Make a Steady Start, Plan your Career in UK

Aha, it’s that nail biting time of your career where you would be hoping to pick up the best combination of college, university and study course. While your parents, relatives and friends might be bombarding you with several options that might make you the next big earner in your family or locality, you might be feeling the entire drama “nonsensical.” After all, you want to study something different at your own pace and not get into the rat race which Indians are so famous for.

Knowledge is great, knowledge is power and knowledge is the source of success” is your motto for the rest of your life where creativity, innovation and skills are an integral part of your career as earning fat salary in a world recognized organization is, boy, then you should certainly open the closed doors of your dream career and make it into reality. Wondering – how, when and where? Well, you and me are currently sailing in the same boat and here’s the answer to almost all of your queries –

Alright, Let’s look at an example – 2 years ago one of my neighbors after doing a MBA was still jobless. Call it recession, lack of placements or anything but the boy couldn’t get a single job anywhere. This made him not only frustrated but also irritating. The boy who was so studious all through these years, followed the pattern and even did best in his career was now a failure because he failed to find any job in the market. Well, the reason is not one but many. Now, let’s consider another example, now this boy is the studious boy’s cousin. The cousin wasn’t as good as my neighbor, however, no sooner than he had his degree he had a brilliant job offer. Although he might have been an average student earlier, he was a changed man after his studies. Made me wonder, what was the cause of sudden transformation and change in the boy. This transition from an average guy to well qualified person who not only has fat salary but also skills and expertise was because he made a smart decision at the vital point of his career. Yes, the boy had opted for a higher education in UK.

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I wondered how he earned his degree in such a short time? He then introduced me to several features of studying in UK by giving me the link of British Council, a website which he had found useful before planning his education in UK. From here, he had applied for English test IELTS (International English language Testing System) and enhanced in chance of studying in india as well as abroad. To my surprise I was bestowed with some attractive benefits as soon as I hit the button go. Here are some:

  • Courses in UK are of shorter duration. For instance Post Graduation Courses for 1 year instead of 2 and Graduation for 3 years as compared to 4 years in US.
  • UK graduated International students are paid higher than their counterparts who studied in their home country
  • Lots of financial support is endowed to the student through different forms of scholarship
  • Many shops and other places where you need to shell out money give concessions to students to make their life easy.
  • People from all race, religion, culture and country are a part of these universities, welcoming students from open hands. The colleges follow the multi-faith society and multi
  • Universities encompass World-Class education, that not only develops skills but also inspires students to achieve their best. No wonder 97% of the colleges were rated beyond good for their overall performance
  • Teaching style in the UK colleges are ought to embed students with attributes such as teamwork, innovation, leadership and creativity
  • Freedom of choosing personalized course by selecting modules that suits the student best.

Student life in UK

If I had the opportunity of rewinding back my life, I would definitely pursue my MPhil in UK to study my favorite course, “Politics & International Relations” from Corpus Christi College in the Oxford University.

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Currently in India, only 5 or 6 universities have this course out of which three of the universities are good – Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry and Manipal University in Karnataka. While, the first two prestigious Government universities offer you with the best knowledge, getting admission there is a tough job. Not that I can’t get through the process but the one thing that becomes a constant hindrance is the reservation policy. Yea, the result of the competitive exams is declared by keeping the reservation quota in mind.

So, the third option which remains for everybody is Manipal University, a private university down South. Although studying here isn’t a problem, however, being a private institute it brings a hole in the pocket. Well, people do not mind in spending the amount. However, is it worth spending your time and money in such a university if you are looking for great knowledge and return for your investment? Certainly not, as it ranks far down to what its counterparts JNU and PU stands for. Certainly there is no guarantee whether you may get a job in the field you desire.

My immediate choice would be Corpus Christ College in the Oxford University. The reason, well, first, there would be competitive exam but sans reservation. Next, the main reason – This course will equip me with all the necessary skills that are essential not only to commence study and research at an advanced rank but also to carry out several types of professional job in this career.

One of the most recognized universities for International Relations, Oxford university, is ought to provide me a thorough mastery of the methodologies, major facts in the field along with an expertise to develop research skills. In addition, studying along with several like minds from different countries who have come there for a common goal is likely to bestow me with a very good atmosphere to focus my goal. What’s more? Here, I will have to choose only 2 module of my choice from 15 options.

Secondly, after the course I would be getting job opportunities with the help of alumni network and several other forms in UK as well as if I decide to come back to India or aspire to work for UN.

However, now that I’m in a similar field earning my living through freelance writing, I now wish to pursue another course through UK. Well, for this, I will not have to go to UK to pursue this course but apply online and learn from them in what we may all as truly globalized course and education.

For the Online Course, I would definitely opt for Scriptwriting Course.

Why? Well, because the course is ought to flourish my writing skills and also give a fresh new start to my job of freelance writer since I wish to write for Bollywood someday as a script writer. Needless to say, it would enhance my writing skills for documentary since although I am good at research, the script writing process need a mentor who can guide me, teach me and brush my skills to transform me into a pro.

Out of many colleges that offer Online Course in Script Writing, I would definitely opt for UK Writers College for some of the best facilities that are available with them, including classes from multi-award-winning author and playwright, “ Karen Jeynes.” From Industry tips to various ideas, the course will bestow me with a all new direction in the process. What’s more from plot, Structure, Action, Characters, dialogue, technical parameters, editing, to the start and the conclusion part, I’ll be trained in all the aspects from experts.

It is nearly impossible to go in for a full time or even a part time course as I have to earn my living, so the online course of UK comes as a blessing in disguise since I can pursue the course at any time of the year and complete at my own pace within 12 months.

Knowledge is great, isn’t it? And no matter how old we become we still learn. So, now that I couldn’t pursue a career in Politics and International relation from Corpus Christi College in Oxford University, I wish to pursue an online career in the field of script writing from my home, garden and lawn through UK Writers College.

 In addition British Council’s Future eLearn where we can register for free of charge short courses is surely my bet and all other Indians who want to enrich their knowledge more.  The good part is that, these courses provide you with different subjects to garnish your brain in an online atmosphere where different students worldwide together assemble to study from a well-qualified teacher. The good news, over 20 universities have enrolled for Future elearn with others following in the trend.

For all the young minds who are looking to make a difference right from the start of their career surely should opt for full time courses in UK, while those who want to stay in India, work but still wish to enrich their skills should go for online Courses in UK.

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For more information on the courses, procedures to enroll and test, you can hit the “British Council” Website or http://knowledgeisgreat.in/ to plan a steady career start in UK.

Image Source: British Council, Drewett Signs
Video source: British Council, India

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4 Comments

  1. Many opt for higher education overseas and as pointed by you, dearth of good universities and placement hassles come our way. And thanks for suggesting the online course, even I can opt for it.

    Well written, good luck Deepti.

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