Study at University College of Islamabad
Students attend a mix of lectures, and seminars depending on the course. They are required to submit a number of written assignments and take tests each term. They are also required to attend study skills sessions to help them in writing and putting arguments in a concise and coherent manner. Students are encouraged to use all the facilities available for study. The study materials come from the University of London and many other institutions. The students are exposed to an international environment as many students from other countries are also joining the college. Emphasis is also given on extracurricular activities and field trips. The college has many active student societies and clubs.
Lectures play an important role in all courses, but teaching is also carried out in small groups, either tutorials or seminars. Students use these sessions and tutorials to discuss their written work with tutors, consider the arguments raised in source materials and examine general problems of interpretation. Students are expected to submit essays and assignments for marking, subsequent review and discussion: the objective being to develop students’ research, writing and presentation skills. Revision sessions are conducted towards the end of each term to ensure a thorough grasp of the syllabus. Near to examinations students are required to take mock examinations.
The college places great emphasis on the well being of students during their studies. Two or three members of staff are assigned personal tutoring duties. They maintain regular contact with students and keep the principal informed of students’ progress. The college administration helps students in their applications for admission to universities in Pakistan and abroad.