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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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The Ultimate Student Christmas Gift Guide for Every Budget

The Ultimate Student Christmas Gift Guide for Every Budget

WITH Christmas just around the corner, it is getting to that time of the month where you’re in a fluster about what to buy for that member of your family (or friend!) who is a student. There are many presents that...

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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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The Next Step When You Graduate: Gap Year or Grad Job?

The Next Step When You Graduate: Gap Year or Grad Job?

WITH the burden of a loan round their neck that could rival that of an albatross it’s no wonder that so many graduates rush into work - only to find doing something they’re not interested in is not the answer....

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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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Six of the Strangest Extracurricular Activities

Six of the Strangest Extracurricular Activities

SOME societies and extra curricular activities at university are fairly obvious and often help you make some friends or help out your studies. There are others that are frankly a bit absurd. They are there to stimulate an...

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Six of the Best Extracurricular Activities

Six of the Best Extracurricular Activities

GETTING involved in extracurricular activities, societies and groups are a great way to make friends at university and it looks good on your CV. Some might teach you a new skill or develop an existing one, and others might...

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How to stop anxiety affecting your relationship

How to stop anxiety affecting your relationship

‘I need to tell you something…’ TELLING my boyfriend I had been put on medication for depression and anxiety was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. I was terrified he’d be upset and...

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

How to Beat the Winter Blues

BRITISH people are notorious for complaining about the weather, queues and traffic. At this time of year it’s mostly the freezing cold weather that’s getting most of us down and causing the most complaints. But...

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Finding the Best LGBT-friendly Campus : UK Edition

Finding the Best LGBT-friendly Campus : UK Edition

OUR time at university bridges the gap between being a teenager and an adult. It’s a place where we have a lot more control over our lives than we think because, probably more than ever, we’re en route to becoming...

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Latest Film Reviews: Dr Strange, Deepwater Horizon and More!

Latest Film Reviews: Dr Strange, Deepwater Horizon and More!

This month saw a lot of action films grace the big screen carried off by many Hollywood stars such as Mark Wahlberg, Tom Cruise and Benedict Cumberbatch. Find out what I thought about some of October’s biggest blockbusters… The...

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5 Pasta Dishes for International Dining (That Improve Your Student Diet Too!)

5 Pasta Dishes for International Dining (That Improve Your Student Diet Too!)

ABOUT a year ago, during one of my seemingly-never-ending commutes across London on the tube, I noticed someone carrying a personalised shopping bag which read in eyecatching black lettering on the taupe canvas:   Although...

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WATCH THIS: Why We Should Talk to Strangers

WATCH THIS: Why We Should Talk to Strangers

A FEW weeks ago, I forgot to take my headphones to work. I was annoyed. I take the bus in, and I like to listen to any number of playlists to wake me up, calm me down or focus my mind before work. Putting my headphones in...

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How to Celebrate Bonfire Night in the UK

How to Celebrate Bonfire Night in the UK

“Remember, Remember the 5th of November The gun powder, treason and plot. I know of no reason the gun powder treason Should ever be forgot.” WHEN you’re a student who is new to the UK, you...

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WATCH THIS: #WeAreInternational

WATCH THIS: #WeAreInternational

"The further away from home you get, the larger home becomes" Universities are quite possibly the best place to discover and experience a number of different cultures in one place – whilst being invited...

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Taking Anxiety Abroad: New Zealand

Taking Anxiety Abroad: New Zealand

FOR someone who suffers from depression and anxiety, doing something as simple as getting out of bed can be an achievement. My mental health has never made me struggle to that extent, however the thought of travelling alone...

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WATCH THIS: Michelle Obama's Commencement Speech for City College New York, 2016

WATCH THIS: Michelle Obama's Commencement Speech for City College New York, 2016

MICHELLE Obama might be best known as First Lady for the 44th president of the United States, but her career and the accolades she holds are even more impressive. No stranger to higher education, she gained her undergraduate...

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Latest Film Reviews Bridget Jones, Sausage Party and more!

Latest Film Reviews Bridget Jones, Sausage Party and more!

Welcome to the second installment of our new monthly feature where we review the latest films just for you! Bridget Jones has been the most anticipated film of the summer, especially for the ladies. Check out what I...

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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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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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How to be More Productive When Working from Home

How to be More Productive When Working from Home

MILLIONS of people around the world work from home due to various reasons; staying close to the family, distant travel to the office, organizational policies and so on. Regardless of the reason, the idea of working from...

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Money Matters: Bank Accounts for International Students

Money Matters: Bank Accounts for International Students

YOU need to get your finances in order if you’re going to be living abroad for a while, but doing so can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to open a UK account with no proof of address. Although this...

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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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Anxiety at University: A Personal Account

Anxiety at University: A Personal Account

MENTAL health is a growing problem for students in the UK, but you never expect it to be a problem for you. For me, it was the norm to wake up in the morning and ask myself ‘why have I even woken up?’, ‘what...

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Resources to Help You Survive Your Final Year

Resources to Help You Survive Your Final Year

LAST year at university is never easy. You are probably on a tight budget and your schedule is cramped with things you have to do before the graduation day. So the extra help in your studies is all too necessary to get you...

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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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Want to Save Money on Food? Here's How You Can

Want to Save Money on Food? Here's How You Can

FOOD glorious food. It's one of the main joys in life and something that is cherished throughout the world as not just a means of survival but a way to create art. Many people and places pride themselves on creating...

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Latest Film Reviews - Suicide Squad, Bad Moms and more!

Latest Film Reviews - Suicide Squad, Bad Moms and more!

Welcome to our new monthly review of the latest blockbusters. At the end of each month we'll tell you what we thought about some of the most recent films to grace the big screen. This month we start off by reviewing...

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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 Prepare for University

5 Ways to Prepare for University

IT'S that time again where millions of people around the world start a new chapter in their lives and embark on the exciting time of studying for what will hopefully bring them a great career. Lots of emotions will be...

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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 Still Study in Britain? Don't Let Brexit Stop You

Should I Still Study in Britain? Don't Let Brexit Stop You

SINCE UK voters decided to leave the European Union on 23rd June, international students have been concerned. A survey by Hobsons shows that 43% of prospective international students feel Brexit has affected their decision...

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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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7 Amazing Gadgets Invented by Graduates

7 Amazing Gadgets Invented by Graduates

GRADUATES are a clever bunch – after much effort, training and education they can be unleashed on the world to make it a more interesting place. Some graduates are immediately inspired by their studies, and channel...

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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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How to Get WiFi Anywhere While Studying Abroad

How to Get WiFi Anywhere While Studying Abroad

THE Internet is an unavoidable part of our everyday lives. Even if you’re not an avid social media user, universities now function almost entirely online, and while they may have a great WiFi network in the buildings,...

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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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Tents, Trains and Nursing Homes: 5 Extreme Ways Student are Saving Money

Tents, Trains and Nursing Homes: 5 Extreme Ways Student are Saving Money

MAYBE you think you know a thing or two about saving money as a student. Cooking in bulk, discount cards, turning the lights off, that kind of thing. These things will save you a few pennies, for sure – but none of...

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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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Is Studying Abroad Dangerous? 4 Real Things to Consider

Is Studying Abroad Dangerous? 4 Real Things to Consider

IN the past year, 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 easy...

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10 Tools All Academic Writers Should Know

10 Tools All Academic Writers Should Know

WHEN was the last time you wrote an academic article and thought, “that was so easy”? It probably wasn’t recently. Academic writing is tremendously rewarding, but it comes with its share of difficulties....

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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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Is Social Media Good for Students? What the Research Says

Is Social Media Good for Students? What the Research Says

SOCIAL media is a fact of life for many people, influencing how we make friends, look for jobs, and even our mental health. You can use it for an increasing number of purposes, from reading the news in the morning to joining...

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10 Useful Spanish Phrases You Need for Study Abroad

10 Useful Spanish Phrases You Need for Study Abroad

IF you’re lucky enough to speak English as a first language, then you are set to travel and live almost anywhere you want. As the main global language, you will be understood in every major city; you will be able to...

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Semester Abroad vs Year Abroad - Which Should You Choose?

Semester Abroad vs Year Abroad - Which Should You Choose?

ARE you looking to explore a new culture, travel to far-off places and learn more about the world than what is taught in lecture theatres? By studying abroad you can do all this, and more. It will be an eye opening...

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8 Challenges of Moving Abroad for University

8 Challenges of Moving Abroad for University

MOVING is a challenge. I should know, in the last eight years, I have moved six (and a half) times while studying. I’ve moved within the same city, between states, and have now moved across the Atlantic twice, with...

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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 and became your idols, some of them studied in University or abroad, which could be an inspiration...

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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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Why Study Abroad? 5 Real Reasons to Go International

Why Study Abroad? 5 Real Reasons to Go International

AT Student World Online we’ve been writing about amazing study abroad opportunities for years, but you may be wondering one thing: why? It’s a valid question. International study has become immensely...

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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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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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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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