When you embark on your UK university experience, one thing you may not think about is the differences between the US and UK educational systems. Remember that the UK and the US grade on a different scale, and you may get a shock when you receive your first few graded assignments. Don’t panic if you receive a lower grade which you are used; in most cases, you will be graded on a scale of 0-100% with most students receiving marks between 40-70%. Unlike in North America, a grade above 70% is viewed as extremely high and only a small percentage of students are awarded this grade. It may take some adjustment, but you’ll soon get used to the UK system!
We know that studying in the UK means being away from friends and family, so you will want to have a few tips and tricks to stay in touch back home. Remember, as reference, London is five hours ahead of New York and eight hours ahead of Los Angeles.