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Essential Reddit threads for international students

Essential Reddit threads for international students

WHEN first encountering Reddit it's hard to fathom the scale and never-ending growth of the site dubbed 'The Front Page of the Internet'.  We broke down the endless list of subreddits to find the ones...

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MBA scholarship available for African students studying in the UK

MBA scholarship available for African students studying in the UK

THE University of Birmingham is currently offering international postgraduate students of African origin the chance to apply for an MBA scholarship which covers course fees.  The African MBA Scholarship is partly...

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Scholarships for Egypt-based students at University of Birmingham

Scholarships for Egypt-based students at University of Birmingham

THE University of Birmingham is offering Egyptian international students the chance to apply for their GlobalStudy UK Oustanding Achievement Scholarships.  Continue reading below for more information...  Egyptian...

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University of Cape Town offering scholarships

University of Cape Town offering scholarships

THE Mastercard Foundation has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to provide 338 scholarships over 10 years.  Read below for more information...  The scheme aims to assist academically...

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University in South of England offering scholarships to future leaders in engineering

University in South of England offering scholarships to future leaders in engineering

A prestigious university in the South of England is offering scholarships to engineering postgraduates with future leadership potential.  Continue reading below for more information...  The University...

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Financial Technology: prepare for a 21st Century financial career

Financial Technology: prepare for a 21st Century financial career

LIKE nearly every other major industry, the world of finance is now constantly adjusting to take advantage of seismic advances in technology and the way we use data. So is there a way for postgraduates to gain a deeper...

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The Guardian has released its influential annual list of the top UK universities

The Guardian has released its influential annual list of the top UK universities

ONE of the most influential league tables ranking the top universities in the UK has been released today and the top-ranked universities are the usual suspects.  Continue reading below... The annual university...

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Thinking of taking an LLB and building a career in law?

Thinking of taking an LLB and building a career in law?

IF you're an international student and thinking about studying an LLB with a view to a corporate legal career, then you'll probably know that having the best possible picture of the field of top law firms where you...

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Four UK universities among top ten for international student numbers

Four UK universities among top ten for international student numbers

FOUR UK universities are included in the top ten institutions globally ranked by percentages of international students attending their courses.  Continue reading below...  The list, which is topped by...

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LLB: what it is, where to study, what you can do with it

LLB: what it is, where to study, what you can do with it

STUDYING an LLB at university could lead to many different career paths, not just into legal practice.  Below we answer all of the main questions about what an LLB in law is, where you can study it and what you can...

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The top UK medicine scholarships for international students

The top UK medicine scholarships for international students

STUDYING medicine and life sciences in the UK is one of the most popular choices for bright international students from countries around the world.  So if you're thinking of studying in the UK, what are the top...

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Actuarial science: what it is, where to study, what you can do with it

Actuarial science: what it is, where to study, what you can do with it

STUDYING actuarial science could lead numerate international students to careers with the world's largest companies.  Below we answer all of the main questions about what actuarial science is, where you can study...

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Want to work in finance? Knowing your tech is an advantage

Want to work in finance? Knowing your tech is an advantage

THE finance and accountancy industries are no different to any other when it comes to the importance of working with cutting-edge technology.  So how can would-be accountancy experts and financial gurus get to grips...

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50% scholarships in UK available for international students

50% scholarships in UK available for international students

A UK university is offering scholarships to non-UK European Union and non-EU international students starting full-time taught courses in 2018/2019.  Transform Together Scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University...

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English business school offering MBA scholarships

English business school offering MBA scholarships

A prestigious business school in the South West of England is now offering MBA scholarships to those wishing to begin their studies in 2018.  MBA courses are notoriously expensive, so the fact that there are funding...

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Three free apps to help you concentrate on studying

Three free apps to help you concentrate on studying

COULD downloading the right apps help to make your studying more organized, and is it possible to do it without spending a ton of money?  The answer to both of those questions is a resounding yes.  In...

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Prestigious London university offering scholarships

Prestigious London university offering scholarships

A fee waiver of £2,500 has been offered to international students by one of the most prestigious universities in London, UK.  The waiver offered by Goldsmiths, University of London would cover the first year...

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International students vote for their top UK universities

International students vote for their top UK universities

THE University of Glasgow has been named as the highest-rated UK university for international students, according to the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.  According to Whatuni.com: "The university is incredibly...

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A business course for ever-widening horizons

A business course for ever-widening horizons

THE most successful business careers in the future will be for those who thrive in uncertainty.  So how are Bishop Grosseteste University, a TEF Gold-rated university, preparing their business undergraduates for...

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100% MBA scholarships available in Ireland

100% MBA scholarships available in Ireland

A prestigious Dublin business school is offering 100% scholarships to international MBA students.  The Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin UCD) is welcoming applications for MBA...

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Fully-funded scholarships available in the UK

Fully-funded scholarships available in the UK

NEWCASTLE University in the UK is offering 50% and 100% funded scholarships to international students who are seeking to study at undergraduate level.  Scholarships are granted to take in any of the courses offered...

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Scholarships available for English university

Scholarships available for English university

AN English university situated on the beautiful South Coast of the UK is offering scholarships for a range of subjects and nationalities.  Bournemouth University, which aims to nurture the talent of students it hopes...

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Top Irish university offers history scholarships

Top Irish university offers history scholarships

THE School of History at a top Irish university is now offering scholarships for postgraduate-level history students.  Scholarships in other subjects are also available at University College Cork, one of the most...

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What it's like to study in London

What it's like to study in London

WITH London attracting a record 19 million visitors last year, it’s an undisputed fact that it’s a vibrant, culturally diverse, and super exciting city to visit and live - both now and in the future. That’s...

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Why international students at UWE Bristol settle in with ease

Why international students at UWE Bristol settle in with ease

BRISTOL was named as the best place to live in the UK by one of the country's most respected newspapers last year, confirming what international students living there already know.  The glowing report by The...

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Take a break and tour the UK's film locations

Take a break and tour the UK's film locations

THE life of a student can be stressful, especially when you are an international student in a foreign country. A pile of assignments coming your way, you are still adapting to the new environment and you feel homesick...

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Which of top employers in the UK can sponsor international students?

Which of top employers in the UK can sponsor international students?

YESTERDAY the UK Government released an updated list of the UK companies which are authorised to sponsor international students under the Tier 2 visa scheme. There are now 29,008 UK companies who are now potentially able...

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What does it take to make it as a photographer?

What does it take to make it as a photographer?

MAKING a career as a professional photographer may seem like one of those dream professional paths - when we see the work of those who have been able to take their passion and turn it into a career, it seems photographers...

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This is how Dublin City University helps international students settle in

This is how Dublin City University helps international students settle in

'START as you mean to go on': it's a timeless saying which points to how beginning each journey the right way can mean you get the most out of it. For international students, getting the right support at the...

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Same course, so many universities

Same course, so many universities

SO you have already decided which subject you wanted to study at university as an international student, and you have a great idea about the kind of career it will lead to if you put the effort in when you arrive at your...

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Four ways the University of Bristol is changing the world

Four ways the University of Bristol is changing the world

THE University of Bristol is ranked among the top universities in the UK for research, according to assessments carried out towards the Research Excellence Framework. Although it can feel at times during university that...

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Interested in volunteering? Here's how to do it

Interested in volunteering? Here's how to do it

VOLUNTEERING while at university as an international student could well be one of the most rewarding things you've ever done.  Taking some time to give back to causes you care about isn't simply about making...

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Some tips for international students applying to UK universities

Some tips for international students applying to UK universities

APPLYING to a UK university as an international student certainly isn't easy, but it probably not as hard as all those tales you've heard make it sound. We thought we'd put together some of the best advice...

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English language podcasts for international students

English language podcasts for international students

THERE'S no getting away from it: mastering the English language is as difficult as mastering any other, no matter what anyone says. The more practice we can get, the better.  The Oxford Royale Academy, which...

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Dublin is now officially an international city

Dublin is now officially an international city

WHEN it comes to Dublin, there's plenty of mundane talk of tax arrangements and new-fangled financial furniture switching among the many major corporations which have made Dublin home to some of the best jobs and opportunities...

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Edinburgh's booming tech scene

Edinburgh's booming tech scene

IT'S easy to forget that Scotland's capital city Edinburgh is far more than you'll see in holiday snaps, postcards and glossy tourist brochures. Yes, the city is beautiful is described by UNESCO as an "outstanding...

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Could Big Data transform PR?

Could Big Data transform PR?

WILL the use of Big Data in public relations and advertising render the skillsets of graduates irrelevant?  The news for those prosepctive students considering careers in public relations and advertising, but fearful...

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Make the best of work experience - make it part of your degree

Make the best of work experience - make it part of your degree

THERE'S no doubt that work experience, alongside academic credentials, helps make up the mind of employers in your favour when you're applying for your dream career in your preferred industry. Many students who want...

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Are you a potential peacemaker?

Are you a potential peacemaker?

DO you think you'd have the negotiating skills and sense of fairness which could translate into a role solving the world's most intractable problems? A whole host of organisations, from the United Nations to smaller...

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5 writers who were inspired by Switzerland

5 writers who were inspired by Switzerland

SWITZERLAND might seem like an anomaly among the countries located on the European continent. The country doesn't use the Euro, it has its own complex system of democracy which differs from other European countries and...

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The 10 Best Christmas markets in the UK

The 10 Best Christmas markets in the UK

Christmas is a lovely time of year across a lot of the world and the UK is no exception. Here is a list of the best Christmas markets in the UK, they’re great for getting quirky homemade gifts, cosy hot chocolate,...

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10 of the Most Beautiful Universities in the UK

10 of the Most Beautiful Universities in the UK

WHEN talking about universities in the UK, everybody considers information such as international rankings, job prospects and student satisfaction. However, British universities are also famous for their beautiful and ancient...

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From Brazil to Edinburgh: Help with Planning My Move

From Brazil to Edinburgh: Help with Planning My Move

ONE of the things I liked most about Napier, even before the start of the academic year, was their International Student Ambassador programme. Thanks to that, I had contact with a Brazilian student who gave me valuable information...

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My Student City: Newcastle, England

My Student City: Newcastle, England

IT’S known for its football team, the fog on the Tyne and some rather fantastic bridges, but we wanted to know what else there is for students studying in Newcastle. Our contributor, Maddie Broxup, has been studying...

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7 Must-See Films to Explain Scotland to International Students

7 Must-See Films to Explain Scotland to International Students

IT IS hard to think of Scotland without stereotypically imagining tartan, bagpipes and haggis. But the country exhibits brilliant history, beautiful buildings and a proud culture that reinforces the admiration many people...

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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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Moving for Love: Views on My Partner's Country

Moving for Love: Views on My Partner's Country

THERE'S more to studying abroad than classes, books and exams. For some students, life abroad might lead to love and when it’s serious, it might lead to living and working abroad full-time. This can be fraught...

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Places to Visit in the UK Beyond England

Places to Visit in the UK Beyond England

WHEN in the UK it is easy to get into a habit to just visiting London and other easy to reach cities and attractions. But if you’re studying here for a while, or just want to experience some of the UK that less people...

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Why are Indian Students’ Numbers Increasing in Ireland?

Why are Indian Students’ Numbers Increasing in Ireland?

IRELAND is becoming a hotspot and preferred destination for students, especially for Indian students. In February 2016 (so a little over a year ago) Barry O’Driscoll, a senior education adviser in Ireland, commented...

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Top English Places to Go Outside London

Top English Places to Go Outside London

THE UK's capital is fab, to many people it's up there with the best cities in the world, but there's so much more to England. In no particular order here is my top ten list of places to go outside London and...

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A Quick Guide to Student Visas in Ireland

A Quick Guide to Student Visas in Ireland

IF YOU are planning to spend 3 months or more studying in Ireland then you may need to apply for a student visa. Citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) do not need a student visa to study...

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Navigating Healthcare in the UK

Navigating Healthcare in the UK

BEFORE moving to the UK to embark on your course of study, it is important that you have the right healthcare arrangements in place. These requirements differ depending on which country you are travelling from, the visa...

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Interning Abroad: How Time Flies

Interning Abroad: How Time Flies

HOW time flies, and Student World Online said goodbye to both of our interns after three weeks. Whilst we were sorry to see them go, we're glad to see they had such good times with us. Before she left, Madeleine wrote...

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Interning in Another Country: First Thoughts

Interning in Another Country: First Thoughts

THE Student World Online office has had some visitors! Madeleine Beyer, 19, from Germany, is an office management apprentice. She took the opportunity to come to England as part of her studies, to intern for us and help...

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7 Apps You'll Need When Studying in the UK

7 Apps You'll Need When Studying in the UK

WHEN you move to the UK for studying at university, it can be challenging. You might experience running out of money, losing your way in your new town (those two especially if you are living in London) or making bad food...

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10 Great Reasons to Study at Aston University Birmingham

10 Great Reasons to Study at Aston University Birmingham

THE city of Birmingham in England has been the beginning of many good things in the past – Cadburys chocolate, heavy metal and the Balti, to name a few – and studying at Aston University Birmingham could be a...

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Work Experience in England: Yes or No?

Work Experience in England: Yes or No?

FOR the past three weeks, the Student World Online office has been the host to two interns from Europe. Lisa-Marie Jauch is an Office Management Assistant from Germany, and when she was offered the opportunity to intern,...

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Becca's Budget Guide to Dublin

Becca's Budget Guide to Dublin

STUDENT World Online contributor Becca has a knack for travelling with very little money to spend. We asked her to give us a budget guide to Dublin, a city that is usually very expensive… Okay, so Dublin is hardly...

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How Are Students Feeling About Article 50 Triggering Brexit?

How Are Students Feeling About Article 50 Triggering Brexit?

BREXIT has started. The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May, has sent a letter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, confirming that the UK will be exiting the European Union in March 2019. There will...

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An Egyptian in England: Talking British Culture

An Egyptian in England: Talking British Culture

DO you want to know what student life is like in the UK? President of the Student's Union at UWE, Ahmd Emara from Egypt, gives us the low down on why he chose the UK and what he has learnt whilst he has been here! STUDENT...

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Edinburgh Napier in Numbers: A Visual Guide

Edinburgh Napier in Numbers: A Visual Guide

IF YOU would like more information on Edinburgh Napier University, head to their profile and send a request for them to contact you.

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5 Must-See Films That Explain Wales to International Students

5 Must-See Films That Explain Wales to International Students

WHEN thinking of Wales, the accent, singing, and something to do with sheep probably comes to mind… but whilst the film industry isn’t the first thing people think of, Wales certainly has something to offer....

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Do You Recognise These Film Set Universities?

Do You Recognise These Film Set Universities?

UNIVERSITIES are where people acquire knowledge, but many people might be surprised to learn that campuses aren’t only the home of study. The film industry has a long history of using universities for film locations. Whether...

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What Can You Do With a Biomedical Science Degree?

What Can You Do With a Biomedical Science Degree?

BIOMEDICAL Sciences is a very flexible degree, which leads to many career options. This is due to the broad spectrum of knowledge and sciences studied in the course of the three years, ranging from Human Anatomy and Physiology,...

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Could Brexit Create More British Degrees in Europe?

Could Brexit Create More British Degrees in Europe?

OXFORD University is no stranger to myths and rumours, but the most recent one is that Oxford has been considering opening a satellite campus in Paris. Whilst Oxford denied the rumours, the idea made people very excited. The...

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7 Must-See Films That Explain Ireland to International Students

7 Must-See Films That Explain Ireland to International Students

ASIDE from being able to listen to that accent, Ireland has a lot to offer when it comes to film. It is the filming location for TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Vikings, and the homeland of many actors including...

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Ireland's Opening its Doors to International Education

Ireland's Opening its Doors to International Education

BOASTING an international student population of 139,000, Irish higher education institutions are currently host to students from 161 countries worldwide. Irish universities, including the famous Trinity College, University...

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7 Must-See Films That Explain England to International Students

7 Must-See Films That Explain England to International Students

THE British film industry is certainly one of the most prominent in the world. Many of the best and most popular actors in the movie industry (from Patrick Stewart to Emma Watson) are English, and several large film studios...

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Why Study in Edinburgh? It's 'Festival City'!

Why Study in Edinburgh? It's 'Festival City'!

EDINBURGH is home to the biggest festivals in the world and attract 4 million people each year. It's most famous for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - quite commonly and affectionately referred to as simply the 'Fringe'...

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My Student City: Glasgow, Scotland

My Student City: Glasgow, Scotland

WANT to know why people study in Glasgow? We've asked Ruben Asencio, an International Strategic Marketing graduate originally from Spain, what's so great (or not) about living in Glasgow. STUDENT WORLD ONLINE:...

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My Student City: Manchester, England

My Student City: Manchester, England

WANT to know why people study in Manchester? We've asked Holly Smith, a Manchester University student from Lincolnshire, UK, what living in Manchester has to offer students. STUDENT WORLD ONLINE: What do you...

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8 Culture Shocks for International Students in Scotland

8 Culture Shocks for International Students in Scotland

RUBEN Asencio is an International Strategic Marketing graduate from the University of Glasgow. We asked him what it was like studying in Scotland after having lived and studied in Spain... STUDYING in Scotland can...

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8 Culture Shocks for International Students in Ireland

8 Culture Shocks for International Students in Ireland

AS is probably abundantly clear at this point, I’ve spent a lot of time in Ireland, both as a tourist and as a resident/student. I also know a lot of students who moved to Ireland for both study abroad programmes and...

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My Student City: Cardiff, Wales

My Student City: Cardiff, Wales

WANT to know why people study in Cardiff? We've asked our previous Student World Online editor and Cardiff graduate, Amy Murnan, what makes the Welsh capital great for students. STUDENT WORLD ONLINE: What...

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My Student City: Kingston-upon-Thames, England

My Student City: Kingston-upon-Thames, England

WANT to know why people study in London? We've asked our editor Francesca Turauskis, a Creative Writing and Drama graduate from Kingston University, what is (and isn't) so great about South West London. STUDENT...

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My Student City: Galway, Ireland

My Student City: Galway, Ireland

WHY do people study abroad in Galway, Ireland? Maggie Bonsey, from the United States, is a NUI Galway graduate. Here we ask her what pros and cons there are to studying in Galway. STUDENT WORLD ONLINE: What do you love...

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UK Student Visas: What You Need to Know

UK Student Visas: What You Need to Know

The UK continues to be one of the most popular destinations for foreign students. There are 160 universities and colleges across the country, and studying in the UK offers a great variety of choice, improved English language...

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My Student City: Bristol, England

My Student City: Bristol, England

WANT to know why people study in Bristol, England? GranadaUsman Fiaz, from Lahore in Pakistan, is studying at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. We asked him why Bristol is a good student city. Usman...

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