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Teachers at INTO Queen's

Small classes mean more time for you

Studying in a small class means you get more time and individual attention from your teacher. Your teachers care about your progress and have years of experience teaching students just like you. They are friendly and approachable, and always have your best interests at heart.

Your teachers will teach you in the same style as at University, so you’ll be mentally prepared for your degree to begin. They understand your needs as an international student and will take time to make sure things aren’t lost in translation.

Through class work, tutorials and lectures, you’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge of your chosen subjects. Much of your studying at university will be independent. So your teachers will show you how to conduct your own research and reference your sources.

You’ll get plenty of experience writing essays, researching and doing presentations. By the time you’ve finished your course, you’ll feel confident about writing academically. You’ll be familiar with the campus and have a group of friends to call your own. You’ll be ready for your next big step.

Personal Tutor

At the beginning of your course you will be told who your Personal Tutor is, and you will meet them in your first week.

Your Personal Tutor will:

  • meet with you for tutorials throughout the year
  • help you to settle into the academic community
  • communicate your academic progress and provide you with guidance
  • be available to meet during set office/tutorial hours or by appointment
  • refer you to appropriate sources of academic and/or welfare support when required
Fiona Craig

Fiona Craig

English teacher

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I think one of the best things about working here is to see the support structure in place for students here.

It really makes them feel at home and gives them all the guidance and the support that they need to learn the skills for their courses.

Language and other support

Language advisers are available in the Centre to help students with a low level of English to communicate.

There is also a Chinese Language Support Officer (CLSO) who is dedicated to providing language support to Chinese students.

Other support on offer includes:

  • extra support classes in Maths are provided as a Drop-In Clinic where you will be able to review questions and examples
  • a weekly helpdesk session where you can ask questions and get academic support following lectures and seminars
  • online support
  • revision sessions