Fake Chinese certification leads to expulsions from British university.
Wonder which agency was involved in this? I briefly worked for a Chinese agency, and while nothing illegal was happening, the focus was very much ‘bums on seats’ and without outright fraud, there was a focus on how they could twist and misrepresent to get people in. Who does it benefit?
It’s a topic for debate in the UK right now. Many countries, Taiwan included (read in another thread), have a cap on numbers for foreign students. Britain doesn’t and poorer universities love the fees that non-EU overseas students bring, so have low English language requirements; 5.5 or 6 only in IELTS. These students who are not really able to contribute then have to work alongside English-speaking students who have also paid tuition fees. Leads to a lot of two-way resentment.
I recently read another article about Chinese students’ perception of UK education which can be fairly negative. Unsurprisingly, the students at good quality universities which required high levels of English language ability had a more positive experience than those who were in a small uni which didn’t require such high qualifications. They said that they felt isolated because they couldn’t socialise much, that teachers didn’t make special allowances and that they found it impossible to get good grades.While that sounds stupid and fairly obvious at first, how many of them are manipulated into doing a pointless foreign degree to make money for others? Or is it pointless? Is it better to have a foreign piece of paper and no actual knowledge, or ‘the knowledge’, gained in your native language and a less prestigious piece of paper?
Studying for a degree in another language is not easy and not a lot of people can do it, but it is being sold as a middle class rite of passage, these days, which is absurd and not in anyone’s interest, unless they are on the receiving end of the cash.
And to the students; while I understand it may not have been your idea, you went along with it. Disgusting behaviour. For shame. You devalue Taiwan and China in the world.