Coming to live in a new country can be a great adventure filled with positive experiences, but it also carries some risks. Organisations like the British Council and various British universities are engaged in showcasing the positive aspects of UKMoreComing to live in a new country can be a great adventure filled with positive experiences, but it also carries some risks.
Organisations like the British Council and various British universities are engaged in showcasing the positive aspects of UK student life and attracting the foreign student to study in the UK. No Briton or government department or British university is likely to tell you the truth about life in the UK. This is because they dont want to scare you away, or because they cant be objective being British themselves. My role is slightly different. Although I do showcase the positive aspects of studying in the UK in this book, I also help you deal with the risks and dangers of UK life.
Helping make your UK life a success is my mission in life. My books aim to explain what life in the UK is like with honesty and fairness. It is difficult to do that if you are born in the very society you are describing. People are human and bias is inherent in our worldview.
It helps my writings that I am not a Briton by birth. I can be that much more honest and fair in my description of life in the UK. This book, which focuses on studying in the UK, incorporates that approach. British Universities are world class. Four British universities are in the worldwide top ten best universities. Eight British universities are in the global top 50 in the 2014 QS World University Rankings.
Overall, there are a total of 29 UK higher education institutions in the global top 200, and 61 in the top 700. UK degrees are highly valued by employers worldwide. Looking at universities from the student side, the majority of UK students are happy with the quality of their university course, according to the UK National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.
The survey of 2014 received responses from about 321,000 final-year students. The satisfaction rate for students studying at UK universities and colleges hit a 10-year high in 2014, with 86 per cent saying they were satisfied overall with their course. The conclusion is clear: A degree from a British university can change your life and your job prospects. This book has answers to questions that a foreign student planning to study in the UK would typically have. I know what questions usually arise in a foreign students mind - I was one too, in 1995.
Since then Ive lived in the UK and observed this country closely while still retaining my objectivity. This book is part of my series of books preparing foreigners for life in the UK. Choosing a good university to study is not merely a look at its worldwide academic ranking. You need to consider crime figures too when choosing a university. Did you know that about 3500 rapes happen in the greater London area in a year? Which universities are located in crime hotspots? What cities/towns in the UK are known for high crime levels?
What are the crime figures for London? These and many more questions are tackled in this guide. I sincerely hope you are better off after reading this book. Rajiv Immanuel (author)