University of Bristol 英式獨立教學風格 http://www.bristol.ac.uk Questions answered by Emma Mylett from International Office Emma has been here many times and is very familiar with Taiwanese students. She gave some very sincere advices especially on how students should be realistic about the time frame they need to prepare and improve their English ability and test results. Q Please give us a brief introduction of your university on its history, location and in what it is specialised. 請簡介貴校歷史、地點及特色。 A University College, Bristol opened in October 1876 with two professors, five lecturers and 99 students. It was the first college in the country to admit men and women on an equal footing. University status was granted in 1909. The University now employs over 5,000 staff and has over 16,000 students. 布里斯托大學學院於1876年十月由二名教授、五名講師及99名學生成立，那是全國第一個承認男女平等的學院，於1909年升格大學，大學現在有超過5,000名教職員及 超過16,000名學生。 Q How many international students do you have? What are their nationalities? 您有多少國際學生？他們的國籍為何？ A There are around 2,500 international students at Bristol, representing approximately 15% of the student population. They come from 130 different countries and include students from Eastern Asia, Europe, United States, India and Africa. 約有2,500名學生，約佔學生總數的15%，來自130個不同國家，包括東亞、歐洲、美國、印度及非洲。 Q Are Taiwanese students a large group among the international students in proportion? 台灣學生是一個很大的國際學生族群嗎？ A There are around 100 Taiwanese students at Bristol each year, representing about 5% of the international community 每年約有100名台灣學生，約佔國際學生總數 5%。 Q What are your policies for allocating international student accommodation-wise? 安排國際學生宿舍的政策為何？ A International students are guaranteed University accommodation provided are full-time students in their first year of study and they apply before the deadline. 第一年全職國際學生需在截止前申請宿舍，即保證有大學宿舍。 (There is no policy to place international students in the same halls. Special requests may be met.) Q Which are the most popular areas of study for your international students, especially those from the greater China area including Taiwanese students? 最受大中華地區及台灣學生歡迎的學習領域為何？ A Popular areas include: Economics, Finance and Management, Education, Law, Engineering and Computing, Science and Medicine 包括：經濟、金融及管理、教育、法律、工程與電算、科學及醫學。 Q What are the most common barriers for admission for Taiwanese students applying for these programmes? Low GPA and/or IELTS grades? Irrelevant work experiences / 1st degree? 台灣學生申請最常見的阻礙為何？低平均成績及／或IELTS成績？不相關的工作經驗／大學學歷？ A We have high entry requirements, coupled with high English language requirements and this can act as a barrier for some Taiwanese students 我們的要求很高，英語程度不夠通常是台灣學生申請時最大的阻礙。 Q What can they do to improve their application? 如何提升申請機會？ A Be realistic about the English language requirement. The IELTS score in the offer is the minimum required to succeed on the programme and if this is more than 1.0 higher than the score they are applying with, it is unlikely that they will be able to achieve it before the course starts. 英語程度要加強。錄取依據IELTS成績，只要低於超過1.0分，就很難在課程開始前達到錄取要求。 Q What are the most common problems for a Taiwanese student to encounter in the process of successfully completing their studies in your organisation academically? 台灣學生成功完成學業所面臨最普遍的問題是什麼？ A The problems encountered by Taiwanese students are common to many international students. One of the main issues is teaching and study styles, which require students to be much more independent than they may have been at undergraduate level, language barriers can also be an issue. There is support in place to help students to overcome these problems 就像許多國際學生面臨的問題一樣為教學風格，我們要求學生比在大學時更加獨立，而語言隔閡為另一個問題，學生可利用學校提供的支援克服這些問題。 Q What do you recommend people who are interested in studying in your university to do in preparation for their studying and application? 您提供給有興趣就讀貴校學生的準備及申請建議為何？ A The majority of our Taiwanese applicants are at postgraduate level. Many of our Masters degrees are highly competitive and have a limited number of places, therefore meeting the minimum entry requirements is essential. It is also important that the application form demonstrates a clear understanding of the programme and motivation to study the subject. If possible it is recommended that students consider taking a pre-sessional course, which in addition to enhancing language skills, provides an introduction to UK culture and teaching styles. 台灣學生多申請研究所，許多研究所名額十分競爭，因此必須符合最低入學要求，並在申請書及讀書計劃中寫明課程及想唸該課程的原因。我們並建議學生唸pre-sessional碩士英語先修課程，以加強語言技巧，並預先瞭解英國文化及教學風格。 Q What helps can they get when studying in your organisation? 學生在貴校就讀時能獲得的支援為何？ A There is a network of pastoral and academic support available to stuents including: International Advice and Support, student societies, medical and counselling services, insessional English language programmes, Jobshop, academic tutor appointments and subsidised sports and social activities. 有各種宗教及學術的支援包括：國際學生諮商與支援、學生社團、健康及諮詢服務、課程期間的英語語言課程、求職服務、學術導師安排及運動和社交活動。 Q Do you have any scholarship scheme especially for Taiwanese / international students? Can you let us know more about it? 您可提供任何獎學金給台灣／國際學生嗎？請解釋？ A There is an international scholarship for postgraduate students. Students holding an offer from the university can apply by answering an essay question. The scholarship is for £2,000, which is deducted from the tuition fee 有國際研究生獎學金，獲得錄取的學生需以回答論文問題的方式申請，有機會獲得金額為£2,000的獎學金，可自學費中扣除。 Q Do you know any good Chinese restaurants / supermarkets around the university that you can recommend to your Taiwanese students? 您知道大學附近有不錯的中國餐館／超巿可推薦台灣學生嗎？ A There are a number of Chinese restaurants and shops around the city and within close proximity to the university. 巿中心有數家中國餐館及商店，離大學很近。 Send your email enquiry to [email protected] Please include the following information if possible Name: Address: Telephone number: Area of interest: Undergraduate /Postgraduate /Language Area of study: Enquiries may be passed on to each university’s local representatives.