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Tips for international students moving to the UK

Getting the most out of your studies will also mean that you should be comfortable with your surroundings and be well equipped with the challenges that you might face. Most students often enjoy the experience in the UK but there …

Keeping a budget in university

Students, in the main, don’t have a lot of disposable income, with any loan or help from parents quickly eaten up by accommodation costs and tuition fees. It’s a good idea, therefore, to keep a budget in order to avoid …

The English Baccalaureate: how it effects your university application

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) was introduced last year as a measure of success. The name, in sounding like a qualification of some sort, can often cause confusion among students, who interpret it to mean that they need to supplement their …

Problem Solving: Some University Tips

There are various ways to approach your studies, but having a mind to solve problems is always beneficial, especially if you are at university to learn new things. This is different to taking on board things by rote, and it …

Creating templates is a useful study skill

Templates are everywhere in your day-to-day life and are, by definition, something that is used as an example of how to go about achieving something. So the way in which your desktop is organised is one way in which you …

What to do after reading a text

You’ve just finished a piece of interesting reading, have highlighted interesting sections and noted down the main points – but there are some important things to still do if you want to maximise your learning. Reviewing, interpreting, analysing and evaluating …

How to plan and structure your essay

Everyone has their own approach to essay writing – some students are more methodological, and others prefer a more freehand creative approach. Either way, there will be a process that most will go through and that is: Looking at the …

Things to do during reading week

Reading week by name, extra lounging time by nature – right? Well maybe, but what exactly is this week long breather in the academic week really for?  Apart from putting all your books away and concentrating on more important things …

Going back to university after years away: adult students and higher education

All students will need to refocus their minds when they start university and this is the same for mature students who will have to follow the same process. The idea that mature students face a more difficult task isn’t necessarily …

Five ways to keep healthy on a student budget

Keeping healthy is an obvious benefit in studying for a degree, especially during exam periods and near essay deadlines. There might be a tendency to enter into a regime of erratic sleep patterns and extreme caffeine intake. Although some might …