The excellent educational infrastructure, top-notch distinguished teaching methodology, quality research, rich heritage and diverse culture of the UK make it an amazing place to study. Learn more below about why the UK is preferred by international students as opposed to their home country.
Most British Universities are impressive and foremost for their outstanding architecture. However, despite their outward antiquity, inside many of them you can find modern libraries, research laboratories and even their own museums.
Oxford, for example, has established the world's first University museum, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, while Manchester University has its own observatory with several radio telescopes.
A unique traditions
Britain's Universities have a very long traditions. For example, at the beginning of the year they have Freshers Week - a welcome period for new students starting out at UK universities. It’s a chance to make friends, blow off steam, and learn more about your course, campus and clubs. It’s really a ‘getting to know you’ time for you to meet your new town, campus, course-mates, and flat-mates.
There are also some very unique traditions. For instance, at St. Andrews University, every newcomer is assigned to an academic "parent" - a 3rd or 4th year students.
During the Raisin Weekend in November, a student visits a tea party thrown by the “mother”, then a pub-crawl led by the “father”. The fun ends with a shaving foam fight.
The value of a Diploma
According to the international rankings QS, The Times Higher Education (THE) and the Shanghai Rankings (ARWU) annually include up to 18 UK Universities into the 100 world’s best Universities.
The United Kingdom is the second most popular destination for student immigration after the United States and a British degree is a mark of quality for employers in any country.
According to the National Student Survey (NSS), British students are more than satisfied with their course quality.
The top rankings, according to the National Student Survey (NSS), there are the University of St Andrews - 94%, the University of Buckingham, Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, The London Institute of Banking & Finance - 91%.
However, the results of the last on the list of Universities participating in the survey cannot be called negative either: London School of Economics and Political Science, Ravensbourne, Royal Academy of Music - 71%, Glasgow School of Art - 67%.