Great Britain is considered a worldwide "mecca", where streams of people eager to get a high-quality elite education are sent. Already in 2010, the number of foreigners enrolled in the country's educational institutions has reached almost half a million.
The United Kingdom consists of 4 provinces and has more than 63 million inhabitants. In London alone, there are about 8 million Britons and guests. It is quite obvious that the tolerance characteristic of the islands for other cultures and customs led to organic mixing and multiculturalism.
Traditional British values have also affected the sphere of education. Students from all over the world prefer to receive knowledge exactly in the colleges of the country, occupying the top lines of world rankings of quality of universities. University of Cambridge , Imperial College Londonand University of Oxford have become absolute symbols of the quality and elitism of education. They are in the top ten of all ratings , regardless of the selection criteria chosen by their creators.
Three levels of British educational institutions - primary, secondary (compulsory + pre-university) and higher - allow not only to provide the student with knowledge, but also to make him an active member of society. Compulsory secondary education (up to 16 years) is aimed at fostering a civic position and developing the ability to self-learn.
Everyone knows that most of the Nobel Prize winners are Americans. British scientists, despite their ambiguous fame, are also widely represented among the laureates. A. Fleming, who discovered penicillin, was British, like I. Newton, Charles Darwin and M. Faraday. On the discovery and development of medicines, the UK is on the second place in the world, and the technology parks of universities are actively involved in production development.
The success of the education system in the UK is largely dictated by the widespread use of English in the world. Basic examinations in schools and colleges in Britain are recognized by world universities. In middle school, children can already determine their specialization, choose a direction and study in depth only interesting objects.
With great respect and attention are in Britain to foreign citizens. For foreign students there are additional courses for studying English as a foreign language, and academic programs have been developed that take into account the characteristics of such children. Great importance is played by an individual approach to each student, which makes it possible to vary the training load.
In Britain it's always raining ... Myth or truth?
The stories about the constant British rains stem from the variability of the weather due to the proximity to the "big water". During one day, residents can sunbathe in the sun, and get wet under a sharp pouring rain. The most "dry county" - Essex - moknet about once every three days, while getting 600 mm of rain on average for the year. In Moscow, the average rainfall is 708 mm.
The temperature in winter in Britain is relatively high: in the coldest months it averages 7-8 ° C. Absolute minimum (minus 6 - 10 ° C) can not frighten Russian tourists. In the summer months, residents can enjoy the warmth in the regime of 16 - 23 ° C on average, although on especially hot days the peak temperatures reach 35 ° C. Therefore, going to the Foggy Albion, you need to stock up on clothes for all the vagaries of changeable weather.
Poetry of British Nature
Often the winners of the world's photo contests with landscapes of extraordinary beauty are masters from the United Kingdom. Harsh rocky shores, huge emerald fields combined with ancient gloomy castles made the UK the center of world tourism.
Often colleges with long traditions are located in small towns, surrounded by picturesque hills or charming rural buildings. Foreign students are attracted to the opportunity to get education in a respectable well-known college, but even more they want to learn something new, expand their worldview, see the amazing world of the British Isles and fall in love with it.