mgr Dorota Kwiatkowska-Bagniuk
Erasmus Programme Coordinator
University College of Pedagogy in Bialystok,
Al. Jana Pawła II 91
15-703 Białystok, Poland
phone: +4885 7420199 ext.17, fax. +4885 7442600
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT OUR COLLEGE
Incoming students will receive orientation week, individual counseling, social and cultural programme and information about the College rules, course timetables, libraries, facilities andt living in Poland. We are in the process of forming a mentoring system in the College which is to unite Polish students (buddies) willing to assist the incoming ones and help them to settle in new environment and integrate with the local student community. Administrative and academic contact persons will be available during the whole of mobility period both for students and academic staff.
Free Polish language courses (for beginners - A1 level, for more advanced students: A2, B1 levels, acc.to CEFR) will be available at the College for incoming students and staff with a min. of 2M mobility period. Our idea is to teach at least basics of Polish so that students can communicate in everyday situations. 2 ECTS credits will be allocated to the language courses.
ACADEMIC CREDIT SYSTEM
University College of Pedagogy in Bialystok has applied the ECTS academic transfer system; therefore it has transparent recognition procedures. The College ensures full implementation of ECTS as a common tool to guarantee the quality of mobility activities. The system assumes that 60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of the academic year. The ECTS weighting for a module is a measure of the student input required for that module, based on factors such as the number of contact hours, the amount of written or oral assessment exercises, class preparation and individual study time, examinations, etc. One ECTS point is earned by a total courseload of 30 hours of work. Methodology to allocate credits to course units: the sum of academic contact hours and hours of individual student workload is divided by coefficient 30 - gives the number of credits per unit.