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  • 1. HIGHER EDUCATIONHigher education begins at 18 and usually lasts three or four years.Students go to universities, polytechnics or colleges of higher education.There are now about 80 universities in Great Britain.The academic year is divided into three terms.Terminal examinations are held at the end of autumn, spring and summer terms. Only two reexaminations are allowed.British universities usually keep to the customs of the past. Upon graduation all the students have to wear long black gowns and “students caps”.
  • 2. OXBRIDGE
  • 3. OXFORD and CAMBRIDGEUniversities, which were founded in12-13 centuries, are the oldest andthe most prestigious universities inGreat Britain. They are often calledcollectively Oxbridge.
  • 4. Both universities are independent.Only the education elite goes toOxford and Cambridge. Manyprominent people studied here.
  • 5. The tutorial system is one of theways in which these universitiesdiffer from all other. Every studenthas a tutor who plans his work.
  • 6. CAMBRIDGECambridge- is one of the best known in the world. It’s famous for its university, which started during the 13th century; there are more than 20 colleges.
  • 7. The oldest one is Peterhouse, which was founded in 1284.
  • 8. And the most recent is Robinson College,which was opened in 1977.
  • 9. But the most famous is King’s College, because of its magnificent chapel.
  • 10. The universities were only for men until 19th century, when the first womens college was opened.Nowadays almost all colleges are mixed.
  • 11. TheCambridgeSciencePark – themodernface of theUniversity.
  • 12. Oxfordis one of the oldest universities in Europe. The first of its colleges was founded in 1249.
  • 13. The university now has 35 colleges and about 13 thousand students, many of them from other countries.
  • 14. Oxford is, of course, famous for its first-class education as well as its beautifulbuildings. Oxford has the finest architecturein Britain.
  • 15. When does higher educationbegin in England?How long does it last?How many universities are therein Great Britain?
  • 16. How many terms are there in theacademic year?When are terminal examinationsheld?How many reexaminations areallowed?
  • 17.  What are the oldest and the most prestigious universities in Great Britain? When were OXFORD and CAMBRIDGE Universities founded? How are they often called? Whostudies at Oxford and Cambridge?
  • 18. THANK YOU!