January 2020 - LJMU International Study Centre

January 2020 - LJMU International Study Centre
January 2020
January 2020 - LJMU International Study Centre
Welcome to LJMU International
Study Centre
Contents
Page 1 - Expectations and important information
Page 2 - Pre-Arrival Study Materials
Page 4 - My induction week timetable
Page 9 - Events
Page 10 - Police registration information


Centre Expectations
               What we expect from you                                       What you can expect from us
   Always speak English                                             We will welcome you and value your contribution.


   Respect staff and student to help maintain a                     We will provide a positive learning environment and
   positive environment.                                            provide the facilities to help you succeed.
   Arrive to classes on time and with all the materials             We will be available and always do our best to help
   and stationery you require.                                      you.
   Participate in class and do your best.                           We will support you to access medical services in
                                                                    Liverpool.
   Ask for help when you need it.                                   We will provide resources and support.


   No food or drink in the classroom – with the                     We will give you constructive feedback on your
   exception of bottled water.                                      academic performance.




Other Important Information
Your LJMU email account - This must be accessed at least twice a day. You must use this email account to contact
staff at the centre.
IT Suite - The centre has a computer room available for students to support extra learning.
Canvas: LJMU’s Virtual Learning Environment - This is an online learning environment for students to access class
materials and extra resources to support independent learning. Canvas is used to submit assessments and gain
further knowledge of subjects you are taught at the centre.




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Pre-Arrival Study Materials
Who are these study materials for?
The pre-arrival study materials are for all students who will be joining International Foundation Year at Liverpool John
Moores University International Study Centre.

What are the study materials?
• The pre-arrival materials are hosted on a virtual learning platform, Study Smart
• They will introduce you to the academic language and culture of Higher Education that you may encounter at your
  centre and help you prepare for the start of your studies
• They will help guide you through the key skills you will need in academic writing, reading, listening and speaking to
  help you be successful in your studies, giving you practice and tips on how to improve
• The materials include an English test which you should complete before your arrival. This is a short online
  assessment which will help your tutors understand your level of English so that they can better support you with
  your learning when you arrive.
• They provide useful information and links about studying and living in the UK.


How to access:
You can access the materials through our online learning platform, Study Smart, by following this link:
http://studysmart.studygroup.com/

Username: Student ID – 7 digit number which can be found at the top of your offer letter or confirmation of enrolment.
Password: Your date of birth – 8 digits in the format xx/xx/xxxx, excluding slashes (e.g. 5th of December 1990 would
be 05121990)

Please note that it can take up to 24 hours after you confirm your place for your account to become active. If you are
unable to log in or have any trouble accessing the course then please contact the

LJMU ISC Central Student Support Team




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My Induction Week
Monday 6th – Friday 10th January 2020
Welcome to your LJMU International Study Centre (ISC) Induction Schedule. Below you will find a timetable of
induction activity, which is designed to help you settle in at the centre and prepare you for your studies.

As part of the induction week:
• You will be supported to become a fully registered and enrolled student at LJMU.
• You will provide the centre with personal and contact details.
• You will learn many things about your programme of study.
• You will meet the teachers and support staff at the centre.
• You will have a welcome talk, which will include the opportunity to meet with LJMU university staff.
• You will have a programme induction, which will conclude with a Q&A (question and answer) session.
• You will have an English module induction, which will conclude with a Q&A (question and answer) session.
During your programme of study, you will also be given the opportunity to meet with LJMU teaching staff, have
departmental visits and engage in LJMU teaching activities (such as guest lectures and seminars). A library induction
will also be scheduled for all students within the first few weeks of study.

Please ensure you arrive on time for the below sessions as these are an important part of getting settled into life as a
student at LJMU ISC, and will help ensure your success for the upcoming academic year!




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Monday 6th January
                              Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                              questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the        All students welcome
   9am – 5pm
                              ISC


                                                                                                        Compulsory for
                              Welcome to the ISC!
                                                                                                    all newly arriving ISC
                              You will attend a welcome session with LJMU ISC staff. This
                                                                                                           students
   9.30am – 12pm              session will include a welcome talk, document checking
                              session, online enrolment and class placement exercise.
                                                                                                        Report to ISC
                              Refreshments will be provided.
                                                                                                         Reception

                              Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area – staff will be
   12pm – 1.30pm
                              available to answer any questions you may have

                              Welcome to the ISC!
                              If you didn’t attend the morning welcome session there will be
                                                                                                         Compulsory for
                              another opportunity for you to attend. This session will include a
                                                                                                     all ISC students who
                              welcome talk, document checking session, online enrolment and
                                                                                                   didn’t attend the morning
                              class placement exercise. Refreshments will be provided.
                                                                                                     Welcome to the ISC!
   1.30pm – 4pm
                                                                                                             Session
                              If you have already attended this session, you can spend the
                              remainder of the day settling into life in Liverpool and exploring
                                                                                                        Report to ISC
                              the local sights. If you need any tips on what to visit, places of
                                                                                                         Reception
                              interest are highlighted throughout this guide.


   5pm                        Reception closes


What’s to see in Liverpool?
Liverpool One

Whether you want to hit the shops for some of the best shopping in Liverpool, eat delicious food in
one of the restaurants, or treat yourself to a cocktail in one of the lively bars, you’ll always have a
fun packed day at Liverpool ONE.

With shopping, restaurants and entertainment close to the iconic Liverpool waterfront, take a look
around this vibrant and super-stylish part of the city.




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Tuesday 7th January
                              Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                              questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                              ISC

   9.30am – 5pm               Those who arrived on Monday must ensure they have collected           All students welcome
                              their BRPs (if available), have provided all documentation to the
                              reception staff, have completed online LJMU Registration, and
                              have collected their University cards. Anything outstanding to be
                              completed by the end of the day.
                                                                                                         Compulsory for
                              Welcome to the ISC!                                                   all new arriving students
                              (For students arriving on Tuesday 7th January)                        who haven’t attended a
                              If you didn’t attend the previous welcome sessions there will be        Welcome to the ISC!
   9.30am – 12pm
                              another opportunity for you to attend. This session will include a            Session
                              welcome talk, document checking session, online enrolment and
                              class placement exercise. Refreshments will be provided.                   Report to ISC
                                                                                                          Reception
                              Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area – staff will be
   12pm – 1.30pm
                              available to answer any questions you may have
                                                                                                       Optional but highly
                              Social Event – The Great British Quiz
                                                                                                        recommended.
                              This social activity takes the form of a team quiz themed on all
   1.30pm – 4pm               things British! This is a great opportunity for you to get together
                                                                                                     All students welcome.
                              with your fellow students, meet some new friends, and win a
                              prize for your knowledge of all things British!
                                                                                                    Meet at ISC Reception

   5pm                        Reception closes


What’s to see in Liverpool?
Liverpool Cathedral

From the very early days of its origins and starting to build just after the turn of the 20th Century,
through to its completion in 1978 after 74 long, hard, but rewarding years, the unfolding story of
this great cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, is unique
and fascinating.




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Wednesday 8th January
                              Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                              questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                              ISC

   9.30am – 5pm               All students must ensure they have collected their BRPs (if             All students welcome
                              available), have provided all documentation to the reception
                              staff, have completed online LJMU registration, and have
                              collected their University cards. Anything outstanding to be
                              completed by the end of the day.
                                                                                                          Compulsory for
                              Welcome to the ISC!                                                    all new arriving students
                              (For students arriving on Wednesday 8th January)                       who haven’t attended a
                              If you didn’t attend the previous welcome sessions there will be         Welcome to the ISC!
   9.30am – 12pm
                              another opportunity for you to attend. This session will include a             Session
                              welcome talk, document checking session, online enrolment and
                              class placement exercise. Refreshments will be provided.                    Report to ISC
                                                                                                           Reception
                              Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area – staff will be
   12.00pm – 1.30pm
                              available to answer any questions you may have
                              Social Event – See the City                                              Optional but highly
                              For this event you will be able to take a tour of the city – this is      recommended.
                              dependent on the weather (January in England is cold!) but will
   1.30pm – 4pm
                              most likely take the form of a bus tour.                                All students welcome.
                              There is a cost for this activity of around £11, which you
                              must bring with you.                                                   Meet at ISC Reception

   5pm                        Reception closes


What’s to see in Liverpool?
Royal Albert Dock
Soak up the Dock’s sights and sounds. Explore its hidden gems; try a new menu or discover a
new taste for art. From music and culture to heritage and handmade; food, drink and dancing,
experience everything the Albert Dock has to offer. Day or night, we’ll help you see things in a
whole new light.




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Thursday 9th January
                              Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                              questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                              ISC

   9.30am – 5pm               All students must ensure they have collected their BRPs (if           All students welcome
                              available), have provided all documentation to the reception
                              staff, have completed online LJMU registration, and have
                              collected their University cards. Anything outstanding to be
                              completed by the end of the day.
                                                                                                        Compulsory for
                              Welcome to the ISC!                                                  all new arriving students
                              (For students arriving on Thursday 9th January)                      who haven’t attended a
                              If you didn’t attend the previous welcome sessions there will be       Welcome to the ISC!
   9.30am – 12pm
                              another opportunity for you to attend. This session will include a           Session
                              welcome talk, document checking session, online enrolment and
                              class placement exercise. Refreshments will be provided.                  Report to ISC
                                                                                                         Reception
                              Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area – staff will be
   12pm – 1.30pm
                              available to answer any questions you may have
                              Social Event – City Chase Selfie Game and Board Games
                                                                                                     Optional but highly
                              We will be running a team activity that allows you to explore the
                                                                                                      recommended.
                              city and take selfies in front of famous Liverpool landmarks with
   1.30pm – 4pm               your new friends! The team with the most selfies wins a prize!
                                                                                                    All students welcome.
                              If you don’t wish to go into the city today, there are also board
                              games available that you can play to have some fun and stay
                                                                                                   Meet at ISC Reception
                              indoors.

   5pm                        Reception closes


What’s to see in Liverpool?
M&S Bank Arena

M&S Bank Arena is one of the most prestigious venues in the UK. The arena opened in 2008 with
the launch event for Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. Part of The ACC Liverpool
Group and purpose built as one of the next generation of event venues, it has a track record of
delivering high profile, world class events and creating unforgettable memories.




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Friday 10th January
                              Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                              questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                              ISC

   9.30am – 5pm               All students must ensure they have collected their BRPs (if             All students welcome
                              available), have provided all documentation to the reception
                              staff, have completed online LJMU registration, and have
                              collected their University cards. Anything outstanding to be
                              completed by the end of the day.
                              Head of Centre Welcome followed by Programme Induction
                              Students will be formally welcomed to Liverpool and the ISC by
                              Christina Roberts, Head of Centre.

                              Students will then be split into groups depending upon their
   9.30am – 12pm
                              programme of study and will spend time with tutors, hearing more
                              about their specific course. The Head of Curriculum and
                              Progression, Head of English and Academic Skills and Subject               Compulsory for all
                              Leaders will deliver these sessions.                                     students – attendance
                                                                                                       registers will be taken

                              Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area – staff will be
   12pm – 1pm
                              available to answer any questions you may have                                Room G01
                              Programme Induction (continued)                                           John Foster Building
                              This is a continuation of the Programme Induction, and will further      80-98 Mount Pleasant
                              support your induction into your individual programme, and the                  L3 5UZ
   1pm – 4.30pm               support available at the ISC. You will also be provided with your
                              weekly timetable. It is important that all students attend both parts
                              of this session.


                              Under 18s Registration Session
   4.30pm – 5pm               Information and guidance for students who are under 18 at the
                              time of arrival at the ISC. All Under 18 students must attend.

   5pm                        Reception Closes




Students arriving after Friday 10th January 2020
All students who arrive outside of the Welcome Week will be provided with the same level of information
during their first week at the ISC. However we would strongly encourage you to arrive during Welcome Week
so you can allow time to settle in, meet new friends and explore Liverpool before teaching begins on Monday
13th January 2020.




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What’s on in Liverpool?


                               The Everyman Rock ‘N’ Roll Panto Sleeping Beauty
                               Running until 18 January 2020. Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. Our perennial
                               writer/director duo of Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton will return for this year’s Rock ‘n’
                               Roll panto Sleeping Beauty.

                               This may seem like a little bit of a Christmas Activity, but with three final dates on 9th, 11th
                               and 13th January 2020 there’s no better way to get to grips with what Liverpool has to offer
                               than visiting the Everyman Theatre for a performance!




                               Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
                               Running until 9 January 2020. Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, Royal Albert dock,
                               Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AA. Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool have
                               collaborated with Apple Corps Ltd. to present a remixed version of The Beatles’s
                               pioneering Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band played in Dolby Atmos, an immersive
                               sound environment that feels as if the band is performing live in the space. This free event,
                               situated at the heart of Liverpool’s iconic Royal Albert Dock Liverpool will transport
                               listeners to Abbey Road this Christmas.




                               An Evening With Tony Bellew
                               12 January 2020. Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE. The evening will
                               include an in depth interview with Tony Bellew where he'll be talking us through his
                               incredible career and journey to becoming the cruiserweight champion of the world
                               and beyond.
                               The Audience will also get the chance to put their questions to Tony in our live Q&A
                               session. VIP ticket holders will get chance to meet the main man himself and also receive
                               a photo and signing opportunity.




                               Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig
                               8 – 10 February 2020. Great George Square and Nelson Street, Liverpool.
                               The family friendly activities will start from 11.30am and take place in and
                               around Great George Square and Nelson Street. The event will end at 6.45pm.




                               Krewe Liverpool: The Mardi Gras Experience
                               7 – 8 February 2020. Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AP. Join us for the
                               inaugural KREWE LIVERPOOL : The Mardi Gras Experience, at the Palm House, in
                               Sefton Park. This surreal masquerade will be Liverpool's first official Mardi Gras
                               celebration, with music, dance and costume the essential ingredients in this city-wide
                               collaborative gumbo. Live - Frog & Henry (New Orleans)
                               Liverpool Krewes
                               + lots more special guests to be announced


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Police Registration
Registering with the Police, what does this mean?
You may be required to register with the police upon arrival to the UK if you hold a passport from the list of
nationalities below. This will also be listed on your visa in your passport and will state that you must register with the
police within 7 days of arriving in the UK (if you applied for a visa outside the UK) or if you have been issued a new
Biometric Enrolment Permit if you applied for a new visa inside the UK. Please note that due to police staffing
issues, you may not get an appointment within 7 days. Please do not worry about this

Who needs to register?
You will need to register with the police if:
• you are 16 or older
• your visa or permission to stay in the UK is longer than 6 months
• you are a national of one of the below:
 Afghanistan                  China*                       Kazakhstan                   Oman                         Tajikistan
 Algeria                      Colombia                     Kuwait                       Palestine                    Tunisia
 Argentina                    Cuba                         Kyrgyzstan                   Peru                         Turkey
 Armenia                      Egypt                        Lebanon                      Qatar                        Turkmenistan
                                                                                                                     United Arab
 Azerbaijan                   Georgia                      Libya                        Russia
                                                                                                                     Emirates
 Bahrain                      Iran                         Moldova                      Saudi Arabia                 Ukraine
 Belarus                      Iraq                         Morocco                      Sudan                        Uzbekistan
 Bolivia                      Israel                       North Korea                  Syria                        Yemen
 Brazil                       Jordan
*If you’re a student who holds a passport issued by the Special Administrative Region of either Hong Kong or Macao is classed as a Chinese
national and needs to register.


How to register
You will need to take the below documents and information to the police station for your area.
• £34 for the registration fees
• 1 recent passport size colour photographs
• your passport
• your visa “vignette” (sticker in your passport), if you applied outside the UK
• the letter you got from the Home Office when your application was approved, if you applied inside the UK
• your biometric residence permit, if you have one
You will receive a police registration certificate once you have successfully registered with the police. Please present
this document to the LJMU International Study Centre Reception. Please keep it while your visa is valid. If you lose
your certificate please contact your local police station and they will tell you what to do.
If you failed to register, your visa might be at risk as it is a condition of your visa in the UK.
Failure to register in time could impact on any visa applications in the UK in future.

Updating your details
You need to inform the police if any of the information you gave to the Police has changed. (for example a new visa
granted, a passport number and/or a new contact address etc.)

Please check the process about registration here - https://www.merseyside.police.uk/advice/advice-and-
information/ov/registering-overseas-visitor/


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