Institutions

London South Bank University

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Accreditation

London South Bank University is recognized by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Established in 1892 as the Borough Polytechnic Institute, the original aim of London South Bank University (LSBU) was to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health, and well-being of young men and woman. Renamed London South Bank University in 2003, LSBU’s mission remains remarkably similar today, with a goal to produce graduates who meet the challenges of today’s workplace.

LSBU features seven schools in a flexible, dynamic learning environment that supports students, develops academic programming, and engages with professional industries. More than 17,000 students enroll at LSBU, of which approximately 2,000 are international students from more than 130 countries. LSBU’s campus is located on the south bank of the River Thames, a quick tube ride from Central London.

Students taking classes at LSBU will have access to a number of services and amenities such as mental health & well-being support, special needs support, student advising, student sport clubs and societies, as well as a dedicated student union.

Classroom and Information

  • Faculty from LSBU will teach your courses.
  • Attendance is mandatory in each class and will be recorded.
  • Teaching styles in England may differ from those found in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations at your school. You are expected to take ownership for your learning, both in and out of the classroom.

Grading

English professors assume that you are there to learn and they typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even though homework is not assigned to you, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

London South Bank University grades on a 100-point scale, with 70+ equaling an ”A+”. Please keep in mind that it is not very common for students to score above a 70.

UK PERCENTAGE MARK (%)

VERBAL DESCRIPTION

U.S. GRADE COMPARISON

70+

EXCELLENT – outstanding performance with only minor errors

A+

66-69

VERY GOOD – above the average standard but with some errors

A

64-65

A-

60-63

B+

54-59

GOOD – generally sound work with a number of notable errors

B

50-53

B-

46-49

SATISFACTORY – fair but with significant shortcomings

C+

44-45

C

40-43

C-

38-39

SUFFICIENT – performance meets the minimum criteria

D+

36-37

D

35

D-

0-34

FAIL – Less than 35% achieved overall

F

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University of Westminster

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Accreditation

The University of Westminster is recognized by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Originally established in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, the University of Westminster (UW) has a student body of over 20,000 and is a leader in research and education. Over 4,000 international students a year choose to study at UW, making it one of the top 15 UK institutions for overseas students. Based in the heart of London's West End, it brings together all the conveniences of a modern university with the exciting atmosphere of a bustling, cosmopolitan city. UW has four campuses, three in the heart of the city.

If you are a semester or academic year student, you’ll take courses at the Regent Street, Cavendish, Marylebone, or Harrow campuses, each of which is close to all the major public transport links. If you are a summer student, you will take courses at the Regent Street or Harrow campus.

Classroom and Information

  • International UW faculty teach electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in England may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Lecture and seminar class sizes range between 15 and 60 students. You will attend class with CEA participants, international students, and host nationals.

Grading

English professors assume that you are there to learn and they typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even though homework is not assigned to you, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

The University of Westminster grades on a 100-point scale with 70+ equaling an ”A+”. Please keep in mind that it is not very common for students to score above a 70.

UK PERCENTAGE MARK (%)

VERBAL DESCRIPTION

U.S. GRADE COMPARISON

70+

EXCELLENT – outstanding performance with only minor errors

A+

66-69

VERY GOOD – above the average standard but with some errors

A

64-65

A-

60-63

B+

54-59

GOOD – generally sound work with a number of notable errors

B

50-53

B-

46-49

SATISFACTORY – fair but with significant shortcomings

C+

44-45

C

40-43

C-

38-39

SUFFICIENT – performance meets the minimum criteria

D+

36-37

D

35

D-

0-34

FAIL – Less than 35% achieved overall

F

AVAILABLE AMENITIES AND SERVICES

Goldsmiths, University of London

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Accreditation

Goldsmiths is part of the prestigious University of London, a federation of 20 self-governing colleges located throughout the city that are recognized by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Goldsmiths, University of London began as Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute in 1891 as an institution dedicated to the personal and professional development of residents of the New Cross area. In 1904, the Institute became part of the University of London system. Since then, Goldsmiths has developed a reputation for quality academics and an interdisciplinary approach to education. It is consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK and is a member of the prestigious '94 Group, a group of smaller, research-oriented universities.

With a student population of over 8,400 students from more than 130 countries, Goldsmiths appeals to a wide variety of students. The college's campus is located in the New Cross area of southeast London, approximately 15 minutes by train from Central London.

As a CEA student at Goldsmiths you will have access to all of the university services afforded to full-time students and access to the popular University of London Union (ULU) in Central London.

Classroom and Information

  • Faculty from Goldsmiths, University of London will teach your courses.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in England may differ those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to the different classroom structures and coursework expectations at your school.
  • Class size ranges between 25 and 75 students. You will attend class with CEA participants, other international students, and local students.

Grading

English professors assume that you are there to learn and typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even though homework is not assigned to you, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

Courses are graded by each instructor using the British system in which the grade derived represents the quality of work produced in relation to British degree classifications (first, upper second, lower second, third, pass, fail) usually with an indication whether the performance is high, middling, or low within that classification. The grade distribution is shown below.

Degree Class

Percentage Marks

Letter Based

1-15 System

First

90 - 100

80-89

70-79

A++

A+

A

15

14

13

Upper Second

65-69

60-64

B++

B

12

10/11

Lower Second

56-59

50-55

B

B-

9

7/8

Third

48-49

45-47

41-44

40

C+

C

C-

Pass

6

5

4

3

Non-Honors

Classification

39

36-38

D

D-

 

AVAILABLE AMENITIES AND SERVICES

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London, England
Cassandra Peacock's role as Program Director at CEA encompasses both administrative and operational duties. She helps students understand that their experience is not only about attending school, but about how much potential they have in their particular circumstances. Cassandra ensures students experience smooth arrivals, a ride from the airport, proper housing, and advice on what to eat, where to go, and things to see around London.
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