Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Co-curricular Framework

The BISC believes opportunities to learn and develop skills are present in all facets of the university environment. We also recognize that the skills and expertise developed outside of the classroom are essential to students as they progress through future academic study and into their careers.

We want to give you the tools and support necessary to mould your own co-curricular experience. You are encouraged to start new initiatives to match your interests. Involvement in co-curricular activities encourages a vibrant Castle community and improves your transition to the Kingston campus by drawing links between existing student societies and initiatives at Queen’s.

Some co-curricular activities are:

  • Serving on Student Government
  • Taking part in Model United Nations
  • Participating in sporting events
  • Writing for, editing, and publishing student journalism
  • Volunteering at local schools
  • Initiating and running student societies

You'll develop leadership skills and learn something new by participating in co-curricular offerings. Then you will receive recognition on your own BISC Co-curricular record.

The BISC Passport

At the BISC we provide a verified record of co-curricular activities, called the BISC Passport. The BISC Passport identifies the specific skills developed through each activity and can be used to demonstrate your skills and expertise to future employers, or on applications for further education.