Pre-arrival Programme




The Pre-arrival Programme is an online informative course, designed primarily for Preliminary Year students prior to the beginning of the autumn semester. It provides you with essential information about study and life at UNNC. You will be able to start the course once you have received the offer package.


Explore the differences between life and studying between high school and university

The video demonstrates 24 hours in the life of a student in her high school and in UNNC. 



Aims of this programme

The Pre-arrival Programme aims to

  • Introduce you to the academic experience and living environment of a British university.
  • Help you to achieve a smooth transition from high school to university.


What can be learnt from this course?

By taking the time to complete the course, you will

  • Learn the differences between life and studying between high school and university
  • Learn what to expect inside and outside the classroom
  • Develop skills and strategies for academic success
  • Find out more about the campus culture at UNNC
  • Feel prepared and confident to start your university



The Pre-arrival Programme covers:

  • An Introduction to the Preliminary Year Programme: Discover what to expect in your first year, including an overview of the courses, assessments, reading lists, timelines and other relevant information about your first-year study.
  • Academic Transition: Familiarize yourself with academic study at UNNC, including academic writing, reading, listening, and note-taking. We will share strategies and skills for academic success and provide additional relevant resources to support your learning journey.
  • Technological Transition: Learn about the essential e-learning tools and applications you will use at UNNC, and discover useful websites that will help you succeed in your studies.
  • Personal Growth: Learn how to be an independent and responsible university student and develop a positive growth mindset. Reflect on the strategies and techniques you use for better personal management.
  • Student Support: Get to know CELE's excellent student support mechanisms and how we can assist you both academically and personally.
  • University Life: Embrace UNNC's social cultures and learn how to build meaningful relationships with your peers and tutors. Explore the diverse range of extra-curricular activities that can help you grow both academically and personally. 


How to access

The 2024 Pre-arrival Programme will be available from the middle of August 2024. Please follow CELE's WeChat account for more information. 

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If you have any enquiries about the pre-arrival arrangements, please contact:

Sophie Zhao

Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext.8811