Study in the UK: a successful model in danger

His first year at the University of Bath was presented with the Banjo Bemand different. The "Freshers' Year" of the freshmen is usually marked not only by Le

Study in the UK: a successful model in danger

His first year at the University of Bath was presented with the Banjo Bemand different. The "Freshers' Year" of the freshmen is usually marked not only by Lectures, but also from wild parties. Like an ice-cold shower, the Coronavirus broke out in March on all of them. The pandemic shut down the University of life. "It all happened very suddenly, no one knew what was coming," recalls the 19-year-old Economics student. As the Lockdown came, left most of the fellow students of Bath, he went back to the parents house to London. There, he listened to the Online Lectures, completed Online exams; the rest of the time he now spends with friends at the new pool table in the Garage.

Philip Plickert

economic correspondent based in London.

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Dramatic consequences of the Corona has a crisis for the nearly 500,000 foreign students in British universities. "Some of them are downright fled in a panic," says banjo's friend Sam, who is studying in Edinburgh. Chinese and Indians no longer stormed the last flights, they were afraid, they came across the border back home.

sat The remaining international students, as the Lockdown came, in their residential homes. "A Chinese woman remained for two months alone in Edinburgh," says the German student Luisa lang man, which had started in the Scottish capital, a Bachelor's degree. She has booked in mid-March in all haste on a flight and went back to Germany. Corona was a shock to everyone. "This is the biggest crisis of the universities, ever, even in the two world wars, the universities were not closed," says Anthony Seldon, the rector of the University of Buckingham.

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Abruptly is also the oldest private University in the country had to stop the Lecture and Online courses change His University, in the idyllic old market square, Buckingham, East of London, have absorbed the shock well, says Seldon. The University has a large, sprawling Campus on a river, since Social Distancing is quite well feasible.

the financial impact of the Corona-crisis-prepare now, however, the Virus, the financial problems will follow. Corona hits the English universities heavier than most universities in Europe, because they are financed to a large extent with the high tuition fees of international students. And their number is likely to break in this fall, because the Virus pandemic has many quenched. At least, many potential candidates think twice about whether now, in the midst of a global economic crisis, the time is right for an expensive studying in the UK. More than a hundred thousands of international visitors could stay in this year.

up to 2.5 billion pounds (2.7 billion Euro) could fall to the revenues of the universities on the island, calculates a study by the consultancy firm London Economics. Such a hole in the Budgets of universities would force harsh austerity measures: research projects were cancelled, plans shifted, lay off staff, probably as the first of the fixed-term contracts.Thirteen universities are even threatened in the face of revenue losses from insolvency, if you get state aid, warns the Institute for Fiscal Studies in a recent calculation. Name is called there is no.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 09:21

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