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Innovation Courses for Multi-Discipline Problem Solving

Innovation Courses for Multi-Discipline Problem Solving

CHANGE; revolution; upheaval; transformation. These ideas all seem very exciting at the moment. Young people are inheriting modern difficulties – a tough job market; unstable politics around the world – and many...

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5 Reasons Why I Love My Lighting Design Course

5 Reasons Why I Love My Lighting Design Course

WE LOVE to hear when students are passionate about their course  –  especially when that course is particularly unusual! We asked Edinburgh Napier student Seraphina Gogate to tell us her 5 favourite things...

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Studying Screenwriting in Scotland

Studying Screenwriting in Scotland

HELLO there! My name is Dilson and I’m an MA Screenwriting student at Edinburgh Napier University. On this blog, I’m going to tell you a little bit of my experience of being an international student in the UK. I...

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5 Courses to Step Into Virtual Reality Design

5 Courses to Step Into Virtual Reality Design

WITH technology rapidly enhancing, virtual reality has become a major interest of many young people wanting to get into the digital design business. There’s no doubt that this would be a fantastic (and fun!) industry...

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Who Studies Theology Degrees? You Could, with Bishop Grosseteste

Who Studies Theology Degrees? You Could, with Bishop Grosseteste

WHETHER you realised it or not, you’ve probably all taken part in a theological debate. Perhaps it was with your parents about going to church, your friends about what a hijab is, or perhaps an angry stranger on Facebook...

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Skills for the Next Industrial Revolution (And the Courses to Teach You Them)

Skills for the Next Industrial Revolution (And the Courses to Teach You Them)

AS Bob Dylan once sang, "the times they are a-changing" and technology is changing faster than ever before. It was recently discovered that robots can be as smart as the academics that programme them: “simulated...

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5 Historical Students: What Would They Do Now?

5 Historical Students: What Would They Do Now?

THERE are countless amazing and interesting people throughout history who have achieved staggeringly impressive feats. Some of them will have gone to universities, but those university experiences will have been nothing...

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WATCH THIS: Stand-up Comedy, Open Lecture at University of Kent

WATCH THIS: Stand-up Comedy, Open Lecture at University of Kent

STAND-UP comics are very brave people: whilst they stand in the spotlight onstage, we as an audience go along for a fun evening and dare them to make us laugh. Comics can be funny for a number of reasons:...

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The Man Booker Prize 2016: An International Reading List

The Man Booker Prize 2016: An International Reading List

THE Booker Prize, which looks for the best original novels written in English and published in the UK, has become one of the most highly acclaimed awards in literature. Last week saw the announcement of the 2016 shortlist,...

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Album Review: KIN by KT Tunstall

Album Review: KIN by KT Tunstall

TWO years after walking away from the songwriting-scene, KT Tunstall’s sixth studio album, KIN, was released today. Student World Online editor Francesca Turauskis attended the pre-launch gig at All Saints Church in...

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"Should I Study a Single or Joint Honours Degree?" How to Make Your Decision

"Should I Study a Single or Joint Honours Degree?" How to Make Your Decision

WHEN you’ve finally taken the leap of faith and decided you want to attend university, the decisions don’t stop there I’m afraid, they just keep on coming – there’s now plenty more you can do...

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5 Drama & Acting Scholarships for International Students

5 Drama & Acting Scholarships for International Students

FOR many people, the glamourous life of an actor is a dream career, but one that is notoriously expensive and difficult to train for. There is no sure route in, and nowadays courses range from the more theoretical options...

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3 Routes to an International Publishing Career

3 Routes to an International Publishing Career

WITH the rise in mobile technology, digital books are become more popular, and this sometimes leads people to call publishing an outdated industry. However, statistics show that publishing is still a highly productive industry...

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6 Ways to Network at Festivals - and Further Your Career

6 Ways to Network at Festivals - and Further Your Career

AS we head towards summer, calendars start to get fuller as festival season arrives. The vast amount of festivals on offer encompasses a range of creative industries, including music, film, theatre and writing. Whether it’s...

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How Employable are Creative Degrees?

How Employable are Creative Degrees?

WHEN choosing a degree course, some people will decide with their heart and but many others feel they have to consider which course will lead to employment and a suitable career. In this battle, there are certain subjects,...

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3 Steps to Become an Architect in the UK

3 Steps to Become an Architect in the UK

ARCHITECTURE is one of the most cross-discipline careers you can find. Only those with a creative mind can design buildings from scratch, but architecture also needs meticulous mathematics and precise science. And on top...

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13 Great Performing Art Schools at Top Universities

13 Great Performing Art Schools at Top Universities

QS Top Universities have been releasing their annual list of university rankings since 2009, and since then it has been one of the most widely used lists when looking for the best universities in the world. This year, the...

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What Are Liberal Arts Colleges, and Are They Right for You?

What Are Liberal Arts Colleges, and Are They Right for You?

IF you’ve heard the phrase ‘liberal arts college’ when looking for university education, the words ‘arts college’ might have made you assume that they only offer creative courses. But liberal...

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3 Types of Jewellery Making Course - Which One is for You?

3 Types of Jewellery Making Course - Which One is for You?

JEWELLERY (spelled ‘jewelry’ in the USA) is one of the oldest and most wide-spread forms of art, and a walk through any museum shows the importance of jewellery through the ages and across the world. Pieces of...

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5 Part Time Jobs for Creative Arts Students

5 Part Time Jobs for Creative Arts Students

WHEN you are working on a creative project during your degree course, it can be one of the most exciting and inspiring times in your life. You want to spend your time coming up with new ideas, thinking about your concept...

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Oscar Nominated Actors That Went to University

Oscar Nominated Actors That Went to University

EVER wondered whether your favourite actors and actresses went to university or not? Before their careers in film launched, some of your Hollywood idols studied in university, either in thier home country or abroad. These...

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Top Universities for Game Design in London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong

Top Universities for Game Design in London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong

THE gaming industry is a lucrative one – in fact, it’s so lucrative that my finger gets tired from typing out the amount of 0s that come after its monetary value...let’s just say it’s in the billions....

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4 Extraordinary Performing Arts Degrees

4 Extraordinary Performing Arts Degrees

PERFORMING arts degrees are consistently popular courses, and for many performers the need to entertain people develops at an early age. Before I started taking part in drama performances at school, I would present shows...

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What Jobs Can I Do with a Fine Art Degree?

What Jobs Can I Do with a Fine Art Degree?

FOR many graduates who studied Fine Art, the idea of making a living as an artist is the ultimate goal. Having studied for up to four years, the pursuit of recognition and fame is the next logical step for many. Over 18%...

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What Jobs Can I Do with a Photography Degree?

What Jobs Can I Do with a Photography Degree?

COMPLETING a degree in photography gives you a useful mixture of creative and technical skills. As well as developing the artistic skills needed to create a good picture, it teaches aspects such as communication and computer...

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Real Writers with Creative Writing Degrees

Real Writers with Creative Writing Degrees

FOR a writer who would like to make a living as an author, there are as many paths to success as there are to failure. Many authors will confirm they completed several projects before they found publishing success, but a...

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Drama Therapy Courses in the UK, US and Canada

Drama Therapy Courses in the UK, US and Canada

DRAMA is a great way of expressing emotions, thoughts and ideas to others, and its use as a therapy combines creativity with personal change. Drama therapists are professionals who have completed years of relevant work and...

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What Jobs Can I Do with a Drama Degree?

What Jobs Can I Do with a Drama Degree?

IF you have a passion for performance, a drama degree can let you enhance your creative skills, work with people on large projects, and find a good network of creative thinkers. Some people might think that drama courses...

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10 Ways to Stay Inspired on a Creative Course

10 Ways to Stay Inspired on a Creative Course

It happens to the best of us. You’re working away on your latest project, sketching, making, designing, feeling productive and suddenly you hit a wall. You’re just not sure where to go next and aren’t feeling...

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5 Top UK Fashion Schools for International Students

5 Top UK Fashion Schools for International Students

FASHION is a multi-billion dollar international industry, so it’s not surprising that students travel across the world for the opportunity to study it. However, while most will think of Paris, Milan and New York when...

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Art Fellowships For South Asian Students in the UK

Art Fellowships For South Asian Students in the UK

ARTISTS and museum curators don't usually get showered with funding, which is why the Charles Wallace Trusts are so special. Every year, they help doctoral students and professionals from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh...

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WATCH THIS: Jim Carrey's Honorary Arts Degree Acceptance Speech is Hilarious

WATCH THIS: Jim Carrey's Honorary Arts Degree Acceptance Speech is Hilarious

JIM CARREY, star of laugh-a-minute films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Liar Liar, was awarded an honorary arts degree from Maharishi University of Management this week and as expected, his acceptance speech was...

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5 Great Fashion Courses

5 Great Fashion Courses

WHETHER you dream of designing for the catwalk or the high street, sewing or selling, making or marketing, there's a fashion program for you. We've picked out five great courses in the great fashion centres of New...

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Study Games Design: The 5 Best Computer Game Courses in the UK

Study Games Design: The 5 Best Computer Game Courses in the UK

JUST falling short of being a professional footballer, working with computer games was a dream for any child of the digital age and thanks to the boom that the gaming industry is currently enjoying, that fantasy isn't...

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