United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Why Study at UK?
UK has become the target destination to those who dream to achieve higher international education. One of the biggest reasons of attraction of international students towards UK is more than 50,000 postgraduate course and research options in the nation which proves outstanding offers for international students.
Advantages of education in UK are as follows:
(1). Time saving education Most of the programs in the UK are having duration of one year which helps students to save valuable time & money and also prepare students to earn fast.
(2). Global-Tradition As UK welcomes international students from around the world, it has been surveyed that international students enrolled in UK institutions are double than students from European Union itself which is result of support services of Institutions and also special attention for welfare of non-UK students
(3). Global Identification Degrees & certificates are worldwide identified in whole over world. Oxford & Cambridge University of UK is world famous universities which can be selling point for students in getting job after education
(4). Job Privileges In UK students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during working days & full time in holidays. Non-UK students are equally welcomed to apply for job openings with terms & conditions of visa permission
Education system in UK is run in different countries by different governments. The UK government leads education in England. Higher Education is given in colleges, universities & institutions of higher studies. Academic year runs from September to July and vacations are given to student from 1st July to 30th September. Language of instruction is English in the nation. The British educational system has a good reputation. Accredited qualifications obtained from British schools and universities are recognized in most parts of the world. There are courses in a wide variety of subjects, including many which are open to international students.
Safety & Security of Students
In UK crime rates are high but some how with few safety tips one can live in peace. It is sensible to take precautions and to avoid the type of situations in which crimes might occur.
1. Stay in group when you are out of home late night after 10pm
2. Always avoid lift from strangers and also do not use isolated roads
3. Keep I-pod, laptop & expensive mobiles invisible on the street to avoid theft
4. Do not trust any strangers in any financial matters
5. Use public transport or Women safety bus in late nights (for women only)
The UK has an extraordinarily rich and diverse artistic heritage, with British poets, playwrights, musicians, sculptors, painters and filmmakers enjoyed and admired all over the world. There are good and bad sides to each characteristic, and there are many exceptions to these stereotypes. People of UK are quite kind & generous. They welcome different culture & traditions from different corners of the world. That is the reason diversity is found in culture of UK. Tolerance of UK people can be appreciated as they trust belief & opinions of foreigners. UK is second country where English is spoken as first language.
The weather in United Kingdom is quite moderate. Winters in UK are not too cold while summers are not too hot in UK. Days are longer in summers & shorter in winters. There is high rain on west UK and more shine in south UK. Spring & Autumn are the best seasons to enjoy weather during working and studying. In some area, the large temperature variation creates instability and this is a major factor that influences the often unsettled weather the country experiences, where many types of weather can be experienced in a single day.
The United Kingdom is one of the world's most globalize countries. The capital, London, is a major financial centre for international business and commerce and is one of four "command centers" for global economy. The British economy is made up (in descending order of size) of the economies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Infirmary Street in Leeds is one of the main business districts outside of London.
Job Market in UK
Generally it is seen that international students like to work part time to finance their studies and also to live an average life in UK. It is allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, although the University recommends a maximum of 15 hours per week. Full time in vacations can be worked. Postgraduate taught students are registered for a 12 months program. They may work full-time during holidays.
Specifically those students who have course duration of 6 months or lesser than that they do not get permission to work. They get prohibition stamp on their visa permission. In case of dependants’ are with student, they can work full time in UK.
The Post Study Work (PSW) scheme has replaced the International Graduates Scheme. Successful applicants will be allowed to remain in the UK to work for 2 years without needing a work permit or a job offer.
Living Cost in UK
Living in UK is comparatively expensive than whole over the world. It is very obvious that living cost will depend on situation of individual. There are many ways to reduce cost of living in the UK like using public transport and staying in shared houses. In general one should get prepared of major costs as follows
(1) Accommodation: Shared housing is a better option for saving money in UK for working travelers. One can get accommodation easily at cost from 300 pounds to 400 pounds for single person & for couple it can be from 700 to 800 pounds. West London is comparatively little more expensive in case of rented houses. At initial level you may be charged 1000 pound as deposit & advance rent
(2) Food & Laundry: Average cost for food & laundry for a month can be considered minimum as 240 pounds. UK is not low expensive in case of restaurants & pubs
(3) Transportation: Travel card is the best option to have cheapest transport facility
(3) Movies, pubs, theatres can be enjoyed in 10 to 20 pounds
So, about 1200 pounds will be required to live average life in UK. Again it depends on strategies to save more and more pounds in UK.