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How social media can inspire you to study

How social media can inspire you to study

"I WILL just look through my Facebook news feed quickly and then start studying." How many times have you said this in your head and then caught yourself watching videos of kittens on YouTube three hours later? BRUNO...

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How to be kind: World Kindness Day

How to be kind: World Kindness Day

WORLD KINDNESS DAY falls on the 13th November and is a nationally recognised day to celebrate kindness in society. Becca Fadden explains where it originated and how it came about.  Tom Parsons The day...

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What is Remembrance day?

What is Remembrance day?

EVERY year, on the 11th November, Britain remembers all those who have lost their lives in wars, fighting for our nation. This day is called Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day. The date marks the exact moment that World War...

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12 months of Trump: what has he done?

12 months of Trump: what has he done?


IT'S been a year since the American presidential election that saw Donald Trump voted into office. Two months after that, he was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States and since then, his first...

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What is #metoo?

What is #metoo?

#metoo is a hashtag with a heartbreaking origin, following the experiences of social activist and program director for Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity, Tarana Burke.   Back in 1996, when she was a youth...

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Breaking Bread: Yorkshire Puddings

Breaking Bread: Yorkshire Puddings

IN this series, we will be hearing from contributors all over the world about dishes that are important to them. This article is from Nina Napier, from the UK, who shares a recipe for a traditional dish. If you’re...

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Who was Guy Fawkes?

Who was Guy Fawkes?

WHETHER you’re British-born or from abroad, most of us in the UK eagerly await the arrival of Bonfire Night. It is an evening, celebrated annually on November 5th, punctuated by parties, fireworks and of course, bonfires....

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Five facts about Dia de Muertos

Five facts about Dia de Muertos

DIA de muertos is currently being celebrated in Mexico and further afield - it's not simply some extension of Halloween, so what more do we know about it?  It's not universally celebrated across Mexico It's...

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History of Hallowe’en and Samhain

History of Hallowe’en and Samhain

IT’S that time of year again, when witches, ghosts and ghouls come out to play and celebrate All Hallows Eve (Hallowe’en) on the 31st October. Modern-day Hallowe’en involves dressing up in scary costumes...

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Advice from an International Student (and now Graduate!)

Advice from an International Student (and now Graduate!)

AFTER completing his master’s, Student World catches up with Jonas Dumdum, an international student from the Philippines, to see how he reflects on the year, his course, and if he has any advice for international students. Student...

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How Instagram can help you get to know your city

How Instagram can help you get to know your city

WHETHER you’re moving to university for the first time or you’re a returning student, there are always new things to discover in your city or county. When I first moved to Bristol, I got to know the city by going...

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10 things that lecturers wish students wouldn't do...

10 things that lecturers wish students wouldn't do...

Your lecturers play a huge part in your uni life, so it’s always best to stay in their good books. You don’t need to become a teacher’s pet or an all-time A+ student, but following these simple guidelines...

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Black History Month: Why you should care

Black History Month: Why you should care

OCTOBER is Black History month in the UK. It has been for the past 30 years. It is held to highlight and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the black community. It aims to address the inequality by celebrating...

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Seven articles to help you survive your first few weeks at uni

Seven articles to help you survive your first few weeks at uni

We've been publishing lots of articles to help make your start at uni as easy and successful as possible, but it can be hard to keep track of all that advice so we've compiled this handy list of all our top tips....

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Book Review - The Couple Next Door

Book Review - The Couple Next Door

In our new series of book reviews, we will be reviewing a wide range of titles. We'd love to have your suggestions of books you think we should read, or if you'd like to submit a review, get in touch with sarah@studentworldonline.com  Title:...

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How to feel at home in your student accommodation

How to feel at home in your student accommodation

WHEN making the move to university or college, one of the most exciting aspects is thinking about where you’ll be living. If you’re moving into a room in a halls of residence – even if not, you’ll...

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Breaking Bread: Nicaraguan nacatamal

Breaking Bread: Nicaraguan nacatamal

IN this series, we will be hearing from contributors all over the world about dishes that are important to them. This article is from Malva Izquierdo, from Nicaragua, who shares a recipe for a traditional dish. If you’re...

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Top Tips for Budgeting as a Student

Top Tips for Budgeting as a Student

Budgeting for a student has never been easy when there are so many necessary expenses, as well as all those tricky temptations! Here are seven tips on how to budget as a student.   1. Live in a shared rented flat...

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Stay in touch with friends overseas – useful apps and tech

Stay in touch with friends overseas – useful apps and tech

To study abroad opens a lot of opportunities for meeting new people and therefore making new friends but it’s important to stay in touch with friends and family back home and share your experiences with them. Here...

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Fresher’s Do’s and Don’ts - A guide

Fresher’s Do’s and Don’ts - A guide

AS another new University year comes around, another batch of young adults are set to embark on a new life journey - becoming a University fresher. And whilst Fresher’s week can be one of the most thrilling and...

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L’shana Tovah!

L’shana Tovah!

THE  month of September is the month of the High Holidays, or Yamim Nora’im, in the Jewish faith. The holiday begins with Rosh Hashanah, this year starting on the 20th and ends with Yom Kippur, on the 29th....

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How to build your personal brand

How to build your personal brand

  WHY should students think about their own personal brand?   A brand isn’t limited to just products or companies, it’s a great idea to start thinking about your own personal brand as building...

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7 Nicaraguan films that you must see

7 Nicaraguan films that you must see

As a Nicaraguan international student I can tell you that you can find the most interesting, iconic and amazing stories in every corner of my beloved country. Here are some films and documentaries that will give you a better...

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Game of Thrones Series 7 Round Up and Predictions for Series 8

Game of Thrones Series 7 Round Up and Predictions for Series 8

As quickly as it came, it was gone – Game of Thrones’ (GOT) is on hold for another year and this time it’s left us wanting more than ever before. Season 7 had all the action we’ve been waiting for...

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Fines for excessive Vice Chancellors fees

Fines for excessive Vice Chancellors fees

Universities are to face fines for Vice Chancellors fees, while students experience a rise in mental health problems.  The latest in a spate of recent salaries reveals, which kicked off with top presenters at the...

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10 things to sort before arriving to study as an international student

10 things to sort before arriving to study as an international student

HERE is a list that will help you to keep on check the things you need to sort out before arriving to study in a foreign country: Visa: Depending on the country you come from, this is a major requirement to sort...

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The one recipe that you need to learn before you leave for uni

The one recipe that you need to learn before you leave for uni

SOME of us are confident cooks by the time we start university, and some of us are expecting to exist on noodles in a cup. To help those of you who struggle to boil an egg, I’m sharing my favourite quick, easy and...

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Book Review: Tuareg

Book Review: Tuareg

Title: Tuareg Author: Alberto Vasquez Figueroa What the blurb says: "Tuareg is a classic epic and at the same time a beautiful rendition to one of the most singular cultures in the world. The Tuaregs...

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5 ways to reduce stress when going back to University

5 ways to reduce stress when going back to University

SUMMER has come and gone but you still feel like there’s much to do before going back to university - there are more hours to sleep, more books to read, more trails to hike, more lakes to swim and even more sangrias...

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My British Experience

My British Experience

I am a student of German, Geography and English in Fribourg in Switzerland, which is my home country. As part of my course, I had to spend 3 months in an English speaking country. Therefore I decided to come to Great Britain...

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Breaking Bread: Vacherin fondue

Breaking Bread: Vacherin fondue

IN this series, we will be hearing from contributors all over the world about dishes that are important to them. This article is from Nathalie Dietrich from Switzerland who shares her love for fondue.  Our Swiss...

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How to protect yourself against crime whilst at University

How to protect yourself against crime whilst at University

MOVING out and going to Uni is exciting and will open up a whole new world of possibilities. However, now that you’re out in the world it is important to think about your safety, too. Whilst there’s no reason...

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Bilkent students tell us why they study there

Bilkent students tell us why they study there

MY four years at Bilkent University have been exciting and dynamic. Every situation experienced, every opportunity cherished, every moment lived here has allowed me to grow more and more. I've been able to strive further...

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Starting Student Life: What apps can help you shine?

Starting Student Life: What apps can help you shine?

SMARTPHONES and tablets aren’t simply to use for communication and entertainment. These devices can provide the most help but it depends on the kind of applications their users install in them. Students can get the...

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‘He never washes the dishes’: accommodation choices

‘He never washes the dishes’: accommodation choices

TO share or not to share as a postgraduate student? The immediate answer is: do not share. But then reality sets in. Financial obligations weigh you down and proximity to the university also plays on the mind. So, what to...

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Finding your feet on campus: location guide for starting university

Finding your feet on campus: location guide for starting university

MOVING to a new city can be daunting, especially if you’re eighteen and have spent much of your childhood in the same area. Getting lost is not a nice experience, especially if you add to that the stresses of making...

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Notting Hill Carnival: a brief history and how to get there

Notting Hill Carnival: a brief history and how to get there

Traditionally held every August bank holiday, the flamboyant Notting Hill Carnival draws crowds from across the country and beyond to join in on the fun, food, and sound of the Caribbean culture. Boasting the title of Europe’s...

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Security on campus: top tips from The University of Edinburgh

Security on campus: top tips from The University of Edinburgh

WHEN considering studying abroad, safety is often a concern for both students and their families. According to the British Council’s Student Insight survey, safety is the fifth most important factor when...

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Book Review: A Life Discarded

Book Review: A Life Discarded

In our new series of book reviews, we will be reviewing a wide range of titles. We'd love to have your suggestions of books you think we should read, or if you'd like to submit a review, get in touch with sarah@studentworldonline.com  Title:...

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Research essentials for international students

Research essentials for international students

YOU were accepted to study a course in another country. Your excitement levels are about to burst, you can’t wait to experience this new chapter in your life. But, you might also be leaving your comfort zone....

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European Festival Packing List

European Festival Packing List

PACKING for a festival can be a bit of a nightmare… a normal holiday is hard enough and then add to that the considerations of; camping, carrying your bag for miles, food, drink, clothing and being outside...

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Top 5 movies that capture South Africa’s talents

Top 5 movies that capture South Africa’s talents

When I think about South Africa it’s hard not to think about its rich arts and culture, specifically our film industry. After all, we did produce Oscar award winning actress Charlize Theron. Although she may have raised...

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Things I wish I knew before I started my undergrad

Things I wish I knew before I started my undergrad

STARTING university is exciting, but it can sometimes be bewildering! Have a look at our top tips to make the most of the best three (or four, or five) years of your life. 1. Try as many societies as possible during Freshers You’re...

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Game of Thrones Fan Theory Round Up

Game of Thrones Fan Theory Round Up

NOW in its seventh season, Game of Thrones continues to captivate millions of viewers worldwide, and create a social media storm after every episode. With millions of fans come plenty of fan theories and speculation about...

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Top Ten European Music Festivals

Top Ten European Music Festivals

WE are currently right in the middle of festival season… if you’re fed up of seeing the Instagram stories of celebrities, your friends, people you went to school with and just about everyone else having fun,...

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Breaking Bread: Scones

Breaking Bread: Scones

IN this series, we will be hearing from contributors all over the world about dishes that are important to them. First up is Sarah Starling, one of our editors. If you’re interested in contributing your favourite...

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I know what you should do this summer...

I know what you should do this summer...

FOR students, the long summer holidays can be one of our greatest assets. Some of us choose to work over the summer to gain experience, or to help fund our studies, and some of us take time to relax. Although those...

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Accommodation deposits in the UK: how to make sure yours is returned

Accommodation deposits in the UK: how to make sure yours is returned

ONE big expense that students face is their accommodation deposit. A deposit is used as a guarantee against damage to the landlord’s property. In the England and Wales, landlords must safeguard your deposit through...

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Innovative Student Housing Projects to Help Fight Loneliness

Innovative Student Housing Projects to Help Fight Loneliness

COULD students and older people live together? We look at some of the affordable student housing options that also help to tackle social isolation and loneliness.   Approximately one-third of older people will experience...

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Bombarded by opportunity... when and why it is OK to say no

Bombarded by opportunity... when and why it is OK to say no

BECCA Lawes gives us the lowdown on how to handle what life throws at you while you’re at university – and how to say just say no. Right from the start of your university experience there are a few sentences...

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5 Ways to Survive a Different Educational System

5 Ways to Survive a Different Educational System

MOVING countries and starting afresh is incredibly difficult. But adding getting used to a different academic is even more stressful. Transitioning from one educational system to another is no easy task, but it is doable....

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Russell Group Universities: What you need to know

Russell Group Universities: What you need to know

SEARCHING for your future study destination is difficult enough without having to decipher the jargon that comes with it! If you are looking into studying in the UK, this article explains just what you will want to...

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Top 10 things you need to know about international study at Cardiff University

Top 10 things you need to know about international study at Cardiff University

ENCAPSULATING the spirit of the Welsh dragon, Cardiff is a fiery cosmopolitan capital in the heart of Wales. Below, we provide all the information you need to know about studying at Cardiff University, a leading...

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Bristol: I'm Keeping You!

Bristol: I'm Keeping You!

BECOMING an international student is as much exciting as it is daunting. So, why leave your comfort zone? Well, it is because of that ‘comfort’ we seem to cocoon ourselves in that we tend to miss out on the world...

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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 Experience at Loughborough University

My Student Experience at Loughborough University

HELLO, my name is Chidinma Okorie from Nigeria and I am currently studying International Relations (MSc.) at Loughborough University. My decision to gain a master’s degree in International Relations was spurred by...

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10 Great Questions to Ask at Open Days

10 Great Questions to Ask at Open Days

MANY have heard of the famous activity called “Open Days”, which are offered by the universities in order to attract students to the respective courses they offer. This is the perfect opportunity for people wanting...

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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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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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Graduation is Looming. So What Next?

Graduation is Looming. So What Next?

TODAY, I will be handing in my last ever university assignment and my time as a student will be over. Despite feeling a little excited about never having to write academically ever again, I feel as though I might actually...

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Taking a Short Break from Study Reading

Taking a Short Break from Study Reading

THERE will be many of you across the world at the moment who are handing in your final assignments, stepping out of your final tests and saying goodbye to your university education. Congratulations! You can now relax and...

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9 Better Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

9 Better Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

WHETHER you’re an avid traveller, you need a professional upper-hand or are just looking to take up a new hobby, learning (at least) one foreign language is undoubtedly an asset. However, many students are often put...

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My Student City: An Alumnus' Response to the Attack in Manchester

My Student City: An Alumnus' Response to the Attack in Manchester

Our editor Nina Napier was an undergraduate student in Manchester and reflects upon the devastating terrorist attack that occurred on the 22nd May 2017. Here she explains what Manchester means to her and why she believes...

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Are Remote Courses a Good Alternative to Studying Abroad?

Are Remote Courses a Good Alternative to Studying Abroad?

REMOTE degrees are entire programmes of study obtained without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher or in a classroom. They allow students to learn from anywhere, even in locations far away from the course...

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Interview with a Student: Studying for a PGCE at BGU

Interview with a Student: Studying for a PGCE at BGU

XIAN, from China, first came to England to study an undergraduate degree in Business Studies with Finance & Accounting in 2009. Eight years later, and having completed a Masters in Marketing, she is now studying a Primary...

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10 Must-See Films to Explain Colombia to International Students

10 Must-See Films to Explain Colombia to International Students

IN THE last decade, Colombia has been earning its space in the film industry, not only because its landscape has served as a set for movies (like the biographic The 33, directed by Antonio Banderas, the horror Out of the...

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7 Best Exam Revision Strategies for Your Learning Style

7 Best Exam Revision Strategies for Your Learning Style

EXAM season is undoubtedly the most nerve-racking time of year. Very few students walk into an exam room confident that they will truly nail their assessment. Sometimes, it’s just the pressure of an exam that makes...

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INFOGRAPHIC - 12 Steps for International Students

INFOGRAPHIC - 12 Steps for International Students

Need some advice about studying abroad? Whether it be looking for scholarships, preparing for your visa or even what to pack, we have you covered! Our unique step-by-step guide for aspiring international students will give...

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17 Things to Look Forward to AFTER Studying Abroad

17 Things to Look Forward to AFTER Studying Abroad

STUDYING abroad has been amazing, but all too quickly it’s time to go home. When you get there, it’s perfectly natural to experience what’s known as re-entry, or reverse culture shock – feeling out...

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Goodbye Mauritius: Coming Home From Studying

Goodbye Mauritius: Coming Home From Studying

AFTER having a fun and challenging 6 months on her PgDip, Jen found that her time in Mauritius came to an end too quickly. But what was it like going back home?   Enrolling onto a new course of study is an exciting,...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Studying Abroad

Mistakes to Avoid When Studying Abroad

EVERYDAY life is full of awkward moments for most of us, but for international students, in a new country, embarrassing slipups are far more common. Here are some mistakes to avoid when studying abroad: Not double-checking...

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6 of the Best Bollywood Movies About University Life

6 of the Best Bollywood Movies About University Life

PERHAPS you feel that you’ve binge watched enough House of Cards or Curb Your Enthusiasm on Netflix, or you are not in the mood to renew your Amazon Prime subscription; then why not try watching something else for...

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The Study Abroad Bucket List

The Study Abroad Bucket List

STUDYING abroad is about more than furthering your knowledge in a foreign country: it’s an experience that is going to shape your life forever and despite whatever you end up doing career-wise in your future, you will...

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UK Voting for International Students: Could You be Eligible?

UK Voting for International Students: Could You be Eligible?

A SNAP General Election has been called in the UK to be held on the 8th June 2017. It is vital that as many people as possible use their local ballot box. However, what many people don’t know is that thousands of international...

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Laptop, Tablet or Phone? Travelling Light as a Student

Laptop, Tablet or Phone? Travelling Light as a Student

NOWADAYS everyone seems to have an abundance of technology lying around. As hardware becomes more affordable and companies churn out new releases faster than you can break the old ones, the build up leaves us with the classic...

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Enjoying the International Student Life

Enjoying the International Student Life

WE know that moving abroad can be a daunting concept for prospective international students. From housing to making friends and the impact of Brexit; we asked Ahmd Emara, Egyptian SU president at UWE to give us an insight...

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Our Ultimate 5 Top Tips to Avoid Exam Stress

Our Ultimate 5 Top Tips to Avoid Exam Stress

AS EXAMS start to creep around the corner, so does the stress. Although many of us as students are all too familiar with exams, we still haven’t managed to completely cope with the pressures of studying and what is...

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Money Matters: 9 Apps to Help You Keep Your Cash

Money Matters: 9 Apps to Help You Keep Your Cash

MANAGING your own finances while at university is challenging. For most, this is the first time dealing with bank accounts, currency exchange, bills and personal savings. When I moved to London to start university, I was...

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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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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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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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10 Pieces of Music to Help You Focus

10 Pieces of Music to Help You Focus

WHEN studying and writing takes over your life, I understand it can be very hard to sit down and focus. One thing that can help is listening to music without any lyrics to distract you. There are countless amazing songs...

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Journey to SU President

Journey to SU President

RECENTLY, we met with Ahmd Emara, Egyptian national and President of The Students' Union at UWE to understand why he decided to get involved in student politics. In our interview, we hear about his experience as...

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Overcoming Barriers to Study Abroad: Asian Students Crossing Continents

Overcoming Barriers to Study Abroad: Asian Students Crossing Continents

STUDYING abroad will inevitably mean new experiences, unpredictable circumstances and most probably, feelings of being overwhelmed by something you weren’t totally expecting. A recent study found that 41% of international...

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The QS Top Student City Might Surprise You...

The QS Top Student City Might Surprise You...

SO, you’ve decided that you want to start the journey into adulthood by heading to university, but the only question still on your mind is where? Why not step out of your comfort zone and spread your wings a little....

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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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Your Vote Matters: Selecting Your Student Union President

Your Vote Matters: Selecting Your Student Union President

THE Student Union (SU) elections are fast approaching for many universities around the UK. Students’ inboxes and social media feeds are being flooded with announcements, while campus walls are steadily, but surely,...

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8 Civilised Ways to Celebrate the End of Exams

8 Civilised Ways to Celebrate the End of Exams

WE all know that a night out is well deserved. Especially after finishing your exams... but what about the next morning? Follow these 8 tips and make the most out of your weeks off. Visit a new place Week off?...

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Latest Film Reviews - La La Land, Collateral Beauty and more!

Latest Film Reviews - La La Land, Collateral Beauty and more!

Well what a month it has been for the world of film. La La Land broke records by becoming the most awarded film in Golden Globe history, Will Smith made a dramatic comeback in Collateral Beauty and many are calling A Monster...

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Bars, Banks and Doctors? This Campus is Like a Town!

Bars, Banks and Doctors? This Campus is Like a Town!

I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere of the campus upon visiting. It was clear that there was a real sense of community.  Emily Glass BSc Sport and Exercise Science BECAUSE they are set slightly away...

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Can't Attend an Open Day? Don't Panic!

Can't Attend an Open Day? Don't Panic!

IT IS one of the most important questions you will ever have to ask yourself: Where should I go to university? You’ve looked at league tables, you like the look of the courses and, of course, you are doing your research...

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Make the Most of University with Extra-Curricular Activities

Make the Most of University with Extra-Curricular Activities

WHEN prospective students are searching for the right university, many will focus on the courses and indicative modules on offer. But equally important when choosing where you’ll be living and learning is looking at...

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8 Resolutions Every Student Should Keep

8 Resolutions Every Student Should Keep

2017 is only a few weeks old, and many of you have probably already made resolutions – and already broken them. But don’t drop them just yet. While New Year’s Resolutions have never really been my thing...

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Cheap Flights and Facetime: Keep in Touch with Friends Abroad

Cheap Flights and Facetime: Keep in Touch with Friends Abroad

WITH the end of first semester around the corner, my house mate Cara and I decided to book a spontaneous trip to Madrid to visit our old house mate Beth, who is currently studying at university there as part of a year abroad....

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6 Blogs You Should Be Following

6 Blogs You Should Be Following

WELCOME to 2017! To get your year off to an amazing start you should follow at least some of these blogs for advice, entertainment and education on a range of subjects. From travel to chocolate, here are 6 blogs covering...

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Latest Film Reviews - Passengers, Office Christmas Party and more!

Latest Film Reviews - Passengers, Office Christmas Party and more!

It's been a mix of films this month, from comedy to sci-fi and not all of them were what they seemed. We went to see the much-anticipated film Passengers starring two of Hollywood's biggest names and the...

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5 Must-See Films That Explain Canada to International Students

5 Must-See Films That Explain Canada to International Students

MUCH of Canada’s presence in the cinematic industry is due to American studios filming in Canadian locations. The beautiful vistas make Canada an ideal locale for movies such as The Incredible Hulk (set in NYC, shot...

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Latest Film Reviews - Allied, Fantastic Beasts and more!

Latest Film Reviews - Allied, Fantastic Beasts and more!

What a month it's been for the world of film! Harry Potter fans finally got to see J.K. Rowling's new creation Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, plus all the other releases this month were completely mind...

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Finding the Best LGBT-friendly Campus : USA Edition

Finding the Best LGBT-friendly Campus : USA Edition

MY previous article on here discussed the top LGBT-friendly universities in the UK, and it would seem unfair to just leave it at that and not begin a similar conversation aimed at the US. In my view, this article comes at...

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5 Must-See Films That Explain Portugal to International Students

5 Must-See Films That Explain Portugal to International Students

IF YOU'RE going to live in another country to study, you’re going to want to understand the place as much as possible. Knowing a bit about the country before you go will help you integrate, make friends and get...

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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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5 Types of Volunteering (And Where to Do It)

5 Types of Volunteering (And Where to Do It)

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill   MANY people see volunteering as a necessary, but perhaps boring, way to gain early experience and develop...

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Halls or Private Renting? Things to Consider When Choosing Student Accommodation

Halls or Private Renting? Things to Consider When Choosing Student Accommodation

WHERE you live whilst you are studying is a major part of the university experience. The type of accommodation you choose can affect many things, from the friends you make, to how often you go out and even where you study....

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5 Ways to Eat Healthily at University

5 Ways to Eat Healthily at University

It's well known that a lot of universities around the world, especially in the West, bombard students with a whole host of junk foods and leave few options for the more health conscious. Just this month Xavier University...

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Should I Study Abroad? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Should I Study Abroad? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

WE’VE all been there: scrolling through study abroad photos on social media sites, listening to friends while they boast about how they ‘found themselves’ backpacking through eastern Asia, wishing that...

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How to Deal with Reverse Culture Shock After Study Abroad

How to Deal with Reverse Culture Shock After Study Abroad

STUDENT opportunities to work or study abroad have become increasingly more accessible in recent years. Every university has carefully established a network of fellow learning institutions across the globe aimed at providing...

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Why Do You Want to Study Abroad? 6 Tips to Inspire Your Essay

Why Do You Want to Study Abroad? 6 Tips to Inspire Your Essay

APPLYING to study abroad is a tricky thing, especially when it comes to answering that all-important essay question: why do you want to study abroad? It sounds like a simple enough query, but try to write an answer and...

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10 Business Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones

10 Business Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones

ONCE in a while, there is a television show that reaches across the screen and seeps into culture. When it first aired in 2011, few people will have guessed that Game of Thrones would be such as series. It seemed to be a...

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The Invisible Illness Affecting International Students

The Invisible Illness Affecting International Students

THE time you spend studying abroad will be the best time of your life. That’s what everyone says, anyway, but the pressure to live up to this isn’t always easy. Studying abroad is great, and it is exciting,...

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Is Studying Abroad Dangerous? 4 Real Things to Consider

Is Studying Abroad Dangerous? 4 Real Things to Consider

IN THE past couple of years, every continent on our planet has been met with difficulty. It’s becoming a tough world out there and with the ever presence threat of terrorism, disease, discrimination and crime, it’s...

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8 Famous Bands That Met at University

8 Famous Bands That Met at University

BECOMING famous with a record deal and avid fans is often the ultimate goal for bands, and you might be keen to get straight into making music straight out of school. But, if you are thinking of deciding between higher education...

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3 Ways Donald Trump's Election Could Affect International Students

3 Ways Donald Trump's Election Could Affect International Students

HE’S the man that the world is talking about; the subject of talk shows, comedy sketches and newspaper headlines. And even though his controversial opinions are sending him straight into the limelight (for all the...

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How Will EU Decision Affect International Students in the UK?

How Will EU Decision Affect International Students in the UK?

THE debate surrounding Britain and its EU membership has been long, confusing and at times, completely dull. But now that the UK really has voted to leave the European Union, it is more important than ever to understand...

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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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7 Tips to Balance International Study with Part Time Work

7 Tips to Balance International Study with Part Time Work

LIKE many of your friends you may be finding it tough to go to college or university while working part-time. How can you balance out the demands of family, work and school? The good news is that many others have already...

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Campus vs City Universities - Which Should You Choose?

Campus vs City Universities - Which Should You Choose?

IN THE UK, you generally get two types of universities – those in the city centre, and the kind that are a little bit further out of town in (usually) beautiful rolling hills. But which is better? Each type has...

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8 Ways to Do Winter Better as a Student

8 Ways to Do Winter Better as a Student

IT'S cold, dark, and gloomy. You have more university assignments and exams than you’d care to think about and not enough time to do them. You might have dissertation deadlines ahead of you, a long stretch of less-than-thrilling...

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Got the Munchies? 5 Ways to Find Free Food at University

Got the Munchies? 5 Ways to Find Free Food at University

EVERYONE loves a freebie, especially so when said freebie is edible and delicious. Finding food when it’s being dished out for nothing is every student’s dream, especially when budgets are already stretched for...

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How to Handle Bad Housemates at University

How to Handle Bad Housemates at University

THEY eat your food, they leave dirty dishes and they listen to awful music. It might be a friend you thought you knew, or it might be a random person placed with you by chance. Whoever it is, a difficult housemate can make...

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5 Myths About Student Life in the UK

5 Myths About Student Life in the UK

Myths about student life in the UK have been around for almost as long as the universities have - for better or worse. Since the medieval era students have been berated for being lazy, drunk and disobedient, and though not...

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How to Survive a Summer Language Programme

How to Survive a Summer Language Programme

Over the last five years, I have had the opportunity to attend intensive summer language courses in three countries (Italy, Wales, and Ireland) to learn three completely different languages. (And yes, Wales and Ireland do...

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Life After University: How to Stay Motivated Between School and Work

Life After University: How to Stay Motivated Between School and Work

YOU'VE graduated. Now what? Unless you're one of the proactive and lucky ones, you're probably at the stage where you're looking for a job. You're in the space of "in-between" - just out...

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10 Fun Ways to Stay Connected With Friends & Family

10 Fun Ways to Stay Connected With Friends & Family

WHETHER you are just returning from university and leaving your new friends behind, or preparing to leave your home in September for somewhere new, staying connected with friends and family is a huge concern for many international...

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6 Things to do Before Life After University Begins

6 Things to do Before Life After University Begins

TODAY'S Internet seems to be full of lists: 10 reasons to get married; five things that make a leader great; 24 sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan recipes to lose weight, gain energy and live a healthier life....

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UK Post-Study Work Visas: What You Need to Know

UK Post-Study Work Visas: What You Need to Know

There are over 430,000 foreign students from 180 countries studying in UK universities at the moment. Those finishing their studies this year may be considering working in the UK, and there are many employers based in the...

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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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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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WATCH THIS: Boris the Boogying Bulgarian TOTALLY Knows How to Make Friends in Britain

WATCH THIS: Boris the Boogying Bulgarian TOTALLY Knows How to Make Friends in Britain

MEET Boris Siromahov, a Bulgarian in Britain. The first "enormous mistake" he made as an international student in the UK was to demonstrate traditional Bulgarian dancing to a fellow student... "He almost...

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How do Pirates Divide Treasure? - & Other Oxford Interview Questions

How do Pirates Divide Treasure? - & Other Oxford Interview Questions

EVERY year, Oxford University releases a list of sample interview questions to help students to prepare for their entrance interview. We couldn’t resist giving you a peek into some of the more interesting questions,...

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My Student Hostel is Straight out of Harry Potter!

My Student Hostel is Straight out of Harry Potter!

Dear Ms. Chang, we are pleased to inform you that you have a place at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Term begins on the 21st of August. We await your owl no later than the 31st of July. Yours sincerely,...

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7 Must-See Films That Explain France to International Students

7 Must-See Films That Explain France to International Students

FRANCE was the birthplace of cinema and still runs one of the world's biggest film industries. Even if you have never set foot there you probably have a strong picture of what France looks like thanks to its portrayal...

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Party Like a Parisian: The Best Bars and Hangouts in the City of Light

Party Like a Parisian: The Best Bars and Hangouts in the City of Light

I’M GOING to go out on a limb here; Paris is not the best place to party (sorry Paris). It can boast the accolade of the most beautiful city in the world but number one party destination it is not. So...

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Studying Abroad? 7½ Important Things to Take With You

Studying Abroad? 7½ Important Things to Take With You

ABOUT to study abroad for the first time? You are probably already counting the days and worrying whether you will forget to take something important from home. Don’t worry too much – you will certainly forget...

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10 Great Free Things to do in London

10 Great Free Things to do in London

LONDON is an amazing city with an endless list of attractions. It's also one of the world's most expensive cities. However the beauty of London is that there is so much to do and experience for free. Ranging from...

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How to Fit in at a Festival in 19 Easy Steps

How to Fit in at a Festival in 19 Easy Steps

IF YOU'VE never been to a festival before, you might be worried that people are going to laugh at you. What if you paint your body the wrong colour, wear the wrong kind of flowers in your hair or accidentally wash your...

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Beyond Bollywood - What Student Life is REALLY Like in the West

Beyond Bollywood - What Student Life is REALLY Like in the West

BOLLYWOOD movies paint a romantic picture of life as a South Asian student in western society. Now here comes the honest truth from Pakistani graduate Asad Khan, who studied in Australia. Bollywood 'famcom' From...

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8 Famous Footballers Who Studied at University

8 Famous Footballers Who Studied at University

FOOTBALL is the world's most popular game with an estimated 3.5 billion fans across the planet and from next week the world's eyes will be on Brazil, where 32 nations will be competing in the 20th FIFA World Cup. While...

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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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9 (REALLY Bad) Exam Tips That You Could Read or Just Ignore. It's Totally up to You.

9 (REALLY Bad) Exam Tips That You Could Read or Just Ignore. It's Totally up to You.

1. Do not take your phone into the exam Mobile phones are not allowed into exams, especially maths exams. This is because mobile phones now have calculators in them, and this makes cheating much easier. If you need...

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Students are Completing Their Degrees Without Books Thanks to Wikipedia

Students are Completing Their Degrees Without Books Thanks to Wikipedia

In one of the least surprising stories of the year, more and more university students are ditching late-night library stints in favour of research via Wikipedia, according to a leading academic. In an article for the...

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You Can Learn English with Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure

You Can Learn English with Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure

International students can now learn English with the help of Barclays Premier League stars like Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure thanks to Premier Skills English, a program from the British Council that uses...

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Cheap Travel Around Europe for International Students

Cheap Travel Around Europe for International Students

Travelling around in Europe is one of the joys of being an international student on the continent. However, the costs start totting up once you've booked a few hotels and paid for food and other day-to-day costs. One...

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The 10 Must-See Places in Europe Nobody Told You About

The 10 Must-See Places in Europe Nobody Told You About

SURE, you can go up the Eiffel Tower. Of course you can queue for the Colosseum. And yes, you can take a tour of the Tower of London. But there are hundreds of other stunning and interesting places in Europe that don't...

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How to Find Student Accommodation in the UK

How to Find Student Accommodation in the UK

ALMOST all international students who arrive in the UK are offered a room in halls of residence – a university-owned building that houses students on or off campus. But what if you can’t get into halls or...

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5 of the Most Famous Law Graduates of all Time

5 of the Most Famous Law Graduates of all Time

LAW degrees are amongst the most respected qualifications in the world and going through a law course at university is one of the most challenging routes that any student can face, which is probably why some of the...

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Vietnamese Students on the Move

Vietnamese Students on the Move

A DECADE ago fewer than 10,000 Vietnamese families could afford to send their child abroad to study. Today there are more than 100,000 Vietnamese international students around the world, 90% of whom are funded by their parents....

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Grand Theft Auto and James Bond are 'Reasons for International Students to Live in UK'

Grand Theft Auto and James Bond are 'Reasons for International Students to Live in UK'

THE UK is able to boast of some of the world's best universities, Europe's most diverse cities and streets etched with history. But according to the UK High Commissioner in India, one of the biggest influences...

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