Study Abroad

Places to visit while studying abroad in the UK: Part II – North of England

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You will not take full advantage of studying in the UK unless you travel around the islands as much as you can. After my post about places to visit in the south of England, I will now write about the midlands and the North.

Birmingham

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Cost Analysis: Which is the best place to study? UK or USA?

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Photo: Chinesetutoringlessons.com

The possibility of studying in the United Kingdom, in the United States or in any country around the globe is dependent on many factors: the institution, the courses, the location, the funding opportunities, etc.. In this post you can find some average costs of studying in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Compare, contrast and make your decision!

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Keeping your cool: dealing with a heat wave in the UK

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres
July 22, 2014
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Sunny London

For most of us the bright sun and the high temperatures were a long wait during those constant grey skies and heavy rains in most parts of the UK. The summer here apart from its occasional rainy days is an absolute delight, with endless nights, clear skies and happy faces everywhere, it seems like it’s the best place to be.

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Campus Life | University College London

Development Planning Unit’s 60th anniversary

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres
July 22, 2014
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DPU 60

In my previous post I discussed the importance of attending conferences, workshops and academic events and I highly recommended trying to never miss one of this events. Following my recommendation I attended my department’s latest big event: the celebration of the Development Planning Unit’s (DPU) 60th anniversary with a three-day conference.

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Leisure | students | The University of Sheffield

Top -Tips for a Summer in Sheffield

Eloisa CastrilloEloisa Castrillo
July 21, 2014
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Anyone spending the Summer in the UK will be enjoying the (surprisingly) high temperatures of the past week. Having said this, the north of England, specifically Sheffield, is not often seen as a highly-demanded Summer tourist destination. But the city has a lot to offer when the sun is out!

Image: Rivelin Dams

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Campus Life | Coursework | Employment | Exams

How to Plan Out Your University Life

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
July 21, 2014
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Credit: Wikimedia

The road ahead is paved with great joy and great suffering as well. It would be arduous to thoroughly explain what exactly these joys and sufferings are when you are in university, but most importantly one cannot deny that university life will be the most memorable three (or more) years of your life, and that each event that happened or did not happen is of great significance.

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Campus Life | Employment | Exams | students

Being a UK Student in the Summer Heat

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
July 21, 2014
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Credit: Property Report

July onwards until September will be the months in which the summer heat will be the strongest – that means two very important things especially for those of us are still in London:

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Campus Life | students

Attending conferences, events and workshops

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres
July 21, 2014
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Girl in a workshop

Throughout my studies I have been continuously flooded by invitations to events, conferences, talks and workshops. Though at times with workloads, deadlines coming up and serious amounts of projects to finish it seems that attending one of this events is completely impossible, I have made an effort to attend at least those who were the most relevant to my interests.

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Study Abroad | The Open University

Will there be student life on Mars?

Anne GreenAnne Green
July 21, 2014
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Many people who go to study in a different country will eventually settle there, perhaps because they find work there, or meet someone and get married. However few students can be thinking about settling as far away from home as Hannah Earnshaw, who is hoping to become one of the first colonists on Mars.

The Earth and Mars (image: the Telegraph)

The Earth and Mars (image: the Telegraph)

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MOOCs | Study Abroad | The Open University

Broadband – hot, slow or not?

Anne GreenAnne Green
July 21, 2014
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Nowadays a reliable and fast broadband service is essential for many areas of life in the UK and it is also vital for students. This applies particularly for students whose courses have a large online component, for example students at the Open University or those studying MOOCs. Poor internet access is particularly disruptive if you need to use video materials or submit large files for assessment online.

With slow broadband, you simply can’t get on! (Image: cutearoo.com)

With slow broadband, you simply can’t get on! (Image: cutearoo.com)

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