Every year, we welcome many students around the country, along with incoming and outgoing exchange students. We are proud of the diversity of our student population and look forward to the contribution that you will make to student life at SpringBoard. Settling into a different environment and adjusting to new situations can be challenging after your high school life, but SpringBoard provides students with a variety of extra-curricular activities, services and counselling. We truly hope you will enjoy your time at SpringBoard and make the most of its both.
Orientation Days for students are held at the beginning of the semester, and organised by the team and student council. The Orientation programme includes welcome meetings with students respective schools of study, introductory lessons, and advice on how to make the best out of the stay in the institute. The aim is to prepare students for a successful start at the SpringBoard International Institute, introduce them to the support services offered, meet fellow international and local students, and help them adjust to a new environment.
To help you settle in at SpringBoard, we run a Welcome Week in January and September fully dedicated to all students. We will help you find your way around, settle in, learn about your courses and faculty and make new friends. Detailed information on the Welcome week agenda and activities will be sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your journey.
SpringBoard Student Card, The SpringBoard study office provides all students with a student card that will enable you to take advantage of free services and special discounts, etc. Campus Wi-Fi You can use the campus Wi-Fi by selecting “SpringBoard” from the available wireless networks. All students can access the network by using their student number as a username and their setting password.
Learning resource centre, students have access to all student learning resource centre upon presentation of a photo ID and their student card. Each resources centre has different regulations, so please consult the on duty staff for details on how to borrow books.
Canteen, to eat at the canteens, you have to buy the vouchers. Please contact the front desk for the vouchers.
SpringBoard International Institute emphasises an independent approach to learning in a supportive environment. Your time may be considerably less structured than at school or college and you will be encouraged to take ownership of your learning experience and make the most of the opportunities we offer. It is through this partnership that you will experience the full benefits that SpringBoard brings.
Study skills and teaching methods
Ultimately, you are in control of your own learning. In order to do well, you will need to develop effective study strategies. These include such skills as:
- Managing your study time
- Taking notes
- Planning your assignments
- Tracking down books and searching for electronic resources
- Preparing a presentation
- Revising for exams
Your study skills will develop through practice, trial and error and from feedback from lecturers and your classmates. You may be surprised at how your thinking and writing skills develop over time. Visit our study support office for advice on how to make the most of your study time and achieve your potential.
A typical week
A full-time student will normally study 3-4 modules (i.e. ‘classes’) each term, one module will be run 3-4 weeks and continue by the other module. Modules run throughout the day and some are available in the evening. Every module will be scheduled by our academic office and it will be available on your portal with exact timetable. Your modules may include lecturers, seminars, tutorials, practical work and placements. Each module has a ‘module guide’, which gives you detailed information on reading lists, assignments and learning outcomes. These guides will help you plan your work and will signpost useful resources.