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  • Welcome to the BISC!

    Welcome to the BISC!

    The Bader International Study Centre is the UK campus of Queen's University, Canada - based at historic Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex.

  • ELOs

    Leave the classroom behind!

    Our exciting Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are a feature of every program that we offer. Learn by going! Visit museums, galleries, or take a guided tour through the streets of London.

    The BISC firmly believes in learning that goes beyond the classroom.

  • Programs

    Choose the program that suits you

    First Years can spend a full year at the castle in our Arts, Science, or Con-Ed streams. Upper Years can take advantage of our course clusters in the Fall, Summer, or Winter terms.

    All students benefit from our small class sizes and personal contact with our professors.

  • Campus

    A vibrant, friendly campus

    All students live on the castle estate itself in our Hall of Residence, Bader Hall. The BISC is a small community that prides itself on its sense of inclusiveness and diversity. And with over 30 ratified student clubs, there's no excuse not to get involved!

    Find us on Twitter @QueensBISC #BISCLife

  • Castle

    A unique Study Abroad opportunity

    The 15th century castle of Herstmonceux will be your classroom. Nestled in the English countryside, with easy transport links to Brighton and London, the BISC is your gateway to the UK and beyond. Apply today!


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Student Government runs through Fall and Winter terms each year with its main purpose being to assist in establishing a cohesive student body as well as enabling good working connections between students, faculty and staff.

Student Government works closely with Student Services and is encouraged to run events for the student body throughout the academic year, with Student Services acting as advisors who will help to facilitate. Many of the activities that Government has carried out facilitate peer-based community building, such as:

  • Theme Nights
  • Charity Auctions
  • Yearbook

In addition Government fosters Community Involvement by connecting students to external organisations and parties. At the end of the year, Student Government is asked to consider leaving behind a legacy on behalf of the student body.

Student Government consists of an elected body, with a:

  • President*
  • Vice President*
  • Musicians in Residence Representative*
  • Representatives from each of Bader Hall’s corridors
  • Upper Year Representative(s)

Corridor Representatives and the Upper Year Rep will further be appointed into representative roles to advocate and improve connections between students and departments in areas specific to the BISC, such as:

  • Minibus Representative
  • Food Representative
  • Sports Representative
  • Entertainments Representative
  • Friends of Herstmonceux Representative

Government members are expected to attend an initial training session as well as weekly meetings - the day and time of which will decided by the elected Government in accordance with elected members’ schedules. They will also take responsibility for Government-led activities. Each meeting will be attended by a member of Student Services Management, who acts as advisor providing institutional knowledge as well as ensuring that events conform to Health and Safety regulations and are feasible for the fit and purpose of the institution and grounds.

*These members must be studying at the BISC for the entire academic year.



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Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
Fax: +44 1323 834499
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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
Fax: (613) 533-6810
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