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Getting the most from Student Politics

Getting the most from Student Politics

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The wealth and diversity of opportunities offered to you may be overwhelming.

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Getting to know the NUS

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The NUS calls itself the “national voice of students,” helping stand up for your rights and provide a platform for your views.

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Student Political Divisions

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

You simply intrigued to see what party politics is about, one of the greatest involvements you can have is within the different student political divisions.

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Culture Shock: What it is and how to cope with it.

| November 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Culture shock runs much deeper than this and is a feeling of alienation or anomie, when you feel disorientated and out of touch with your surroundings and what is going on around you.

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Where Are the Most Expensive Places to Go to University?

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

When it comes to choosing a university, it is no longer simply a matter of seeing which school offers the best course for the career path a student wishes to follow.  In today’s economic climate, with rising tuition fees and the high cost of living, financial considerations must be taken into account before any decision […]

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What Support is Offered by Universities?

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Universities provide a network of support services to students. These include help with finances, assistance and guidance for students with disabilities, and pastoral care through counselling. Check your university’s website for information or go and talk to your student support service to explore your options in the first instance.

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The issues of plagiarism in the UK compared with other Countries

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Plagiarism has always been an issue in universities but with the widespread use of the internet it has become even more common, as students are can find materials they would not have had access to before.  Before the days of the internet, most students studied from the same textbooks, which lecturers were also familiar with, […]

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The Different Styles of Essay Writing Between US and UK Students

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

UK Essay Styles Students follow a straightforward format when writing essays. Basically, you start with the ‘Introduction’, then write the ‘Main Body’ of the text, and finally add the ‘Conclusion’. Each of these sections has a different function. You name and briefly describe the main points you’re going to cover. Often you’ll also relate how […]

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The Advantages of Joining University Groups

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

University life opens a up a whole new range of experiences, and though you may be leaving friends and family behind for a while, you’ll have opportunities to meet people from all over the world, as well as students from your own country.

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Support Available to International ESL Students

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Adapting to a new country far away from family and friends can be a nerve-wracking experience especially if you are an international ESL student. Although you will have a fair or good knowledge of working English, both written and oral, you are likely to need help with the ins and outs of life abroad.

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Student Tuition and Debt

Student Tuition and Debt

| October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

University tuition fees are on the increase, and many students are finding it increasingly difficult to afford Higher Education. Student fees and indebtedness are rarely out of the news these days, and it is a fact of life that most young people in the UK today find that the only way to get through university […]

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Students Battle With the Cost of Living

| October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

Anyone who thought that being a student somehow insulated a person from the economic woes that the rest of the population is currently experiencing needs to think again; the cost of living for students in the UK has risen dramatically by 34% since 2004.  According to a study published by Family Investments, the average cost […]

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Preferred methods of testing – exams or essays?

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

In order to judge a student’s performance, institutions perform a series of tests including coursework, exams and presentations throughout the academic year.  However, it is becoming more and more common for lecturers and teaching staff to recognise that not all students respond to the same forms of testing.  Therefore, gradually a shift is being made, […]

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Manage your Finances at University

| October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Course fees, reading material, accommodation, food – all of these are expenses that you must consider when heading off to university. Unfortunately, the cost of all of these things is increasing all the time. Planning for and managing these costs and expenses can seem overwhelming at times.

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Education in the UK Compared to Other Countries – India, China, Nigeria.

| October 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

The education system in the UK is split into three sectors, primary, secondary and tertiary, or higher, funded by government. Primary and secondary school is compulsory, then you may move on, depending on your examination results, to further education (FE), normally colleges or specialist institutions, or higher education (HE), where subjects are mostly provided by […]

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Cheap Ways to Contact Home When you are a Student From Overseas

| October 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Staying in touch with family and friends when you are a long way from home is as important as getting to know all the new people you meet when you start your student life. The speedy rise of social networking and communication through the internet has transformed the way you can keep in contact with loved ones, even if they are on the other side of the world.

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5 Tips for Student Survival – I hate Uni

| October 15, 2011 | 5 Comments

Starting life as a student, especially if you’re living away from home for the first time, is exciting, but it can also be a stressful time as you get to grips with meeting new people and settling down in different surroundings. Here are five top tips to help you survive your first few weeks.

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Choosing a Degree

| October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eventually you will need to select your course of study and the type of degree you hope to achieve.  There are hundreds of different subjects from which to choose, so the selection process can be overwhelming to say the least. It is essential, however, to narrow the options down and find an area of study […]

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3 tips on Balancing University and Social Life

| October 15, 2011

Going to university is one of the most important and memorable times of your life. It will involve a lot of work – including coursework, exams, essays, and special projects – and fun too. To have a complete and well-rounded university experience, you will find that you need to balance your work and social life.

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3 Tips for Parents of ESL Students

| October 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Education systems differ internationally and though there are many theories of what is the “right” or “wrong” way to teach, there can be quite a severe culture shock when students first come to a new country and become involved with education and a new way of living. Students need support from their parents as much […]

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