Published: 04th May 2018
Here's how this UK University is making admission flexible for Indian students
Chris Chang, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement of University of Portsmouth talks about the various programmes offered by the university and a lot more
University of Portsmouth (UoP) not only ensures quality teaching, but also ensures that a student makes the most out of their time while pursuing their course. Wondering how they do it? The University's dedicated courses and recruitment services prepare one for a better future. Aside from this, one has access to fantastic facilities in a vibrant city campus on the South Coast – only 90 minutes from Central London. Chris Chang, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement of UoP opens up about the courses and the recruitment services offered by the University. Excerpts:
What programmes are offered by UoP?
We offer a range of different programmes, but those that are popular with Indian students include our MSc International Business and Management, LLM, MSc Electronic Engineering, MSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Business and Management, MSc International Finance and Banking, Hospitality Management with Tourism, Pharmacy and Computing courses amongst others. However, we are starting to see Indian students opting for courses in Sports Science, Digital Media and Computer Games Technology.
Have you taken any measures to make the admission procedure flexible for Indian students?
We will consider all applications from Indian students wanting to come to the UK to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We won’t just look at grades; if an applicant has relevant work experience or has big ideas, we may offer them a place to study.
In the next few years, as traditional jobs change with a greater focus on AI, communications and robotics, courses like as Cybersecurity and Cybercrime, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Data Science or Big Data, as well as other computer, electronics and IT-related courses will take over and our admission procedure will be ready for this
Chris Chang, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement of University of Portsmouth
Will the rules be more flexible for Indian students seeking jobs in the UK?
Rules for Indian students finding jobs in the UK will depend on our government. With changes in our political environment here in the UK, I imagine that we will start to see more opportunities for our international students to come and work here in the UK after they have graduated, provided they have the skills that employers are looking for.
Does UoP offer placement counselling for its international students?
All our international students get support from our extensive careers and employability service. And with dedicated faculty placement offices, volunteering opportunities and an online jobs board, there are plenty of opportunities to get work experience while you study. Our dedicated Careers and Employability Service has contacts around the local Portsmouth area and the UK to help our students with their CVs, interview techniques and finding that dream placement.
Wide range: UoP is a global university with over 4000 students out of its total population of 23,000 from over 150 countries
Is UoP playing any role in helping students get a work visa after their graduation?
The Careers and Employability Service offers support and advice to our students for up to five years after graduation. However, we can only signpost international students to the correct services to obtain a work visa after their graduation.