Things to do during summer in UK – Plymouth

Grab your sunscreen and escape with your classmates for summer activities on the beach, from surfing frothy waves to building sandcastles whilst cooling down with ice cream.

Summer is a good season for having a lot of outdoor activities and don’t miss the chance to explore the city around you. Let’s us bring you through the activities that you might miss out or out of your summer to-do-list.

Dive into an underwater world

Head to the National Marine Aquarium for a wander through the world’s oceans. The largest aquarium in the UK and home to over 4,000 Ocean animals, it is easily accessible by public transport. They also offer student discount too, making it even better!

Go for a dip

On the waterfront, you’ll find the stunning Tinside Lido – Plymouth’s art deco outdoor swimming pool. Regularly topping the list of Europe’s best outdoor pools, this is an unmissable attraction. Open during the summer months, this outdoor salt-water swimming pool offers a beautiful surround in which to swim, sunbathe and watch the world go by.

Experience incredible events

The British Firework Championships were started in 1997 by The Event Services Association (TESA), a trade body representing the outdoor events industry in the UK. The displays are best viewed from Plymouth Hoe – and best of all, it’s totally free to attend.

Each year six professional display companies are selected by draw to take part – three on each evening of the event -and every sixth year there is a Champions event when winners from the previous five years (plus the previous Champion-of-Champions winner) return to battle it out for the overall title Champion-of-Champions.

Take to the water

Make the most of being in Britain’s Ocean City by getting out on the water. There’s a huge range of activities you can enjoy at the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre. From sailing to stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking to multi adventure days, to simply enjoying breakfast, coffee, cakes or lunch in The Lookout, there’s something for everyone at the Mount Batten Centre.

Pack a picnic

Head to the Elizabethan Gardens to enjoy quiet, shady seclusion on the Barbican on a hot summer’s day, or take a trip to Plymouth Hoe to enjoy the amazing panorama over the Sound while you tuck into lunch – don’t forget to treat yourself to an ice cream afterwards!

Learn about the marine wildlife

Wembury Marine Centre is part of Devon Wildlife Trust and aims to educate and promote wildlife issues. It is the ideal place to learn about the surrounding area and its wildlife through interactive displays, aquaria and regular rockpool rambles. The Centre also explains the part you can play in keeping Wembury special.The centre runs regular events throughout the season. Including its famous rockpool rambles, educational presentations, walks and art workshops. There is something for everyone!!!!

The Prince Summer Programme

If you wish to spend your summer in the UK then you should consider joining our most extensive and authentic summer programme.

The Prince Summer Programme is unique: It is the only summer programme that includes a preparatory Foundation course, intensive leadership and English language training. It is a 7-week programme that gives you wholesome and fresh learning experiences!

The Prince Summer Programme is split into two parts: Part I and Part II, which occurs across two summers in the UK. Students who complete both Parts will be awarded an NQF Level 3 International Foundation Certificate. Students who only complete one part (Part 1 or Part 2) will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

The Prince Summer Programme provides students with a wide range of opportunities to progress to various highly-ranked universities in the United Kingdom upon the successful completion of the course. Individual universities may specify certain requirements for course progression.

City College Plymouth (CCP) is a tertiary institution and further education college in South West England based at Kings Road, Devonport, Plymouth. The Kings Road Centre is built on the site of the former Devonport Kings Road railway station. It is also a partner college of the University of Plymouth. The college was formerly known as Plymouth College of Further Education and was officially renamed on 1 January 2007.


Course Start Date: 9th Jul 2021

Course End Date : 27th Aug 2021

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UK Scholarships for International Students

Tuition fees for international students vary considerably with the domestic student. If you want to study in the UK, unfortunately it doesn’t come cheap.

So, if you’re looking for more affordable options, here are the UK universities scholarships for international students, based on data from our list. 

UK Universities Scholarships

University of Birmingham

The University grew out of the radical vision of first Chancellor, Joseph Chamberlain. Founded in 1900, Birmingham represented a new model for higher education. This was England’s first civic university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis.


  • £2500 – available for 1st year students on a full time undergraduate degree programme
  • 20 x ‘open scholarships’ worth £5,000 each – available for candidates who already hold an offer from the University of Birmingham to start a full-time programme in MSc International Business/ Financial Management/ Management/ International Accounting and Finance.

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group – an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards, and creating strong links with business and the public sector.


  • £3,000 – Subject-based scholarships for international undergraduate students
  • £2,000 up to £9,000 – Subject-based scholarships for international masters students

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a vibrant Russell Group institution. Alongside world-changing research, offer an unrivaled student experience, an award winning careers and library service, and a campus located in the heart of one of the best student cities.


£1,500 to £5,000 – towards tuition fees are available for students from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

University of East Anglia

The university was awarded a gold ranking in The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017. The voluntary rankings rate institutions gold, silver or bronze and they are designed to give students better information to help them decide what and where to study. One of TEF’s key components is the annual National Student Survey (NSS), which gathers undergraduates’ opinions about their course.


  • £4,000, £6,000 or £10,000 per year of study – Applicants to the International Undergraduate Scholarships will be considered on one of our monthly panels
  • £4,000 – Postgraduate Taught International Excellence Scholarship provide to applicants in possession of a conditional or unconditional offer for a postgraduate taught course

Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast(member of the UK’s Russell Group) was established in 1845 and is the UK’s ninth oldest university. A city-based campus, Queen’s is located in Belfast – named the Number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet, 2017).

The University is committed to delivering a world-class student experience, and has committed to investing £700M into enhancing student support services and facilities, including an annual International Scholarships fund of £1.5M.


  • £2500 – £3000 (Including advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3) – The International Office Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to new International tuition fee students beginning their full-time studies at QUB
  • £2000 – £3000 – The International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship is awarded to new international tuition fee students beginning their full time studies at Queen’s University Belfast. *Queen’s Management School postgraduate taught programmes will not be considered for this scholarship

University of Sheffield

Sheffield has six Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students and its alumni go on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields. In the last decade it has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

The University of Sheffield has links with many global companies including IBM, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce, Fujitsu, Boeing, Siemens and Ernst & Young. These top industry connections bear witness to the university’s cutting-edge research.


  • £2,000 – £2,500 / max 50% OFF – International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2020 offering 50 scholarships worth 50% of tuition fees for each year (subject to a 60% average) of undergraduate degree. Students may be eligible for a scholarship of depending on their course
  • £2,000 – £2,500 / 25% OFF – International Merit Postgraduate Taught Scholarship are offering 125 scholarships worth 25% of tuition fee. Students from selected countries may be eligible for a scholarship

Swansea University

Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.

We have achieved an extraordinary level of success in recent years and our research activity exceeds that of many larger universities yet this has not compromised the friendly and relaxed atmosphere that has always characterised the “Swansea experience”. In our Centenary year, we look forward to continuing to work together to improve lives and the bright future that the next century will bring.


  • Up to £6,000 – Undergraduate International Excellence Scholarship(£4,000 awarded in Year 1 and £2,000 awarded in Year 2 subject to achieving a 65% average)
  • Up to £4,000 – Postgraduate International Excellence Scholarship

University of Liverpool

Associated with nine Nobel Laureates, the University is recognised for its high-quality teaching and research. Our research collaborations extend worldwide and address many of the grand challenges facing mankind today.

Our aim is to support our students as they become highly employable, creative, and culturally rich graduates, with the capacity to find employment that will enable them to be agents for change in a connected world.


  • Up to £2,500 fee reduction – Undergraduate Scholarships and awards for international students (Entry 2020)
  • £2,500 tuition fee reduction – Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship (PGT) rewards high-achieving non-EU international students starting a postgraduate taught master’s programme in 2020

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde has won the coveted title of Times Higher Education University of the Year – the first University to win the award twice. The prestigious accolade was awarded to the University ahead of five other shortlisted institutions and recognises its overall strategy of engaging with business, industry and government, investing in students and developing socially progressive policies.

It is the second time Strathclyde has been named Times Higher Education University of the Year having also won the title in 2012.


  • Awards of £2,000 – Strathclyde Business School Dean’s Excellence Awards (Undergraduate)
  • Scholarship up to £3,000 for different kind of postgraduate course

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.

Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Over 75% of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.


  • £2,000 of funding in your first year – Sussex Undergraduate Scholarship
  • 50% tuition fee reduction – Chancellor’s International Scholarship(available to 25 international postgraduate applicants)

Northumbria University

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.

The University has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today, by putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.


  • £3,000 discount in the first year of their three-year Undergraduate course – Northumbria Undergraduate Global Scholarship(a further £1,500 fee discount for every subsequent year of study)
  • £2,000 fee discount – Northumbria Postgraduate Global Scholarship

University of Huddersfield

Successful, innovative and modern – welcome to the University of Huddersfield

Whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities that’s exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield. Based right in the town centre and at the heart of the local community, we help thousands of people, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year.

We have an impressive record for graduate employment, with 97.3% of our undergraduate and 93.8% of postgraduate students in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17). The University places a great deal of importance on industry experience and therefore 100% of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies.


£2,000 for every year of study – Scholarships for new international Undergraduate and Master’s students

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New local COVID alert levels for England 🦠

The prime minister has announced a new three-tier system of restrictions in England to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Addressing MPs before hosting a Downing Street press conference, he confirmed the levels will be set at medium, high, and very high.

He set out how this new approach will be simpler and standardised, and thanked local leaders who have engaged with the government over the weekend.

The “medium” alert level

This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place. This means:


  • All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-19 Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs.
  • Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am.
  • Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees.
  • Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided the Rule of Six is followed.
  • People must not meet in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors.


  • All areas, excluding those listed below

The “high” alert level

This is for areas with a higher level of infections. This means the following additional measures are in place:


  • People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • People must not meet in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other space.
  • People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.


  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Cheshire East


Greater Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Trafford
  • Wigan
  • Salford
  • Rochdale
  • Oldham



  • Warrington



High Peak – the wards of:

  • Tintwistle
  • Padfield
  • Dinting
  • St John’s
  • Old Glossop
  • Whitfield
  • Simmondley
  • Gamesley
  • Howard Town
  • Hadfield South
  • Hadfield North



  • Blackpool
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Burnley
  • Chorley
  • Fylde
  • Hyndburn
  • Lancaster
  • Pendle
  • Preston
  • Ribble Valley
  • Rossendale
  • South Ribble
  • West Lancashire
  • Wyre

West Yorkshire

  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Kirklees
  • Calderdale
  • Wakefield


South Yorkshire

  • Barnsley
  • Rotherham
  • Doncaster
  • Sheffield


North East

  • Newcastle
  • South Tyneside
  • North Tyneside
  • Gateshead
  • Sunderland
  • Durham
  • Northumberland


Tees Valley

  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Darlington
  • Hartlepool


West Midlands

  • Birmingham
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Wolverhampton
  • Walsall



  • Leicester
  • Oadby and Wigston



  • Nottinghamshire
  • Nottingham City

The “Very High” alert level

This is for areas with a very high level of infections. The Government will set a baseline of measures for any area in this local alert level. Consultation with local authorities will determine additional measures.

The baseline means the below additional measures are in place:


  • Pubs and bars must close, and can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant – which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal. They may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal.
  • Wedding receptions are not allowed.
  • People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor or outdoor setting, whether at home or in a public space. The Rule of Six applies in open public spaces like parks and beaches.
  • People should try to avoid travelling outside the ‘Very High’ area they are in, or entering a ‘Very High’ area, other than for things like work, education, accessing youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if they are in transit.
  • People should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if they are resident in a ‘Very High’ area, or avoid staying overnight in a ‘Very High’ area if they are resident elsewhere.

Liverpool City Region

  • Liverpool
  • Knowsley
  • Wirral
  • St Helens
  • Sefton
  • Halton

Restrictions across Scotland

Until Sunday 25 October, pubs and restaurants can only open inside between 06:00 and 18:00 daily, and they are not allowed to serve alcohol.

They are only allowed to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks, although they can serve alcohol outdoors until 22:00.

Hotel restaurants can serve food after 18:00, but only for residents and without alcohol.

Face coverings are compulsory in indoor communal settings, such as staff canteens and corridors in workplaces.

Already in Scotland, you’re not allowed to meet inside other people’s homes. Up to six people from two different households can meet outdoors, including in private gardens.

However, there’s no limit on the number of children under 12 who can meet or play together outdoors. Young people aged 12 to 18 are exempt from the two-household limit and can meet outdoors in groups of up to six.

Rules in Wales

Pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales have to stop serving alcohol at 22:00. Pubs are required to provide table service only.

Sales of alcohol from off-licences and supermarkets after 22:00 are also banned.

Northern Ireland’s new meeting up rules

People in Northern Ireland can no longer meet anyone who they don’t live with inside their home. There are only limited exceptions.

Pubs, hotel bars and restaurants can stay open until 23:00.

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IBE Pre-sessional Training – Indonesia (16 Oct 2020)

Date : 16/10/2020

Times : (15:00 PM – 16:30 PM WIB) (16:00 PM – 17:30 PM WITA)

Platform : ZOOM

Indonesian IBE Team

Pre-sessional Training:

– Course Structure, Programme Specification/Handbook Understanding
– Examination Format and Grading Scheme