If you’re travelling across the world to go to a university, you want to make sure it’s the right one for you. University rankings cover lots of different categories, like student satisfaction and teaching effectiveness. You can also see how highly ranked the university is for specific subjects.You need to think about what you want to get out of your study and what kind of learning would work best for you.For example you are drawn to the university of hertfordshire because of what they are known for dynamic, research intensive universities. Every university has its own area of strength.
Request a prospectus
Prospectus is really useful for future students. They will include lots of information about the university, their courses and the city. As well as course listings, prospectuses will include student testimonials and photos of the facilities and campus. Prospectuses will also usually include a section or at least a page dedicated to international students, their entry requirements and if their any societies
Once you’ve discovered UK universities that interest you, head to their website and find the area dedicated to prospective students. As visiting open days is difficult as an international student, most universities offer a virtual tour of their campus, student accommodation and sometimes the surrounding city.Most universities now offer virtual visits and chat services where you can connect with current students and find out what it is actually like to live and study there.
You wouldn’t choose a restaurant, watch a movie or buy a product without reading a review. Why choose a university without reading reviews first? Reading reviews directly from students can be a fantastic way of helping you make an informed decision. Whilst rankings can give you an idea of the academic reputation, reviews from students will focus more on the individual student need.
Use an agent
Some agents have formal working relationships with particular universities. This means they know the application process and what the university has to offer. If you haven’t made your mind up yet, an agent can help evaluate which UK university is right for you,agent know much more about inexpensive courses that students may not know about. They also advise you on other matters such as student visa, entry requirement, insurance,fee and finding accomodation and more.
Join a student social media group related to study
Speaking to other students is a good way to get an insight into student life in the UK. Visit websites like the Student Room to learn about universities, nightlife, societies, whatsapp groups and the atmosphere of the campus.