Why study in the UK?

为什么到英国留学?

Experience a warm welcome to a great education

感受热情的氛围,接受高质量的教育



Studying abroad may be a new experience for you, but the UK has a long and respected history of welcoming students to its universities, colleges and schools. Years of experience mean that everything is in place to help you live, learn and grow from the moment you arrive to gaining your final qualification.

对你而言,海外留学或许是一次全新的体验,但英国一直以来非常欢迎世界各地的学生到这里的大学、学院和中学就读,而且在这方面积累了丰富的经验。这意味着从你到达英国的那一刻起,一直到你最终完成学业,不论是在生活、学习,还是在发展方面,你都可以得到全方位的帮助。



You’ll have the chance to develop your potential – but where should you start? There are more than 3,000 educational institutions in the UK, with an enormous range of courses and locations. Choosing the right course can seem like a difficult task. Fortunately, the UK is experienced in helping you find your perfect match. This guide will provide you with a lot of the information you need to get started.

在英国,你将有机会发掘自己的潜能。但你该从哪儿开始呢?英国一共有3000多所院校,遍布各地,所开设的课程涵盖多个领域。选择适合自己的课程似乎是件非常困难的事情。幸运的是,英国在帮助学生选择合适的课程方面有着丰富的经验。本指南提供了大量信息,帮你跨出留学的第一步。



Make your mark on the world

跻身世界名人行列

The quality of UK universities, colleges and schools is famously high. Their courses meet very strict quality standards criteria (read more about quality standards from page XX) and many other countries follow the UK’s lead in this area in the hope that they can do the same.

英国各大学、学院和中学的教育质量享誉世界。他们的课程质量标准极其严格。(欲详细了解质量标准方面的信息,请参阅第xx页。)许多国家都借鉴英国先进的教育经验,期望他们的教育水平能够达到英国的高度。



There are two education systems in the UK: one for England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and one for Scotland. They’re compatible with each other and both offer internationally recognised qualifications.

英国有两种教育体系:英格兰、北爱尔兰及威尔士体系,与苏格兰体系。这两个体系相互兼容,都提供国际认可的学历资格证明。



The long list of alumni from UK institutions who have made their mark on the world reflect the excellent opportunities for learning and the desire of educators to inspire and pass on their knowledge. You’ll be following in the footsteps of Harry Potter author JK Rowling, principle iPod designer Jonathan Ive, film director Sir Ridley Scott, inventor of the worldwide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and past world leaders such as Rajiv Gandhi and Bill Clinton. Add to this list the names of the over 100 scientists, campaigners, writers and institutions from the UK to have won or shared a Nobel Prize, and you get a good idea of the UK’s impressive academic heritage.

很多世界名人都毕业于英国院校。从这长长的校友录名单中,我们可以看出英国优秀的教育质量以及教育者们对启迪学生和向学生传授知识的渴望。你将追随这些名人的足迹:《哈利·波特》的作者J.K. 罗琳(JK Rowling)、iPod 首席设计师乔纳森伊夫(Jonathan Ive)、电影导演里德利斯科特爵士(Sir Ridley Scott)、万维网创始人蒂姆伯纳斯李(Sir Tim Berners-Lee)以及前世界领袖拉吉夫甘地Rajiv Gandhi)和比尔克林顿(Bill Clinton)等。此外,还有100多位科学家、活动家、作家和科研机构获得或共同获得诺贝尔奖。通过这些事实,你可以更好地了解英国优秀的学术传统。



Prepare for success

为成功做好准备

Choosing to study in the UK means a whole world of learning opportunities is open to you. You’ll be challenged to think critically and independently and explore topics for analysis and debate. You’ll develop excellent team-working skills through group-work activities, and if your course includes a practical element, you’ll earn valuable hands-on experience. World-renowned libraries, outstanding professors and innovative research will all help you reach your potential, both in and out of the classroom.

选择到英国学习意味着你将拥有丰富的学习机会。你将面临批判性的独立思考,和通过分析、讨论来深入研究各种课题的挑战。小组活动将让你建立卓越的团队合作技能。如果你的课程包含有实践内容,你还将获得宝贵的实际操作经验。不论是在课堂内外,世界著名的图书馆、杰出的教授和创新的科研活动都将有助你发挥全部潜能。



Final destinations

最终目的

The courses on offer to you in the UK will prepare you for a wide range of careers, from forensic computing to music performance, satellite-positioning technology to language teaching. Or how about hotel management, multimedia design, marketing or clinical psychology? Teaching formats vary from large-group lectures to one-on-one tutorials and practical workshops or workplace training, but all are designed to best prepare you for your future career.

英国院校所提供的课程将为你今后的各种职业生涯打好基础,这些课程包括法鉴计算、音乐演奏、卫星定位技术以及语言教学等。还有,你认为旅馆管理、多媒体设计、营销学或临床心理学怎么样?授课模式多种多样,包括集体讲座、一对一辅导、实践讨论和实地培训,所有这些都是为了尽可能地帮助你为今后的职业生涯做好准备。



Whatever you choose to study, your time in the UK will do wonders for your English language skills. English is acknowledged as the international language of business, science, IT and the internet, so this will be a great advantage to your career prospects.

不管选择哪门课程,在英国期间,你的英语语言技能会有质的飞跃。英语被公认为是商务、科学、信息技术和互联网等领域的国际语言,因此这对你的职业前景大有裨益。



Boost your budget

开源节流

UK degree courses are comparatively short because they’re intensive, which means you’ll be committing less time and less money to your studies. There are some great opportunities to earn some extra money while you’re in the UK, too. Current regulations allow international students to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time, and full time during holiday periods.

由于课程安排紧凑,英国的学位课程耗时较短,这意味着你将花费较短的时间和较少的金钱来完成学业。而且,在英国求学期间你还会有大量机会来挣些额外的零用钱。根据英国现有的政策,国际学生在上学期间每周最多可打工20个小时,而在假期则可以全天打工。



If you want to make your life a bit easier, find out if you’re eligible for a scholarship or bursary from UK institutions or government organisations. Start your search by clicking on scholarship search at www.educationuk.org

如果你想生活得轻松一些,可以看看自己能否获得英国院校或政府提供的奖学金。请登录www.educationuk.cn ,点击“奖学金搜索”进行查询。



It’s also likely that you’ll be eligible for free health care under the UK’s National Health Service as well as reduced-cost medicines, dental treatment and eye tests. See the section ‘Staying healthy’ from page XX for more information.

此外,你还有可能享受国民保健服务(National Health Service)提供的免费医疗,以及优惠的药品、牙科治疗和视力检查。详情请参阅第XX页“保持健康”部分。



Culture scene

文化气息

From 2008 Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle to music sensations like Coldplay and Duffy, the UK has talent which leads the world. Once here, you’ll be part of this creative scene. You’ll be able to get together with friends to enjoy the theatre, cinema, music and art on offer here. You can see live sports events, join the nightlife in clubs, pubs and restaurants or see bands play live at venues across the UK.

英国拥有世界一流的人才,包括2008年度奥斯卡最佳导演奖获得者丹尼·博伊尔Danny Boyle)以及酷玩(Coldplay)乐队和达菲(Duffy)等音乐巨擘。在这里,你将融入这一充满创造力的氛围。你可以和朋友一起去观看戏剧、电影,听音乐并欣赏各种演出。你还可以去现场观看体育比赛,到俱乐部、酒吧和餐厅享受夜生活,或者在英国各地观看乐队现场表演。



Home of diversity

多元化的大家庭

The UK is home to thousands of people from all corners of the globe. Last year over 400,000 international students studied here, contributing to the UK’s rich, diverse, multicultural society.

英国是一个大家庭,聚集了成千上万来自世界各地的人们。去年,在这里学习的国际学生已超过41万人。英国已经成为一个丰富多彩的多元文化社会。



Time for travel

旅行时光

The UK gives you not only one but four countries – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each has its own identity with its own distinctive history, landscape and modern culture. They’re close together, so it’s easy to explore their spectacular scenery, festivals and artistic events. Use the UK’s national air, rail, coach and bus networks, often at student discount rates.

英国由英格兰、苏格兰、威尔士和北爱尔兰四个地区组成。每个地区都各有特色,具有不同的历史、自然景观和现代文化。由于相距不远,很容易就能去各地欣赏迷人的风光、参加各种节日和艺术活动。学生乘坐英国的国内航班、铁路、长途车和公共汽车通常都可以享受优惠的价格。



It is also a great opportunity to discover Europe, which is a lot closer than you’d think. The Channel Tunnel, affordable flights and regular ferries mean you’re never far from continental Europe. Many UK institutions offer work and study placements in other European countries.

而且,来英国留学也为去欧洲其他各地旅游提供了一个大好时机。这比你想象的要近得多。海底隧道、廉价航班、便利的渡轮让你感觉欧洲大陆近在咫尺。许多英国院校都提供在欧洲其他国家的工作实习和研究机会。



Where to start

启程

Considering studying in the UK? Your first move is to contact your local British Council office. They’ll give you advice and information on courses and living in the UK, and can help you with your application. You can find additional information atwww.educationuk.org

已经决定去英国留学了吗?首先请联系你所在地的英国文化协会办公室。他们将提供有关课程选择和在英国的生活等方面的建议和信息,并协助你申请。此外,你还可以登录www.educationuk.cn 查询更多信息。



If you want to apply to more than one institution, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) makes it straightforward. Apply directly via the UCAS website at www.ucas.com

如果你想同时申请多所院校,高等院校招生办公室(UCAS)将直接为你办理。你可以通过其网站 www.ucas.com直接进行申请。



Once you arrive in the UK you’ll be given plenty of support. Many institutions arrange for you to be collected from the airport when you arrive. A number of institutions also guarantee student accommodation for your first year of study. You’ll also find that your university or college will have a dedicated international office, international student societies, planned social activities, academic support, counsellors and advisers.

你到英国后将得到大量的帮助。许多院校都会提供接机服务,并确保你第一年可以住在学校的宿舍里。此外,大学院校还有专门设立的国际学生办公室、国际学生社团、有组织的社交活动、学术支持、咨询员和指导老师。



The UK education system works fantastically well. Fewer students drop out before the end of their course than in virtually any other country. At many UK universities, more than 95 per cent of students complete their studies. We can’t think of a better place to live and study than in the UK and once you begin your studies, we hope you’ll agree.

英国的教育制度非常出色。事实上,同其他国家相比,英国的辍学率很低。在许多英国大学,95%以上的学生都能完成他们的学业。还会有比英国更适合你生活和求学的地方吗?一旦开始了在英国的留学生涯,你便会同意我的看法。