Source: Unfortunate International Students – Part lll

These youngsters have an incredibly strong work ethic, they inspire and encourage British students to work much harder but still have no psychological, emotional, physical, financial support or social network at their disposal.

If you consider the fact that they barely know the new country they find themselves in to study and they remain ignorant of the ways to navigate the system then you realize their chances of survival and accomplishing their endeavour are indeed minimal.

Education

Behind they left a harsh place where there are no chances of decent employment, no hope of future of building a life altogether. On top of all, their families, friends and neighbours back home have placed a heavy burden on their shoulders in terms of responsibility and an obligation to succeed, regardless of circumstances, in meeting such high expectations.

Surely if the UK goes the extra mile to promote a world class education service on a global scale, it should also be able to do something in order to offer a safety net or support network when such cases arise.

Concept of science.

In the meanwhile, in the highly competitive academic environment existent everywhere, if you ever come across students like that do not dismiss them because they do not look fashionable, wealthy, trendy or as cool as the rest of the in-crowd.  You never know, they may just be far more interesting, talented, intelligent and hard working than you could possibly imagine.

Therefore do not hesitate to offer them some camaraderie, solidarity, humanity, compassion, assistance and understanding for their own challenging personal circumstances.

Group of Human Hands Holding Together Concept

To make things worse, international students are not entitled to apply for any emergency funds, loans, grants to help them alleviate the financial strain they are under so that they can devote them…

Source: Unfortunate International Students – Part ll

To make things worse, international students are not entitled to apply for any emergency funds, loans, grants to help them alleviate the financial strain they are under so that they can devote them…

Source: Unfortunate International Students – Part ll

To make things worse, international students are not entitled to apply for any emergency funds, loans, grants to help them alleviate the financial strain they are under so that they can devote them…

Source: Unfortunate International Students – Part ll

To make things worse, international students are not entitled to apply for any emergency funds, loans, grants to help them alleviate the financial strain they are under so that they can devote them…

Source: Unfortunate International Students – Part ll

To make things worse, international students are not entitled to apply for any emergency funds, loans, grants to help them alleviate the financial strain they are under so that they can devote themselves completely to their education.

On top of finding themselves already feeling the pressure of being alone away from home, they become desperate for any sort of employment and place themselves at risk. Too often too many of them find themselves being exploited, abused and degraded at the hands of unscrupulous employers all over the country.

Woman holding face in office

Others have plenty of horror stories of struggling to find any decent accommodation. For example, given London’s housing crisis, sub-standard rooms to let have become the norm and the naïve and inexperienced students are not knowledgeable about health and safety issues, national legislation, their own rights, the landlord’s duties and responsibilities and which channels to use in order to fight their own corner.

Many international students end up losing their initial deposit due to ignorance and inexperience, as well being thrown out of their precarious and illegal accommodation without previous warning or any justification.

Some international students also end up paying up front exorbitant fees to fictitious colleges in the UK and only when they arrive at their destination to study they finally realize they have been taken for the most expensive ride of their entire lives!

Little Red Riding Hood and a predator

Unfortunately they do not know which channels to use or who to appeal to either… only a lack of regulation in the national system in the UK enables such tragedies to happen in the first instance.

Others arrive in the UK to discover their sub- standard university is nothing but a grotty rented flat in a rotting building in a deprived area somewhere in the country.