Consortium UK
Representatives in Thailand for the UK Universities of Bath, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick
Study UK
Why the UK?

“The UK” means “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” and, just to confuse you even more, “Great Britain”, or just “Britain”, consists of England, Scotland and Wales! So, now you know why we just say “The UK” – it’s much easier!!!

What do you think of when you think of The UK? Quality? History? Tradition? Inventions? Conservatism? The Royal Family? The English Premier League? Manchester United? William Shakespeare? Harry Potter? London black taxi? Big Ben? Well, whatever you think of there is sure to be a connection with Thailand. Historically and traditionally, Thailand and the UK are linked in many ways. Both have long and interesting histories with Royal Families leading the way. Other native English speaking countries just do not have the same historical links with Thailand that the UK does. You only have to look at all the important things that have come from the UK, both in the past and now, to realise how much our World has benefitted from it. Even something as basic as telling the time has its roots in the UK – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the base for all world time and Greenwich is a district of London. The UK established its reputation for excellence a very long time ago in the fields of science and arts. From Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motions to William Shakespeare’s English, UK thinking has influenced the world. As an international student from Thailand, like those first sent there by King Chulalongkorn, you will gain from the many fine institutions that make up the UK education system.


The UK education system is a combination of the best traditions and modern life. Some UK universities and schools are among the oldest in the world; others are some of the newest and most forward thinking. UK educational institutions provide globally recognised qualifications of the highest academic and practical standards. Many international businesses and professional organisations, whose head offices are often outside Britain, have direct links with UK universities because of their continued excellence. Most Formula One Grand Prix motor racing teams, such as McLaren, Red Bull, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz and Williams, are located in the UK, and they all have close links with the most modern university research laboratories and programmes. For example, students from the University of Bath have work placements at McLaren F1 Team, L’Oreal and Nike, and the University of Warwick has close associations with Airbus and Jaguar/Land Rover. The principle of the worldwide web – www - was invented in Britain by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and you might also be interested to know that about 33% of all computer games software is developed in the UK. The worldwide reputation in the fields of films, the arts and media, international law and social sciences is also exceptional – many “Hollywood” films have actually been made in the UK, and of course, James Bond is as British as can be! (as is Mr Bean!!) British Education is synonymous with top quality and this may, at first, appear to be very expensive. However, in terms of value for money, an investment in British Education is very worthwhile and beneficial. Of course, the best quality cannot be the cheapest. However, please remember that although annual course fees may look a little higher than annual fees in some other countries, in the UK the total cost of your course can still be less because some courses are shorter and more intensive than elsewhere. This means you will have a shorter period of time for fees and living expenses. In the UK Undergraduate Honours Degrees are only 3 years compared to 4 years in the USA and Australia (although some bachelor’s degrees may be 4-year “sandwich” courses that include a 1 year work placement, such as BBA at the University of Bath, but in those cases you gain valuable work experience at a top organization AND you get paid a salary). Similarly, Master’s Degrees are only 1 year compared to normally 2 years in the USA. Costs also vary in the UK and, in fact, studying can often be cheaper than in other countries. International students in the UK can receive the same free medical care and treatment from the National Health Service (NHS) as UK nationals by paying the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) of 150GBP per year. Hopefully, you will not need to use the NHS, but you will certainly want to enjoy the large range of really good discounts available to you, as a student, through membership of the National Union of Students. Quite simply, if you decide to study in the UK, you will become part of a tradition dedicated to excellence and innovation, as well as enjoying the benefits of living in a country where there are so many activities to do. It is the richest possible resource for the English language. Studying in the UK is not all serious work; it really can be a great chance to have fun and enjoy unforgettable experiences as well as just learning. As the saying goes - UK - OK!!


Reasons to Study in the UK
  • The best quality
  • Interesting long traditions and history (Oxford dates back nearly 1000 years to the 11th Century, Harrow School to 1550)
  • Thai Royal Family connections
  • Value for money (e.g. ONE Year University Master’s Degree)
  • Cheap health care
  • Academic excellence
  • Highest international reputation
  • Follow other Thai VIPs (e.g. Mr. Anand Panyarachun studied with distinction at Dulwich College and Oxford)
  • Great discounts on shopping, travel, etc.
  • Forward-thinking and innovative
  • The Home of the English Language
  • International leader in Politics, Law and Social Sciences
  • The highest quality television and radio programmes in the world - home of some of the best pop music and singers/groups
  • Has a Royal Family
  • Safe - the police do not usually carry guns! (except at airports)
  • Beautiful scenery, fascinating historic cities and towns
  • Drive on the left - the same as in Thailand
  • A convenient centre for travel to European countries
  • Cheap domestic and international airfares
  • Variety of food (it's a lot more than just Fish and Chips!)
  • Rich in culture, art, theatre, music and museums
  • Wonderful variety of sports - home of the English Premier League and Manchester United!!
  • British sense of humour!! (!*!*!) ... perhaps not a good reason!


 Consortium UK
4th Floor Times Square (Room 423)
246 Sukhumvit Road (Between Soi 12 &14, Exit 5 BTS Asok with direct access to MRT Sukhumvit Station, near Asok/Sukhumvit/Rachada intersection – the building has a large car park and is next to the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel and opposite Robinson Department Store and Terminal 21)
Bangkok 10110
Thailand
Tel: (+66) 0 2653 2384
Fax: 0 2653 2385
Mobile: 081 381 7941 (Justin) or 088 891 6854 (Kaek)
E-mail: info@consortiumuk.net
Website: www.consortiumuk.net

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