We have been evaluating universities in the UK, evaluating their models, teaching quality, school environment, teachers, employability, experience and so on.
I have been complaining about the different points and advantages of different schools, such as Manchester University is too slow, Durham is rigorous and rigid, UCL likes to engage in stitching courses, Warwick is best at marketing, Edinburgh student satisfaction is low and so on.
Today, let’s take a look at how some admissions officers of British universities evaluate Chinese students. These views are basically from international admissions officers of universities such as Reading, SOAS, Queen Mary, Newcastle, etc. According to their perspective, it is indeed a problem for domestic students.
No.1 Poor ability to learn independently
Poor independent learning ability is indeed a pain point for Chinese students studying abroad, after all, this set is spoon-feeding, and many academic tyrants are stimulated by domestic parents. Some foreign students, in fact, self-drive is very common. In fact, many students have problems with self-orientation.
It is true that I have contacted myself. The British style of teaching is a bunch of reading list, and then talk very fast, you need to learn by yourself, there are problems in the feedback. Many students will be uncomfortable at this point.
To solve the problem of poor independent learning ability, just a little experience, it is recommended that you can adjust from the following angles.
1.Set learning goals regularly to make sure you achieve them.
2.Learn time management. For example, you can set a specific study time each day, or assign a certain amount of time to each study task.
3.Give yourself positive feedback and evaluate your performance after each task or learning goal you have completed. What have you learned? What can you do better? Improving through this.
4.Learn to use some online resources, some online resources or apps will teach you some strategies and skills, you can properly use this part of the resources to improve efficiency.
5.If you ask for help, the son of a Chinese student, ah, will never ask questions, feel embarrassed, and fear that asking for help is a common problem for Chinese students. Teachers should learn to make use of them. If there are questions, there is nothing humiliating. You can’t lose face when you’ve been learning.
These five adapt to a period of time, don’t be so concerned about the direct results, adhere to a period of time, your whole person is not the same.
No.2 lack of creativity
The problem of lack of creativity is the essence of Chinese education. Domestic education is not to cultivate creative talents, but to screen talents. So a lot of his things are frame, frame, students memorize, teachers desperately feed the core knowledge points, let them circle the key points.
And this kind of behavior is cheating in the UK, and it is reasonable and compliant to hang you up. The British side focuses on training critical thinking and training students to think outside the box.
In fact, it is a long way to go to solve the problem of creativity, and it may be difficult for international students to jump out of this thinking in recent years. But you can have a little awareness of this.
Solving the problem of creativity can be promoted from six dimensions.
One is to engage in diverse learning, participate in different courses and activities, and learn about different perspectives and ideas. This will train your creative mind.
The second is critical thinking, which is something you need to try not just to accept the point of knowledge, but to question, analyze and criticize it. You have to have a strong spirit, and justified, continue to output and start to form their own views and ideas.
The third is to exercise their ability to solve problems, which is actually quite difficult, many students are afraid of difficulty. If you have a question, you want to ask someone else, and reach out to the party. You can try to solve it yourself, in fact, many problems can be solved through search or practice.
Fourth, talk to quality people and new people, this will open your eyes, increase your understanding of different cultures and thinking. Increase your awareness.
Fifth, you need to learn to reflect on your recent learning experience and project experience. What you did well and what you need to improve. This kind of thing will help you find new opportunities and achieve new growth.
Curiosity won’t kill the cat, you have to be open to new things. This is actually a lifelong learning attitude, because of curiosity, you want to understand, so you have the ability to innovate.
No.3 lack of interaction with other people, not poor language, but after school do not continue to use English, like to speak Chinese
Chinese students like to continue to bring the domestic set to the UK, especially the master’s side, some large classes of courses, lecture, the basic front of the students speak Sichuan dialect, behind the students speak northeast dialect. To an English environment, is not willing to continue to strengthen their English ability. It’s actually quite helpless.
Although not all students do this, many students find it difficult to change this habit. Students in good schools are better, and some students with poor language skills will enjoy the hotbed more. This is also the essential reason why some students continue to take the IELTS exam after studying abroad for a year. The more you do not practice, the more rusty, the less you want to use it.
Chinese students always like to get together in their own small circle, and complain that it is difficult to integrate into the circle of other overseas students. This thing really divides people into personalities.
Personally, I suggest that you should open yourself up and encourage yourself to interact more, because interaction is also a way to understand different cultures and improve your ability and social behavior.
We can take part in more community activities, listen more and say do not feel humiliated, face is actually worthless. Take part in more local cultural activities, volunteers, museums, clubs, and even have a drink with the British to feel their cup culture.
Try to get out of your own small circle, as much as a fool to communicate with people of different colors, try to understand their punchline, do not feel tired, adapt to a month, you are completely integrated. Refuse to communicate in Chinese in class, even if you are with Chinese students, you have to remind yourself that you are here to learn and exercise.
There is to enhance reading, appropriate can go to see English books and chase some movies and dramas.
Of course, the core of these suggestions is the mentality of Chinese students, you have to keep an open mind, to accept others, others have the opportunity to accept you.
Total conclusion: the above is some of the content to be talked about today, and there is nothing to criticize you. If there is a problem, it is normal to adjust it if you feel that it needs to be improved. No one is born to be good, all in different time and space to continue to correct themselves.
Recently, everyone is preparing for admission, and some students are already asking for cas visas. So these things are still recommended for everyone to collect, this kind of things are not usually written, after all, the feeling of good preaching.
But it is my own contact with so many students, many will fail, and then be discouraged by the school, with low scores of students will generally encounter problems. We have to find the right solution from the problem. Instead of continuing to stumble session after session.
Hang out with great people and see how they deal with your problems. Maybe one of their solutions will pay off.