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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How to utilise your Easter Holidays effectively.

Everyone is excited for the coming Easter holiday. The Sun is shining and it’s lovely and bright outside. Finally!! Goodbye to winter and the horrible cold weather – it’s about time if you ask me! What’s even better, no scheduled seminars and lectures for another two weeks. It’s a needy break, right? Well not for us students unfortunately because we all know there is still work to do. Easter holidays are often the  most stressful. Deadlines of the upcoming exams, final pieces of coursework and portfolios that need to be handed in are coming around quicker than ever. For this reason, it’s vital to utilise…

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Ways To Stop Procrastinating

We’ve all been in this comfort zone where we tell ourselves, “I will start this tomorrow” and delay our tasks for another hour or day. By postponing tasks to a later date, we begin to lose control over time and later on, feel guilty and ashamed. A study in social psychology and experimental philosophy carried out by Dr Bernard Weiner from University of California and Dr Joshua Knobe, shows that undergraduate university students evaluated procrastination as more blameworthy and morally responsible. Although we know that procrastination will later have negative consequences, we still do it! There is no magic pill to…

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Why it’s Good to be an Early Riser

We’ve all heard the complaints students make about nine am starts, but I want to argue that lectures at this time aren’t all that bad after all… hear me out:I always wanted to be a “morning person”! You know the ones; those people who effortlessly get up early in the morning and spend their day being incredibly productive?Undeniably it’s hard to get out of bed just as the sun is rising. However, it is doable and upon mastering the technique of becoming an early riser I have felt all the more productive and, believe it or not, energetic.So, I am…

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How to cope with pregnancy at Uni.

I am a mature student at Uni and the organised person that I am, I have planned my pregnancy to be during my second year of my course. It wasn’t a big issue for me to cope with both course work and pregnancy. However it was been really important to take some steps to deal with both.These are my recommendations to cope with pregnancy while studying.Let your tutor know as soon as possible. Your tutors can help you plan your academic year around your due date. For example taking time off for antenatal appointments or even getting a comfortable chair…

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