Bellerbys College blog

  • Bellerbys College adopts Boarding Schools Association Covid Safe Charter

    06 July 2020
    BSA Covid Charter logo

    Bellerbys College Brighton and Bellerbys College London have adopted the Boarding Schools Association (BSA) Covid-Safe Charter.

  • Meeting duty of care to international students during national lockdown

    29 May 2020
    Sarah Bakhtiari, Co-Principal Bellerbys Brighton

    Times of crisis make explicit the incredible effort that teachers and staff exert to ensure that their students are happy and healthy. Although the nation’s schools have closed indefinitely, many international students have been unable to return home due to travel restrictions. We have 135 international students aged between fourteen and eighteen with us currently – and our duty of care for them cannot falter. Here is how we are doing our best to maintain a sense of community and make sure that everyone’s wellbeing is taken care of.

  • Durham University accepts Bellerbys Academic English Skills in lieu of IELTS

    05 May 2020
    Durham university

    Bellerbys College is delighted to announce that, from April 2020, Durham University will accept Academic English Skills in lieu of IELTS for students studying the Bellerbys Foundation programme.

  • New progression agreement with Coventry and Surrey universities

    08 April 2020
    Students in class

    Bellerbys College continues to formalise progression agreements with top UK universities, providing our Foundation students with guaranteed conditional offers to a wide selection of degree courses, subject to achieving the agreed entry requirements. The latest universities offering guaranteed progression are Coventry University and the University of Surrey.

  • Bellerbys College a finalist in the StudyTravel Secondary School Awards

    30 March 2020
    StudyTravel Secondary School Awards Chain School category 2020

    Bellerbys College is a finalist in the StudyTravel Secondary School Awards.

  • Bellerbys College moves learning online during COVID-19 outbreak

    23 March 2020
    A student working at in her accommodation

    On 18th March 2020 the UK government announced that schools and colleges will close from Monday 23rd March as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Bellerbys London launches Accelerated International Year 1 programme

    04 March 2020
    Interim Principal Sarah McCurrie

    Bellerbys College London is pleased to announce that from April 2020, international students can study an accelerated two-term International Year 1 (IY1) in Business and Management.

  • University success for our Class of 2020

    03 March 2020
    Student studying in a library

    Congratulations to our students holding offers to study at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

  • London School of Economics now accepts applications from Bellerbys Foundation

    24 February 2020
    Bellerbys students working in class

    From September 2020, students studying the Bellerbys one year International Foundation programme can progress to study a range of degree programmes at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The LSE is recognised as one of the foremost universities in the world and one which many international students aspire to. This relationship is a recognition of the quality of the Bellerbys Foundation and the consistently strong results of their students.

  • How to choose a university

    09 December 2019
    Students concentrating in the classroom

    After graduating from Bellerbys College, university is often the next step for many of our students, and all at once there are a lot of decisions to make. We give advice on how to choose the right course at the right university for you.

  • Colleges in the UK for international students

    04 July 2018
    Bellerbys Brighton students at an alumni event

    When it comes to choosing the right college for your international studies, it can be hard to know where to start and what to look for. Luckily, Bellerbys' two international colleges each have their own unique advantages in two very different UK cities.


  • How to prepare for A Levels

    15 June 2018
    An international A Level student at Bellerbys College London in the United Kingdom

    A Levels are a well-respected pathway to university study in the UK, but the jump from GCSE study can be a challenge. If you’re wondering how best to prepare for your A Levels, we have some tips to help.

  • A career in medicine for international students

    17 October 2017
    Two students in a laboratory at school

    Studying Medicine in the UK allows you to learn more about the subject in some of the world's top universities.

  • Explore London through food and festivities

    06 September 2017
    International students studying at Bellerbys College London can explore the city and see sites such as the London skyline.

    Living in London as a student gives you the perfect chance to spend time exploring its international cafés, restaurants and festivals. We’ve listed just a few ideas to start you off.

  • A career in architecture

    18 August 2017
    An architect at work

    Studying Architecture combines the arts and sciences into one interesting degree. As well as being an architect, a degree in architecture can open doors to many other exciting careers.

  • Art and design foundation courses near London

    24 May 2017
    Paint brushes

    Each year, thousands of students apply to UK university art and design degree course. Places are so competitive and the standard for entry so high that many talented students lose out. Often this is simply because they do not have the right entry requirements because they did not choose the best college for their foundation course.

  • Why study business in London?

    22 May 2017
    London skyline

    Learn about the benefits of studying a Business foundation course at Bellerbys College London and why London – the main centre of business in the UK –  is the best place to start your business career.

  • Study in the United Kingdom without IELTS

    16 May 2017
    Bellerbys IELTS students in class

    There are many different paths you can follow if you want to study in the UK. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most common test that international students take to prove their language level in order to be accepted on to courses in the UK. However, it is not the only language test you can take to get a visa to study in the UK.

  • What is a pre university course?

    15 May 2017
    Bellerbys students in a science class

    Every year admissions to UK universities become more competitive. With a wide number of students from all over the globe competing for a place, it’s never been more important to ensure you have the requisite skills and grades to enable you to pursue the career you want at the university you’ve chosen. Get your UK university journey off to the best possible start with a pre-university course.

  • Where are they now? Alumni stories

    15 May 2017
    Bellerbys alumni Ahmed

    A past Bellerbys Foundation student talks about his experience at Bellerbys College Brighton and what he did next when he went on to study at King's College London.