What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying in the UK as an international student?
1. Quality standards for UK courses and institutions:
The UK education system is respected and valued all over the world. To ensure standards remain high, there are many independent organisations who regularly inspect and accredit UK institutions and courses. You can be sure that studying in the UK is the right choice to make the most of your education and enhance your future career prospects.'
2. UK international students more satisfied than ever
The latest results from the International Student Barometer i-graduate’s survey of international students, revealed that an increasing number of students are satisfied with the UK education system. 81 percent of students reported that they were either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with university life in the UK.
Since 2009, the survey unveiled that students are increasingly satisfied with:
• Careers Advice (up from 65 per cent to 69 per cent satisfaction);
• Language Support (up from 85 per cent to 89 per cent);
• Work experience (up from 59 per cent to 62 per cent);
• Worship facilities (up from 83 per cent to 86 per cent).
3.Support for international students in the UK
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 organised by your UK institution. These last from a couple of days to a week and usually include:
a tour of the campus
an overview of the facilities and how to use them
explanations of the institution’s rules
help with registering for your UK course
an outline of teaching methods
discussion of important aspects of life in the UK
social events where you can meet staff and other students.