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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Next steps as a newly graduated teacher

Now that you’ve got your degree done and dusted, you’re probably thinking about how you can jump straight into your teaching career. Luckily, there are a number of routes you can take to slide into a role that’s right for you. Find your ideal NQT environment As a recent graduate you’ll need to complete a twelve-month Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction before you can progress any further with your career. Usually, graduates will  complete this in a permanent position, gaining an insight into exactly what their career will be like. While the workload can be hefty and tiring, this option…

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RHA headphones review

Making the long and boring journey home from uni soon? Jetting away on a long-haul flight for your holidays? Need entertainment to help you during that early morning run? Check out RHA’s in-ear headphones, the perfect way to enjoy entertainment wherever you go.  RHA’s MA390 universal in-ear headphones are a great way to enjoy and fully optimise your music and multimedia experiences on-the-go. The noise isolating Aerophonic housing design ensures that no outside noise can be heard, meaning you can fully appreciate your choice of music instead! The bass quality hasn’t been effected at all either, ensuring a crisp and…

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Summer drinks inspiration

In keeping with our most recent summer theme here at Student Wire, we’ve decided to share our favourite summer drinks with you. So in true British spirit, it’s time to gather your friends, light up the barbecue and crack open these fresh new drinks!  Gin Lane 751 Victoria Pink Gin Pink gin is all the rage at the minute, and we can totally understand why. Not only does it look seriously good both in real life and on your Instagram posts (yes, we know how you have to get a snap of all your drinks before your friends start sipping),…

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Top 5 beer gardens – Leeds edition!

It’s mid-May. Exam season is nearly over, assessments have been handed in and the sun is shining…so what’s the best way to chill out with your mates? That’s right, head out to your favourite beer gardens! Here’s our top five spots to enjoy a drink and catch some rays (Leeds style!).  Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen Belgrave has a rooftop terrace that’s open all year round, and is filled with stylish and chilled seating areas for you and your mates. The venue boasts two bars, two kitchens, free WiFi and a 300 capacity event space too. Enjoy a beer or…

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