Resources for International Students
This section is designed to help you with the transition from one university system to another. Masters programmes in the UK tend to be shorter so it is crucial to be adequately prepared in order to get maximum benefit from your opportunity. It will help to be aware of possible differences in the practice and culture of post graduate study and what you can expect in terms of tutor’s expectations, the type of work given and the degree of independent study required.
Anticipating problems and taking steps to deal with them will give you the best chance to succeed at your studies; and the vast majority (90-95%) of visiting students do succeed.
You will find various resources in this section:
Arrival document sets out the possible differences you may encounter when studying in the UK. It identifies 6 key areas and poses these questions:
- Where will I ‘get knowledge’?
- What makes a ‘good teacher’?
- What makes a ‘good student’?
- How do I develop my own understanding of the subject?
- How do I demonstrate my understanding of the subject?
- What can I do if I’m having problems?
What to Expect in UK Higher Education is a short video which deals with all aspects of studying and highlights some potential areas of difference.
Frequently Asked Questions is a series of short presentations related to Writing and Independent Study.