At INTO Newcastle we'll make sure that you're prepared for the challenges and expectations of studying at Newcastle University. During your pathway we'll help you to develop critical academic and language skills designed to help you succeed at one of the UK's top universities.
We'll guide you through the process of developing your essay writing and study skills, critical thinking and presentation skills, English language skills and your overall academic subject knowledge. University style seminars and lectures will give you a taste of what to expect when you progress.
Who will teach me at INTO Newcastle?
Your preparation course will be taught by our team of friendly, knowledgable and experienced teachers. Each of them understands that this is a new enviroment for you, so will help you get accustomed to the new education system from your first class. They will prepare you for university study, offering one-to-one attention whenever possible.
There is constant support available at the INTO Newcastle Study Centre – and our team of staff really understand the challenges you might be facing as a student studying in a new language. Having helped countless students over the years to meet their goals, you’re in safe hands with us.
A typical undergraduate degree in England lasts three years, while a postgraduate degree lasts one year. This study length could increase for specialised medical and health degrees or if you take an option with a placement year or a year abroad.
As an INTO Newcastle student, you will add additional preparatory study time to your degree programme. The amount of time will depend on the programme you choose.
An undergraduate preparation programme will add 2, 3 or 4 terms (approx. 6, 9 or 12 months) of study time, while a postgraduate preparation programme will add 3 terms (approx. 9 months) of study time.
Terms are periods of time that your study programme is broken up into across the academic year. During this time, you will attend classes. Between each term or semester, you will have a few weeks without classes to take a break, study independently and work on assignments.
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You'll receive feedback on specific assignments throughout the teaching term, with a 'Semester One' report produced in the middle of the semester. Then, a report will be produced relating to the marks you received at the end of Semester One, and then a final report at the end of Semester Two.
In total, you'll receive three reports on your progress at INTO Newcastle. To help you with any difficulties, you'll receive one-to-one counselling on your grades and progression options with your Personal Tutor – with the support of the Student Progression and Placement Manager who will get to know you during your studies.
What is expected of me during my INTO programme?
You are expected to attend all timetabled classes, be aware of any changes to your class time or room and attend any other events set by INTO, such as extra classes. If you know that you will miss a class due to illness or another reason, you should contact your INTO Centre to let them know.
We encourage you to be actively involved in every part of your studies by preparing in advance for your lessons, asking and answering questions in class and working with your classmates.
How and when will I receive my timetable?
Timetable are created by the Academic Support Team at the INTO Centre. You'll receive a hard copy of your timetable on the Friday of your induction week but you can access your timetable any time on the Newcastle University App. The modules you'll study as part of your programme at INTO Newcastle will depend on what pathway you choose. Timetables usually change every semester.
The Foundation year at INTO Newcastle provided the support and the resources to develop and strengthen my English skills for academic purposes, which I found most useful at university.