When you arrive
Find all the information you need for when you arrive as a new student at AECC University College in the 2023/2024 academic year.
What can I expect?
Get ready for a warm welcome from all our staff at AECC University College and prepare to join our health sciences community. Starting university may seem daunting at first, but we provide academic and social support to guide you through this exciting chapter of your life.
The University College is committed to excellence in teaching, providing you with the best learning environments and materials for your chosen course. The emphasis this year is premium on presence. We aim to hold smaller practical classes and seminars on-campus so that you have a greater opportunity to learn, question and discuss topics with staff.
At AECC we take a blended-learning approach to teaching with resources to support face-to-face (synchronous) teaching in both practical and in seminar sessions which can also be provided online via Moodle (the universities virtual learning environment).
Online materials may be provided either in advance of sessions to allow students to fully prepare creating the opportunity for further learning and expansion in class or provided post-session to reinforce and support further exploration of the topic. Importantly these materials are available for students 24/7 (asynchronous), allowing you to utilise at a time that best suits you and your learning style.
New Students Welcome Week 2023/2024
Our staff and current students have worked together to deliver you a memorable Welcome Week, combining online and on campus activities throughout the week.
Welcome Week January 2024 Schedule - Welcome week begins Monday 8 January. The full schedule will be available here closer to your start date. Teaching starts on Monday 15 January 2024.
Social Activities Itinerary - Find out more about social activities from our Students' Union. For the most up to date information head on over to the Freshers Facebook group:
Want to know more about your timetable and how the academic year unfolds? Check the academic year calendar here. Your timetable will be published during arrivals week - you will receive a notification on your University College email when it is ready to view online on our timetable portal, Publish.
Courses Starting January 2024
Welcome week timetables will be made available soon.
Master in Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons)
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) has created this information guide for students to help you understand the profession that you will be joining: GCC Student Resources Student Information for Mchiro students
British Chiropractic Association (BCA)
The BCA is the professional membership body representing the majority of UK chiropractors, chiropractic students and those working in the profession in non-clinical roles including researchers and educators. The BCA has a Vision for chiropractic to be integral to UK healthcare, and to achieve this we work tirelessly to fulfil our Mission of creating a home for chiropractors who put patients first. We support our members in all aspects of their professional lives, allowing them to devote their energies to delivering patient-centred care.
We're there when you need support. We've been helping chiropractors and chiropractic students for almost 100 years, so we know the challenges you face during your education and once you join the profession. We have a close relationship with students and education leads, and our Student and New Graduate committee represents the views of those students to our Board. The annual BCA Conference is a great place to get know students from other Universities and those out in practice.
The BCA has not only founded chiropractic in the UK as we now know it, but is continuing to develop the profession. Learn more about us here - https://chiropractic-uk.co.uk/the-bca/things-to-do-before-you-start-your-professional-life-a-guide-for-final-year-students/
If you aren't already a member of the BCA, student membership is free. And once you graduate, we will subsidise your fees for the first couple of years while you get up and running. We will support you from graduation through to retirement, giving you free continuing professional development, the best insurance on the market and the biggest chiro peer network in the UK.
The Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC)
The Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) is a professional membership body which promotes and supports quality, safety and professionalism in chiropractic practice, education and research.
The RCC compliments the work of the professional associations and the General Chiropractic Council by publishing Chiropractic Quality Standards which provide patients, the public, healthcare professionals, commissioners and chiropractors with definitions of high-quality care that chiropractors aspire to provide, and Chiropractic Practice Standards which set a benchmark for expected practice based on the GCC’s code and published evidence.
The RCC also runs the UK’s postgraduate programme for recently qualified chiropractors. Known as PRT, this one-year period of structured mentorship helps provide a smooth transition from the undergraduate setting to autonomous professional practice in the clinical setting.
Another of the RCC’s other major activities is the provision of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) webinars, seminars and other learning activities to support chiropractors in (a) staying up to date and (b) in developing areas of special interest such as sport and paediatrics. All chiropractors can access these resources but RCC members, including student members, can access RCC live webinars free of charge. Postgraduate membership brings many other benefits including access to online books and journals, quality awards, special interest groups and study grants.
Become a Student Ambassador
Thinking you might like to work while studying?
We rely on our enthusiastic and keen Student Ambassadors to share their first-hand experiences of life as an AECC University College student. Is this something you think you might like to be involved with?
Attending a variety of events and meeting prospective students, their friends and families, our Student Ambassadors provide a reliable insight into University life, playing a vital role in representing the University College.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com to find out more.
Student Survival Guide
On your arrival, you will be handed a student survival guide from your Students' Union. This useful booklet contains important information which will help you settle into student life.
Discover handy tips, information on health providers, travel and shopping, affordable recipes, advice on managing your finances and key contact details. In the meantime, you may like to find out more about the campus, Students' Union, Local Area and Digital Literacy on the links below.