Some love to wreak havoc. But of course, no one would ever admit the ‘love’ for that matter. Rather, this ‘some’ would concoct some sort of rationale behind the destruction, the loss, disadvantage – whatever it is that will merit an approving collection of solemn nods.
The all too famous destruction was named LMU ban. And it carried with it some reparable but barely hanging casualty: the reputation and financial state of UK’s universities and students. This stuff was kindly pointed out in one recent The Guardian editorial. The article carried with it the title: “Foreign students: losing a battle, perhaps winning a war.”
More than a play of words, the title rightly gave justice to the whole piece. ‘Winning a war’ was borne by a plucked solution to the damages of the LMU ban: the publication of a “disaggregated immigration statistics that make clear the difference between students entering and leaving the UK for legitimate educational reasons.”
However, ‘losing a battle’ carried a staggering bunch of damage. The breakdown:
Reputation: “the impression that foreign students are unwelcome in London as a whole”
- Such reputational damage is remarkable in India and China: “where the distinction between LMU and London University is not always understood...”
Finance: Foreign students “bring in almost £8bn a year to the UK.”
- Casualty is both in universities and students
And as an added bonus, universities minister David Willetts pointed how this LMU ban and foreign students ban in general “makes this country more boring, more insular and more ignorant...”
While this news rings a bell of hope for foreign students, the struggle continues to ensue, particularly for personal statement UCAS. While there is talk about havoc, there is talk of creation, of personal statement creation.
In effect, students needed to take command of their bearings and survey the statement environment. This measure could only be possible via the use of some examples of personal statements prevalent in school websites, education sector-forums, and other related sources.
At this rate, students learn to look at the example of aforementioned reputation, except in a different light. In contrast to reputational damage, students are to study among the examples of personal statements the careful building of reputation. Are they diligent, honest, or steadfast? Whatever the trait possessed, they will have to prove its count as worthy in considering their post.
On the meantime, foreign students must not wait for the university sectors to fully clear the coast. If they’re determined to study at the UK, they must start by conducting the same pre-writing preparation: a look at examples of personal statements. Their resort is that while everything is sorted, that they be the first ones to reap its fruits.