UK study: Find interesting facts
THE freedom, combined with a centuries-old tradition of excellence and an innovative approach to teaching makes UK education recognized and respected all over the world. Whatever courses you study, you will be encouraged to think for yourself and create your own ideas. A UK education will help you gain confidence in your own abilities and equip you with valuable language, creative, analytical and research skills that all employers look for.
The English edge
Close contact between students and tutors is a particular strength of all UK courses. Institutions in the UK also provide excellent English language support for international students. Many offer English classes that focus on the language and study skills you will need to successfully complete your main course.
A UK undergraduate education gives you an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in a subject that fascinates you. Whether you choose to study for a degree, foundation degree or HND, you’ll learn to think for yourself and work independently. You can choose from thousands of UK courses in science and technology, computing and business, art and design, social sciences, the humanities and many others. The broad range and flexible approach of the UK education system means that you’re free to choose exactly what you want to study.
Degrees are the most popular undergraduate qualifications in the UK. They are academic courses, usually studied over three years in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, or four years in Scotland (where the title of Master’s may be awarded). Some degree courses may be extended for a year to enable students to spend time in industry or overseas. Most Master’s degrees and MBAs at UK universities last one year compared to two in other countries, including the USA and Australia. Choosing the UK means you only have to pay tuition fees for one year and you’ll be back before you know it.
While you are here, you will be immersed in English, the world’s most important business language. At the same time, you’ll be part of a truly international community - you may find as many as 50 different nationalities on a single campus.
Although each UK institution is responsible for the standards and quality of its programmes, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) regularly carries out independent audits. They ensure that institutions in the UK are providing higher education, awards and qualifications of an acceptable quality and of an appropriate academic standard. Many departments within UK institutions are also accredited by professional bodies that guide the curriculum and carry out review visits. Colleges in Scotland are subject to inspections by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education.
Preparing for the job market
You can make your UK study experience work even harder for your future by gaining some valuable work experience. Getting a job while you study in the UK can improve your language skills and enhance your CV. Your future employer will be looking for smart, creative, team-orientated people – working and studying in the UK could make you the perfect candidate. Your UK place of study will have a careers service to help connect you to the world of work. They will provide a wide range of help and support, including:
- access to job adverts
- help with writing CVs and your job applications
- tips on preparing for job interviews
- Information about what it’s like to work in the UK.
They will also help you get first-hand experience of the workplace, consider career choices and make professional contacts. Many UK institutions also have partnerships with local employers who want students to work for them – so they understand that you’ll need flexibility to work around your studies.
How to apply
Applying for admission is not a tough task Depending on your chosen type of study in the United Kingdom, there are several different ways to apply to institutions. Applications are easy and straightforward if you have the right information. You can even apply online for many UK courses directly. For undergraduate studies, you can apply online or through the Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS) (http://www.ucas.com). For postgraduate studies, you can apply online for many UK postgraduate and MBA programmes.
Orientation at campus
Support is always available when you study in the United Kingdom. If you are having trouble getting used to the UK education system or you need some help with your UK course or degree – you only have to ask. Counsellors and academic staff at your place of study will be happy to help. Students can also approach the International Student Union for support. Many UK universities and colleges have specialist international advisers to support you throughout your UK education. They provide advice and information on almost anything; from accommodation through to extending your permission to stay in the UK. You can also take part in an orientation or induction programme organized by your UK institution. These last from a couple of days to a week.
The UK is bursting with energy and has a fascinating heritage ready to explore. As an international student you will fit straight into the UK’s multicultural and vibrant society. So get ready to enjoy a student life full of excitement, fun, creativity and rich learning.
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The author Suchita Gokarn is Head-India Services for International Education Marketing, British Council
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why choose de montfort university in u.k
DMU is one of the top 50 universities in the country when it comes to graduates finding jobs. Students there have been developing their employability since day one at DMU where at the same time supports their students in different ways no matter what you are going to pursue after graduated from DMU. Studying at DMU is a big advantage for international students because they can gain a lot of international experiences to help achieve their career prospects.
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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, I predict that I have a career period of 30 years. I wish to practice half career in the countries of the US, Singapore, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia and I wish to practice last half of my career in India. Is my wish possible? Is my wish a good one?
As long as you have an active medical license in your country that being india yes you can practice medicine anywhere in the world provided that you have some references who can recommend you to the place you want to work at and a good background check. That is the most important thing to consider. And yes your wish can come true if you work hard for it. All the best
The USA, The UK, Australia, and Canada - Among these countries which country have best infrastructure and best Salaries for Neurosurgeons?
According to salary reports by esteemed Institutions like Glassdoor, the following average salary packages are expected to be earned by entry level Neurosurgeons in different countries across the globe.
The United States of America - $ 306,000 per annum
Canada - $ 312,000 per annum
United Kingdom - £ 165,000 per annum
Australia - $ 381,000 per annum
With experience, the figures may rise and may stand around amounts nearly as triple the entry level salary package.
When it comes to infrastructure, the United States of America if definitely on the top due to the prevalence and application of modern cut technologies and instruments. The industry has also applied Artificial Intelligence in the mix to revamp it's present facilities.
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Compared to USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, which country is better for Neurosurgeons interms of Working Time, Risk, Happiness, Salary, etc
Singapore will be a better choice due it advance technology. you will get to learn many new skills and have an efficient work skill. working time will be 8am -5pm which can be different as per hospital norms and rules or need.
Risk is there in everything. You have to take risk to reach success. Happiness depends on satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with yourself you can never be happy. so work efficiently and help patients to relieve pain that will be your greatest happiness. Salary is very high for a neurosurgeons.
for entry level neurosurgeons salary is $278,935 holding 1-3 years of experience.
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is it hard to get into top universities with marks around 80s in ug and will I be eligilble for scholarships?
The cutoffs of the top universities will be an important consideration when you think about admissions. Scoring 80's will help you get around 80% and it seems like a good score and will be able to help you get into good university. However, it purely depends on what is the cutoff of a particular university. The same goes for the scholarships. There are universities that will be providing scholarships bases on merits and you can check on the site of the college before applying to see what are their scholarship providing criteria. If you have a particular university or college in mind go through their official website to find relevant information that will help you make better decisions.
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