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UK varsities are known for their warm ambience

Academic opportunities, financial support and great facilities make the UK very attractive to Indian students

education Updated: Apr 03, 2012 13:55 IST
Gauri Kohli
Gauri Kohli
Hindustan Times

For Harsh Jayesh Sheth, a student from Ahmedabad, choosing UK for further studies was an easy decision. Currently pursuing his PhD in human genetics, studying in the UK has provided him with a plethora of opportunities, both in academics and co-curriculars.

“In 2008, I selected Newcastle University as my destination for further studies as it is one of the top universities in the UK and holds a very high course and teaching ranking in the human genetics course at the undergraduate level. When I reached Newcastle, I was amazed by the 50-acre campus size, located right next to the city centre portraying an intricate bonding between people and the university. Newcastle is also a research-intensive university,” says Sheth.

Apart from academics, the university also organises trips which give the students a feel of the British culture. Within Newcastle University students’ union, there are various societies such as DesiSoc and HinduSoc which Indian students can join to meet people from their country and not feel isolated or homesick.

On the job prospects, Sheth says, “Despite the current economic scenario, bright Indian students are managing to find jobs in their respective fields. Universities here have excellent career services which help us channelise our skills in the right jobs. They also organise career fairs to help graduates meet potential employers.”

Having spent three years at the varsity, Sheth feels it’s the best study destination for young aspiring Indians. “UK universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Newcastle, Edinburgh etc. are ranked among the top 160 universities across the globe. Groundbreaking work in science, arts and literature is carried out at the universities.

These institutions are known for their friendly and warm ambience and thus students from all across the globe prefer the UK as a study destination. There are also a number of opportunities for financial support in the form of studentships, scholarships, stipends, bursaries, etc,” he adds.

Groundbreaking work is done in the UK in science, arts, literature, Harsh Jayesh Sheth, a student from Ahmedabad

First Published: Apr 03, 2012 12:47 IST