Brexit Britain: what impact will Brexit have on the Erasmus programme?

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The date is the 23rd of June 2016. The date of the EU Referendum in the UK which was organised by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to determine whether Brexit will occur. In the referendum, 51.9% of the population chose to leave the European Union and ever since it’s been a growing topic amongst Britons and Europeans alike. There have been many concerns and worries about what this holds for the future of the country. But what about what it means to students, and the future of our education system? What exactly is Brexit? The UK population voted to leave…

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A student’s guide to Amsterdam

With three major universities and a large student population, Amsterdam is definitely one of the best destinations in Western Europe for college students. To help you get settled down and experience the capital of Netherlands in the best way possible, we’ve created the ultimate student’s guide to Amsterdam.   Getting around the city Although there are trams and buses in the city, the easiest way to get around Amsterdam is by biking. You won’t have much trouble finding a second-hand bike here and there is also the option of renting a decent ride. Trams and buses in the city run…

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Which university students spend their loan quickest?

If you’re lucky enough to have some of your loan left over after your rent has been taken from your already-withering bank account, you may be tempted to splash out on luxuries such as new clothes, nights out, and excessive Deliveroo food orders. This is often the case with loads of students across the country, as a study has revealed that by October 20th, practically all leftover cash from student loans has been spent, with 75% of students moving onto credit cards to fund their lifestyles. How crazy is that?? Those who had used up their entire first student loan…

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Graduate school doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Graduate schools can be expensive because of tuition fees and all the expenses involved. However, it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg if you prepare for it in the right way. Lack of money often makes students to take out loans which are then an added burden on them. Loans need to be repaid at a specific time period with a certain amount of interest. All of this can get overwhelming, and students end up spending a lot more on graduate school then intended.  With the help of some tips, you can manage your funds,…

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29 things you’ll do as a fresher

Ah, the big move to uni. You’ve bundled all your belongings into the car, said a teary goodbye to mum/dad/gran/siblings, and bought your body weight in baked beans and pasta (just to be on the safe side). What’s next? Fresher’s week, and all the fun, chaos, and humiliation that it brings with it. Here’s 29 things you’ll undoubtedly do as a Fresher. #relatable. #awkward.    Meet your flatmates. Have the ‘what are you studying?’ conversation around 782 times in the first week. Decorate your room with fairy lights (an adorably cliché way of decorating) Run out of drawing pins to…

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