When Chinese students choose universities, sometimes they believe that a high QS ranking and a prestigious university name are all that matters. However, there’s a caveat: the ability to graduate successfully.
Not all universities have lenient admission criteria or relaxed academic standards. Some universities maintain strict admission and graduation requirements. Certain UK universities have high entry barriers, and the graduation threshold is even higher. You might think that once you’ve worked hard to get in, you can relax and take it easy. But that’s far from the truth. There are challenges that will make you suffer.
Today, let’s discuss two UK universities with exceptionally high QS rankings but extremely poor student experiences!
When it comes to the poor experience of studying, the most complained about over the years is the University of Edinburgh. Why Edinburgh? The school has a high appearance, the school is ancient and has a lot of activities in the city, such as this art festival, that music festival, and beer festival, film festival and so on. A school of BGM entertainment.
You think that after reading, the reading experience must be high. You even think that the school also controls the proportion of Chinese students, and the learning environment will be excellent.
That’s all true, but you overlook the cruelty of this school.
This school has a lot of homework, which is more than the workload of Wang Man Ai Hua or UCL in the same tier. Students’ time is highly squeezed.
Second, the high failure rate of this school is really a representative of strict entry and strict exit. As an international student, you can easily fail the course if you are not careful. As soon as you fail a course, you will have to face make-up exams and drag down your time in other subjects. And enter the cycle of evil. The failure rate of this school is one of the highest in the UK.
Third, the control rate of this school is very low, and the proportion of taking second class is also low. On the contrary, the proportion of second class and second class is high, especially the rate of social sciences. Getting points is more difficult and desperate, and some students say the same level of effort would not be the case if undergraduate students went to kcl. The master’s degree has the opportunity to go to a better school. But the scores were too low for them to get high marks, and the master had to go down. Even our school doesn’t want them. It’s hard.
The first three situations do have students to blame Edinburgh once a year, and some students will drop out, or transfer, because the mentality was broken by Edinburgh.
If you think this is the case for international students, local students are also spoiled by them, why is the school so well ranked, but some local lists cug and times are lower, and the reading experience score is directly drawn around the pass line. People really don’t like Edinburgh very well.Therefore, choosing a school is not only about the ranking, but also about whether you can graduate.
Bristol, although the school’s ranking has slipped year after year, has not become purely stuffy. But on the whole, the lean dead camel is bigger than the horse, and this school still belongs to the British elite school sequence. Although the essence is to generate income, it is undeniable that this school wields a very good hoe, constantly prying into the corner of other schools, and teachers have been poached wave after wave.
But even if the excavation is relatively fast, the school still can not change the current pattern of fewer teachers. Many courses will be large classes, and the student experience is still not good. Some students even struggle to get a letter of recommendation to apply for Ershuo. Because the recommender is not familiar with you, some big class teachers have no chance to take a face after class. Good results may also say, results in general, to say the truth, can only rely on fate.
In addition to the relative shortage of teachers, schools also score the same card, score low, control the high score ratio. The first-class ratio of Bristol is also extremely low, and it is also a high-ranking school in the UK. So, undergraduate school, can not go to Bristow as far as possible not to go. Because of the undergraduate promotion, want to go to a good school, the results are also king, you a 60 + students and 70 + students can not be compared.
It is necessary to mention that such Chinese and foreign cooperative schools as Xipu and Ningnuo are given high marks, especially in the partial numerology category of gold. High marks are more. Because their examination questions are all multiple choice questions, they do not control the first class proportion. Their 70 + grades stifle many other schools. So their undergraduate transition rate is very fierce. Admission data have a lot of advantages over other English. This is a school version bonus, or do you have to choose a school?
Bristol and Edinburgh, on the other hand, are almost a thousand people in this respect, the hearts of the people deviate from each other. It’s just that the school can’t be ranked well, and a lot of students have entered the board. If you are not so motivated to learn, you really have to reconsider this kind of school. Because admission is not just brushing schools, we still have to catch up with the highest academic qualifications in the future. If you don’t catch up with the highest education, it will be difficult for you to graduate. In fact, it is easy to float in recent years.
And this kind of school is the same.
All in all: this kind of school is actually not quite the same as that in Australia. For example, at the University of Sydney in Australia, people are generous in and out of the country, and then the cost is high, the subject is more expensive, and the score is low. The most direct effect of the same card students is that you have to re-choose the course, basically hanging a subject directly 4000 Australian dollars into it. And continue to hang up and have fun.
The British side is different. In the United Kingdom, you hang up a lot. There are chances of making up for the exam, but not every one. Too much. The school hung your name directly to ukvi. Directly dissuaded. In addition, the make-up examination is not yet, the same degree can not get, make-up examination can not be more, the same dissuade you.
So, when you get into a school like Edinburgh, don’t spray any water, it’s gold. It is not as difficult as some German universities. But there is also a threshold rate, if you can get a high score to graduate, that you must pay a lot these years.