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  1. Good point. Some universities do, some don't. Mine does. https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/verify-an-award/
  2. The OP has not said they will be working as a teacher. They may be, or they may not be. Verification of your degree? If it is a non teaching position they they will probably contact your university to ascertain that the degree is genuine. How long that will take will be down to your university.
  3. The recovery from loss of tail rotor control depends on your altitude and speed. In the UK, even private helicopter pilots are taught about the height-velocity curve. The h-v diagram displays the heights and velocities you should not fly at as recovery within the prohibited zones is almost impossible. Twin engine helicopters can mitigate this risk somewhat, as it is unlikely that both engines will fail simultaneously. There are single points of failure even in twin engined helicopters, however, such as the gearbox or tail rotor. It appears that the helicopter in the OP was under 500 feet when the loss of tail rotor control occured. If the helicopter was somewhat higher, and out of danger from the h-v curve, then the normal course of action would be to cut engine power and autorotate to a forced landing. Unfortunately, if the helicopter was in danger from the h-v curve then autorotating would not work due to insufficient altitude and/or speed. The only possible recovery in this situation would be to gain altitude while the helicopter was rapidly spinning out of control, until you are out if the h-v danger zone then cut engine power and autorotate to a forced landing. This scenario is so dangerous it is not part of the required instruction necessary to gain a helicopter pilot's licence in the UK, or anywhere else. Instead pilots practice numerous autorotations, as statistically tail rotor failures are most uncommon.
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