Today, higher education is one of the basic elements of a CV of each person applying for a job. For a large number of Poles living in the UK, studies were only a dream, because the hard financial situation or other random events contributed to the pursuit of a better tomorrow, and thus forced to go beyond the Polish borders. Interview with Prof. Dr. Roman Patora – Rector of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Polish Express: Studying the Internet is one of the greatest opportunities that are available especially for Poles living abroad. Do many Poles living in the UK studying at the Academy of Social Sciences?
Roman Patora: Actually, this type of study system is very popular especially for people who work and have families. Faculty of Social Sciences Academy in London has developed so far more than 1,000 graduates of this number shows great interest in our offer. It is worth noting that a large part of the students is people reaching far beyond the borders of the UK.
How does the selection procedure and what directions are the most successful in your University?
The recruitment procedure is very simple. Students without leaving home have the opportunity to make online recruitment on the basis of which generate documents and refer to the signature by the student. Of course, we have an office on site in London, therefore, anyone interested prospective student has the possibility of coming and submission of documents on the spot.
The most popular enjoy the direction of the management due to the amount of available modern specialization so that students have the opportunity to learn modern management methods and techniques used by today’s enterprises.
What are your policies and evaluation in the semester that students must meet the criteria to join the examination session?
The procedure for assessment is the same as for all Polish Universities. As a rule, the specific subject consists of two phases of exercises and a final examination. The bottom line is that the student scored on the basis of this exercise is to be accepted for examination in a given subject.
If you do not pass, one of the course the student has the opportunity to approach the course exam.
Do students – as stationary at universities – can apply for a scholarship?
Of course, every student has the right to apply for a scholarship, depending on the needs of university offers scholarships for people with disabilities, social grants on account of low income and Rector scholarships awarded for academic performance. Required documents consist of students once a year, while scholarships are awarded for the whole academic year.
What would the Polish Open University award winning Polish Choice?
Without a doubt, the Polish Choice Award is a prestigious distinction, because it donated by the Polish community appreciates our voices functioning on the British market, but above all, it is a confirmation that there is demand for the services offered by the University.