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Some time ago I did some longitudinal research with my writing partner from Queen Mary, University of London into the expectations and experiences of overseas students on Masters courses in the UK. The statistics on these students are quite disturbing as you probably know: the large majority of students from overseas do not perform as well as they expected, and a substantial number fail to gain more than a pass in their degree.
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