From arrival through to graduation, the support services at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China are provided to ensure your well-being.
Your own high street
Conveniently located amongst the student accommodation, is the University high street. The high street is home to a number of outlets which include a coffee shop, restaurant, two small supermarkets, a fruit store, nut store, gift shop, hair salon, opticians, book store, travel agents, mobile phone store, ATM, and post office.
Close by to campus there is 'Sunday Plaza', a strip with a number of shops and restaurants. A 15-minute walk from campus, there are several restaurants and a supermarket and other shops. A Metro supermarket and Wanda World Mall featuring a Wal-Mart, cinemas, restaurants and clothing shops are a 10 minute bus ride from the campus. Check out the city life pages for more information on shopping and dining.
The International Office coordinates the Welcome Programme and airport coach pick-up service for new international students. The Welcome Programme orientation events are completely free and are held in the week after registration.
The International Office also support students in immigration matters, police registration, health checks upon arrival and opening a bank account. The International Office coordinates the University's Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities.
The Welcome Programme combines practical events and social activities. It's an excellent opportunity to meet new friends from across the world , as well as members of staff at the University.
You'll have the opportunity to settle in to your new surroundings whilst completing some useful tasks such as opening a bank account.
In each Division students are assigned a personal tutor. Personal Tutor's are responsible for monitoring the progress and welfare of students. You should feel free to discuss any issues of an academic or personal nature that may be bothering you.
The first meeting with your tutor is usually during Welcome Week. It will give you the opportunity to find out more about the role of your tutor and how to contact him or her. You will also have the chance to find out more about how your Division works.
Students can provide feedback on their views of teaching and the content of the modules they take, through participation in school-based Learning Community Fora (LCF), and by formal Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) and Student Evaluation of Modules (SEM) processes.
Learning Community Fora
Each Division has at least one Learning Community Forum (LCF) which meets at least once per semester. Its main role is to ensure that student views are included in course review procedures and that students have a channel, via a student representative, to express any concerns about their course of study, or the services provided by the university.
Student Evaluation of Teaching and Modules (SET and SEM)
Students are normally asked to complete questionnaires for the modules they attend near the end of each semester. This invites feedback about module structure and content, teaching methods, student activities and learning experiences in the class. The information on modules is fed into a regular review process of modules and degree programmes.
The University has it's own Health Clinic on campus with both doctors and nurses. This offers student's a doorstep port of call for any illnesses they may incur. The clinic is able to make referrals to any of the larger hospitals in Ningbo should they need to. These include:
Li Hui Li Hospital: 57 Xingning Road, 0574-87392290
Ningbo No.1 Hospital:90 Xianxue Street, 0574-87294181
Ningbo No.2 Hospital:41 Xibei Street, 0574-87355343
University Counseling Service
The University Counseling Service is a professional service available to all registered students and to all members of staff at no cost. Counselling is available in both English and Chinese. For further information go to University Counseling Service.
Student Affairs Office
The Student Affairs Office serves all students on campus. It provides help to students, allowing them to enjoy university life the campus environment. If you have any questions or concerns you can address them to your student affairs assistant.
The Vis-a-vis programme is run alongside the Welcome Programme and then all year long, with monthly events for first-year students. Set up as a ‘buddy' system, new students are matched with continuing students in order to help them settle in and develop a good social and supportive network. Vis-a-vis is run by students, for students.