Students are young people. Be they college upperclassmen, high school students or school children, they share the same characteristics of being not fully developed and can be subjected to factors from outside and within them. Even adult learners are susceptible to these elements.
Lack of Motivation
Whether you are at university, middle school, elementary or even postgraduate studies, motivation is a key factor that will affect your academic performance and achievement. Without the drive to study well, you will achieve less. For older students, the absence of motivation can even lead to dropping out especially when you are bombarded with discouragements from outside factors. This leads us to the next significant factor. Further, this internal factor involves external elements and, further, internal contributors. Students can be motivated from within and by outside forces from the environment.
Just like any entity, there is an economic aspect in education. Universities must have money so that they can operate. However, they do not operate for profit. They do not have corporate shareholders to whom to distribute net income. While they do not have net earnings goals, they also need to upgrade their facilities and the compensation of their faculties. They may aim for fund surplus so that they will have money for these.
The most visible source of money coming in for universities are tuition fees. And because a great majority of students avail of the built-in student loans extended by the government, it is the latter which is actually directly paying such fees. In other words, a big portion of tuition fees is paid by the government. Students are like “purchasing on account” education as a product or service. They will start paying their debts after they graduate when they start working. Other sources of income for universities are grants from funding councils, grants and contracts of research projects and many different small initiatives for raising funds and generating income.
Academic and financial problems are not the only concerns of students. Mental health is also one. The first two problems are the causes of the third. There are also psychological, clinical and emotional problems affecting the brain and thinking of students and their school life.
Students get stressed because of their school tasks and fees. The stress results to depression. It is only one of the specifically identified mental health problems associated with being a student. Some of them also have mental health problems they have already acquired before their higher education. They include bipolar disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia and drugs.
Applying for visa to stay and study in the United Kingdom requires you not only the documents supporting your identity and your financial capability to live and be educated in the country. First, you need to have a school to go to and a course to study for you to be issued the UK student visa. Other documents necessary in applying for the UK student visa include civil status and police clearance or records, among others.
Course and School
Because you need to have an institution of learning to go to and a degree programme to enroll in when you arrive in the UK, selecting a course and a school is the first step. It is advisable to choose a course or a kind of course first, then look for schools which offer them. If you have already started your studies in your country or elsewhere, this step will be easier because you already have some basis for your choice. After this, verify the registration of the school with authorities in the UK.
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