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    (Original post by White Trash)
    Quite a high ranking one.
    Okay, wich one?
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    OK you dont believe me?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/c...versities.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...escalates.html

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...opean-students

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7912548.stm
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    (Original post by White Trash)
    What makes me wonder is how they manage to pass. A lot of the European students in my seminars can't speak English very well (I'm not attacking them for that lol my French and German are far worse!), when it comes to discussions they seem to really struggle, yet have to write essays and exams in English. :confused:
    Most of my friends who are not native speakers and have entered top UK universities have a very good command of written English, and in some cases are good listeners. But since they haven't actually grown up in an english speaking environment they have a lot of trouble expressing themselves orally. This french guy in my class gets firsts on most assignments yet talks like a bumbling inspector Clouseau when he's asked something. One of my teachers is barely understandable but is a know expert in his course and gives the best teaching experience overall.

    Of course, there are some "cheats" who manage to get in with mediocre english skills, but thankfully those are exceptions.
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    Despite those figures, I still think allowing EU students in UK unis has more pros than cons for the country. The problem is that the benefits of having foreign students are very difficult to quantify and operate mostly in the long term.
    Ultimately the EUs represent a small part of the total population, so the problem is not so significant as it seems. Besides EUs who take the time and expense to go to England are bound to do valuable degrees and not art history or whatever. Not that those degrees are bad, but they can't create jobs or £££.

    As for the Daily Mail article, it's more of an internal problem and not really the European union's fault. (also I think the daily mail is not a reliable source )
 
 
 
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