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Are accommodation options provided to students coming from other cities?

Yes. DEI College undertakes to find a residence for students who do not live permanently in Thessaloniki.

Are studies completed entirely in Greece?

Yes. The undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered through DEI College are completed in Thessaloniki.

What about deferment from military service?

DEI College undertakes the preparation of the documents required for deferment from military service.

What are the College’s English language requirements?

The English language requirements vary depending on the programme and the level of study (postgraduate or undergraduate). DEI College offers language preparation for free and provides English support courses throughout the year.

Which is the College Policy on Student Conduct?

Student Conduct Policy

  1. PRINCIPLES OF GOOD CONDUCT

DEI College welcomes a diverse community of students and staff and embraces equality, dignity and shared mutual respect, in a positive environment where all can feel valued and supported. This environment encompasses not just activities on campus, but also in clinical or other work placements, field trips or sporting activity, or other activities where students are learning away from the campus or are representing the College.

As a community we are committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation, where all members of our community and others are treated with respect and dignity, and do not face discrimination, bullying or harassment with regard to any aspect of their identity, such as age, disability, gender (including gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity), ethnicity (including race, colour or nationality), religion or belief (including non-belief) or sexual orientation. DEI College does not tolerate discrimination of any kind, in any form.

DEI College is very clear that our community exists in the digital world, as well as the physical world, and that harassment, discrimination and bullying can take place online and in social media as much as they can face to face. What people write on social media is no different to any other form of expression, and students are expected to recognise this in their conduct.

All students give an undertaking at enrolment to abide by the rules and regulations of the College, including those relating to conduct and discipline. This Policy outlines how DEI College expects members of its student community to behave, and outlines what it considers to be unacceptable behaviour on the part of students. It is a partner document to the College Disciplinary Procedure, which describes the process used where there is concern that the behaviour of a student or students does not meet the expectations of this Policy.

  1. MISCONDUCT

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which does not cause risk, distress or fear to others, hinder the College’s proper operation, or damage its reputation. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not normally be accepted as a mitigating factor or excuse for misconduct, and may be regarded as an aggravating factor. Examples of misconduct include (but are not limited to):

Physical misconduct: unwanted physical contact, pushing, punching, kicking, spitting etc.

Sexual misconduct: engaging in, or attempting to engage in, sexual activity without consent, making or sharing intimate images without consent, unwanted touching or sexual comments, unwanted or inappropriate display of the body. Facilitating such behaviour by others (for example, by spiking drinks). Degrading or humiliating victims of sexual violence.

Harassment: controlling or coercive behaviour, stalking and following. Sexual, homophobic, transphobic, racial, physical or any other harassment against someone due to their belonging or perceived belonging or association to protected characteristics. Behaviour which causes fear or distress to others; threatening, abusive, disorderly or unreasonable behaviour; behaviour which contravenes the College’s principles of dignity and respect or is a form of harassment or bullying, or which creates a hostile environment for another. This includes postings, comments and other actions on social media, including within private groups, and includes, for example, publication of digital or other images with or without text, intended to demean the victim.

Abusive behaviour: making threats, acting in an intimidating or hostile way, use of inappropriate language.

Property: causing damage to the property of members of the College community or of the College. Theft. Unauthorised entry to College property, or misuse of College facilities, including IT networks.Health and Safety: any action or knowing omission likely to cause injury to any person or impairing the health and safety of the premises or its occupants, or contravening College policies on Health Safety and the Environment, or government or public health policies, regulation and guidance on public health protection, for example, breaching self-isolation.Drugs: the possession or supply of illegal drugs. The possession or supply of prescription drugs which are not prescribed to you, or to the person supplied to.

Disruption: disruption of academic, administrative, sporting, social or other activities of the College, or of the legitimate activities of members of the College community. Behaviour which interferes with freedom of speech, thought, action or enquiry of any other student or member of staff or lawful visitor to the College. Behaviour that could cause damage to the reputation of the College. Failure to disclose name and/or student ID to an employee of the College when it is reasonable to require such information, or impersonation of another student/using their identity at any time or requesting/facilitating someone else to impersonate a student. Interfering with a disciplinary investigation, for example by the destruction of evidence or the intimidation of witnesses, or by retaliation for disciplinary allegations, or making vexatious or malicious conduct allegations.

Dishonesty: fraud, deceit, deception, dishonesty or misappropriation of College funds or assets, misuse or falsification of any records or documents held by the College (including falsification of qualifications or other requirements for admission to the College, or of attendance monitoring of any student by the College), its staff, students or visitors, or any improper access to, transmission, use, or disclosure of computerised or other data held by the College or accessible though College equipment or networks. Actions designed to deceive the College in its business operations. Offering or giving money, gifts or other incentives to any employee of the College with the intention of inducing that employee to perform her/his job improperly or to reward her/him for doing so. Encouraging or inducing other students to commit academic misconduct, or to facilitate them in doing so.

Initiation Ceremonies: initiation ceremonies are not permitted by the College. This means any joining event designed to make participants behave in a way that might reasonably be perceived as humiliating, demeaning or degrading, to drink excessive amounts of alcohol or to take other substances (illegal or otherwise), or to make the participants behave in a way that would bring the College into disrepute.

Criminality: conduct which constitutes a criminal offence, where one or more of the following apply:

 

    1. the conduct took place on or in the vicinity of College premises, or in placement or while on other official College activity;

    2. affected or concerned other members of the College;

    3. creates a risk for other members of the College community;

    4. damages or threatens the reputation of the College;

    5. is an offence of dishonesty, where a student holds an office of responsibility within the College.

 

Failure to declare any criminal convictions acquired while at College, as outlined in the College’s terms and conditions of enrolment.

 

Procedural: A breach of any other College Rules, Regulations, Codes of Conduct or Procedures, or any failure to comply with any ruling or instruction made as a result of disciplinary proceedings, whether formal or informal, or misconduct committed when the student is already in receipt of an active formal reprimand.

  1. PRINCIPLES OF DEALING WITH MISCONDUCT

Allegations of misconduct are dealt with through the Student Disciplinary Procedure. They may be dealt with informally, formally but locally within Faculty or Service, or at College level.

On the basis of a risk assessment, the College may suspend reported students against whom allegations are made on a precautionary basis, pending disciplinary proceedings. This is not a determination of guilt, it is a way of managing risk until the facts are clear. This suspension may be from placement, from teaching, from the campus, or from all of those activities. Wellbeing support will remain available to students who are under suspension.

If allegations are proven, the College has a range of sanctions it can choose to apply, from warnings through to expulsion from the College. Students have a right of appeal within the Procedure, and may take their case to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education if they remain dissatisfied.

The Student Disciplinary Procedure is not a criminal process, and will not seek to establish whether a student has committed a criminal offence. Instead, it seeks to establish whether a student has committed misconduct under this Policy. Where an allegation of misconduct is a criminal offence that is being dealt with by the police and criminal justice system, the College will liaise with the police to ensure that its actions do not prejudice that other process. However, the College may take disciplinary action in parallel, and can investigate misconduct which might be criminal but where the victim has chosen not to report it to the police.

At all points in a misconduct investigation, DEI College will support the reporting student, the reported student, and any witnesses. The process will take into account any relevant reasonable adjustments.

What programmes are provided at DEI College?

To view the curricula provided at DEI College at an undergraduate level, follow this link whereas for the postgraduate programmes visit this link.

How long does the study last?

The attendance at all undergraduate programmes lasts 3 years, while the postgraduate courses last from 1 to 2 years.

How are the degrees of these programmes different from those obtained by students studying in the UK?

Degrees obtained through DEI College do not differ from the degrees obtained after studying in UK.

Are the degrees provided through DEI College recognized?

Degrees provided through DEI College meet the requirements for recognition by the Greek State. In particular the degrees are recognized by the body of the Recognition of Professional Rights Council (SAEP) in accordance to the Article 1 of Law 4093/2012.

Can I study Law at DEI College and finish my studies without leaving Greece?

Studies in Law programmes, as well as in other DEI College courses, are completed exclusively in Greece. Students do not have to stay abroad.

Can I study in programmes that are academically supervised by the LSE?

At DEI College you can study Finance, Business, Financial and Social Sciences at the University of London. The LSE undertakes the task of the academic supervision of the above courses.

What is the registration process and entry requirements?

The registration process and entry requirements vary according to the programme. Mainly the minimum requirement is the Lyceum Certificate and basic English knowledge.

What is the DEI supervision process by the partner universities?

The operation conditions and the curriculum regulations provided by DEI College are determined by the collaborating universities. Annual and periodic reviews take place concerning the assessment of students’ examinations and assignments, as well as the accreditation of educational staff qualifications, facilities and proper and lawful functioning of the college according to the strict academic standards determined by the state of UK.

Can I transfer from one educational institution to another?

Yes. Under certain conditions, that vary by programme, students of Greek or foreign institutions are allowed to join a corresponding year of study.

What are the Foundation Courses?

Foundation Courses are specialized preparatory study programmes for students who wish to get ready for their undergraduate studies in Great Britain.

Who are they for?

They are addressed to high school graduates or high school students wishing to start their studies in Great Britain to obtain a Bachelor Degree in a university of their choice.

Are there foundation courses at DEI College for all areas of specialization?

DEI College offers preparatory programmes for all areas of specialization. Each curriculum is carefully designed to prepare the candidate according to the chosen field of study.

What is the process to apply to UK universities?

The candidate should first visit our offices for a discussion with the Academic Advisor. After deciding on the field of study and tackling any economic or geographical constraints, research will take place to identify available universities and positions. DEI College will undertake the application procedures to the British Universities. What follows is the process of finding accommodation and the completion of student loan application, undertaken by DEI College.

When can I apply to UK universities?

Applications can be prepared throughout the year before starting the studies. However, for the best possible outcome, candidates will have to start the process as early as possible.

Should High School attendance be completed in order to start attending the Foundation Programme?

No graduation from High School is required to start attending preparatory courses. The attendance at the Foundation Courses can take place at the same time, as the course is tailored to the needs of each candidate.

How long do studies in the UK last?

Studying at UK universities to acquire a Bachelors degree lasts 3 years, while in Scotland 4 years.

How much will my tuition fees cost?

University tuition fees in England range from £ 8,500 to £ 9,000 per year.

Is there a funding for my tuition fees?

Tuition fees are entirely covered by the student loan offered by the UK Government to European students who study for their first degree, regardless of their family income. The repayment starts after the student graduates and their income exceeds £ 21,000 per year, regardless of their place of residence. DEI College is responsible for preparing and sending the student loan application for all students.