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British Council

Study UK: Prepare to Study and Live in the UK

British Council via FutureLearn


Understand how to make the most of life and university study in the UK.

The prestige of a UK university education attracts students from all over the world. However, research shows that transition to UK study is not always easy. Many feel challenged by an unfamiliar educational system, cultural differences, and working in a different language.

This course will give you all the help you need to study and thrive in the UK. You’ll become familiar with studying in English and how higher education courses are structured, gaining a clear understanding of what to expect. You’ll also develop self-study skills, whilst getting a taste of life in the UK.

This course would be of immense benefit to international students who have been accepted to study at a UK university.


  • Finding your place
    • Getting started
    • Higher education in the UK
    • Independent study
    • Academic Skills
    • Life in the UK: Choosing accommodation
    • Review and reflect
  • Finding your voice
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Seminars and group work
    • Presentations
    • Life in the UK
    • Review and reflect
  • Finding the right information
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Ways to approach reading
    • Using your library
    • Life in the UK: Taking care of yourself
    • Review and reflect
  • Putting it all together
    • Welcome to Week 4
    • Academic writing
    • Academic integrity
    • Assessments
    • Life in the UK: Preparation for arrival
    • Review and reflect

Taught by

Jonathan Smith


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  • Anonymous
    British council organisation is the world's largest and most important part of the community. It's provide a opportunity for them who have not sufficient money and time.

    British council is the right path for me, who gives us free courses to help learn precious courses.

    Thanks British council org.

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