Current International Students

News, Events and Useful Information


Events for International Students 2018/19

Tuesday, 9th October

University Progression Fair

Sunday, 14th October

Trip to Oxford

Monday, 19th November

International Students’ Day

Monday, 10th December

Christmas Party

Tuesday, 5th February

Chinese New Year

Saturday, 11th May

Trip to Bath

Tuesday, 14th May

Norwegian Kuben Group Farewell

Wednesday, 12th June

International Student Graduation

Every Wednesday

Conversation Club, 12 – 1pm at the Lansdowne, Room 12. Friendly, informal chat, all levels welcome. Bring your lunch, meet other International Students to practise your English with, and make new friends!

The International Office

Here to help, advise and support. 
Meet the Team for names, faces and contact details…

Request A College Letter

If you require a College Letter for a Bank, to register with a Doctor’s Surgery, to obtain a Visa for the EU, Confirmation of Study or for any other reason, please use our online form

Request a College Letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

If you require a letter confirming our agreement to your time away from The College you need to complete our online form; please be aware that we need at least two working days in order to produce your letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

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Term Dates 2018/19
Term Dates 2018/19
Autumn Term10 September - 19 December 2018
Half-Term (no classes)22 - 26 October 2018
Christmas Holiday20 December - 04 January 2019
Spring Term07 January - 05 April 2019
Half-Term (no classes)18 - 22 February 2019
Easter Holiday08 - 22 April 2019
Summer Term23 April - 04 July 2019
Half-Term (no classes)27 May - 31 May 2019
English Language programmes start from 15 July to 19 August 2019 with a minimum period of study of 2 weeks
Term Dates 2019/20
Term Dates 2019/20
Autumn Term09 September - 20 December 2019
Half-Term (no classes)21 - 25 October 2019
Christmas Holiday20 December - 01 January 2020
Spring Term02 January - 09 April 2020
Half-Term (no classes)12 - 21 February 2020
Easter Holiday09 - 24 April 2020
Summer Term27 April - 03 July 2020
Half-Term (no classes)25 May - 29 May 2020
English Language programmes start every Monday except for UK Bank Holidays, and directly before a College holiday. Summer / Winter School starts any Monday during July and August / January and February.

Highlights – popular local events through the year

You will know by now that Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area has a lot to offer the overseas visitor; here is a reminder of some of the local festivals that shouldn’t be missed:

7th & 8th OctoberBournemouth Marathon FestivalBournemouth Seafront
14th - 21st OctoberBournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalLower Gardens, Town Centre & Seafront
17th November - 4th January Bournemouth Christmas MarketBournemouth Square and Lower Gardens
25th - 27th MayBournemouth 7's FestivalBournemouth Sports Club, Christchurch
8th - 10th JunePoole Harbour Boat ShowThe Quay, Poole
15th - 24th JuneBournemouth Food and Drink FestivalBournemouth Square
24th June - 7th JulyJazz by the Sea FestivalMultiple venues in Bournemouth & Poole
13th - 15th JulyBourne Free Pride (LGBT) FestivalBournemouth Triangle
13th & 14th JulyBritish Beach Polo ChampionshipsSandbanks, Poole
23rd - 27th AugustGreat Dorset Steam FairBlandford Forum
30th August - 2nd SeptemberBournemouth Air FestivalBournemouth Seafront