PUIC students have access to a range of support services and campus facilities to ensure a smooth academic and personal transition to university level study. Students are encouraged to use the support services and facilities provided; and to contact PUIC Student Support Services staff for advice and assistance as soon as the need arises.
The PUIC Student Support Team are committed to providing you with support and advice to help you reach your full potential while studying at PUIC. Appointments can be made to discuss study approaches, personal issues, academic assistance, accommodation difficulties, family matters, home-sickness or any realistic concerns. Students are encouraged to make an appointment at the PUIC front desk.
The Student Council seeks to provide students with a voice. Opening a conduit for communication between staff and the student body provides an avenue where current student issues can be discussed, with valid feedback offered, in order to improve the quality of student experience at PUIC.
The council also aims to foster a sense of community at PUIC. The council is made up of a cross section of committed students and staff who represent the whole of PUIC. The student members of the council are appointed to represent the interests and needs of the entire PUIC student body for a period of one semester.
PUIC Student Services organises excursions, sports practices and inter-college sports tournaments every semester. PUIC students are associate members of the Students' Union, who organise a wide variety of student activities, which PUIC students are encouraged to attend. Our students can join any of over 100 superb student societies. Details can be found at www.upsu.com.
Under-18 Years-Old Students
PUIC must follow specific policies and procedures for accommodating, supporting and monitoring international students who are under 18 years of age whilst they are studying in the United Kingdom. These policies and procedures are designed to guarantee that PUIC complies with the United Kingdom Border Agency requirements and UK laws. Students under age 18 must have their accommodation and welfare arrangements approved by the Director of Academic and Student Services at PUIC.
During busy Orientation and Enrolment programmes, students will have the opportunity to meet friendly and approachable student representatives who will assist them during the week. Student Ambassadors will maintain regular contact with the students in their group to provide vital information and assist with questions, academic concerns or personal issues at various times throughout the first weeks at PUIC.
The Student Support and Academic team can provide information, advice and activities to help you make decisions about study and employment. We also provide assistance in developing students' skills and attributes to become more employable and to stay that way.
The University multi-faith Chaplaincy provides spiritual and pastoral care for the campus community, as well as arranging student activities and trips. Also, if requested, they will assist in personal matters, health and welfare.
The UK health care system (NHS) provides students from PUIC and the University access to a professional, confidential, and cost free effective range of medical and nursing services staffed by general practitioners and registered nurses.