UK University Tour 10 day tour - SEk catalunya

SEK Catalunya are proud to announce our 2017 winter university tour programme exclusively for current students. This programme will give your child the opportunity to visit 5 top 30 ranked universities in the UK over a 10 day period. They will get VIP tours of the university campuses, speak with current International students, and explore the local area to get a real feel for the location. They will also be given the opportunity to speak with admissions staff at the universities who will be able to tell them the exact requirements they need to apply for their chosen courses.

Trip Overview

10 Days & 9 Nights

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Newcastle / Opening Ceremony
  • Day 2 - Tour of Historical & Science Museums / Tour of Newcastle
  • Day 3 - Gravity Force & Metro Centre
  • Day 4 - Tour of Durham University
  • Day 5 - Tour of Leeds University
  • Day 6 - Tour of Manchester University
  • Day 7 - Tour of Glasgow University
  • Day 8 - Tour of Edinburgh University
  • Day 9 - Walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Day 10 - Fly home

Welcome to Newcastle

Day 1 - Arrive in Newcastle

On the first day you will be transported by luxury coach to your hotel. The students can take some rest at their accommodation and prepare for the opening presentation and evening meal.

Daily Schedule :

  • Morning - Arrival
  • Afternoon - The students will get the opportunity to spend a few hours resting and getting themselves sorted for the evening's events.
  • Evening - Introductory presentation, taking the students through what they will be learning, doing and seeing throughout their stay. From there the students will be taken out for dinner.

Day 2 - Tour of Historical & Scientific Museums / Tour of Newcastle

As part of the 10 day tour, we want to ensure the students get a real feel for the culture and history of the cities they are visiting. On their second day, they will be visiting all the museums Newcastle has to offer & also have the chance to see some of the infamous bridges Newcastle is known for.

Daily Schedule :

  • 8am - Meet for breakfast in hotel restaurant
  • 9am - Meet in hotel lobby to head to visit the Great North museum & Discovery museum
  • 12pm - Lunch at the Centre for Life
  • 1pm - The students will then have the opportunity to take a tour of what the centre of life has to offer, including their planetarium, 4D motion ride, current exhibitions and much more
  • 3:30pm - Head back to the hotel for some rest before dinner in the evening.
  • 6pm - Meet in the hotel lobby to head to the Newcastle Quayside so the students have the chance to see the Millennium Bridge and the Tyne bridge at night
  • 7pm - Evening meal at The six restaurant on the top of the Baltic museum

Day 3 - Trip to Beamish open air museum

http://www.beamish.org.uk/

Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum is an open-air museum located at Beamish, near the town of Stanley, County Durham, England. The museum's guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century.

Much of the restoration and interpretation is specific to the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, together with portions of countryside under the influence of industrial revolution in 1825. On its 350 acres estate it utilises a mixture of translocated, original and replica buildings; a huge collection of artefacts, working vehicles and equipment; as well as livestock and costumed interpreters.

The museum has received a number of awards since it opened its present site to visitors in 1972 and has been influential on other "living museums". It is a significant educational resource, and helps to preserve some traditional north-country and rare livestock breeds.

Daily Schedule :

  • 8am - Meet in hotel Restaurant for Breakfast
  • 9am - Meet in Lobby to head to Beamish
  • 10am - Arrive in Beamish for tour of the Museum, visiting first the Colliery, 1900's pit village & the 1940's farm
  • 12pm - Break for lunch
  • 1pm - Continue tour of the Museum, getting the old fashioned tram to the 1820's area of the museum, the 1900's village, the old time school and much more
  • 4pm - Meet at the front entrance of the museum to head back to the hotel
  • 5pm - Rest for the evening in the hotel
  • 7pm - Dinner at the Botanist

Day 4 - Tour of Durham University

https://www.dur.ac.uk/

  • Durham University: QS University ranking: 61

Durham University is located university in Durham, North East England, with a second campus in nearby Stockton-on-Tees. It was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It was one of the first universities to commence tuition in England for more than 600 years and claims to be the third oldest university in England.

The university is currently ranked 5th to 6th by recent national league tables of the British universities and in the top 100 in two of the three major global tables. Durham was judged to have the best quality of student life in the country in the inaugural Lloyds Bank rankings and has never been out of the top three.

Current and emeritus academics include 14 Fellows of the Royal Society, 17 Fellows of the British Academy, 14 Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences, 5 Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2 Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts and 2 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Durham graduates have long used the Latin post-nominal letters Dunelm after their degree, from Dunelmensis (of, belonging to, or from Durham)

  • 6-8am - Breakfast
  • 9am - Assemble in the lobby of your hotel where you will be picked up and taken to Durham university for a VIP tour of the campus and to a meet & greet with current International students and staff who will give tips & advice on the admissions process and how to successfully apply.
  • 12pm - Break for lunch. You will dine in the university canteen with other students.
  • 1pm - Explore Durham city centre and look at some typical student accommodations
  • 4pm - Head to Leeds
  • 6pm - Check in to Hotel and head out for dinner

Day 5 - Tour of Leeds University

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/

  • University of Leeds: QS university ranking : 93

The University of Leeds is a redbrick university located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, established in 1831. Originally named the Yorkshire College of Science and later simply the Yorkshire College, it incorporated the Leeds School of Medicine and became part of the federal Victoria University alongside Owens College (which eventually became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904, a royal charter, created in 1903, was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 31,790 students, the seventh largest university in the UK (out of 166). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham University and Edinburgh University) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had a total income of £634.9 million in 2015/16, of which £128.3 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £67.7 million (2015–16), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

For 2016-17, Leeds is ranked nationally between 13th (Times and Sunday Times) and 16th (The Guardian; The Complete University Guide). Internationally, the university is ranked as the 32nd best in Europe and globally ranked 93rd in the 2016-17 QS World University Rankings. Leeds was ranked top three in the UK and top 20 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016), also ranked as the 5th most targeted British university by the UK's top graduate employers in 2016-17. Leeds was ranked 10th in the UK for research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the best result in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. The university was named the 2017 Sunday Times University of the Year, having been runner-up in 2016.

Notable alumni include former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, American actor Chris Pine, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

Daily Schedule :

  • 6am - 8am - Breakfast
  • 9am - Assemble in the lobby of your hotel where you will be picked up and taken to the University of Leeds for a VIP tour of the campus and to a meet & greet with current International students and staff who will give tips & advice on the admissions process and how to successfully apply.
  • 12pm - Break for lunch. You will dine in the university canteen with other students.
  • 1pm - Explore Leeds city centre and look at some typical student accommodations
  • 4pm - Head to Manchester
  • 5:30pm - Check in to hotel and rest before evening meal
  • 7pm - Dinner out in Manchester

Day 6 - Tour of Manchester University

www.manchester.ac.uk/

  • Manchester University: QS University ranking: 33

The University of Manchester (UoM) is a public research university in the city of Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (renamed in 1966, est. 1956 as Manchester College of Science and Technology) which had its ultimate origins in the Mechanics' Institute established in the city in 1824 and the Victoria University of Manchester founded by charter in 1904 after the dissolution of the federal Victoria University (which also had members in Leeds and Liverpool), but originating in Owens College, founded in Manchester in 1851.

The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2014/15, the university had 38,590 students and 10,400 staff, making it the second largest university in the UK

The University of Manchester is ranked 33rd in the world by QS World University Rankings 2015-16. In the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester is ranked 41st in the world and 5th in the UK. In an employability ranking published by Emerging in 2015, where CEOs and chairmen were asked to select the top universities which they recruited from, Manchester placed 24th in the world and 5th nationally.

The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel laureates among its past and present students and staff, the fourth-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university.

Daily Schedule :

  • 6-8am - Breakfast
  • 9am - Assemble in the lobby of your hotel where you will be picked up and taken to Manchester university for a VIP tour of the campus and to a meet & greet with current International students and staff who will give tips & advice on the admissions process and how to successfully apply.
  • 12pm - Break for Lunch. You will dine in the university canteen with other students.
  • 1.30pm - Explore Manchester city centre and look at some typical student accommodations
  • 3.30pm - Travel to Glasgow and check in hotel
  • 6:30pm - Dinner out in Glasgow

Day 7 - Tour of Glasgow University

http://www.gla.ac.uk/

  • Glasgow University: QS University ranking: 62

The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. It was founded in 1451. Along with the University of Edinburgh, the University was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century.

Originally located in the city's High Street, since 1870 the main University campus has been located at Gilmore hill in the West End of the city. Additionally, a number of university buildings are located elsewhere, such as the University Marine Biological Station Millport on the Island of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde and the Crichton Campus in Dumfries. As of 2014/15, the University had 19,160 undergraduate and 7,655 postgraduate students.

Daily Schedule :

  • 6-8am - Breakfast
  • 9am - Assemble in the lobby of your hotel where you will be picked up and taken to Glasgow university for a VIP tour of the campus and to a meet & greet with current International students and staff who will give tips & advice on the admissions process and how to successfully apply.
  • 12pm - Break for Lunch. You will dine in the university canteen with other students.
  • 1.30pm - Explore Glasgow city centre and look at some typical student accommodations
  • 4pm - Travel to Edinburgh
  • 6pm - Head out for Dinner

Day 8 - Tour of Edinburgh University

www.ed.ac.uk/

  • Edinburgh University: QS University ranking: 21

The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. The University of Edinburgh was ranked 17th and 21st in the world by the 2014–15 and 2015-16 QS rankings.

The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual centre during the Age of Enlightenment, and helped give the city the nickname of the Athens of the North. Alumni of the university include some of the major figures of modern history, including physicist James Clerk Maxwell, naturalist Charles Darwin, philosopher David Hume, mathematician Thomas Bayes, surgeon Joseph Lister, signatories of the American declaration of independence James Wilson, John Witherspoon and Benjamin Rush, inventor Alexander Graham Bell, first president of Tanzania Julius Nyerere, and a host of famous authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.M. Barrie and Sir Walter Scott. Associated people include 20 Nobel Prize winners, 2 Turing Award winners, 1 Abel Prize winner, 1 Fields Medal winner, 2 Pulitzer Prize winner, 3 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom.

Daily Schedule :

  • 6-8am - Breakfast
  • 9am - Assemble in the lobby of your hotel where you will be picked up and taken to Edinburgh university for a VIP tour of the campus and to a meet & greet with current International students and staff who will give tips & advice on the admissions process and how to successfully apply.
  • 12pm - Break for Lunch. You will dine in the university canteen with other students.
  • 1pm - Explore Edinburgh city centre and look at some typical student accommodations
  • 4.30pm - Return to hotel
  • 6pm - Head out for dinner

Day 9 - Walking tour of Edinburgh

As part of the students tour, they will get the opportunity to go on a walking tour of Edinburgh. An Edinburgh native, in full kilt dress, will take them around all of the famous landmarks and explain the history behind them. He will also resight some poetry by the infamous Robert Burns, take the students to see the famous hills, the areas royalty have stayed and much more.

Daily Schedule :

  • 9am - Meet in hotel lobby for Breakfast
  • 10am - start the walking tour
  • 1pm - Stop for traditional Scottish lunch
  • 2pm - Continue Walking tour
  • 4pm - Head back to the hotel to rest before evening meal
  • 6:30pm - Meet in Lobby to head for dinner
  • 7pm - Dinner at the Witchery in Edinburgh town centre & visit the Edinburgh castle at night

Day 10 - Head back to Spain

Daily Schedule :

  • 6am - Meet in hotel lobby for breakfast & check out
  • 7am - Head back to Newcastle Airport
  • 9am - Travel home

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