Understanding Institutions

Understanding Institutions

Investigating government and other institutions and how these will affect you in a practical way when living in the UK.

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Understanding Institutions
  • Oxbridge, Russell Group And Redbrick

    Be the smartest person in the room by finding out the difference between British Universities and what each of the quirky terms actually mean.

  • UK Politics

    British politics goes way back! Understand how our culture hosts a long tradition of democracy, a free press, and public debate on national policy.

  • The UK Legal System

    Explore the role of law in UK culture.

  • The UK Government

    Unearth the basic principles of government and the historical reasons why things are organised in a certain way in the UK.

  • The Structure Of UK Universities

    In this video, Professor Higbee from the University of Exeter sheds light on the structure of UK universities. By the end, you'll have learned about the differences between faculties and departments, the unique structures of universities, the roles within a university, and what academic staff typ...

  • Learning English: Ayisha's Story

    The English taught at school can be quite different to the English used across the UK. One former international student explains the challenges she faced and how she got better.

    By the end of this video you will have learnt:
    - common problems areas
    - some of the pitfalls of language learning ...

  • Religion And Spirituality

    Whilst churches and chapels are located all across the UK, thousands of other spiritual groups and religions can be found in this diverse country - Understand the Christian history and the freedom citizens and visitors now have to freely choose.

  • Sharing Questions And Opinions

    Find out if it is OK to speak up in class and what's the best way to do it. Will Higbee, Professor at Exeter University explains why your voice is important.

    By the end of this video you will have learnt:
    - how to share your opinions in class
    - what to do if you experience a problem

  • The Role Of The Police

    Find out how the police services across the UK help their communities.

    By the end of this video you will have learnt:
    - The role of the police in the UK
    - That they are independent of government and army

  • What Is A Local Council?

    Recycling, rubbish collection and road maintenance are some of the services your local council provides; and our overview will explain what else it can help you with.

    By the end of this video you will have learnt:
    - What a local council is
    - How it helps your home life and community

  • The Importance Of Interest Rates

    An explanation of how inflation is measured in the UK and how it links to interest rates and rates of pay.

    By the end of the video you will have learnt:
    - Why the interest rate is important for people and the economy

  • The UK Economy And Key Industries

    Economy expert Susannah Streeter explains which sectors help position the UK as one of the largest economies in the world and where the job opportunities can be found.

    By the end of this video you will have learnt:
    - Insight into the UK job market
    - Tips that could improve your chance of gett...