Upper Year Winter - Global Gateways

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Engage with the world around you in meaningful, transformative ways

Take advantage of career-ready workshops, bespoke academic and personal support, exciting social events, visiting speakers, clubs and sports. 

Highlights of the Upper Year Winter Program:Alert Box

  • Earn 15.0 units (five courses) at Queen’s University’s international campus based at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex.

  • Be part of a small, vibrant community, where all members are encouraged and supported to fulfil their academic potential and discover their place in the world.

  • Benefit from small class sizes offering you graduate-style contact with your instructors.

  • Our outstanding embedded experiential and active learning program and career-ready workshops encourage you to develop the skills you need to succeed through active participation and personal contact with primary sources.

  • Expand your global network for possible internships, volunteering opportunities, graduate school placements and future careers.

  • Benefit from one-on-one access to expert supervisors in your field.

  • Our on-site professional staff, including a full-time Student Success & Learning Development Advisor, offer academic skills-building sessions to help you plan your studies and manage your time effectively.

Go beyond the classroom

UY Winter GeneralIn addition to lectures and guest speakers, students studying at Bader College have the added benefits of experiential learning opportunities that take them out into the local area and beyond to see their studies in action. At the Castle, special emphasis is placed on learning by doing. Our outstanding experiential and active learning program and career-ready workshops encourage you to develop the skills you need to succeed through active participation and personal contact with primary sources, outside of a traditional classroom environment.

The Bader College experience is deliberately international and intercultural, to help you develop an understanding of what it means to be part of a globalized world. You will have opportunities to travel independently, with London being within two hours of the campus.

The Winter Term includes a five-day mid-term trip, where you will have the opportunity  both to engage in experiential learning and take on your own personal exploration. In previous terms our students have experienced cities like Oxford, Liverpool, and Edinburgh on their mid-term trips.

Upper Year Winter Courses of Instruction:




Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections.

Experiential learning and mid-term trips displayed here are indicative and may change subject to operational and/or academic requirements.

Queen's students: Grades will show on your Queen's University transcript and count towards your CUM GPA.

Non-Queen's students: Following the grade release date you can request a transcript from the University Registrar. Transcripts will be sent automatically to students from partner universities.

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