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  • Preparing for life in the UK

    Preparing for life in the UK

    Via British Council : Before moving to the UK, get in touch with people who’ve been there: alumni of your university or your course are the best source of information about procedures, campus life, living costs, etc. They are your ‘secret agents’ giving you invaluable pieces of advice on the things you would never be able to find in the most detailed and useful guides on the subject. The university’s international office can usually provide […]

  • Eight Reasons to Study Medicine

    Eight Reasons to Study Medicine

    Via The Complete University Guide : Why study medicine? you may ask. The course comes with near-impossible entry requirements, difficult content, a hefty amount of contact hours, at least five years of study (expensive!), and you’ll be moving on to an extremely demanding profession. But if you think you’ve got the ability and the dedication, or just need some gentle persuasion, here’s eight reasons to study medicine. 1. Excellent graduate prospects A quick glance at […]

  • How to Revise Successfully

    How to Revise Successfully

    Via Wiki How : There’s no reason to fear exams. Learning to revise for them successfully can help keep you actively engaged in your studies, ensuring that you won’t become a study zombie. You can learn to organize effectively, revise actively, and find the support you need to find the finish line. See Step 1 for more information. Part 1 of 3: Organizing Your Revision 1 Find a good place to study. Find a quiet, […]

  • Guide to Studying Law

    Guide to Studying Law

    Via The Complete University Guide : What is Law? Search for law degrees and you’ll find LLB (Bachelor of Laws), BA, and BSc Law first-degree courses. The difference between the LLB, and BA and BSc is that generally LLB students spend their entire course studying the law, while students on a BA or BSc programme may spend as much as one-third of their time studying modules outside of Law. A proportion of Law students may […]

  • Eight Reasons to Study an Economics Degree

    Eight Reasons to Study an Economics Degree

    Via The Complete University Guide : For those considering a degree in this area but need further convincing, the Complete University Guide lends its expertise. Here are eight compelling reasons to study an Economics degree: 1. Excellent graduate prospects Take a look at our Economics subject league table, read down the graduate prospects column and you’ll see that economics students stand a fair shot of gaining professional employment within six months of graduating. The top ten […]

  • Nine Reasons to Study a Business & Management Studies Degree

    Nine Reasons to Study a Business & Management Studies Degree

    Via The Complete University Guide :For those considering a degree in this area but need further convincing, the Complete University Guide lends its expertise. Here are the top nine reasons to study a Business & Management Studies degree: 1. Practical & theoretical A degree in a business related subject strikes a balance between theoretical and practical work. Many business schools in the UK enjoy good relations with local and global businesses alike meaning students benefit […]

  • What Makes a Great College Student?

    What Makes a Great College Student?

    Via LinkedIn : What makes a great college Student? Is it the capacity to write clearly, think critically, and calculate correctly? Or does success reflect the ability to ignore the siren songs of pub crawls, video games, and the gravitational pull of an early-morning mattress? As you might guess, success in college—and in career—requires both cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Being “smart” doesn’t help if you’re sleeping in instead of attending class. Similarly, homework may come hard […]

  • How do you choose the best course for you and the right university? Illustration: A. Richard Allen

    Students’ 20 top tips for picking a course

    Via The Guardian : As the Guardian publishes its university guide 2014, Lucy Tobin asks students for their handy hints on picking a course. 1 Visit, visit, visit Olabisi Obamakin, 21, is studying biomedical sciences at St George’s, University of London “The advice I would give would be to go to the open days and ask plenty of questions about university life, the course and support services. Chat to students for some honest first-hand experience of […]