Introductory Questions & Answers
BIC will be using a globally recognised and reliable platform called “Classin”. The backup platforms will be Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom.
Yes, if your English is sufficient and you pass our entry requirements. Bristol International College will provide you with two options: 1) a 7-month (27 weeks) super intensive teaching programme (January – July 2021); 2) an extended 15-month (50 weeks) teaching programme (January 2021 – April 2022). Both programme options will give you access to every lecture and recorded tutorial that is delivered throughout the year. The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provided by the University of London will also give you 24/7 access all year round.
You may work within your own time-zone, as all material and teaching instruction will be recorded online.
The work is presented in a “lecture” style fashion by a fully qualified and experienced expert in his or her field. There will be question and answer sessions throughout each lecture.
Yes, there will be a full induction prior to the programme start date where a number of tutorials, seminars and lectures will be given so that you are fully confident in how the system works before your first semester starts.
You will receive regular weekly small group tutorial work (setup within your specific time zone, where possible). You will also be allocated a private one-on-one session with your tutor at least once a month. Regular email/chat contact is also encouraged.
IFP Online Course Sample Timetable
|Lesson 1||Lesson 2||Lesson 3||Lesson 4||Lesson 5||Lesson 6|
|Monday||Economics||Maths & Statistics||International Relations||Law||IELTS Preparation|
|Tuesday||Maths & Statistics||Economics||Law||International Relations||Study Skills||Guest Speaker|
|Wednesday||Law||International Relations||Economics||Maths & Statistics||IELTS Preparation|
|Thursday||International Relations||Maths & Statistics||Law||Economics||Higher Education Seminar||Virtual Guided City Tour|
|Friday||Maths & Statistics||Economics||International Relations||Law||1:1 Tutorial|
A register will be taken for each lecture and tutorial and this information will be communicated to your parents. The College has its own attendance policy with coordinated sanctions for absence. It is expected that you attend all the lectures each week.
You will be able to catch up on what you have missed through the recorded lectures and relevant course materials which are both available on the virtual learning platform.
Each student will be assigned an academic and pastoral tutor whose role will be to ensure that their students are taking advantage of all that is on offer (visiting speakers, online activities and virtual cultural trips to important cities). This information will be communicated to students and parents on a regular basis.
There will be regular assessments throughout the year, all of which culminate in the University of London final examinations at the end of July 2021 and April 2022.
BIC will guide students towards online events that are free of charge and will provide students with a cultural insight into life in the UK. There is also a plethora of online events streamed from London to all over the world. For example, the National Theatre is streaming a different play live every Thursday evening and most museums undertake virtual online tours around their artefacts.
During the first week of orientation there will be various tasks set between students of different nationalities, some social and some academic. You will become very well acquainted with each other very quickly! There is the opportunity to connect with others within the course and online to collaborate and/or develop friendships.
Bristol International College has partnered with Flywire, which offers an easy-to-use payment solution, providing international payers with a streamlined payment experience which saves institutions and their payers time and money. Making an international payment easier, faster, more transparent and cost effective for payers. All payments are linked to the individual student and can be fully tracked.
Yes, you will be provided with a reading list and you will need your own dedicated equipment. Our IT team will be able to advise you on exactly what you need.
Yes, we take the safety of our students extremely seriously and there is a dedicated member of staff responsible for all areas of pastoral care, health and wellbeing.