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Pre-Sessional English course EU students Our intensive four-week Pre-Sessional English course helps to prepare international students for study at QMU. It also provides students with the opportunity to settle into life here at QMU and to establish friendships with other students before the beginning of the semester. The Scottish Government has announced plans to honour the fee status of all EU students starting their studies from 2019/20. This means that all eligible non-UK EU citizens who come to Scotland to study for a postgraduate degree in 2019/20 should be able to apply for a postgraduate tuition fee loan. Please see the SAAS website www.saas. gov.uk for further details and policy updates. This course will be extremely useful for students wishing to develop their academic and language skills before beginning their studies. It will also build their confidence in using English in an academic environment and enable them to understand more about the cultural and study environment at a UK university. There is a strong practical element with an emphasis on student participation. Students prepare for and deliver a presentation in their subject area, participate in seminar discussions and conduct research for a written assignment, which is submitted in the final week. Quick facts MORE INFO: W: www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/ international-students/ E: international@qmu.ac.uk T: +44 (0)131 474 0099 Opportunities for practising these skills are integrated throughout the programme. Academic reading and writing skills are also developed and practised. The main areas covered include: • planning and writing academic essays; • reading and writing critically; • conducting effective research; • using evidence to support claims; • giving presentations; • listening to lectures and taking notes; •  articipating effectively in seminars, p and • improving vocabulary and grammar. In addition to our four-week course, we also offer a 12-week Pre-Sessional English course for students who require a longer period of English language preparation prior to their university studies. Please see our website at www. qmu.ac.uk/study-here/student-services/ effective-learning-service-els/pre- sessional-courses/ 27 We have a diverse student population with people coming from over 90 countries. You can benefit from living and studying in one of Europe’s most stunning capital cities.