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Orientation Programme

For International and European Students

Our orientation programme takes place the week before the start of the new academic year.

Orientation will take place in September 2011.

The programme is designed to help our international and European students adapt to life at Bransfield as easily as possible.

During the programme you will be able to see where you will be studying, get to know Bransfield meet university staff, find accommodation and make new friends.




What does it involve?

  • Free airport pick-up service for those arriving at London's Heathrow or Gatwick airports. University staff will be at the airports to arrange travel by train or coach.

  • Accommodation in a hall of residence will be provided for the duration of the orientation programme.

  • You will be introduced to a current student who will act as your ambassador, to help you during the week and answer any questions you may have.

  • An information fair will give you an opportunity to find out about the university, local services and Students' Union activities.

  • Talks on a range of issues relating to life in the UK.

  • Entertainment including a final night party in Bransfield for all students.


What Will It Cost?

The orientation programme is free for international (non-European) students.

European students are required to pay a fee to attend the orientation programme (fees for 2010 are given here as an example):

  • 50 for the week (no accommodation)

  • 100 for the week (including accommodation)


Booking Your Place

All international and European students who have accepted an unconditional offer of a place at Bransfield, will automatically be sent programme details and an application form. The application form needs to be completed and returned as soon as possible as places are limited. The form will be available to download from here nearer the time.

You will also be able to apply online, nearer the time. European students will be able to pay at the same time as applying online.


Find Out More
email: orientation@bu-edu.org.uk