Bader International Study Centre

BISC

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

The BADER INTERNATIONAL

STUDY CENTRE

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Clubs and Societies

Clubs at the BISC are always student-led so vary term to term. Student Services are always keen to have students set up activities here and support them throughout the year. Student Services can also help you to connect to local clubs. For instance in the past students have joined local rowing and rugby clubs. 

Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Club List

  • Sons of Pitches (acapella group)
  • Yoga Club
  • Rugby Club
  • Asian Heritage Club
  • Dance Club
  • Confederation of Tabletop Gamers
  • Sexual and Gender Awareness Club
  • Motion Picture Society
  • Multicultural Club
  • Penpal Project
  • Photography Club
  • Film Club

Funding

There are several sources of funding for clubs including funding sources at the BISC and from Student Affairs at Queen's University in Kingston.

BISC Clubs Fund

The BISC Clubs Fund serves as a source of financial grants for clubs at the BISC. The goal of the Fund is to encourage and support both ongoing and innovative programs and services that enhance undergraduate student life and learning, with a particular emphasis on the first year student experience. Clubs mandated to deliver personal, social and academic transition programs and services for undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Funds are provided for by the Academic Program in support of the recognition that co-curricular activities can play an important part in students’ lives at the BISC. In addition, the Fund shall also utilise fines appropriately collected through the Student Conduct System. Fines are part of the judicial system sanctioning policy and procedures. There are limitations with respect to when a bond may be used as a sanction. As the Student Conduct System strives to be as educational and restorative as possible, fines are only used within defined parameters and as a last resort. When assigned, the amount of the fine will depend on the sanctioning protocol and precedent with respect to similar Rules and Regulations violations. Fines are defined in the Rules and Regulations Handbook along with an outline of the sanction progression protocol.

First Year Experience Fund

The First Year Experience Fund will be disbursed in the form of grants to Queen’s departments and student groups (including those at the BISC) that are mandated to deliver personal, social and academic transition programs and services for undergraduate students. The goal of the Fund is to encourage and support both ongoing and innovative programs and services that enhance undergraduate student life and learning, with a particular emphasis on the first year student experience.  

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/studentaffairs/funds-and-awards/first-year-experie...

Student Initiative Fund

Are you a student or a student group with a great idea or project that can help you learn and work in service to the community? The Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs has established the Student Initiative Fund to provide year-round funding opportunities for special projects and initiatives that enhance the student experience and enrich the University community. This Fund supports recognized student groups, clubs and registered students to organize activities, programs, events and activities that enhance the quality of student life at Queen's University.

Projects that are dedicated to the principles of personal and community development and, in particular, provide extra- and co-curricular educational opportunities for students to build leadership, citizenship, intercultural awareness and/or community-building skills are encouraged. Preference will be given to those projects in which the University community, and in some situations the broader community, may participate. 

To encourage programs and initiatives to address and support issues related to mental health and well-being on campus a portion of the funds will be targeted for such projects.

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/studentaffairs/funding-and-awards/student-initiati...

Jack.org/Queen’s Student Initiative Fund

The Jack.org/Queen’s Student Initiative Fund (Jack.org/Queen's SIF) wishes to support and encourage the students at Queen’s as they take ownership of the topic of mental health and wellness on campus. Often it is students who possess the creative energy and enthusiasm to run fantastic events, programs, and activities to create real and substantial change. But the reality is, many of these things cost money, which can be hard to come by as a student.

To help with the financial burden, The Jack.org/Queen's SIF provides funding opportunities for special projects and initiatives that support student health and wellness, with a specific emphasis on mental health.

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/provost/committees/jackorg-queens-student-initiati...

Team-Building Activity Fund

Are you a leader of a sanctioned student club, team or group that is looking for a way to establish, change or enhance its culture, cohesion and environment through team building activities that are positive, motivating and safe?

The Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs has established the Team-Building Activity Fundto provide funding opportunities for initiatives that will allow student clubs to "welcome" and support new members in ways that cultivate a sense of belonging and pride, and build positive and respectful club dynamics.

This Fund supports university-sanctioned student clubs (AMS, SGPS, A&R), involving registered students, in organizing activities that enhance the inclusion/introduction of new members into the club's programming that do not rely on rituals or rites of passage.

Projects that foster the principles of leadership, individual and club development, social responsibility, community building and the establishment and enhancement of positive club traditions are encouraged. Preference will be given to projects that establish activities that result in legacy programming that can be self-sustaining.

Website: http://www.queensu.ca/studentaffairs/funding-and-awards/team-building-ac...