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Upcoming university visits to UCC

Monday, October 6 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Room—Hull York Medical School

The Hull York Medical School is a partnership between the Universities of Hull and York, with teaching and learning facilities on the campuses of both universities. There is a strong emphasis on problem-based learning and clinical experience. Students are given close guidance and support and access to international placements enhances a student’s chances of qualifying to practise medicine in Canada. Click here for more information.

Monday, October 6 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Art Room—Savannah College of Art and Design

With campuses in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong, and France, SCAD is the largest and most diverse arts college in the world. Small class sizes and excellent access to studio space enhance the educational experience. Programs include all aspects of the visual arts, architecture, creative writing, film and digital media, fashion and interior design, and even theme park design! A plethora of industry connections ensures a high placement rate in their preferred field for graduates. Click here for more information.

Monday, October 6 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—Macalester College

Situated in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester is considered one of the top small liberal arts colleges in the U.S. The programs in chemistry, economics, and international studies are particularly noteworthy. The school is known for its low-key campus culture and emphasis on globalism, social justice, and environmentalism. Its student body includes young people from around the world (including several UCC Old Boys) as it has significant financial aid for international students. Click here for more information.

Monday, October 6 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—St. Francis Xavier University

The alma mater of former prime minister, Brian Mulroney, (and also Mr. Beaudoin!) St. Francis Xavier University is located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Primarily an undergraduate institution, it specializes in business, social sciences, and humanities. It combines modern facilities with a small liberal arts college environment. A perfect fit for students who love to play and watch sports! Click here for more information.

Monday, October 6 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Room—University of St. Andrews

The oldest university in Scotland, the University of St. Andrews is steeped in tradition. By participating in a four-year degree program, humanities graduates gain an M.A. rather than a B.A. With the largest medieval history department in the U.K., the school is best known for its outstanding humanities programs, but its science departments are also highly ranked. With a specialty in “terrorism studies,” the department of international relations draws a lot of attention. St. Andrews has two medical programs open to students from high school: one partners with the University of Manchester and qualifies students to practise in the UK; the other partners with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Alberta and is designed to facilitate the process of qualifying to practise in Canada. Click here for more information.

Please note: If you are unable to attend this session at UCC, the St. Andrews representative will also be hosting a session at St. Michael’s College, 1515 Bathurst St. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on October 6. To reserve a place, email Ivar Moller at im.4@st-andrews.ac.uk and indicate how many people will be attending.

Tuesday, October 7 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Jubilee Room—University of Exeter

A member of the Russell Group of leading research institutions, the University of Exeter has particular strength in English literature, drama, law, history, archeology, sports science, and psychology. Students who wish to pursue a broader degree can study a mix of humanities, social sciences, languages, and science in the innovative liberal arts program. The attractive campus in the southwest of England boasts a lively social scene. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 7 @ 12:20 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Union College

Located on a scenic campus in upstate New York, Union College offers rigorous academics, strong athletic teams (Division I for hockey; Division III for all other sports), and a close community. It is one of the few liberal arts colleges to offer engineering. All undergraduates are assigned to a residential house, designed as a living and learning community. Many opportunities exist for research and internships. Standardized testing is optional. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 7 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—University of Calgary

With a park-like setting in a bustling city and a 1.5 billion dollar expansion plan, the University of Calgary has an outstanding reputation in both research and teaching. It has been ranked 9th in this year’s QS rankings of top universities under 50 years old. The university stresses inquiry-based learning and an experiential approach. IB students are especially valued, with many programs offering entry into second year for successful diploma holders. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 8 @ 8:30 a.m. in the Colborne Room—Queen Mary, University of London

Located in London’s bustling East End, Queen Mary has the capital city’s most extensive self-contained campus. The student village is located in a quiet oasis beside a scenic canal and many of the residences have been upgraded to house Olympic athletes. The medical and law schools are among the top in the country; programs in English, history, geography, drama, and languages are highly regarded. The university is setting up a new medical program in Malta especially targeting international students. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 8 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—Binghamton University (State University of New York)

One of the top public universities in the northeast, Binghamton University offers its students a wide range of programs, with special strength in business, engineering, biology, psychology, and anthropology. Situated on 930 acres above the Susquehanna River, students have access to extensive hiking and biking trails and also a downtown hub where they can watch professional sports teams, attend a concert, or enjoy a wide range of dining options.
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 8 @ 12:30 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Royal Holloway, University of London and BPP University

Referred to as the University of London’s “campus in the country,” Royal Holloway is located on 135 acres of woodland between Windsor Castle and Heathrow airport, with easy transit access to the capital. The university offers exceptionally strong programs in music, biology, drama, economics, geography, psychology, and media arts. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged through modular course work. Click here for more information.

BPP University offers specialized professional degrees in law, business, and health. Its 8 campuses include locations such as Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London, and Manchester. Generous scholarships are available for strong students. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 8 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Seminar Room—IE University (Spain)

Consistently ranked as one of the top ten business programs in the world, IE University is located in the UNESCO world heritage site of Sergovia, Spain (just 25 minutes from Madrid). In addition to its high-powered business degree, IE also offers strong programs in architecture, art history, tourism management, communication, law, biology, and psychology, all of which include a minor in business. Students can choose to be taught in either English or Spanish. Specialized work placements are available for every degree subject. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 8 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Colborne Room—Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University)

Student who think they might like to spend their first year of university in a castle in the south of England should investigate the Bader International Study Centre run by Queen’s University. Small class sizes, an emphasis on experiential learning, and numerous opportunities for European travel make this a unique introduction to post-secondary study. UCC Old Boys who have attended rave about the experience! Click here for more information.