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5 Surprising Facts about UK Universities

5 Surprising Facts about UK Universities

According to national and international rankings, British universities graduate over 90% of their students, meaning they are employed or enrolled in further education within six months of graduation. We'll offer you with a few essential intriguing facts regarding student life in the United Kingdom in the following paragraphs.

AHZ Associates

June 15, 2022

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  1. 5 Surprising Facts about UK Universities

  2. For young individuals, the United Kingdom is a dream come

    true. Every year, students from all over the world come to study undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. It is known for providing the best education using the most up-to-date technologies, whether it be in health, engineering, or business. Furthermore, in the United Kingdom, you will have a better opportunity of becoming an expert in the topic of study that you pursued during your Bachelor/years. According to national and international rankings, British universities graduate over 90% of their students, meaning they are employed or enrolled in further education within six months of graduation. We'll offer you with a few essential intriguing facts regarding student life in the United Kingdom in the following paragraphs. 2
  3. 1.Number of International Students: International student numbers reached record highs

    during the 2019/20 academic year, according to the latest statistics from the UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), which includes the first five months of the COVID-19 epidemic. Moreover, the overall number of international students in the United Kingdom has crossed 500,000 for the first time, reaching 556,625. This is mostly due to continued increase from China and India. This is a 12.15 percent rise from the previous year. It's also the first year of double-digit growth in a long time, breaking a trend of relatively modest or even negligible growth for several years. 3
  4. A growing number of students from outside the European Union

    accounted for a large portion of those gains. In 2019/20, non-EU enrolments surpassed 400,000 for the first time, reaching 408,825. This indicates an almost 17 percent increase in non-EU students year over year, compared to basically flat volumes of EU students (+.83 percent year over year). Furthermore, that contrast between EU and non-EU statistics is considerably sharper when it comes to first-year enrolments. As HESA explains, “The number of first-year students from EU nations declined by 2 percent while the number from non-EU countries climbed by 23 percent.” It should be stated, however, that EU enrolments had been projected to soften in the wake of the UK’s departure from the European Union, and England’s plan to abolish “home fee status” for EU students as of 2021/22. 4
  5. 2.Wide Range of Degree: The United Kingdom has an enviable

    international reputation as the home of four of the world's top ten institutions and offers a diverse choice of educational opportunities. Great Britain is the world's premier research nation, with 54 percent of research directed by British universities. According to the Association of Colleges, 97 percent of academic colleges are judged good or better. If students choose to take an English language course, the teaching approaches based on British innovative tactics will be quite beneficial to them. 5
  6. Moreover, short and flexible courses are available in the UK,

    ranging from classic to cutting-edge. Because of the wide selection of courses and diversity, students from all over the world choose to study in the United Kingdom. Students will enjoy themselves. A win-win situation with a vibrant modern culture and stunning historical sites. Discover enchanted castles as well as cutting-edge technology and fashion in the cities. The United Kingdom boasts the second-largest number of international students and assists them in laying a solid basis for their future careers 6
  7. 3.Multicultural Society: The United Kingdom is a fairly cosmopolitan country

    that welcomes new religions and civilizations. While maintaining long-standing traditions such as a royal party, the United Kingdom has evolved significantly and has become much more cosmopolitan and multicultural. The United Kingdom is viewed as a diverse location, with London serving as a hub for many international students. 7
  8. Religion: The main religion in the United Kingdom is Christianity,

    which accounts for about half of the religious population, with the Church of England and Catholicism sharing the majority of the religious population. In addition to Christianity, the UK has a sizable population of adherents of the following major global religions: 1. Christian 50.7% 2. Muslim 2.5% 3. Hindu 0.7% 4. Jewish 0.6% 5. Sikh 0.3% 6. Buddhist 0.6% 7. Other non-Christian 1.5% 8
  9. Language: English is the primary language in the United Kingdom,

    and it is spoken throughout the country. Some people in Wales still speaks Welsh. However, because everyone in Wales speaks English, you simply need to know English in the UK. There are many dialects in such a tiny country, and some of them can be difficult to comprehend, even for English speakers. 9
  10. 4.International Student Activities: The United Kingdom is a fascinating blend

    of various cultures and modern thought, bound together by a strong sense of identity and heritage. As an international student, you'll have a plethora of interesting opportunities ahead of you, including the chance to see exotic locations and meet new people. Because the UK is such a diverse city, you'll find that many UK customs are already known to you, and you'll be able to fit in sooner than you think. 10
  11. Pop, rock, electro, hip-hop, classical, folk, jazz, opera, and all

    kinds of global music can be found in the UK, whether you just want to listen or participate. You may listen to and dance to live music all around the UK, from local clubs, independent cafes, and bars to worldwide scale concert halls, rock festivals, and shows. Many well-known and independent artists and bands perform in university and college venues in the United Kingdom. According to the British Council, in most UK cities, you can visit conventional museums, modern art spaces, and galleries in addition to a plethora of clubs and organizations on campus or in local communities. In the United Kingdom, sculpture, painting, film, and photography are generally available to view. The country also boasts a thriving theater and performing arts heritage, with historic plays and musicals being preserved while new and alternative productions are encouraged. 11
  12. The highlands of Scotland and Wales, the rolling hills of

    England and Northern Ireland, the Lake District and Yorkshire moors, as well as the coastlines of all areas of the UK, ensure that you make the most of your free time by participating in enjoyable sports such as mountain riding and cycling as your leisure activities. 12
  13. 5.Opportunities for International Students: Through the new Graduate Route, international

    students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or master's degree will be able to gain two years of work experience in the UK after graduation beginning July 1, 2021. Students who complete their PhD will be permitted to stay for a period of three years. Here is everything overseas students should know: 13
  14. ➢ International students who have a valid student visa at

    the time of application and have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or higher at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance will be eligible for the Graduate Route. ➢ If they have successfully finished an undergraduate or master's degree, successful applicants on this route will be permitted to stay and work, or look for a job, in the UK for a maximum of two years at any skill level. PhD graduates will be permitted to stay for a period of three years. Once they have found a suitable position, graduates will be able to transition into skilled work. 14
  15. In the end, there's no denying that the United Kingdom

    attracts overseas students like a magnet. We understand how thrilling it may be to embark on a new journey, such as studying in a new nation. We also understand the importance of considering items that are frequently forgotten or put off until the last minute. This information is presented to the readers for this reason. 15
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