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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2018’s Hottest Music Festivals

Summer is rapidly approaching. How do we know? Most will say because of the calendars and (maybe on a good day) less rain, but others will notice a rise in the sales of disposable barbecues, glitter, and thigh-high wellington boots…that’s right, festival season is upon us! If you’re an organised student, then you might have already booked music festival tickets with friends and flatmates in order to bag a bargain and plan your summer effectively. However, if you’ve got a bit of spare cash (or fancy dipping into your overdraft last-minute) and want to enjoy your summer to the fullest, then…

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Can Student Digs Inspire a Solution To The UK’s Lack Of Housing?

If you’re living in ‘student digs’ you may be bemused that student style residences have been suggested as a possible answer to the demand for more accommodation, especially in London and other major UK cities. They are, of course, referring to the newer style of purpose built developments springing up in university cities and towns throughout the UK. Indeed, as well as developers investing in the student accommodation market, many universities have capitalised on the investment potential of stylish new student residences. These are a great improvement on the out-dated ‘digs’ that housed earlier generations of students – places that…

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Brexit – The Voice Of Those Who Couldn’t Vote

“We shall overcome, deep in my heart, I do believe we shall overcome and with this faith we will go out and adjourn the councils of despair, and bring new light into the dark chambers of pessimism. And we will be able to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope.”Just over half of the UK voted to leave the European Union, leaving 64% of young people with a future they didn’t ask for because older generations wanted to get out of the EU. Many young people are questioning why people over the age of 60 are…

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Crazy UK Laws That Really Exist

The UK is known for being one of the most prim and proper countries in the world, after all it’s the home of afternoon tea (any excuse to indulge in a good cuppa and a scone), the most famous royal family, and of course our beloved M&S, but it also has its wild side too.As these rather crazy laws prove, the UK can take law making to a WHOLE new level. Keep reading to see which laws you’ve probably broken once or twice and make sure you remember them as they’re sure to crop up in a pub quiz!Winter Driving…

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