Campus Life | Grants | International Students | The University of Birmingham

Scholarships for International Students

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
December 17, 2014
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The University of Birmingham offers a wide range of potential scholarships and bursaries for all of its students depending on their specific background or special skills. This is particularly beneficial for those who are constrained by financial difficulties.

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Campus Life | Festivals | International Students | Leisure | students | Study Abroad | The University of Birmingham

Theatrical Fun: Part I

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
December 17, 2014
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If you like going to see shows and ballets at the theatre, or have never experienced a show or a ballet, Birmingham is an ideal place to go. If you study at the University of Birmingham it is very easy to get to many wonderful theatres.

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Housing | International Students | Study Abroad | The University of Sheffield

Home away from home!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
December 16, 2014
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What is the one thing that makes an international student feel comfortable and at peace with student life? The feeling of being at home! For international students, leaving their home behind and traveling to a new place is just as challenging as for a bird to leave its nest and take its first flight in the sky. Not to mention that for the birds, the sky is another home but sadly for students these strange skies can sometime be very challenging and difficult. Hence it is essentially important to know what your accommodation will be like, and to fully prepare for your housing, before your departure.

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Morgan Hayden-KentMorgan Hayden-Kent
December 15, 2014
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Airport

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As we close our books and put down our pens for the holidays, our minds eagerly wander to the home comforts and Christmas cheer that await us. After a long semester of late nights and laborious library sessions, we look forward to nothing more than a few weeks of relaxation and time well spent with family and friends. But before we can collapse onto the couch with a plate of mouth-watering homemade food, we to have pack away all our belongings and get on that plane, train or automobile to wherever our final destination may lie. For the students of Durham, and many other universities situated in the North, it can become a tough task discovering the closest airports that will either get us abroad or to the “travel hub” of London. Here is a quick run-down on a few travel options for within or outside the U.K.

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Mastering the Mince Pie

Morgan Hayden-KentMorgan Hayden-Kent
December 15, 2014
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Mince Pie

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Dating as far back as the 13th century, the Mince Pie has fruitfully graced Britain’s Christmas tables for generations. Considered a time-honoured tradition, this tasty treat can be found advertised as early as October in many well-known retail and grocery stores!

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Cardiff University | Leisure | Student's Union | students

Student Media at Cardiff University

Alexander FranklinAlexander Franklin
December 15, 2014
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Cardiff University has long been renowned for its award winning student media. Most recently in 2013, the Cardiff Student Media was awarded the ‘Best Student Media’ award by NUS Wales. Four main branches allow budding journalists to get hands-on experience in a variety of roles.

Image from cardiffstudents.com

Image from cardiffstudents.com

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Coursework | International Students | Research | Warwick University

Acing Essays: Steps 2 and 3 for Producing Brilliant Written Work

Pedro Saez WilliamsPedro Saez Williams
December 15, 2014
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Following the previous post, here are the final two steps for the production of good written work at graduate level.

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Coursework | Exams | International Students | Research | Warwick University

Acing Essays: Introduction to the Production of Brilliant Written Work

Pedro Saez WilliamsPedro Saez Williams
December 15, 2014
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essay 1

On the understanding that important evaluative essays are due upon return from Christmas vacation, the last session of the seminar I teach at the University of Warwick was spent discussing the principles of “essay nailing”, this is, the specific courses of action that might lead to the “acing” of written evaluative work. Because most of the tips that I offered during said session were acquired through my experience as master’s student, and because much of the stuff discussed can be, at least in my view, of great benefit to anyone troubled by the art of essay writing, I though it would be a really good idea to publish the main items of the discussion in a way such a way that would facilitate their following.

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Campus Life | International Students | Language | Language Courses | Qualifications | Study Abroad | The University of Edinburgh

Resources for Learning English in the University of Edinburgh

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
December 15, 2014
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You’re thinking about coming to the UK to study, and want to make sure your English is perfect before throwing yourself in at the deep end with textbooks, lectures and essays. The University of Edinburgh has several courses, resources and organizations on offer to support you.

 

Learning English

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International Students | Language | students | Study Abroad | The University of Edinburgh

A Guide to Scottish Slang

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
December 15, 2014
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Just when you thought you were good at speaking English…

Welcome to Scottish English! Featuring distinct pronunciation and grammar, the language also has a pretty illustrious vocabulary. Scottish dialect and slang varies so much over the country but it’s good to know a few words that might come up in day-to-day conversation.

Studying in Scotland comes with a whole new set of linguistic challenges. Try listening out for some of the words below, take your time to translate and remember that no one is going to mind you asking them to speak a wee (little) bit slower.

 

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