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Open University students are far from average!

Anne GreenAnne Green
September 17, 2014
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In their first-round University Challenge match on Monday evening (15th September), the Open University team came second, but with such a high score that Jeremy Paxman said that he would take a small wager that the OU team would be coming back as one of the highest scoring losing teams. The final scores were University of Leicester: 245 points, the Open University: 190 points.

University Challenge logo (image: BBC)

University Challenge logo (image: BBC)

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Things to do before you depart

Federico Di BenedettoFederico Di Benedetto
September 17, 2014
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Photo: www.diglib.org

Before leaving the United Kingdom and going back to your home country, there are some things you should do. These are related to the banking system, the accommodation, the academia and the contracts. Find out what to do in each case.

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What to Expect From Freshers Week

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
September 15, 2014
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Freshers week is a great opportunity to make lots of friends and get to know the people you are living with much better. It involves a whole week of nights out, dressing up and day time activities.

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Conquering Fancy Dress on a Budget

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
September 15, 2014
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Fancy dress (whether you like it or not!) is a key part of British University life and there is no doubt that British students love to dress up! If you plan on attending Freshers events prepare yourself for dressing up most nights and there will be lots of dressing up involved throughout the year. Some typical themes include: neon, toga, school uniform, pirates, superheroes and animals. Although you can end up spending lots of money on fancy dress, it does not have to break the bank. There is no need to spend lots on costumes that you will probably only end up wearing once or twice – no one else will!

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Open House London Weekend

Federico Di BenedettoFederico Di Benedetto
September 15, 2014
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Photo: www.kerstreizen.travel

Do you want to go inside 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British Prime Ministers since 1735? Do you want to know London from inside, from a very different angle? More than 800 buildings are going to be open for you (entrance free!). Check this post related to the Open House London, programed for next weekend.

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Don’t overpack for Freshers!

Eloisa CastrilloEloisa Castrillo
September 15, 2014
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You probably don’t need as much as you think you do for your first term at Uni

When I first got to my halls in 1st year my parents and I got up to my room, left a few bags on the bed and suddenly realised we had left my main suitcase,( my biggest item of luggage!) at home in the garage, we had forgotten to actually put it in the car! Now, I will admit this caused a few minutes of stress but once I listed the crucial things I didn’t have we saw that actually there were only about 6 items I absolutely needed and that what was left I was going to have brought to me in a few weeks when relatives visited me. So, all the effort of meticulously choosing and fitting all the things I wanted to bring prooved quite useless in the end. Life at Uni is very different to the life you will have been leading at home and therefore you will need very different things. 

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Unbelievable offer: Visit all the historic sites in England for just £3.25 a month!

Federico Di BenedettoFederico Di Benedetto
September 11, 2014
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Believe or not, more than 5.000 years of history are available for students for just some pounds a month. Visit Stonehenge, Castles, Walls, Historic Houses, Abbeys and more! Find out more about this unique opportunity.

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Studying Politics and the University of Sheffield

Eloisa CastrilloEloisa Castrillo
September 11, 2014
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For the last 6 years the  Politics department at the University of Sheffield’s has topped national departmental league tables  and is described as ”the UK’s top politics department for research.”  The reason for this is down to the choice and variety the department offers. For anyone who has already dabbled in the study of Politics the debate of Politics as a science versus an art will be all too familiar. Well, the Politics department at Sheffield have fully embraced the divisionof opinions and offer a wide choice of modules at all academic levels to fully embrace the variety in approaches when studying politics.

The Classrooms in the Politics Building at The University of Sheffield are the ideal setting to expand your horizons. Image: The University of Sheffield

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Anyone can fit in at university

Tegan MorrisTegan Morris
September 10, 2014
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There is a lot of truth to the argument that anyone can fit in at university. It is very easy to be overwhelmed upon reaching a new city, new accommodation, new friends and a new course, but many universities actually make it easy for students to feel at ease and fit in.

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Have an amazing stay in the UK

Anne GreenAnne Green
September 10, 2014
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While you are studying in the UK, don’t miss the opportunity to have a break somewhere uniquely British, so you can take away a memory of somewhere special you would not find anywhere else in the world. I suggest having a look at the following to find a really special UK destination.

Landmark Trust Properties (images: The Landmark Trust)

Landmark Trust Properties (images: The Landmark Trust)

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