‘Staff in the UK are friendly. In India, teachers are feared and can’t be your friends’

Oct 19, 2014 by

Raghav Bansal, 19, is a second-year computer science student at the University of Manchester and is president of the university’s Indian society. He is from New Delhi

Why the UK?

I wanted an international university environment. Before I moved here, I toured the UK and I liked London. But I wanted a student environment rather than a university scattered around the city. I was fascinated by Manchester and after seeing the facilities, I knew I had to go there.

What have been the benefits of coming to the UK?

There’s a high proportion of international students in the UK, which I think promotes personal growth. India’s education system is dominated by Indian students and only prestigious institutions offer an international environment.

The staff are friendly, too. In India, teachers are feared and can’t be your friends.

The British way suits me because I can manage my own time and don’t want constant pressure. The attitude here is: “It’s your life, do it in your own way.” If you don’t submit coursework on time, no one cares and they don’t tell your parents, which is a very good thing.

via ‘Staff in the UK are friendly. In India, teachers are feared and can’t be your friends’ | Education | The Guardian.

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