This situation is often encountered. The comprehensive ranking of a certain school is very low, but the professional ranking is very high; the other school is just the opposite, the overall ranking is high, and the professional ranking is low, and he/she don’t know how to choose. This kind of situation is common. Choosing a school is not a trivial matter. It is related to your own future. If you choose the wrong one, you can regret it. What needs to be explained here is that we have to look at the specific meaning of the school you choose in the ranking. I personally think that the relative ranking of professional rankings is more important to us. Since the employers in our country are somewhat similar to the United States, they attach great importance to the school's comprehensive reputation and reputation. The habits of the past years have led us to think that the United Kingdom is also such a country, but it is not. In the UK, most people, especially employers, don't care much about your school's reputation and ranking. They value your personal achievements and experience. Even if you are from the bottom-ranked school, as long as you have good grades and work hard, you will have equal employment opportunities with those who graduate from other schools.
In addition, a school with a high professional ranking and a low overall ranking often invests a large amount of money in the profession to maintain its leading position in the profession, which brings great benefits to students who have studied this major. The benefits are self-evident, and everyone understands that I won't waste my breath. Of course, if you have a good overall ranking, a school with a good professional ranking is the best thing. However, sometimes there is such confusion: one of the two schools is a professional strong school, and the comprehensive is OK; the other is a comprehensive strong school, and the profession is not bad! That is to say, the situation of the two schools is similar. In this case, we don't need to entangle in the rankings. Please consider economic factors such as tuition, living expenses, environmental factors and your personal hobbies in. It is not difficult to have a lot of results.
Since the release of Times in 1992, it has attracted the attention of countless people, and overseas students basically choose schools by reference to rankings. Chinese students are no exception, and our situation is even worse. It is not difficult to find that in the current China, if you want to know the information of a British university, besides watching his homepage is to look at the rankings. As for the comparison of several majors in several schools, our information channels are even narrower. In addition to the rankings, there is no information to obtain. Ranking is the only way we can compare schools and professions. The situation in Western countries is better. The educational institutions in the UK have organized and planned branches in those countries. The preferential policies on education policies also make their information channels for international students wider.
However, with the reform and opening up of our country and the acceleration of education industrialization in the UK, the gap between us and the Western countries is narrowing. The information transparency of the rankings will be higher and higher, and the students will know more and more. If our country's education department carries out this aspect work in time，coupled with the strong cooperation of intermediaries, and the correct guidance of the information channels of international students, is very helpful for us to get rid of the absolute dependence on the rankings as soon as possible.
What our students can do now is to look at the rankings correctly, stay awake, and not rely too much on the halo effect of rankings. Learn to filter all types of data in the rankings to find useful information. Good at using network resources to collect relevant information. You need not to be smug or distressed for ranking problems, and you don't have to try to do any of this, because we can't have any impact on the authors of the rankings. The endeavor is to complete our studies, and this is our ultimate goal.