September 2019 - LJMU International Study Centre

 
September 2019 - LJMU International Study Centre
September 2019
September 2019 - 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 11 - 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 and 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.
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Password: Your date of birth – 8 digits in the format xx/xx/xxxx, excluding slashes (e.g. 5 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
16th – 20th September
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 16th September
                             Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                             questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
 9am-5.00pm                                                                                       All students welcome
                             ISC

                             Welcome to the ISC!
                             You will attend a welcome session with LJMU ISC staff. This          Compulsory for
 9.30am-12.00pm              session will include a welcome talk, document checking               all newly arriving ISC
                             session, online enrolment and class placement exercise.              students
                             Refreshments will be provided.

                             Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area with staff and
 12.00pm-1.30pm
                             former students

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

 5.00pm                      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 17th September
                             Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                             questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                             ISC

 9.30am - 5.00pm             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.
                             Welcome to the ISC!
                                                                     th                           Compulsory for
                             (For students arriving on Tuesday 17 September)
                                                                                                  all new arriving students
                             If you didn’t attend the previous welcome sessions there will be
 9.30am-12.00pm                                                                                   who haven’t attended a
                             another opportunity for you to attend. This session will include a
                                                                                                  Welcome to the ISC!
                             welcome talk, document checking session, online enrolment and
                                                                                                  session
                             class placement exercise. Refreshments will be provided.
                             Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area with staff and
 12.00pm-1.30pm
                             former students
                             Social Event
                                                                                                  Optional but highly
                             This is an opportunity for you to take part in a social activity,
                                                                                                  recommended.
 1.30pm-4pm                  organised by the ISC. This is a great opportunity for you to meet
                             and get to know fellow students, and members of the ISC
                                                                                                  All students welcome.
                             community.

 5.00pm                      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 18th September
                             Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                             questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                             ISC

 9.30am-5.00pm               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.
                             Welcome to the ISC!
                                                                         th                       Compulsory for
                             (For students arriving on Wednesday 18 September)
                                                                                                  all new arriving students
                             If you didn’t attend the previous welcome sessions there will be
 9.30am-12.00pm                                                                                   who haven’t attended a
                             another opportunity for you to attend. This session will include a
                                                                                                  Welcome to the ISC!
                             welcome talk, document checking session, online enrolment and
                                                                                                  session
                             class placement exercise. Refreshments will be provided.
                             Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area with staff and
 12.00pm-1.30pm
                             former students
                             Social Event
                                                                                                  Optional but highly
                             This is an opportunity for you to take part in a social activity,
                                                                                                  recommended.
 1.30pm-4pm                  organised by the ISC. This is a great opportunity for you to meet
                             and get to know fellow students, and members of the ISC
                                                                                                  All students welcome.
                             community.

 5.00pm                      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 19th September
                             Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                             questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                             ISC

 9.30am-5.00pm               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.
                             Welcome to the ISC!
                                                                       th                         Compulsory for
                             (For students arriving on Thursday 19 September)
                                                                                                  all new arriving students
                             If you didn’t attend the previous welcome sessions there will be
 9.30am-12.00pm                                                                                   who haven’t attended a
                             another opportunity for you to attend. This session will include a
                                                                                                  Welcome to the ISC!
                             welcome talk, document checking session, online enrolment and
                                                                                                  session
                             class placement exercise. Refreshments will be provided.
                             Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area with staff and
 12.00pm-1.30pm
                             former students
                             Social Event
                                                                                                  Optional but highly
                             This is an opportunity for you to take part in a social activity,
                                                                                                  recommended.
 1.30pm-4pm                  organised by the ISC. This is a great opportunity for you to meet
                             and get to know fellow students, and members of the ISC
                                                                                                  All students welcome.
                             community.

 5.00pm                      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 20th September
                             Enquiry Desk – staff are available all day to answer any
                             questions you have about life in Liverpool and studying at the
                             ISC

 9.30am-5.00pm               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.
                             Programme Induction
                                                                                                Compulsory for
                             Students will be split into groups depending upon their
 9.30am-12.00pm                                                                                 all ISC students
                             programme of study and will spend time with tutors, hearing
                             more about their specific course. The Head of Programmes and
                             Subject Leaders will deliver these sessions.
                             Lunch – opportunity to explore the local area with staff and
 12.00pm-1.30pm
                             former students
                             Programme Induction (continued)
                             This is a continuation of the Programme Induction, and will
                                                                                                Compulsory for
 1.30pm-4.00pm               further support your induction into your individual programme,
                                                                                                all ISC students
                             and the support available at the ISC. It is important that all
                             students attend both parts of this session.
                             Under 18s Registration Session
                                                                                                Compulsory for
 4.00-4.45pm
                             Information and guidance for students who are under 18 at the      all under 18 ISC students
                             time of arrival at the ISC.

 5.00pm                      Reception Closes

Students arriving after Friday 20th September 2019
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 23rd September 2019.

LJMU International Welcome
The University will also be hosting an International Welcome session which will welcome you to the wider
University and provide you with information relevant to your future studies at LJMU. These will run on:

        Friday 27th September, 3pm
        Friday 4th October, 3pm

We will remind you about these sessions nearer the time and provide more information

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What’s on in Liverpool during September?

                               The Liverpool Comedy Festival
                               20 to 29 September. Various Venues, Liverpool. Welcome to the Liverpool Comedy
                               Festival! The brains behind bringing world-class comedy to Liverpool for 18 years.

                               Top comedians from around the UK descend on Liverpool for 2 weeks to turn the funniest
                               city in the UK into the funniest city on the planet! Joined by the very best of home-grown
                               Scouse talent and the stars of tomorrow, plus a wide range of health and humour
                               workshops, Liverpool Comedy Festival has something to tickle everyone’s funny bone.

                               Little Miss Sunshine
                               24 September to 30 September. Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, Liverpool, L!
                               1EL. Starring Paul Keating and Gabriel Vick, Little Miss Sunshine the Musical hits the road,
                               for its first ever European tour!
                               Based on the Oscar-winning film, this uplifting, modern classic celebrates the quirks of
                               every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.

                               British Musical Fireworks Championship
                               27 September to 29 September. Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside,
                               PR8 2BZ. The British Musical Fireworks Championship is the only competition of its kind in
                               the UK. It is no ordinary firework display; over three nights spectators will see some of the
                               best pyrotechnic companies battle it out to be the winner and this year will be the
                               Champion of Champions. This is your chance to witness some of the best displays in the
                               UK - fireworks will never look the same again!

                               Wirral Arts Festival
                               30 September – 14 October. Various venues, Wirral. The Wirral Arts Festival 2019 will
                               offer high quality live entertainment and art work in many venues across Wirral. Be inspired
                               to participate in some of our workshops, try something different, make new friends, visit
                               places on your doorstep, bring family and friends and encourage tourists and visitors to
                               discover what Wirral has to offer.

                               Alexis Teplin
                               1 October 2019 – 1 February 2020. School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3BX. A
                               new body of work by U.S. born artist Alexis Teplin will premiere at bluecoat in October, in
                               her first major UK exhibition. Teplin’s work crosses between painting, performance and
                               film. The artist draws parallels between the process of these art forms.

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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
Azerbaijan                   Georgia                       Libya                        Russia                        United Arab 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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