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Life after university

27. At the graduation ceremony students queue up __________.

28. Before the graduation ceremony the careers office assesses future graduates for the kind of employment paths they should take by __________, ___________, ____________ and ___________.

29. If a student is attracted by the academic life, there are further opportunities for study on __________ and __________ and __________ and __________.

Answer the questions using the words and word-combinations in brackets.

1. What should you do to get a place at a university? (to take grades in the subjects, in the final years of secondary education, to do an entry test)

2. In what age group are most participants of higher education?

3. Why are some students called mature? (to take a break from work later on in life, to bring experience of work and the real world to their studies)

4. Where did the majority of leading writers, politicians or scientists in the UK or the USA get higher education? (high status institutions, an intellectual elite, to attract the best minds in teaching and research, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton, Yale)

5. What universities are the training grounds for medicine, law and engineering in Britain? (metropolitan ‘redbrick’ universities)

6. Do students have to pay for higher education in Great Britain? (tuition fees, a yearly grant towards living expenses, to give a loan, to pay back to the government, to be in full employment, to finance oneself, to work one’s way through college, part-time jobs)

7. Where do students live in Great Britain? (halls of residence, student houses, private rented accommodation outside the university)

8. What can the gap year be devoted to? (to working for charities, to travel, to concentrate the mind, to do with the rest of one’s life)

9. What do students do if they want to study abroad? (to get a year out as part of a language course, to enter a scholarship programme, Erasmus, to study at a foreign university)

10. What do business or management students devote time away from university? (work placement, to gain practical experience in a professional environment)

11. What classes are university students expected to have? (to attend a lecture, to present a subject, once a term, to comment on a subject, a tutorial)

12. What do science-oriented courses also involve? (practical lessons, field trips, to get to grips with a course of study, laboratory, beyond the university walls)

13. How is progress measured at university? (to take finals, continuous assessment, coursework, the extended dissertation, to be based on original research, gathering and interpretation of data)

14. Do prospective students expect a rich and varied social life? (a student union bar, varied clubs & societies, fraternities & sororities)

15. How does the careers office help graduates get a job? (to give an aptitude test, to arrange interviews, company presentations, recruitment fairs)

16. Are there further opportunities for students attracted by the academic life? (study on Masters and Doctorate (PhD) programmes, further research and teaching)

WHAT’S A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION WORTH?

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Date: 2015-12-18; view: 739


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