In our increasingly globalised world, more and more courses are offering the chance for year abroad or semester abroad placements, and you might be wondering if you should do it or not. Take it from someone who spent a year studying in Beijing: you should.
It’s that time of year again: exams are somewhere on the horizon, you’re back at home with your parents and your motivation to revise is, quite frankly, non-existent. If only someone had invented an app to do your work for you…
University is a constant battle between meeting coursework deadlines, attending lectures, getting sleep and earning money. You can choose one, two at a push. Only a student with super powers can have it all. Most of us don’t have the time to fit
It’s strange when you first get to university. It can feel like a very forced, social environment and you can often feel like an alien from another planet if you have a quiet, reserved personality. Everyone else is so social and happy, how do they do it? In fac
Choosing whether or not to do a Bachelors degree after leaving sixth form seems like the biggest decision of your life… until you reach your final year and you’re presented with an even bigger dilemma. Should you stay at uni to do a Masters?
To a student about to leave university, the world of work can seem to be a daunting and intimidating place – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Although, I’m not going to lie to you, there’s fierce competition out there for graduate jobs, but with the right tips, we can help
Having lived in one of Birmingham’s student suburbs, Selly Oak, for two years – an area where muggings and assaults against students were frequent topics of discussion- the question of whether local police were doing enough to help students was a common question.
I don’t know about you, but I spend almost every minute of the day on social media. Whether it be stalking my friend’s brother’s cousin’s hamster on Facebook or adding every single filter to my Instagram photos, I can’t peel myself away from my phone screen. Almost ever
Do you ever get fed up with the huge volume of spam that gets pushed through your inbox? James Veitch started responding to such emails, launching him into success with his hilarious TED talk about his experiences.
It’s no secret that taking on a university degree in 2017 lands you in a huge amount of debt: on average, students are ending their degrees with a debt of £44,000 according to the
CONTROVERSIAL journalist Milo Yiannopoulos was defeated in his attempt to become rector of Glasgow University by a landslide, after over 3,500 students signed a petition against his candidacy.
Yiannopoulos received only 533 votes. Prominent human rights lawyer Aamer Anw
Although “hobbies” might sound juvenile and irrelevant to the professional world, they are all a part of character building and shaping. Employers will frequently ask about your hobbies, and this isn’t just to make conversation and ease you into the interview, they
Alcohol: the elixir of student life. But is it your friend or foe?
Everyone is aware of what happens in the short-term (see you later student-loan), but what about alcohol’s more ominous long-term implications?
Alarmingly, children as young as
Lucky students at the London School of Economics had their normal lecture taught by Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie- and described her as “amazing.”
Jolie became a visiting professor last year at the university’s Centre for Women, Peace and Se
Female students in Delhi were told they would be locked inside their student halls for almost 24 hours over the Holi celebrations, to protect them from sexual harassment on the streets.
Delhi University International Student House
Forget overdrafts, searching for spare pennies and the bank of mum and dad. A survey has revealed which degrees are the best options for anyone who wants to become a millionaire after they graduate. And let’s face it, who doesn’t?
Are you feeling a little stagnated after enduring such a long winter? Have the changes you made in January not quite surfaced ?
I have compiled a list of ten of the main things I feel really help to give you that fresh new perspective that you need. No matter what your
Due to the recent surge in consumers demanding cruelty-free cosmetics, there has been an increase in pressure on companies to eradicate animal testing from their products.
As a result numerous brands have now labelled themselves as
It might sound like stating the obvious, but spoken word poetry has been around forever. Before pen and paper were a thing people were using the catchy rhythms and clever sounds of poetry to engage and impress their audiences.
You’ll go for days without hearing from him
You might have dropped him a relaxed text, three days have gone by and still no word from his end. Some people are genuinely just poor repliers, but it doesn’t sound too promising if he never wants to hear
You’ve done well enough to get to university in the first place
To gain a place at university, you’ve already had to commit to a BTEC, diploma or A levels. Going through with these qualifications will demonstrate to employers that you’re a dedicated
LinkedIn is the world’s largest and fastest growing professional network on the Internet. It has more than 467 million members in over a phenomenal 200 countries. Apparently people are signing up to LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second and that
What is it?
Manspreading is a term used to describe men sitting in public transport with legs overly stretched apart, often overlapping onto the next seat and causing discomfort for those sitting around them. The
Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Flip a pen into a bin with you ass.
I don’t normally jump onboard with internet crazes but this one is
While most of us can barely get out of bed in time for our 9 am lectures there are some super productive students out there running successful businesses while still studying for their degree, putting us lazy lot to shame…
The Illustration stu
We know ourselves that the British university system is internationally recognised as having rigorous academic standards, incredible facilities and a cracking party scene. Nevertheless, how is the system viewed by our country’s international students?
What happens when worlds collide? Find out in this face-off between middle class haven, Sainsbury’s and our cheap ‘n’ cheerful challenger, Aldi.
Milk – A staple item, Sainsbury’s cost nearly double what Aldi were offering:
As we’re all aware, studying at university without working is a luxury which many of us cannot afford these days. With the removal of grants for students from lower income families, and the rise in tuition fees which is on the way, I can only imagine that the
There’s two types of students university: the ones that can afford to buy takeaways every single night, and the ones that end up exchanging their copper jar at a money machine as a desperate attempt to have a few pounds for some milk and bread.
Our generation are victims of the “play hard to get” mentality, making it frustratingly difficult to read the signs of the opposite sex. Every guy plays a different game, and some guys might not even be aware they’re playing a game. But each will try and understate
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I still remember the nervous breakdown I had at the end of my first year; curled up into a ball, hyperventilating, and clutching onto Media La
University is defined by many things. Missing lectures, weekday nights out, and instant noodles are a couple of them. Alongside these student mainstays is the weird and wonderful world of the student society.
To be honest with you, the first question you should really be asking yourself if you’re thinking about the postgraduate loan is this: how much is a postgraduate degree worth to me?
Although we’d all like to be idealistic and say t
Contraception is a baffling and terrifying concept for those taking it, let alone for the males who just have to hope that the females know what they’re doing. There are all different sorts, in all different shapes and sizes, to suit all different kinds of females.
Having little contact hours in uni may seem like bliss at first, but it quickly becomes incredibly frustrating as you realise that you’re actually paying £9000 for, well… nothing.
It seems absurd that a humanities student, who receives on average 8
NEW proposals by the government could see university students who plagiarise their work end up with a criminal record.
The controversial plan aims to crack down on students buying essays from internet providers, after a