The ‘Student Affairs’ is looked after by the Parent Relationship Department and Pastoral Care Coordinator. They serve as a liaison between students/parents, faculty and administration.
The primary function is to address concerns related to the admission process, registrations, transfers, withdrawals and long leave, and to be of assistance to parents/students if and when required.
Connect with your tutors, advisors and programme leaders, and learn about BIC’s academic services and programmes that meet the needs of a widely diverse student population. The Learning Resources Center at our campuses offers a variety of services and programmes to help students develop skills such as academic reading, writing, study strategies, and time management.
Student Health & Wellness
Beaconhouse International College is committed to helping students take full advantage of the campus’ dynamic academic and social environment. A wide variety of services and programmes have been put in place to collectively create a culture of well-being, equal access, and security in our community.
It is our policy to carry out our activities in such a way as to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of our students, employees and all persons likely to be affected by our activities including the general public where appropriate. BIC cooperate and co ordinate with partnerships, contractors, subcontractors, employers, departments and the occupiers and owners of premises and land where we are commissioned to work in order to pursue our Health and Safety Policy aims.
Beaconhouse Security department provides a central source for information about police, fire, and emergency services, security services, including walking escorts, and special victim services. It also manages the system’s extensive electronic security infrastructure.
Arrangements regarding first aid provision are set out in the First Aid Policy. The names and location of the Health Centre and first aid trained staff are provided to all students and staff and also clearly signposted around the college/school/premises. First aid is administered by trained staff with in date training certification, operating within the parameters of their training.
Student Disabilities/special Need Services
Beaconhouse welcomes students with disabilities/special needs and is committed to providing the same opportunities to all BIC students. Policies and procedures have been developed to provide students with as much independence as possible and to promote self-advocacy. BIC ensures that students with self-identified disabilities have equal access to all college programmes, activities, and services. We also invite students/parents to meet with our staff to address their specific needs as part of our collaborative process.
Beaconhouse is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all its students. To ensure the welfare of all, Beaconhouse believes that every member of the organisation has a role to play, which is encompassed in our Child Protection Policy. Its purpose is to protect both children and staff by clearly defining what action is required in order to keep children safe, and ensuring a consistency of behaviour so that all staff members follow the same process.
Our Child Protection Policy outlines:
Clearly-defined requirements to keep children safe
Clear ways of identifying concerns
Appropriate procedures if a concern should arise
Guidelines for reporting and recording concerns
Recruitment guidelines including screening and vetting procedures for all staff and visitors
Safe working practices and acceptable staff behaviour
Child protection training for all adults working with children
Child Protection Committees are based at each level of the system, from schools to the School Group to the Regional Office and the Head Office, so that we are able to follow up on any queries or concerns students, teachers and parents may have in regard to child safety in our schools.
Social and artistic groups abound on campus. Whether Students are looking to connect with others who share their interests, meet others for community services and social advocacy, or get involved in new campus initiatives, there are range of activities available on campus that will expand their horizons in new and inspiring ways.
ACE Core hosts a variety of activities for Graduate and professional Students, including trips, dissertation support workshops, film nights, and more. For more information click ACE Core.
International Educational Programmes
Each year Beaconhouse launches exciting programmes. These programmes provide students with an opportunity to participate in two-week summer and winter activity programmes that focus on educational and cultural activities in the countries they visit.
Beaconhouse International College endeavours to keep our students and parents informed about the launch of each programme well in time, in order to take advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
These activity programmes enable students to explore interesting new places and offer a mix of learning, adventure and enjoyment. Students gain knowledge and develop a sense of independence, responsibility and confidence as they learn what to expect and how to adapt to the changing environment and culture.
Ranging from top IVY Schools to Russell Group Universities, Beaconhouse students are proving their mettle in universities all over the world, especially in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. The numbers of international admissions, offers, placements and scholarships have increased tremendously. Over the last four years, our students have received around PKR 22.7 billion in international university scholarships with 15403 worldwide university acceptances.
Educational advising and university placement is managed by Beaconhouse’s Career Guidance Department. Offices of The Access Centre have been set up at all BTEC Level -3, A Level and IBDP campuses of Beaconhouse to offer a seamless advisory service to students. Through the Beaconhouse Access Centre platform, thousands of Beaconhouse students get the opportunity to study at some of the best educational institutions in the world every year.
The many services offered by our trained advisors include subject selection, college strategy, preparing a credible application, writing an appropriate college essay and filling out highly complex financial aid forms. There is also a focus on profile-building through volunteer work, offering standardised college tests on campus, career sessions by professionals and pre-departure orientations. The department also organises visits by officials from both local and international universities, allowing students to interact directly with them. Career advisers in schools are available for both parents and students through seminars/workshops and one-on-one meetings.