This week's conversation topic is university Here are some articles, videos and podcasts to check out in your free time.

PODCAST: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b09gh5hr

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80nd4atC8AM

ARTICLES: https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/monster-asks-is-university-still-worth-it-second-opinion


Here's some essential university vocabulary to get you started:

Academia: The academic community at universities whose main activities include learning, teaching, and research. (noun)

College: (University) A higher education institution where you can study for an undergraduate degree (American English). (noun)

Curriculum: The subjects that are included in a course of study in a college or university. (noun)

Degree: The qualification given to students who have completed their studies at a college or university. (noun)

Dissertation: The paper written at the end of a degree course. (noun)

Lecture: An activity when students make notes and listen to the lecturer. (noun)

Master’s degree: A university degree that you get after studying for one or two years after your first degree. (noun)

PhD: : An abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, the highest university degree, which is obtained by doing advanced research. (noun)

Tuition fees: The money that a student pays to get an education at a university. (noun)

Undergraduate: college or university student who is studying for a first degree. (noun)