WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

At Ledra College we like to think we provide that little something extra. Not only do we give you the knowledge to enable you to succeed in your chosen work but we offer you the very best facilities and support as well as creating imaginative opportunities for your future. Since it was founded in 2007, Ledra College is registered and approved by the Ministry of Education.

The College has always worked with UK awarding bodies offering high standard vocational education. The academic standard of our lecturers, our facilities and the coordination of our courses all contribute to giving Ledra College the characteristics and prestige you would expect of a modern European school.

The faculty and staff are committed to providing students with a learning environment that is challenging yet supportive of their personal and academic needs while they study at our educational institution. We aim to provide students with the best education and training opportunities by offering the highest standards of teaching in a friendly and most professional environment. The college is dedicated to fostering the individual success of its students and their development as well-rounded, responsible and informed citizens of the world.

MISSION STATEMENT

The faculty and staff are committed to providing students with a learning environment that is challenging, yet supportive of their personal and academic needs while studying at our educational institution.

We aim to provide students with the best education and training opportunities by offering the highest standards of teaching in a friendly and professional environment. The college is dedicated to fostering the individual success of its students and their development as well-rounded, responsible and informed citizens of the world.

IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION WE

  1. ensure the quality of its academic programs and educational services through continuous evaluation and improvement.

  2. manage our resources responsibly (which are accounted for to the Board of Directors).

  3. ensure through orientation, professional development and evaluation that all employees are aware that the ultimate purpose of their work is the success of the students.

  4. recognise and respect the differences amongst people as we have diverse student body.

  5. provide up-to-date educational technology and a healthy learning environment that promotes learning.

COLLEGE POLICIES

Student Affairs
Personal & Career Counselling

Although members of staff always have the good will to help students whenever they can, the students may have a problem that needs the assistance and expertise of a trained professional in areas such as relationship problems or personal problems like stress, anxiety, uncertainty about choices or any other case that is affecting the students’ well being and/or their studies.

Student counselors provide support and advices helping the students develop independence, and find their way through their difficulties. Two counselors who are trained in the psychiatric field with privately owned practices are under agreement with the College, and will accept any students who feel they would benefit from personal counseling. These visits are free of charge, as long as they have proof of student status at the College.

ACCOMODATION

Ledra College knows how important it is to feel safe and comfortable when you are away from home, that is why we aim to provide you with high quality accommodation conveniently situated within walking distance from the college, in safe, clean residential areas where you can go home at the end of your college day and either study, have friends over or just relax.

The College advises International students who will not be using College accommodation to find suitable housing within a short distance from the College to avoid transportation expenses. The accommodation and living expenses mentioned above have been calculated on the basis of standard college accommodation with at least two students sharing one bedroom. The usual living arrangements for students are typically 6 students sharing a 3-bedroom furnished apartment/house or four students sharing a 2-3 bedroom apartment house with kitchen, sitting room and bathroom.

Electricity and water is usually included in the college accommodation rent. The expenses shown above aim to provide you with a general guideline of the average monthly and annual expenses you are most likely to have. However, expenses like food, leisure, clothing and transport may vary a great deal depending on the needs and life style of each student.

The above is an approximate calculation estimated for 4 students sharing a two-bedroom apartment. These figures may vary according to student needs and quality of life.

General Admission Requirements

Ledra College welcomes applications from people of varied social, educational and cultural backgrounds who through their active participation in the Educational process, will distribute in making Ledra College a dynamic place to learn. In general, all applicants must have completed a secondary (high) school education or the equivalent of twelve years of schooling or a BTEC National Diploma or equivalent to be considered for admission.

The criteria for admission to Ledra College have been prepared to enable the Office of Admissions to select students who have potential to produce college-level work and to place students in courses and programs appropriate to the students’ preparation, in an effort to help them successfully realize their academic potential. Final admission decisions are completed in September – October for the Fall Semester and in December- January for the Spring Semester.

The Office of Admissions may give permission for late application to some local students. Due to visa requirements it might be very difficult to do the same with international students.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

All applicants must have completed a secondary (high) school education or twelve years of schooling to be considered for admission. Ledra College recognizes a strong academic performance at high school level as the primary determinant for college level success. When making an admissions decision, the College is interested in applicants with a solid high school record, evidence of extra-curricular activities, a high level of commitment and potential for personal growth.

MEET THE TEAM

George Kakouris

Principal, Administrative Committee

Solon Kassinis

Lecturer

Panagiotis Vorkas

Mobile & Web App Development, Lecturer

Neoklis Neokleous

Head of Administration Office

Elena Panayiotou

Lecturer

ifaistosDr. Panayiotis Ifaistos

Professor

Dr. Christodoulos Pelaghias

Lecturer

Dr. Ioannis Violaris

Associate Professor

Demetris Kyriacou

Lecturer

Vasiliki Moti

Bsc,Msc,Phd Candidate
Lecturer

Dr. Yiannos Charalambides

President, Academic Committee, Lecturer

Andreas Loizou

Lecturer

Nicholas Georgiou

International Affairs Officer, Lecturer

Melissa Mavris

Bsc,Msc,Phd Candidate
Lecturer

Charis Kyriacou

Lecturer

THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS

About Cyprus Location

Mediterranean island in South East Europe Area: 9,250 sq km Population: 850,000 Capital: Nicosia Climate: Temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters Cyprus is mosaic of nature and culture, concentrated in a small, warm and hospitable island in the northeastern corner of the Mediterranean, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.

The capital city, Nicosia, is located in the north-east of the centre of the island. All the other major cities are situated on the coast; Paphos to the south-west, Limassol to the south, Famagusta to the east, Larnaca to the southeast and Kyrenia to the north. Your experience of Cyprus can be as varied and rewarding as the geography of the island itself. The island is endowed with virgin green forests, beautiful beaches and other natural wonders.

In recent years, the government of Cyprus has been proactive in limiting, over-development on the island which explains why the environment here is one of the healthiest in the world, free from pollution and the other ill-effects of industrialized countries. The crime rate on the island is also extremely low.

Leisure Activities

As a Mediterranean island with a varied and sometimes rugged terrain, Cyprus can offer adventure activities as diverse as hiking, mountain biking, jeep excursions and bird watching or you can also get involved in the various aviation sports available such as gliding, parachute jumping, hang-gliding and aeromodelling. The favorable climate conditions on the island also provide ample diversity in sea-sports enjoyment such as sub-aqua diving, water skiing, wind-surfing, sailing, canoeing, parachuting, yachting etc.

Cyprus has many choices for a night out ranging from traditional entertainment such as folk music and dancing at a tavern or restaurant to the international club scene of Ayia Napa. It is widely recognized for its British House Garage sounds, up-and-coming DJs and festive atmosphere. The action usually gets started late – towards midnight, unless the club also doubles as a restaurant or bar.

Mediterranean Climate

Cyprus enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate. The sun is a resilient force in Cyprus, shining high and bright enough to keep the sea warm for comfortable swimming from early May all the way through October. It helps give the island its quintessential Mediterranean atmosphere. Even during the light rainy season in the colder winter months, Cyprus is still sunny on most days.

European Union

Since May 2004, Cyprus has officially become a member of the European Union thus bridging Europe to the Middle East and the rest of the world. Having emerged as one of the region’s leading business and financial centers, the island enjoys competitive advantages in areas such as tourism, consultancy, telecommunications, shipping, banking, and insurance.

Living in Nicosia

Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus is a well kept, clean town and a very hospitable and safe place to live in. Nicosia is alive with activity. On any day of the week you can watch the latest films at one of the multi screen cinemas, attend a range of plays, go to the theatre, surf the Internet in one of the cyber-cafes, watch or play sports, go bowling, have a drink at one of the many bars or clubs and whether you are eating out or ordering in, you can enjoy a range of local and international cuisine.

Including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Mexican and of course Greek all at very reasonable prices. Nicosia is a town of leisure and entertainment whatever your interests and the friendly nature of its inhabitants make it easy for you to settle. In quickly, meet people and make mends. Cyprus provides an ideal setting for higher learning; it is no wonder that it has become a major international education centre, attracting scholars and students from all over the region. This cultural diversity makes it a forum for international understanding and peace.

Events & Festivals

In your free time you may also want to attend any of the numerous events taking place on the island such as the Carnival that takes place all over Cyprus (March) or the Festival of the Flood (June) – A unique Cypriot celebration which coincides with Pentecost and is marked by festivities in all seaside towns. In addition to these, you can also enjoy the Day of Music (June), the Shakespeare Festival (June) outdoors at the ancient Kourion.

The International Larnaca Festival (July), the Cyprus Rally (May), the Limassol Wine Festival – which is a famous annual festival at Municipal Gardens with local foods, traditional music and dance, and free Cyprus wines from the barrel and many more events through out the year. In the winter months you can visit the Troodos’ mountains where people gather from all over the island to ski, snow board or just to relax.