Problem Faced by International Students in the Uk.

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Many of the problems that students experience in adjusting to university life are intensified for students from abroad. Robinson (2009) explains that there is an increasing number of international students’ studying in the UK, international students are faced by a range of problems and these can result in different outcomes. Some possible problems are immigration, different academic culture and financial problems due to expensive cost of living. In this essay, the details of the problems and some possible solutions will be shown and evaluated upon. Firstly, cultural adjustment is not always certain or declared as an issue by the international students and is ruled out by student concerns about study conditions, expectations and methods to teaching and learning; assigned work; communicating and studying with the use of computers; lack of social interaction; and the burden of assignment and examination questions, Fotiadis (2001). Different countries have different methods of learning. Students are most likely to become unfamiliar with a new learning method. This takes us to the problem of different academic culture. Only a few students might be lucky to escape this problem as they might have used the same learning method back in their home country. Areas like assignment at regular periods which definitely has to be done perhaps on the internet and submitted on time, deadline of coursework’s and as the situation may be, you happen to miss the deadline, and you are not able to come up with some good reasons, the lecturer might deduct a sum of marks from the overall module or rather still not accept it which definitely implies that that particular student has no score for that coursework. The coursework may be 5-15% of the overall course mark. Also having to do midterm test where this might weigh another 20-40% of the overall course mark which indirectly leaves 50-100% for the final exams, making the final...
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