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New community [Apr. 30th, 2007|04:04 pm]
UK Uni's Coffee Shop

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[russia_moore]
Hello all!

I've just made a new community called nor_am_uk_ac for North Americans at/applying to schools in the UK. A lot of us have just about no guidance, no idea what procedures are, or which schools have which atmospheres/academics. So if you are in the UK and want to help us out, that would be AWESOME. If you are applying to a school and are currently across the pond, if you are at a school but still have questions, or if the mood just happens to strike you, feel free to join at any time!
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[User Picture]From: artela
2007-05-01 07:23 am (UTC)
And the first lesson will be "how to call it University and not School" *g*
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[User Picture]From: russia_moore
2007-05-01 02:44 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, I've been saying "school" because out here that's the generic term for "educational institution." Right now I'm at a college, but I will be going to a university. I wasn't sure if there were colleges that weren't part of universities or not...
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[User Picture]From: artela
2007-05-01 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, there are colleges that are neither schools or universities - several types in fact:
- Technical Colleges (mostly city and guilds qualifications - in general, more practical stuff like bricklaying, etc)
- Sixth Form Colleges (direct equivalent to last two years in a traditional school - mostly concentrate on A'level qualifications, so "traditional" subjects like Maths, Sciences, English, etc)
- Further Education Colleges (things like ONC/HNC/HND (Certificates and Diplomas) qualifications, so in subjects like computing or accountancy, etc)
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[User Picture]From: artela
2007-05-01 03:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: artela
2007-05-01 03:01 pm (UTC)
Sorry - one further thing - what I've quoted is *NOT* UK-wide. It applies only to England and Wales. Scotland has a separate educational system.
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[User Picture]From: russia_moore
2007-05-01 03:12 pm (UTC)
The Scotland thing is the only part I knew. Thanks!
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