Hello students! You’ve come to this blog because you’re considering taking on a new adventure and studying in the UK. With such an undertaking, we know you have questions! Well, we’ve got answers. Behold, here are frequently asked questions about studying in the UK and how Across The Pond can help:
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!
Studying abroad may seem like a costly upheaval compared to continuing higher education back home. There are, however, a host of benefits to studying in a different country. But, why choose the UK? We list 5 reasons why a North American student should take their degree across the pond…
Healthcare in the UK is a whole other ballgame to North America. The National Healthcare System (NHS) gives UK residents access to full healthcare for free, plus subsidized dental and prescription coverage. But, how is it free? Well, it technically isn’t; part of Britons’ income tax pays for the NHS, so that all residents can benefit from the healthcare provided.
One aspect of studying abroad our students and parents ask us about is the safety of the university and town they will be moving to. Of course, in any country there are places that are more safe than others, but generally the UK is known to be a safe place to live and study. It’s always an option to ask the universities for any safety precautions put in place around campus, such as emergency call boxes, all night university transportation and so on.
The main reason for anyone attending university, is to get one step further to achieving their desired career. It’s important to attend a university where students are not only taught skills for future jobs in their studies, but also learn from new cultural experiences, friendships, social life, and the everyday independency that may be new to the student. Studying abroad allows for these learnings on another level, and why not do that in the country that is home to top English speaking universities? We outline some more reasons of why North American students should choose the UK to study their degree…
If you are one of the many students we are currently working with then you are probably in possession of multiple offers from our partner universities. If you haven’t started already, enquire with us today to begin your application! Having signed up to work with an Across The Pond you will have exchanged some preliminary academic information and received a list of recommended universities to make your applications to. Of that initial list you chose between 3-5 programs to submit applications to. Now, however, having successfully applied and received your offers you may be wondering which university is going to be the best fit for you! Not to worry, you’re not alone; many students initially find themselves overwhelmed when presented with the possibilities of studying in the UK. Fortunately, this blog and your Advisor can assist you! There are several questions you should consider when narrowing down your university/program choices.
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If you are planning to study in the UK there are several things to remember before you can apply successfully to a university. This blog will help to give you a list of points to consider as you explore the possibilities of studying in the UK.
Whether you’ve got your heart set on becoming an award-winning novelist, renowned magazine editor or something else in the publishing sector, there are some really important steps you need to take in order to make a successful career for yourself in the industry.
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