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Undergraduate Foundation Programme
"I chose to study in Sunderland because it’s a small city where I can focus on my studies and everything is close proximity. I live in private accommodation which is close to the campus so its easy to get around, especially, with the free bus service. I love that it's so easy to travel in the UK; I have visited lots of nice towns and cities.
Once I complete my degree programme at University of Sunderland, I want to go back to Kuwait and become a Pharmacist."
I wanted to study at ONCAMPUS Sunderland as the city is really quiet so there are not too many distractions. I have genuinely enjoyed learning new things about Business and putting them into practice. I tend to hand my work in early so that my teachers can check it and feedback any improvements. The research project has been a privilege to study and an area I have never experienced before. The facilities at Sunderland are amazing, especially the gym which is very big and really cheap to join, in fact the University invests a lot into its sports facilities, which are amazing. ONCAMPUS Sunderland is very good value for money for students on a budget. When I finish I would like to help my mother open a childcare centre - she helped me to achieve my dreams and I want to help her achieve hers.
I decided to study in the UK because the education system is better than Sudan’s. Classes are much more interactive and I’ve really enjoyed my English lessons as my teacher will always help me if I have a problem. I also enjoy going to the library in my free time to read. The teachers here are very kind and helpful, they will always find a way to keep you motivated with your studies. The facilities at the university are great, the gym is the best and the library is open 24 hours a day which I use a lot. When I finish my degree I wish to help grow my father’s business.
Since coming to ONCAMPUS I think my English is improving quickly. My writing and speaking have definitely improved a lot.
I am guaranteed a place to study Pharmacy at the University of Sunderland, and this was very important to me as it is hard to get a place at this University in my country.
I’ve learned lots of skills to help me at University – how to write essays; how to read; and how to communicate well with the teachers and other students.
I am having a very nice experience – it prepares your mind for the outside world.
"I was told about ONCAMPUS by a friend, she told me it was a good course to learn more and improve my English. I also wanted to make more friends overseas so this was a great opportunity for me. Through doing this course I have better opportunities and I am able to fulfil my dreams.
I chose Sunderland ONCAMPUS because the course I want to progress onto is highly ranked at Sunderland University. The accommodation is also close to the campus and has good facilities. I am also part of the Chinese society so I can meet with students at events such as bowling, cinema and shopping.
My English has improved a lot and it has given me a lot of confidence, I really wanted to improve my language so that I can communicate well which is vital to becoming an flight attendant."
A friend of mine suggested I came to the UK to study and when I started researching degrees, Engineering at Sunderland was highly ranked and had more practical elements within the syllabus which will help me learn more effectively. The ONCAMPUS teacher cares about all his students and if you don’t understand he will help you until you do, quizzing you to ensure you’ve understood. I have found it easy to make friends with other students, of all nationalities. I had an offer to join the University football team but I decided to focus on my studies this year, maybe next year I will join. Sunderland is a great, cosy town with few distractions to your studies, making it an ideal study destination.
"I chose to come to ONCAMPUS because it was recommended by friends, due to the teaching style and student atmosphere. The admissions team were really helpful; they supported my requests and explained everything to me to make my decision.
I wanted to improve my English and this is the perfect opportunity to do so. The people and the different cultures has really helped me to adjust and made my experience enjoyable.
The library and resources at Sunderland make it easy to learn and research for assignments, I have got the tools I need to succeed and progress onto my business and marketing degree."
The teachers at ONCAMPUS have been really friendly and encouraging. I have improved my research skills, using different resources to gather information and understanding my target market. The way that I study is much more independent and the mid term tests ensure I stay motivated and revise. The teachers have a lot of patience and will answer any question that we have. The library is very nice and the gym is very cheap. In my spare time I mostly study in the library and revise for the next class. I also hang out with my friends and go to restaurants or eat in the park as there is lots to do in the surrounding area. After my degree, I would love to stay in the UK and continue exploring the country.
"I chose Sunderland ONCAMPUS because it is ranked highly for the course that I am interested in.
Tutors are really friendly and supportive, whenever I need extra support they are always willing to help.
My English has really improved; I feel more independent and I am ready for my next step at university."
Master's Foundation Programme
"Before starting the ONCAMPUS course I worked as a pharmacist assistant in Kuwait. I decided to come to ONCAMPUS as I want to progress my career in this field and Sunderland has a good reputation for their course in pharmacy.
The UK is the best country for medical and training in the sciences field. I am excited to learn more and research further into pharmacy.
I enjoy studying at Sunderland ONCAMPUS as I am able to focus on my studies as it is quiet city. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to study in the UK and progress their knowledge and career."
Since starting at ONCAMPUS my English has improved a lot. When I first came I could understand the words I heard but it was sometimes difficult to answer. Now I feel confident that my speaking has improved a lot. They are training us how to write essays and to listen well.
I am living in the Halls of Residence and I have found it really nice and easy to communicate with the people who live there. We have a shared kitchen and meet people there every day. Everything is convenient to the Campus and you can make friends very easily.
John, the Student Support Officer has been a really nice supervisor and he is always asking us about everything we need he is really helpful.
"Before I started at Sunderland ONCAMPUS I worked as a lecturer at a local high school. I want to progress my learning further so that I can support students back home.
The UK is great; people are friendly and always willing to help. I like the location; I am close to campus, local church and to the sea so there’s a lot for me to do.
The course is great and my English language has improved a lot, I am particularly impressed with the content of our course, I have learnt how to research in depth on different subjects which I haven’t done very much before. Guaranteed progression is perfect for me because of the good results I am receiving I am able to progress to Sunderland.
Coming to Sunderland is the greatest adventure of my life, especially in my academic and social life. I have learnt how the UK education operates, I have adjusted and adapted to the system."
"Sunderland is a quiet, small city which I like; I am able to focus on my studies. I can also get to other cities quickly, for example London by train is a quick journey so I like to go on weekend when I have time.
My accommodation is nice, close to campus and has good facilities. The ONCAMPUS team gave me all the information I need to choose the right option for me.
Guaranteed progression is great; I have more of a chance to get to university to do the course I am interested in."
"I was recommended to ONCAMPUS by my tutor at high school, I applied through the website which was useful and interesting.
Sunderland is a fantastic university for Pharmacy, UK education is the best and I know I will get the best training possible. If I can achieve my degree here I can progress and achieve a lot more in my country. This is why guaranteed progression is so important!
The accommodation I live in is very nice, clean and very secure. I feel safe in Sunderland, it is a small place and you get to know people really quickly – this is great for me.
I am able to get a free bus to campus, which is really helpful, it makes it easy to get to and from campus, especially when I have been in studying hard all day.
My English has improved dramatically, this is why I wanted to come to ONCAMPUS, I was scared about submitting assignments at first but the support I got from staff and my fellow students have been so helpful to me."
"I am really enjoying the course; it’s a quiet place perfect for studying. It is close to Newcastle, which is cheap and easy to get to by metro. I go all the time with my friends. It is quite a big difference to my home country, so I definitely needed this foundation year to settle in and focus on my studies and adjust to the UK Education system.
I met with the ONCAMPUS team who gave me all the information I needed, this option was great for me as I have guaranteed progression to the degree programme I want to study. I have a lot of hobbies outside of studying; I play the piano and like to go swimming often.
This has been a great experience; I have met a lot of people who have been really helpful. I am happy that I chose the UK as a study destination."