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Living and Learning Environment

Herstmonceux Castle, the home of the Bader International Study Centre, combines the history of one of the UK’s most architecturally significant 15th century castles, with the cutting-edge learning tools of a modern university campus. Small classrooms mean that class sizes are limited, facilitating strong connections between professors and students more akin to a graduate program, and are designed to foster student success.

DryLab2019Our average size of a First Year is 18 and our average Upper Year class size is 10 students. The small class sizes also allow for dialogue and debate which help with the development of your academic skills, such as critical thinking, analysis, and effective writing.

The Castle itself holds the majority of teaching spaces on the 550-acre campus, as well as the library, dining room, social and other learning spaces, creating a collegiate atmosphere and an immersive and integrated living and learning environment.

Located in the county of East Sussex, the setting of some of England’s most important historical events such as the Norman invasion and the Battle of Britain in WWII, the beautiful campus and accessible location provide the perfect backdrop for an immersive Study Abroad experience.

Complementing Herstmonceux Castle is the newly-opened science and innovation lab, situated between the Castle and the student residence. These labs have been purpose built to provide the 21st century labs that students need and expect of a university campus and offers spaces for scientists and innovators to develop their learning.

The student residence, Bader Hall, is a 5-minute walk from the Castle and contains study spaces, meeting spaces, common rooms, a music practice room and adjoins a gym with a small sports hall, cardio and weight rooms.

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Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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