Newcastle University showcase their
The Guardian this week published it's University Guide 2013,
with Newcastle University having seven top ten academic programmes
within their respective league tables. With the University
performing so well, what are the contributing factors to their
"We have brilliant and extraordinary people here at INTO
Newcastle and I don't mind telling people that!"
John Timney, Head of Recruitment for INTO Newcastle University,
believes it's the people that drive up academic performance and
overall student satisfaction.
"You can't fail to be impressed by the qualifications and
experience both in and out of the classroom."
A shining example of INTO Newcastle's quality personnel is the
members of staff who make up the INTO Foundation, Science and
From EAP Coordinators to the Programme Manager, each person
brings with them experience, innovation and an appetite that
students respond to.
over and above the call of
The thought of losing your passport evokes fear into most
international students but when that nightmare becomes a reality,
it is truly terrifying! Zhang Ying Chen, a student from Shanghai,
China studying at INTO Newcastle University, was preparing for the
worst when she misplaced her passport days before she was due to
fly home for Christmas.
Faced with the prospect of spending the holidays alone and
certain that no one would be available to help, Zhang sent a copy
of her passport to INTO Admissions on the off chance that someone
would pick it up. To her surprise, a helping hand was available to
send her an immediate CAS (confirmation of acceptance for studies),
which not only saved her from buying a new ticket but also meant
she could see her family for the first time in months.
When this story emerged recently, Asha Chuang, Regional
Marketing Coordinator for INTO University Partnerships, put a call
out for those who had gone that extra mile in helping out one of
"It was Marta [Glinska] and myself [Shonagh Doig] who did this
looking back over the records. I was sat at my parent's house in
Falkirk uploading the information…how's that for service!"
It's a shame that Tim O'Brien, Director of INTO Knowledge,
didn't have this kind of service when he lost his passport before
the INTO Staff Conference in April. If you have any tips for Tim on
keeping his passport safe, then please feel free to email him with your comments.
Coming up next week...
INTO prepare for the summer rush, survey puts CSU 9th among 221
universities for international students' overall satisfaction and
INTO Manchester take a trip to Alton Towers.