Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Academic Support

A group of students studying in a classroomThe transition to university life is a big one – and part of it is adjusting to the challenges and workload that are part of being a BISC student. At the BISC you are never alone. We have manyservices dedicated to helping you learn, think, and do.

Library Services

While studying at the BISC, you will find the Library to be a significant source of information and support for many of your learning needs. The Library is housed in two impressive rooms central to the teaching spaces within the Castle. Its intimate size allows you to benefit from all of the services one would expect of a university library, including access to individualised support and attention when you need it, without feeling overwhelmed or uncertain where to begin.

Academic Counselling

  • Academic Advising
  • Peer Academic Support Service (P.A.S.S.)
  • Bounce Back
  • Academic Success Workshops
  • BISC 100/101 Workshops

ESL Support

As well as native English-speaking students, the BISC currently enrolls students from China, Japan, Mexico, Korea, and Russia. Some Canadian students studying in the first year program are also ESL. While the BISC strictly respects all language requirements set by the UK government for foreign students, we recognize that some ESL students will find it easier to succeed with carefully-targeted linguistic and cultural help. In response to student and faculty requests, in 2012 the BISC appointed one of our ongoing faculty members with training and experience to deliver support for ESL students. Whether you could use some help with class readings, taking notes in lectures, or developing skills to participate fully in class seminars, the programme supports each student to reach his or her full academic potential, and to transition smoothly into the culture of destination.