Admissions Processes | Campus Life | International Students | students | Study Abroad

What a UK Education Uniquely Offers

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
September 2, 2014
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Credits: Julianne Harvey

In the largely globalised world we live in, it is without a doubt that many of us have been provided with the opportunity to venture beyond the lands of the homes we have grown so accustomed to and discover new cultures and people that we have never come across for the large part of the past two decades of our lives. UK, and in particular London, has been considered the cosmopolitan centre of the world – if you wish to spend your early adult years exploring the world and finding out about the stories and origins of various people, come to the UK.

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Banking | Campus Life | International Students | students | Transport

The Financial Woes of a UK Undergraduate

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
September 2, 2014
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Credits: Meridian Peak

There are various manners in which we are thoroughly faced with certain financial difficulties as university students either on loans from the government, or bleakly in the future, unable to be able to get an adequately well-paying job upon graduation to pay off the loans. In any case, either way it is imperative for all of us to scrimp and save as much as possible while we are in university; be it in going to Tesco and heading straight for the discount shelf, or in taking a part-time job while at university, these definitely would help in small and efficient ways in unloading the costs that we would have to bear in terms of these such finances.

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Banking | Campus Life | Dining | Housing | International Students

Accommodation in UK for Students

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
September 2, 2014
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Credits: Loving Apartments

As with many cities in the world, there will be a wide variety of accommodations one can choose from depending on which town you are staying in in UK. Generally, they can be split into three different categories, apartments or houses, near or far, bills included or excluded. These are but arbitrary methods you can use to have a better idea of how you can decide to choose your housing, and at the end of the day, have the most value for your money, considering that you are more likely than not an undergraduate student who is unemployed and possibly in debt to the government or your parents. If you can conceive of other possible ways of choosing your housing, you should definitely use them as criteria in addition to these three we will discuss below.

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Campus Life | International Students | students

Many Ways of Growing in UK Universities

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
September 2, 2014
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Credits: Entrepreneur

As we enter into university, we need to realise that this is merely the beginning of a very long journey ahead, and that is a journey not only of academia and learning more about the history of thought and knowledge, or of mathematical or scientific theories, but at the end of the day, to be equipped with the appropriate skills from our time in university so that they will serve us well and put us in good stead when we leave the university upon graduation to work in the real world.

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Admissions Processes | Coursework | Durham University | Employment | students | Study Abroad

What to Study in Durham

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
September 2, 2014
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Credits: Mustie

Durham University is most often recognised as the ‘Oxbridge of the North’, because while Oxford and Cambridge definitely lead the way in terms of history and tradition in England, Durham possesses its own historical culture up here in the north of England as well, way back before England was united as a country in the first place. In that sense, Oxford and Cambridge can be said to excel in many areas of academia as well, due to their lasting traditions as an educational institute. However, should one look at the UK rankings in the past few years, Durham has often been ranked highly in many subject rankings as well. Most recently, according to The Complete University Guide, Durham has been placed 5th overall amongst all the UK universities, and is the top university in the north.

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Banking | Dining | Food | Housing | International Students | Study Abroad

What You Must Pack Before Leaving for UK

Jorel ChanJorel Chan
September 2, 2014
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Credits: Essential Travel

Whenever we leave for another country, there are definitely the set basic necessities that we need to bring with us, like clothes, toiletries and money, but the situation is very much different when it is going to university overseas for a long period of time, which is at least three years. For starters, it means that it would be wiser to bring only a few of your favourite clothing and buy the rest there. Here we will discuss three categories that you need to especially look out for: clothes, food, personal belongings.

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Food | Leisure | The University of Sheffield

Mango Chutney Recipe

Eloisa CastrilloEloisa Castrillo
September 2, 2014
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Anyone who already lives in Sheffield will know that is is a brilliant city to try Indian cuisine at. Not only is it full of great Restaurants, but it offers so many shops where you can buy all the ingredients to try an reproduce and authentic Indian banquet at home! As the weather turns colder, spicy indian food is the ideal way to warm yourself up!

Mango Chutney: the perfect condiment

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Employment | Study Abroad

Improve your chances of getting your Dream Job

Federico Di BenedettoFederico Di Benedetto
August 31, 2014
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Photo: www.thegrindstone.com

After you complete your postgraduate degree you have to go out into the market and fight for your place. There is a lot of competition and the degree by-itself is not enough to obtain the job you desire. Find some tips and hints to improve and develop the fundamental skills to compete in the market place!

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Leisure | The Open University

Open University students rise to the Challenge

Anne GreenAnne Green
August 31, 2014
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For the first time in fourteen years the Open University have a team taking part in University Challenge. The team of five was chosen from three hundred OU students who applied to the Open University Students’ Association. They then took part in the selection process to appear on the TV programme. Hundreds of university teams apply each year for the 28 places available on the series. This year a documentary: Class of 2014 was made about the highly competitive selection process.

Image: University Challenge

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Leisure | The Open University

Living Statues vs Talking Statues

Anne GreenAnne Green
August 30, 2014
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Living statues are a familiar sight at many tourist spots in the UK. Living statues are generally mute and impressively motionless, until they hear the clink of money in their collection box, when they provide a mime as a reward. Apart from being a popular form of busking, the idea has also been taken up by companies who provide living statues for parties and corporate events.

The World Championship of Living Statues is held every year at Arnhem in Holland. Living statues attend from all over the world and provide an amazing spectacle around the city.

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