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Myriad MOOCs from Miríada

Anne GreenAnne Green
October 21, 2014
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Spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the World, actually beating English into third place. It therefore seems appropriate that English language MOOCs from the US and the UK now have some competition from Spanish language MOOCs from Miríada X.

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Making Money: Part Time Work!

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
October 20, 2014
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If you are worried about money or simply want a bit of extra cash whilst studying abroad then it is a great idea to consider getting a part time job whilst you are in the UK. Birmingham is a big city and has plenty of opportunity to get work around the city in pubs or shops. However possibly the best place to get a job is working on campus!

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Campus Life | Coursework | Exams | International Students | Research | students | Study Abroad | The University of Birmingham

Library Learning

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
October 20, 2014
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One of the main benefits of studying at Birmingham is the wide range of learning resources you will have access to. This blog post will explain how the library works and what facilities it will offer for you if you decide to study here!

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Study Abroad

Traveling in the UK: Getting around

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres
October 13, 2014
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Image from: www.statravel.co.uk

If you are a student who has just finished a degree and you are getting ready to discover parts of the UK that you missed during your studies, or if you are a student who arrived early to start exploring; it is never too early or too late to go on a little adventure.

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Campus Life | students | University College London

Bellogate

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres
October 13, 2014
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The morning of the 9th of October of 2014 every UCL student woke up to more than 2000 spam emails -or was kept up during the night of the 8th by a mass wave of incoming emails. The reason? Bello.

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International Students

London is expensive…but you can still have fun without draining your pockets

Marcela TorresMarcela Torres
October 13, 2014
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London is well known for being expensive, some might even swear that is the most expensive world in the city. Although its pricey reputation was earned with much truth -especially considering the high costs of rent and transport- there are plenty of activities to do that suit a student’s budget. In this post I suggest a few activities that anyone can enjoy without counting pennies or worrying about how to pay next month’s rent.

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Campus Life | Coursework | Exams | International Students | Research | students | Study Abroad | The University of Birmingham

Buying Books on a Budget!

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
October 13, 2014
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Textbooks can be very expensive to buy brand new, especially from book shops. You will find that you will be required to have certain books which will often end up getting very little use but will be good to have as a reference point. Even if you do end up using the book lots why spend more than you need to?

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Campus Life | International Students | Leisure | Sports | students | The University of Birmingham

Keeping Active at the University of Birmingham

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
October 13, 2014
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If you don’t think joining a sports team is your thing or you prefer exercising alone there are lots of other options available for you at the University of Birmingham. This blog post will help you find something for you in terms of fitness if you are not interested in joining a sports team during your time in the UK studying at Birmingham.

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Campus Life | International Students | Language | Leisure | Qualifications | Relationships | students | Study Abroad | University of Glasgow

Why going in Erasmus?

Clarisse BoyerClarisse Boyer
October 12, 2014
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In a recent report, the European Commission drew a general conclusion of the last 25 years of the Erasmus program.  

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How to prepare your study year abroad? Be a Buddy

Clarisse BoyerClarisse Boyer
October 12, 2014
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There is no secret. The third years students who went abroad themselves advise you to do so – at least the ones of the University of Glasgow do so-. Being a Buddy clearly can help you to prepare your -third- year of studies abroad.

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