Education in the UK is renowned all over the world with each country having a separate education system. In England, the responsibility of education is with the Secretary of the State for Education, and administration and funding is the responsibility of the local authorities. England has two famous and oldest universities – the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
Education in Scotland is the responsibility of Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning whereas, administration and funding are the responsibility of the local authorities. Scottish students who get admission in Scottish Universities pay neither tuition fees nor graduate charges.
Welsh Government’s Minister of Education takes responsibility in Wales. Students here are taught in the Welsh language until the age of 16.
Minister of Education is responsible for education in Northern Ireland and the local level is looked after by the education authority and subdivided into 5 geographical areas.
Health care here is in a devolved manner and each country has its system of private & public healthcare. Public health care is mostly free for the UK Permanent residents in the point of need and paid from general taxes.
The culture of the UK is influenced by its democracy, history, island status, and political union making it the ‘cultural superpower’ and is ranked third behind Germany & Canada for being the most positively viewed nation.
People of the UK has developed and influenced its cuisines from its settlements, immigrants, trade, and colonialism. The British Empire was very much impressed and influenced by Indian herbs & spices. Chicken Tikka Masala is called the British National Dish.
Sports in the UK comprises of football, tennis, rugby, golf, boxing, rowing, cricket, and netball all of this originated or were developed in the UK. The country and the people here are considered as a sports-loving.
Pop is the most popular genre of music in the UK with hip-hop, R&B, and rock music not much behind. Glasgow was named as the ‘City of Music’ by UNESCO. The Beatles are the most successful band in the UK. Cold Play, Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse had international success in the field of music.
Cinema is the UK has a lot of influence on the history and the people. Many British actors have achieved fame & success internationally. Harry Potter & James Bond are produced in the UK and are one of the most commercially successful and highest-grossing film franchises.
The UK border agency was the border control agency for the Government of the UK and Home office which was replaced by UK Visas and Immigration which focuses on the visa system, and Immigration Enforcement focusing on law enforcement from 31 March 2013.
UK Visas and Immigration looks after the visa system, managing applications of foreign nationals who plan to visit or work in the UK. It also looks after the business & educational institutional applications and for foreign nationals who want British Citizenship.
Immigration Enforcement is responsible for enforcing Immigration Laws and visiting residence & business premises. This is often conducted with a court-issued warrant forced entry can also be used to apprehend immigration offenders.
Places to visit in the UK
Tourism in the UK is very welcoming. People love to travel to the UK to explore its natural beauty and some scenic locations which inspires people to make the memories that last for the lifetime. While in the UK you can explore certain places and it must be a part of your things to do in the UK which includes visiting the Tower of London, The British Museum, Chester Zoo, Warwick Castle, Canterbury Catherdral, Loch Ness, Invernesshire, and London Eye.