Introduction (OS Department)

1.1 Clients and services

The OS department offers a wide range of services tailored according to the study pathways chosen as listed below:

   Pathways

   

Services

2+2

Split Degree

Courses

2+1+1

Split Degree

Courses

 

Graduate PG applications

University applications

Visa applications

Accommodation support

Flight booking

Departure arrangement

Key

Responsibility of OS Department

Supported by OS Department

  Responsibility of students

1.1.1 Students are the Overseas Service Department’s main clients. It important that the team is one that:

l  Can be fully trusted;

l  Helps students work within a multi-cultural learning environment;

l  Helps students benefit from the international education environment;

l  Helps students become effective independent learners.

1.1.2 The Overseas Service Department offers a professional consulting service

Whilst studying at SBC, every student is allocated a personal consultant. The consultant provides a complete service and helps students prepare fully for split-degree studies, partly studying overseas in the UK. Students who plan to continue their learning abroad, as well as their parents are welcome to visit to the OS Department at any time to discuss any issues or concerns.

 

1.2 Study plan options

1.2.1 There are four routes to choose from:

Route

Definition

Courses Available

2+2

Split Degree Courses

2 years at SBC and 2 years in the UK

Relevant course options for Business or Engineering streams according to the Application Guide for SBC Partner Universities Split Degree Courses

2+1+1

Split Degree Courses

2 years at SBC, 1 year in the UK and a final year at SBC to finish the degree

Events Management

Business Management

Industrial Electronics & Control Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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All 4 years at SBC

Events Management

Business Management

Industrial Electronics & Control Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering


1.2.2 Factors that should be taken in consideration when choosing study routes:

l  Split degree course options: your choice of degree course is the most important factor to take into consideration when choosing study routes. There are a number of different study routes, so options for degree courses and universities are numerous.

l  Training methods: students undertaking different study routes experience different learning styles in China and the UK. They should develop a unique understanding of the cultures of the two countries and develop the ability to adapt and engage with their environment. Students should consider their own individual study plans, personal strategies for learning and career goals and ensure the learning and training methods of their chosen route are effectively aligned with their preferences.

l  Financial background: tuition fees and living expenses for China and the UK vary considerably. It is important that students carefully consider the affordability of the costs involved.

1.2.3 Creating a study plan & UK university placement

Numerous study pathway options are available and there are many SBC partner universities to choose from. There is an enormous range of courses on offer and, as students have their own personal self-development needs, professional advice is also imperative when important decisions need to be made. The OS Department offers professional support to help create a bespoke study plan based on students’ interests and hobbies, academic ability, self-development needs, personal financial background and other relevant factors.