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Transition to Second Year

2019 CourtyardAcademic transition workshops are held in the Winter semester. These workshops explore topics such as what it is like to study at a larger institution, build independence and skills, and available resources.

In addition, every March, advisors from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s come to the Castle to provide you with important academic information and advice before your return to Canada.

In particular, there are 2 different kinds of sessions that are offered:

Choosing Your Major

Do you know what degree program you would like to pursue? Have you chosen a concentration? You will need to decide these things in the upcoming weeks, and the purpose of this session is to introduce you to the pre-registration process at Queen’s. This is particularly important for you because this is the time that you will declare your degree program and concentration for next year as well as selecting your courses afterwards. Because there are several deadlines in the pre-registration process between May and July, it is very important to know when these deadlines are and how to navigate through the self-service student registration system known as SOLUS.

Individual Academic Advising Sessions

Do you know in which program you would like to be? Do you know what courses you want to (or have to) take? Do you have any other academic questions or issues on which you could use some advice? Individual sessions will be scheduled over several days to allow you speak on an individual basis with an academic advisor from the Faculty of Arts and Science. In these sessions, you will be able to review your academic progress, plan your courses for next year, or ask any questions about academics at Queen’s. Queen's Kingston campus advisors will be available to help students with selecting their major for second year.

For academic support while back on main campus please refer to main campus' academic support website.

The Bader International Study Centre (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.
The BISC 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 (BISC). 

**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 International Study Centre
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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