What student support does the Newton Programme offer?
We understand that choosing to study at INTO UEA will take you on a life-changing journey, so we offer you an extensive support network. We take pride in the support we offer through the wealth of experienced teaching staff, personal tutoring system, regular contact with parents and dedicated Under 18 Welfare team.
What will happen when I arrive at the Newton Programme?
Once your offer has been accepted, you will receive a pre-departure guide containing information to help you prepare for travelling to the UK and your arrival in Norwich. You will also receive a pre-arrival academic reading list.
We provide an airport pickup service from Norwich International Airport and major London airports (required for all students under the age of 18) at an additional charge, so you won’t have to worry about how to get to campus.
How will the INTO Centre support me academically?
We value the trust your parents place in us to look after you, and our A level provision is structured to do just that. You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who will be the main point of contact for you and your parents. Along with your teachers, they will be on-hand to:
- discuss your academic progress
- offer guidance on study skills and producing high-quality work
- help with any welfare issues
How will the INTO Centre support me with learning English?
Any student requiring a high-level IELTS for degree study will be supported in improving their spoken English and academic writing.
INTO UEA is a certified IELTS test centre, so the test can be taken on-site. Students will join a tutorial group which meets once a week and focuses on developing your interpersonal, communication and study skills.
How will the INTO Centre support me with student life?
The Student Services team will help you settle into student life in Norwich and be there to help with any non-academic issues. We’re dedicated to ensuring that you feel totally supported with:
- a comprehensive induction during your first week, including a guided tour of the city
- 24/7, 365 days a year student support
- trained welfare staff and residential wardens
- workshops and individual appointments to help with visa and immigration queries
- support for students with disabilities
- a social programme to help you make friends
Expert preparation for your dream university
We know how important it is that you go on to study at a leading university that is right for you. You will benefit from individual support throughout your A level studies to help you with your applications to top UK universities.
Applying to university
You will receive practical advice on applying to top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London. Your Personal Tutor will guide you through the process of:
- writing your university application
- writing your personal statement
- applying through UCAS
- preparing for interviews
You will also have opportunities to visit UK universities and discuss your applications with academics and admissions staff, so you can be certain to make the right choice for you.
Applying to medical school
To support your application to a medical-related programme, you’ll take part in a unique schedule of enhancement activities:
- role-playing and problem-based learning in weekly Medical Ethics workshops
- advice and support from a dedicated Medical Ethics teacher
- hospital placement at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (subject to satisfactory performance in class and at selective interview)
- interview preparation sessions
- presentations from senior medical academics, providing valuable insights into the world of medicine
- advice from current medical school students
- volunteering opportunities to gain experience in working with the British public
You may have to take additional tests as part of your university admissions process. You will be fully supported in taking these tests with tutorials and practice sessions, ensuring that you achieve your best. Common tests include:
- University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) – taken by students applying to certain medical or dental schools
- Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) – required for students applying to certain medical, dental or veterinary science schools
- Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) – commonly taken by students applying for mathematics courses
- Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) – commonly taken by students applying for law courses
- Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) – commonly taken by students applying for physics and engineering courses
Support for under 18s
Studying overseas is a big step for anyone, but even more so for younger students. If you are under the age of 18, we will check in on you each day at your student residence.
We also ensure that all of our staff complete safeguarding training to support the welfare of students under the age of 18.
For more information on our policies, visit: www.intostudy.com/uea/terms