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Study in the UK - read this article before
coming to UK
UK is one of the best place to study for management, business, engineering, english, health, arts, law, finance, etc. and most of the students in Bangladesh choose UK as a 1st priority for their education and future. Every year around 600,000 international students choose their education for various programms or courses from english language to PhDs.
No matter where you study in the UK, you'll get the 1st class education. Some students get admitted in the UK university and some doesn't. We have a detailed information for you to learn before choosing the UK university or college.
|Choosing a course & university||Scholarships and funding|
|How to Apply||Visa Requirements|
|Before you leave||After arriving in the UK|
|Monthly Expense||Culture Shock|
|Most student’s mistake||Successful Student does|
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This article will help you to take descision whether you should consider study in UK or not. Here is some quick video, which will give you the life style of UK.
There is a big question for you, where to start or what to do?
You might get some infomations from internet and start reading it. Visting different student consultant in the local market and spending lot's of time with them and solve all your doubts on what to do, where to apply, how to proceed and become a student in the UK, which wouldn't be enough for taking the right descision for your future.
That's why we have written this article to show you what is the reality and what are the various challenges you need to consider from before coming and after arriving in the UK. If still you are looking for additional help and support, you can always discuss with our experience team in Bangladesh or UK.
1. Heigher education in the UK college & university:
Heigher educations in UK are mainly two types, undergraduate (bachelors) and postgraduate (masters & PhDs), which is provided by number of private and public universities and colleges across UK. Most of bachelores and masters are studed at universities and colleges but some universities specialise in specific subjects.
2. Choosing a course & university
Location is an important factor before choosing a course because living cost vary from one city to other cities. Living cost in London is much highr than other part of England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland. Most popular cities in England are Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Oxford, where most of the student choose for their heigher study. You can think about other cities Bristol, Scotland
The UK education system is famous for its intelligent graduates and high standards of education. A number of UK graduates have been recipients of high honours and many have also received Nobel Peace Prizes. Students can apply for higher education in the UK from the age of 18. The syllabus for educational programs in the UK is set by the respective universities and education boards and is not controlled by the government. Students are also allowed to choose their respective modules and courses so as to be able to excel in fields that match their career goals and skill sets. All universities offer bachelor degrees that take around 3 years to complete depending on the course. Many of these universities are also respected for offering masters degrees at the undergraduate level. These degrees take about four years to complete. Students are also offered with unique vocational degrees that are known as foundation degrees. They take about 2 years to complete and are known to be extremely flexible and good stepping stones into the field of study.
UK is also famous for offering some of the most prestigious postgraduate and masters programs in the world. All such programs are known to vary from 1– 2 years. The Doctorate degrees might extend up to 3 years.
Part 2a – Choosing your course FAQs
Question – Where to find information on the courses available in the UK?
Answer – The internet is the best place to obtain information on the various courses available in the UK. University websites that offer prospective candidates with in-depth details about the various courses that are available with them as well as other information regarding the university. Candidates can request the universities to send the prospectus as well as booklets that contain information about the courses and the university.
Another place where prospective candidates can search for information about the various courses in the UK is the British Council Website. Students can also search and apply for courses directly with the UCAS. For more information, please click here
Question – What should I know about the university I wish to study in?
Answer – The immigration permission to study in the UK is only granted for those universities that are listed in the Register of Tier 4 Sponsors. It is important for candidates to ensure that the university that they wish to apply to has a Tier 4 Sponsor License before they apply with the university.
It is also important to understand the refund policy of the various universities as well as their policies for handling student complaints. Make sure that you don’t pay any money to the university until you are clear about the entry requirements, refunds and complaints policy of the university.
Question – Will my qualifications be recognized?
Answer – You need to determine the equivalent qualifications in your country by contacting the National Recognition Information Centre.
Degree or bachelor courses in the UK:
There are thousands of bachelor courses in different unuversities in UK in different subjects and it is divided into four types below:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA);
- Bachelor of Science (BSc);
- Bachelor of Education (BEd);
- Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).
All bachelors course typically finish within 3 years in England and 4 years in Scotland. Bachelor programme is assessed by the assignments, course work, exams and writing a dissertation in final year.
There are a number of masters (postgraduate) courses in the UK university for international student with wide range of subjects and divided into two types:
- Taught courses - It allows student to gain during the postgraduate study through lectures, seminars and practical work
- Research courses - It is more about focus more on independent study
Postgraduate programmes (masters) is bascially a one year full time course, but some times it can take 18 -24 months to complete it.
UK university runs different type of postgraduate (masters) below:
- Postgraduate diplomas and certificates
- Professional courses
- Conversion courses
- Teacher training
Course fees for international students on average £8000 - £11,000 in England
Scholarships and funding
Scholarships are very limited for UK universities and colleges however if you can qualify, can get it, it can be full or partrtly. Lot's of students have been qualified for full scholarship.
There are a number of independent organisation offers the scholarships for particular groups of students who plans to study in the UK.
- Marshall Scholarships – Offers scholarships to students from the U.S. who plan to complete their graduation from the UK.
- Commonwealth Scholarships – Offers scholarships and fellowships to students from countries that are a member of the Commonwealth countries.
- Chevening Scholarships – Offers scholarships to outstanding scholars from all over the world who plan to apply for a postgraduate course in the UK.
How to Apply
Before you took the decision that you are going to read in or take a course in the UK you should know about the application process and have to understand it very well which may the cause of various problems and some extra charges.
When you are going to apply in the universities of the UK you should pay some extra attention as this is one of the major and most vital processes of application process and understanding it properly is also very important. You can follow a path which will make your task easier, you can always ask for help as they are ready to help you if you need it. In the application form you will get lots of supporting documents and notes which you have to read very carefully and ensure that they were clear to you.
A general application process is applicable for all international students who want to study in the UK. In which stream you are going to study or in which college you want admission you should make it clear though the process of admission is same for all but different universities may have their own sets of rules. You should follow them properly as they are very strict with their rules. To get more information you can directly contact with the university or visit their websites.
For different countries of the world there may be different set of rules for some reputed or top universities such as Oxford University. Before apply for admission, students should know that if there any special requirements for getting admitted in such universities as they have many such requirements.
Within the due dates the applicants must submit their application forms and of course the complete one and as a student you have to ensure it as it may cause fatal. If you fail to submit in time or any obligations happened you may have to pay late fees or you may lose a placement.
If you want a smooth admission and don’t want any kind of harassment try to provide as many details you can as with this the processing of admission can be quick and efficient. Don’t forget to pay all the charges in time and ensure that you have completed all the personal statements and essays (if any).
The university you want to get admission may demand your high school transcripts and transcripts of higher education. And you should send them in right time as this can determine your eligibility and standard and this is also considered as a standard part of the processing o get admission in that particular time.
If any student wants financial aid they are requested to get it from the very beginning as the expenses are very high in the UK and studying there can be quite expensive but if you need any kind of help you may get them as there are various types of special financial assistance programs for international students. You should know from where you can avail these types of facilities. In the university you are going to apply for admission may have such facilities for international students. So it will be best if you directly contact with the Financial Aid office of that particular university.
What if English is not your native language?
In order to get admission in the universities of the UK you have to prove your English proficiency in English is not your first language and if you are from a country where you don’t get English as your first language. You may have to prove your efficiency by giving the exams like (TOEFL) as almost every university accept this as this is one of the most common and widely accepted tests. In the whole world (TOEFL) or Test of English as a Foreign Language exam is famous and most well known exam.
Every university have their specific requirements and well defined procedures which will help you to know about the varsity and about the process of admission. Before applying you should do a research work and do some hard work to understand it well. Don’t get afraid they are not so tough just try to follow the rules and regulations properly.
Requirements for Visa
If you are going to plan to study in the UK then you should apply for student visa as with this visa you can stay for a long span of time in that country rather than traditional visas. From country to country, the visa and immigration requirements are different.
This is just an overview of the process of the visa application which may guide you to get the visa. For more details and list of requirements and other information you can go to the (UK Border Agency Website) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
Requirements for visa for Bangladeshi students
If you are a Bangladeshi student and want to go to the UK you must need a student visa. The UK Border Control defines that there are 2 types of category of nationalities and also the procedure of applying is also different for each category.
Category 1: Visa Nationals – if you reside in such country which fall in the category of the Visa Nationals then you have to follow certain rules.
- Get a visa prior to get enter in the UK
- Get a Tier 4 Students Visa if the course you are taking goes over six months
- Get a Tier 4 (General) Students Visa if the course you are taking goes less than six months
- Get a visa prior to get enter in the UK
- Get a Tier 4 (General) Students Visa if the course you are taking goes over six months
- Get a Tier 4 Students Visitor Visa if the course you are taking goes less than six months
Before you leaveNow it’s time for planning of the journey if you completed the application process and get admitted in your chosen university. For this exhilarating adventure you need lots of things so you can make a checklist for you to check everything and this will ensure you that you are taking all the things which you may need on abroad.
Before you going to leave for UK you may give a look the checklist below which may help you to get ready for the flight.
General concernsVisa and passport - without valid passport and visa you will not get entry in the UK. You should ensure that before you board the plane all your visas are in order and it will be helpful to you and you should make sure that along with your passport you carry 4 passport sized photographs of yours.
Applications and other important documents and papers – you should always get done and ready with all your important paper works and ensure that all applications are properly arranged for the needs of the university officials. If you want to get settled very first in that place it will help you if all your paper works are done previously or re arranged properly. For this you should take necessary preparations from home and make sure that all your works and agendas are rightly scheduled.
Registration – within 7 days of reaching your destination in the UK you need to get registered yourself with the police. To do this you need £34 and two passport sized photographs. You need a solid knowledge and before leaving for the UK you should work out about the entire process.
Housing arrangements - when all things are finalised you should complete the arrangements of your housing. You should only board the plane when the arrangements of your housing or living is finalised.
Financial mattersBank account – when you are going to study in the UK you should have a personal bank account as it is so important to having such one. You should know the details and the list or requirements you need for opening a bank account as a student.
Resolving the finances – if you want to get study in UK then resolving the finances, is equally important for you. For surviving in the UK and fulfil all your basic needs you need a solid fund and before you should go there you should figure out the expenses of living and also you should fix a budget for you.
Working while studying – you can do some part time jobs as the laws of UK will permit you to do it during course time for 20 hours every week and in the vacation period for any number of hours. You have to spend lots of bucks to survive there in UK so you may need this kind of job.
While packingWhat to take in suitcase – when you are going to stay in the UK for a long period of time you need lots of things to carry with you as you are away from home and not able to get or buy everything you want which you easily get at your home. So very first and before packing anything you should make a list of things which you need to carry with you. You need to have all sorts of clothing with you from formal to casual and informal to normal going out or any traditional dress for any occasion. But what you are packing don’t get too much of it as weight of the baggage will increase and overweight of the baggage can be the cause of exorbitant charge by the airlines. You may buy additional baggage weight from home by using internet or it will be much wiser if you use a courier service to get your things direct in the UK after settling into your home at a later date, it will be cheaper option too.
Pack a coat – when you are thinking to travel to the UK you should pack a coat in your suitcase as it can be very helpful to you. You should pack some warm clothes as the climate is very vulnerable there and keeping warm clothes will keep you safe and protected. There you can get plenty of rainfalls as rain is very common in England throughout the year so you can also pack an umbrella with you.
General concernTransports – the mode of transportation will depend on the area you are going to stay or the location of the university you are going to study. Though in every area in England you will get a fairly mode of public transportation and it will not be difficult for you to go wherever you want. Before you leave for the place you can make a research to know the system or transport very well, it will also be helpful for you.
Know the city – before you leave for the place you are going to stay during your study time first try to know the place very well. You can research about the city where your university is located as it is a great idea to understand about the culture, the people and about the place. Many universities offer their virtual tours to get familiarized with the conditions and the facilities with that place for their international students. All types of information you will get from the internet as every university have hair upgraded web portal.
Social concerns – in the UK people are very much friendly and in the UK people all over the year come to study. So you will not find any problem to mix with all kin of people. You will get lots of pubs there where you can make new friends or hang out with your group of friends. You can also make friends before you leave for the place as this can help you to get good kind of help and thus you can make a good bonding. In difficult situation (if arise) this friendship can be your saviour.
After arriving in the UKTry to contact with your university before leaving your place for the UK and let them know your date of arrival. Many universities provide transportation for the students at the airport so it is important to inform them as they can arrange the transportation for you. In the website of the university you will get all information on how to get there and try to check the tourist information website. Plan before you reach the airport on how you can get to the university.
In the UK most of the public transits in long distance are catered by trains and coaches so going anywhere is quite comfortable and easy in the UK. From the closest airport to various parts of the country you can get train and coach service or connections. Coach travel will get much time than train but it is also cheaper than train service. In coach and train services and in which is for long distance you can also carry your luggage with you as they have some excellent facilities.
Towards London almost every international flight arrives at the Heathrow or the Gatwick airport and from there you need to go to central London and then opt out for your next level of journey so students who are coming to the UK must know all the process of reaching their university.
In the UK you will get first class and standard tickets from train services. Standard ones are comfortable and cheaper while the first class tickets are much more expensive. You should book your seats in advance to avoid any kind of hustling and especially on Fridays when you are going to travel for a long distance as it is recommendable.
Before departing for the varsity if you are planning to stay in London for a night then please accommodate it before you reach there as this can be helpful for you and save your precious time. Without declaring it to Customs you can carry only 10,000 Euros with you if you are coming outside the EU and if you are carrying more than this then you have to be declared it to the Customs. In any case you may need of cash and also to meet their immediate needs students are recommended to carry as a minimum of £300.
Monthly ExpensesWhen you are going to live in such a different place and moreover all alone then life is going to be a little harder for you and the estimation of your expenses cannot be done properly until you start living there. If you want to make it a clear cut estimate then you can divide your expenses into two parts as living expenses and accommodation costs. From place to place or region to region this cost may vary. But after spending one month you can estimate your monthly expense.
Cost of AccommodationFrom a range of options for accommodation you can select which cost different amount of charges. Almost every student opts to select from the Halls of Residence which may charge from £50 to £80 per week. These options will also be included shared canteens or private kitchens. You can find your own accommodation if you endeavour from these Halls of Residence. You can also take rent and if you collect 5 more people to share with you as in the UK a group of 6 will get accommodation and this can be helpful to you as the costs or the rent can be divided in 6 parts. This will cut down your expenses from £40 to £60. If you are going to the UK for a short time course then you can stay in Homestays as these are highly available there and the cost of those ones will be within £100 per week along with all meals and necessary accommodation.
Expenses of LivingThe expenses of Living depend on so much of things and it very much dependable on the living style of each student as it varies from one to other. When you are going to study in the UK lots of things which you need to do or you need to buy which will demand your cash. So here is a list of rough approximation for you which will be helpful for you.
- Food => £30 – £35 per week
- Landline => £15 per month
- Mobiles => £6 per week
- Internet => £6 per week
- Utility Bills => £12 per week
- Local Travel => £12 per week
- Study Materials => £8 per week
- Entertainment => £ 15 – £55 per week
- University of Liverpool => £5500 - £7000 per year
- Oxford University => £9750 per year
- University of London => £10900 – £11500 per year
- Essex University => £5700 – £7500 per year
- University of Manchester => £8100 per year
Part time jobs for studentsIn the UK you will get various types of opportunities for part time jobs. During holidays international students can work for 40 hours and during course time they can work for 20 hours. But students who are from EU who have come to the UK to study can work as long as they can as they don’t have such restrictions.
During the stay in the UK and for the financial support students can easily get part time works as there are lots of this kind of jobs available. There are many universities which assist students and also have placement centres to find jobs.
As a student, you can take participation in the European Union’s (EU) education training and youth support programme Erasmus+. If your university takes part in this programme millions of international students can get works like volunteer placements, work experience, and training. To avail this you can contact with the coordinator of the course.
Council Tax is a form of taxation that is set by the local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland. This tax needs to be paid in exchange of local services such as police, fire brigade and rubbish collection. The tax is normally based on the value of the accommodation in which you live.
Students are exempted from paying council tax. However, simply having a Tier 4 visa does not make one a student. According to the Council Tax definition, an individual is considered as a student if he or she meets one of the following criteria –
- The individual is under 20 years of age and is studying for a qualification which is the equivalent of a Higher Scottish Certificate of Education or an A-Level in a course which lasts for more than 3 months and has a minimum of 23 hours of daytime study every week.
- The individual is a foreign language assistant who is working with an educational institution or a school that is enrolled with the British Council
- The student is studying at an institution in the UK or in the EU in a course which meets the following criteria –
- Requires the student to undertake the course for a minimum of 24 weeks per year
- Requires at least 21 hours of classes, work experience or studies every week during term time
- Lasts for 1 academic year or 1 calendar year
Students might also be exempted from paying Council Tax if –
- They are enrolled in short courses of a few months only
- They are academic visitors
- They are student nurses
Part 10a – Council Tax FAQs
Question – What type of students are not exempt from the Council Tax Liability?
Answer – Students will be liable for Council Tax if they do not meet the “student” definition laid down by the Council Tax OR are jointly liable for Council Tax with non-students because they are joint tenants and have signed the same tenancy agreement.
Question – What happens if the Council Tax bill is not paid?
Answer – Any person liable to pay the Council Tax bill must do so within the stipulated time period. Failure to do so will result in legal proceedings. It is important to seek specialist advice if you disagree with your bill, have a lot of arrears or have difficulty in paying the bill.
Question – Can I lodge an appeal if I feel that my Council Tax bill is wrong?
Answer – Anyone who believes that they are not the persons responsible for paying the Council Tax bill, thinks that their homes should be exempt from Council Tax or has a problem the amount mentioned in the bill, can write to the local authority to lodge an appeal. The local authority is then offered with a period of two months to make a decision with regards to your appeal. If you still feel aggrieved, you can appeal to the Independent Valuation Tribunal.
Many students feel awkward to mix up with other people as there are cultural differences. Feel free to mix up with other people as there is no shame to admit it that you don’t have any idea about their norms and culture and you are very new to this type of ambiance. For your help as a student give a look to the social norms which the people of the UK follow and you should learn as you are going to stay there.
In the UK being late is judged as so rude so as they are so punctual so don’t be late. If you tucked in any unkind situation try to inform the person you are going to meet otherwise it will be offensive for you.
- Don’t ever try to overtake or jump a queue.
- Try to maintain an arm’s gap when you are conversing with someone as they may not feel comfortable with you so try to comfort him or her in every aspect.
- Try to mention words like thank you and sorry for your words and this can build a good rapport with that person.
- If you are not much close with the person avoid any kind of physical touches like shaking hand or hugging.
- Don’t ever try to animate some special type of talking as they may not like it and it can be offensive to you.
- Please keep in mind that when you are going on public transports you should offer your seat to disabled persons or elderly ones as the local people have lots of respects for those. So try to maintain the norms.
- Try to avoid any kind of eye contact or physical touch as it can be intimidating and quite uncomfortable.
- If you are invited to any local’s house try to bring some gifts for them such as chocolates, wines, candles or flowers as this is common courtesy.
- If you are going to a pub then that you should purchase a round of drinks to the people with whom you come to the pub as it is a common courtesy there.
- If you are going with someone who invited you for dinner then it's his or her duty to pay the bill as it is their responsibility not yours but if you want to repay them back you can also take them for dinner in the next possible date. It will be a good gesture.
Common student mistakesOn various factors like the people, the food, the course you have chosen for you, and the culture all are dependent on the experience you are going to have in the abroad. When you are in UK there are some common mistakes which normally students from outside did but if you are a little bit aware of it you can avoid this kind of mistakes. If you really want to enjoy your student life in the UK then you have to be cautious that you won’t do this type of mistakes. There may appear some time when you think about quitting your study and going to home but don’t show such foolishness and before you take those drastic steps you should know what are the mistakes that can be avoided.
Advice #1 Nothing will be same like homeAt very first you need to realise that you have come to abroad and you have to adjust with new ambience and according to the essence of study you have to set up your mind and nothing will be same like your home as this is the most common mistakes almost every students often did. You may fall in love with the ambience, the people, and the culture of the UK so don’t get hurry, give yourself some time and slowly you will cope up with the situation. This new lifestyle and culture will give you shock but if you open up your mind you can easily get adjusted. So don’t give up.
Advice #2 Don’t get bored easilyYou know that you have come to the UK to study but this is not the point that you make yourself busy with study always. This will be monotonous for you. So whenever you get time you can go outside and hang up with friends if budget is not your problem. But you can easily get for a walk which can refresh your mind. If you always try to concentrate in studies it will give you some bad effect than good ones, so open up with your other friends and do such things which can make your mood enlighten.
Advice #3 Don’t get overambitiousIf you are an ambitious kind of a person then it will be excellent but don’t be too much of it as it can destroy your mental peace. Try to realise your working strength and your limits but it’s great to have a higher aim. Set your goals and make shorter steps to make it happen. If you are determined then nothing could be impossible for you and with this determination you will go further and complete your study successfully.
Advice #4 Don’t travel frequentlyYou should know that you have come here for studying not for traveling. As we all know that the UK has its wonderful tourist destinations and from here you can easily travel all over Europe. So, don’t get overexcited that you are in the UK and you should visit as much as can. This all are bullshitted try to concentrate on your studies more than traveling. But if traveling is part of your study and opportunity to explore new cities and cultures then you shouldn’t restrict yourself.
Advice #5 Don’t get drunk alwaysWhen you will go to pubs or some other place with other friends don’t get drunk always as it is not necessary to get drunk each and every time you go for a drink. You can try for some new kind of beverages and learn the new methods of consuming such beverages. If you always get drunk it will give you a bad impression and of course in front of everyone it will also give a very low impression of your country and in abroad this kind of thing is a complete no-no. So try to avoid this kind of situation to arise.
Advice #6 Don’t Cling on too much with your country-matesThere is a tendency in students to mixing up with the common people or friends who are from same countries or origins. This may help you initially but at the end of the day you will be restrained from your other friends. You should avoid this and mix up with all your friends from different regions thus you can able to break all cultural or geographical barriers and slowly you can able to expand a new horizon for you.
Advice #7 Don’t get addicted to social mediaWith the rest of the world, you can get connected through the social media but it will be a curse for you if you spend more time on this than studying. You should make a proper routine and try to follow it and don’t get addicted to Facebook, Twitter or other things like this as social media can waste your valuable time.
Advice #8 Take part in other activities like extracurricular activitiesYou should join in extracurricular activities f your university and for joining you don’t need to excel in dramatics or sports. It’s an excellent idea to free your mind and body from studying all the time. You can join in any section or can be a volunteer.
Things that successful students doIf you want to be successful as a student then you should follow some simple rules as you can also get famous as a student. You should know that it not only the merit which keeps the successful ones different from others there is some more rules which you can follow to get successful as a student.
Rule No 1. Make your aimAs a student making an aim is necessary and when you are going to stay in the UK then it is mandatory. You will not go to stay there for a longer period of time so clearing all the exams in time is important. Make short term goals t reach your final goal.
Rule No 2. Make a priority listThe task will be a little easier if you make your priorities more clearly to you. When you are away from your home and family you should be more responsible and when you are an international student you also show some courage to fulfill all your lists.
Rule No 3. Give yourself enough time to adjust properlyAs an international studen, it is important for you to cope up with every situation and first few months are really very crucial. Those days will tell you how you can stay there. By staying there you can grow up as a global citizen and those days will define your capabilities your aspect as a student and of course tell you about your limits. So don’t overestimate yourself try to manage and challenge the new situation. This will also help to grow up as a complete man. So in spite of unfamiliarity try to mix up with people and with the environment and ambiance and give yourself enough time to do this but don’t get stressed upon doing this.
Rule No 4. Get engrossed with your varsityIf you want to know your university and its people and also understand then you can involve yourself with everything regarding your university. You can join the volunteer groups and clubs or students organizations of your university. With these types of activities, you can get closer with your faculties also and they can also know you and slowly you will become a known face to your university.
Rule No 5. Maintain a routineYou will surely get some free time for yourself but don’t get too busy with other activities which will hamper your study. So try to maintain a routine to manage your time. It will also help you to balance between your studies and free time. If you learn to time management all task will be easy for you and it will help you in later life.
Rule no 6. Take leadershipIn the universities of the UK, group projects are so often and very predictable so you can take charge of such ones as with this you can create a rapport with your fellow students and take a leadership role. You can also able to build up long-lasting relationships with your buddies and gain lots of respect for yourself.
Rule No 7. Don’t get afraid for questioningWhen you are in the UK as an international student you must feel awkward to question something as there are the new culture and new ambiance of the classroom for you. But this is not the point to keep silent as your faculties will encourage you to ask them various types of questions and they will be happy to help you and clear all your doubts.
Rule No 8. Work as a teamWorking in a team is good and it will help you in various ways. If you ever get the chance to work in a team try to grab the opportunity. Give your best effort to the team and just like the way your other team members will also help you in every possible way.
Rule No 9. Copy class notesKeeping a note of the lectures in class is a good habit. In spite of attentive and a very sharp memory, you can forget many things so try to write down at least the important points of the lectures in class.
Rule No 10. Grow your own networkWith a minimal effort, you can grow up your own network. To have this you can maintain a regular contact with your faculties, attend outdoor lectures or seminars or attend some inter-university events. With this slowly you can grow up as a famous person in your university.
Rule No 11. Participate in extracurricular activitiesYou should join in extracurricular activities f your university and for joining you don’t need to excel in dramatics or sports. It’s an excellent idea to free your mind and body from studying all the time. You can join in any section or can be a volunteer.
Parents and GuardiansThis part is only for guardians or parents of the students.
As a parent if you want bright and a good prospect of future for your child then, choose the university wisely and rightly. Each and every university serves an extensive range of service in the UK and which is apt for your child you should know it before. To get good assistance and proper help you can always send someone to the student and to check everything, so as a parent you don’t need to worry about that ant you can be assured it by the varsity. For parents here are some tips which you can follow as this can help you to choose the right university for your child.
- As a parent, you must be worried but you can pay a visit to the campus if it’s not possible then you can take the virtual tour facility and to get clarified contacts with the officials of the university.
- To get admission you should fill up the application form and cover up all application process and to do this you should understand it better. You can contact with any professional who can help you during this procedure as the process have such difficulties which you may find harder to solve.
- When your child is going to study abroad accommodation is a great thing as it plays a huge role on the career of your student. You should help him or her to choose the right one. Almost every renowned university have their own self-catered accommodation so your child can stay there and instead of this he or she also can live on their own on the nearby location of the university he or she going to study.
- As a student he or she has to deal with different kinds of matters such as scholarships, tuition fees, grants or loans etc so as a parent you can directly contact with the officials of the university as these are so confusing and complex. By doing with this you can actually help your child.
- As a parent it is your duty to give him the right protection so be sure that in abroad your child is safe and secured. In abroad your child is going to face a completely new environment so ensure his or her security and safety as this is so very important for him or her.
While applying for admission in the universities in the UK you should follow the following things;
- Begin with your research work as soon as possible
- Follow the deadlines and don’t give it a miss.
- Seek out for the appropriate courses in the right university
- Make ready all the personal statements of the university
- Know properly about the statements of finance as a student
- Complete all the admission procedure properly
- Know and understand all the guidelines, rules and regulations and contact the officials of the varsity