Study in United Kingdom

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Modern Learning Environment :

  • Employers want employees who can think effectively, creatively and independently.
  • UK institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as well as mastery of the subject.
  • Students are expected to use the information they are given to stimulate their original thinking. .

Quality of Education :

  • The education system provides facilities such as international students societies, planned social activities, academic support, and academic counsellors. UK has one of the lowest ‘drop out rates..
  • Its quality is unrivaled throughout the world.
  • Encourages relevant skills that are marketable and sought by today’s top companies

Affordable :

  • Realisation of earning potentials sooner.
  • Numerous scholarships and bursaries offered by UK institutions.
  • Almost free health care by National Health Service.
  • Student discount facilities provided free through National Union of Students membership for all students.

Choice:

  • Vast choice of institutions, academics and subjects.
  • Flexible programs.
  • Diverse, stable social environment

Multicultural:

  • Cosmopolitan place to live.
  • Home to numerous ethnic groups and nationalities from around the world.
  • Tolerant, stable society where students learn about diverse range of people.

Duration :

  • Compared to other educational destinations shorter duration programs
  • Undergraduate – 3 years, Postgraduate – 1 year.

In UK “O” level is equivalent to SSC, “A” levels ( 2 years) is equivalent to HSC, Bachelors is for 3 years, 4 Years are Sandwich program , masters for 1 year and PH.D for 3 years.

Grading System:

Usual Grading system in Secondary school :

In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e. From A to E.A: excellent/outstanding; B: above average; C: average; In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e. From A to E. A: excellent/outstanding; B: above average; C: average; D: below average; E: failing.

  • Highest on scale: A
  • Pass/fail level: C/D
  • Lowest on scale: E

Main Grading system used by higher education institutions:

In UK Alphabetical system of grading is followed i.e. From A to E.

  • A: excellent/outstanding;
  • B: above average;
  • E: fail.
  • Highest on scale: A
  • Pass/fail level: D/E
  • Lowest on scale: E

Other main grading systems:

Apart from the alphabetical grading system, the Numerical system is also used in UK.

Part time employment in the UK

Students can work upto 20 hours a week during term time and full time during vacations. Students can earn around £ 5 – £ 7 per hour i.e. approx £400 – £560 per month ( Rs. 30000 – Rs. 42000) during term.

Students can work full time during vacations.

Students could look out for part-time jobs by looking in the local newspapers and job shops as well as the Universities and Colleges career cells where information is available about vacancies. However please note that students are not guaranteed part time employment by the University.

If you are going to the UK as a student for six months or less, you must ask the Entry Clearance Officer for permission to work

Employment in UK

Points-based system (PBS) is a new system for managing migration, for those wishing to enter the UK for work or study.

UK BA has introduced Tier 2 of point based system whereby student who graduate from UK university will be able to take graduate level job in the UK with the registered companies paying a minimum of £ 20000 a year and work for 3 years. There is possibility of later extending for 3 year more.

There is also and introduction of new visa for graduate entrepreneurs. This scheme will allow students who have world class innovative ideas and there are approximately 1000 places this year.