11am-5pm. Many supermarkets are open 24hrs. Small local shops often
stay open late. Chemist shops usually work to a rota system so that there is always one open in each area for
emergency supplies.

Politics
Britain is a constitutional monarchy and its present monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Although the monarch is the
head of the Government, she has little political power. Political power is held by the Government of elected
members of parliament (MPs) and is led by a cabinet of ministers led by a prime minister. Laws are made and
changed in Parliament which has two houses: the House of Commons which consists of 660 members elected
by the people of the UK, and the House of Lords membership of which is either hereditary or conferred by the
Queen on the recommendation of the prime minister. In addition, all Bishops and Archbishops of the Church of
England are members of the House of Lords. The House of Commons is where most of the laws are formulated.
A function of the House of Lords is to revise, amend or agree them.

Religion
The state church is the Anglican Church of England and the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. However, every
major religion of the world is represented in London. As well as the many different protestant denominations
and the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, you will find synagogues and Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and
Sikh centres.

The people
British people have a reputation for being reserved. It might be fairer to say they are very private. Family life is
usually centred indoors, this is largely due to the climate. People from hotter countries tend to live a more
outgoing and less private life than those from cooler climates. You may find that it takes longer to get to know
British people but once you do, they can be as warm and friendly as anyone else.

Gateway to Europe
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access from the UK than ever. You can reach most areas of Europe from the UK within a few hours by train or
direct flight. For example, if you are studying in London or Manchester and you want a weekend away in Italy,
you can fly Ryan Air direct to Rome, Milan, Pisa, Genoa, Venice or several other cities in Italy. The direct flight
would take around two hours and cost anywhere from 30 to 100 pounds, depending on when you travel and
when you book.

Public Holidays and Festivals


In Britain there are eight public holidays, usually referred to as bank holidays. On bank holidays most offices,
banks, shops and schools are closed.
—New Year's Day 1 January
—Good Friday, the Friday before Easter (the date changes each year)
—Easter Monday, the first Monday after Easter (the date changes each year)
—May Day Holiday, the first Monday in May
—Spring Bank Holiday, the last Monday in May
—Summer Bank Holiday, the last Monday in August
—Christmas Day 25 December
—Boxing Day 26 December

Working in the UK after your studies


As an international graduate from a non-EEA country you will need permission to undertake paid or unpaid
work as a graduate in the UK once you have finished your studies. There are various schemes and permits such
as post study work that allow some people to extend their stay and work in the UK.
More information about the PSW can be found on the following websites:
UK Border Agency: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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