BRITISH COUNCIL RUN WEB SITE
Visit the Education UK website, run by the British Council designed to help students abroad to choose university courses here. It’s a mess. Look at the search facility on the right hand side of the home page. Choose, for example, Degree Courses as the course category and Applied and Pure Sciences as the subject area. The system will find 179 results and list the first ten by default. What are these top ten institutions and how are they ordered ? See for yourself, and put yourself in the shoes of one of these inquisitive students. The site, when I sought information, as above, listed the University of Southampton twice and the University of Nottingham three times in the top ten. With the Metropolitan University, Manchester topping the list. There was no logic whatever to the order of institutions or explanation as to why institutions appeared more than once. Nor were they in Alphabetical order. The FCO is boasting that there were 46 million visits to BC sites over a year, so those accessing the sites could get some idea of ‘British Values.’ Oh Dear!