Home Office relaxes Visa rules for Chinese students

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) found that China paves the way as the leading outsource for international students in the UK. Outshining any other nationality, Chinese students make up one-third of international students in the UK. Further still, China is the only country indifferent to Brexit and British politics as their students continue to study in British universities at an unparalleled rocketing rate: as many as 95,090 Chinese students came to the UK in the academic year 2016/17 – a huge increase since the 87,895 that came in 2013/14. Just days ago, the Home Office announced a…

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Insight: ‘Don’t blame knives – blame The Simpsons!’

This March saw the Home Office turn to the creative agency FCB Inferno to commission a series of hard-hitting real-life stories warning young people against knives. The £1.35m campaign targets 10 to 21-year-olds on social media and digital TV channels. The campaign featured the real-life stories of three young people, two of them black. https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin /225039312614816570/ Youth knife crime is horrendous and the government is, at least, trying to do something to beat it. Sure, they have played a part in the massive problem many urban communities face most urgently today: devastating government cuts. Over the…

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Peli x MMU Photography Competition

If you’re a Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) photography student or a 2018 MMU Photography degree graduate looking to kickstart your career in the photography industry – you won’t want to miss this fantastic competition opportunity from Peli UK! Who are Peli UK? If you haven’t heard of Peli UK, they provide of some of the world’s toughest hard camera cases and heavy duty lighting, covering a range of different purposes and industries. Photographers spend lots of time, money and effort building the perfect kit and transporting it from shoot to shoot. The Peli range has a selection of waterproof, dustproof and crush-proof cases,…

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The Cutest of Chocolate Boxes – Jenny Wren

 Jenny Wren – The Cutest of Chocolate Boxes… Perfect for Mother’s day or Easter, Jenny Wren have their unique three-layered folding box, and it really is the cutest one out there! Affordable, and adorable – perfect for us students to take home and wow the family.    When receiving this product I was blown away from the packaging. The box features twelve delicious hand-finished Belgian chocolates and truffles. There are four each of milk, dark and white chocolate – including Fleur de Sel caramel, raspberry yoghurt and white mocha. With a little taste card inside the box, it really is all…

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Being A Working Mum At Uni

At the tender age of 16, I had completed my GCSE’s leaving school with 10 A-C grade qualifications, go me! What next though? Well, I’d heard ‘horror’ stories about people spending all those years at University and all that money (albeit Student Loans) to come out the other end and carry on working in their ‘summer job’ at Asda. That wasn’t going to be me, I thought. I had worked from the age of 13, quite pleased with earning a regular income. With no idea what it costs to live in the real world and a defiant decision not to waste…

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