UK has been a traditional powerhouse of education with University Education existent from 18th century. English originates from the UK and the education system of the whole world has been highly influenced by the UK system.
Students from more than 100 nationalities study at any given time in the UK, with the numbers being 435240 in the year 2011-12. Various cultures, languages, religions, nationalities coexist in the UK. Universities located across the country over a Diaspora of cities, towns and clean country side is spectacular. There are opportunities for virtually every professions in the country and that`s the reason of prosperity of everybody working in the UK.
Universities and Courses
With more than 160 Universities to choose from, the UK offers virtually any course of study. Students get to choose from more than 50000 post graduate programs and there are various opportunities available for doctoral research. The opportunities are many and course curriculum is very competitive, allowing students to have a flair for the things that awaits them in future.
Quality and excellence go hand in hand with the UK education, with adequate research facilities and high quality educationists helping the students develop their skills to thrive in the real world`s competition. Student`s need to find the best suited Universities as per their aspirations.
The very presence of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), shows the commitment of the country towards education, which determines the quality of the teaching and general facilities within a university. This measure improves competitiveness among Universities to attain better quality students and not merely numbers. Research standards are is evaluated by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and made public every 5 years. This transparent set up enables well informed decision among the student community.
Value for money and shorter duration programs
The biggest attraction of the UK is the shorter duration programs which are more intense and saves precious time and money of the students. Financial constraints are a major part of the process of getting educated overseas. Fast track study modules are available to save time and finish the required credits in shorter span of time and there are ample opportunities for bright meritorious students to enroll for a PhD after the completion of Bachelors.
International Student Ties
Educational institutes in the UK provide a muli-cultural & multi ethnic environment with an opportunity to interact with people from virtually everywhere in the world. Social unions & a calendar full of cultural activities keep the student`s motivation high & help them stay closer as an international community. International students play an important role in the development of the culture hence there are various offices intended to work for their better social life & help them with getting accustomed with the lifestyle in the UK along with adequate support related to issues like housing & accommodation information, Financial resources & scholarships, Visa & immigration clearances & many more basic support intended to make the student`s stay in the UK enjoyable & happy. Management students get an opportunity to work with member EU nations as a part of curriculum which enables the student to understand the market from a bigger perspective.
Fine tuning of English language
The UK is the motherland of English, hence provides ample opportunities to enhance one`s English skills from every aspect of the language. There are a wide range of specialized programs to fine tune the English language skills and transform a student into a powerful communicator. A UK graduate would have developed his/her English from a grammatical, verbal & written perspective making a person not a mere graduate but a presentable graduate.
The UK government has a permanent establishment worldwide in the form of British Council and a student can readily walk in to any of the nearest British Council centre to learn more about the UK. For more information on studying and living in the UK, visit www.britishcouncil.org/india