Sydney’s best study options (top 5 universities and colleges)

Australia is one of the most desirable countries for foreign students. Of course, being the capital and the most exciting Australian city, Sydney is the number one choice for most of them (as well as Australian students). Sydney also boasts with a wide offer of universities and colleagues for everybody’s taste, so if you are considering your studying options, here’s why you should put Sydney as your top priority. Sydney – a city that has it all There are a few Australian cities perfect for foreign students, but Sydney is number one. Let’s just mention one of the world’s most…

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Student jobs: teaching among the greats

The festive season and beginning of the new year can be an expensive time, with lots of celebrating, buying gifts and going out. Who doesn’t want to start the new year with a more practical approach to their finances? Now is the perfect time to think about finding a new job and earning some money. Having a job can also give you a chance to make new friends and contacts, try something different, and get some all-important work experience. Here are some of the more attractive options available to students, including opportunities to teach where some of the greatest teachers…

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Second-year student guide: paying bills responsibly

Having to start paying bills in the second year of university can be daunting, and you might be tempted to avoid checking your bank balance. In a recent survey conducted by online student bill-sharing tool Split The Bills, a quarter (24.3%) of young people who took part said they don’t check how much their bills cost. However, being in denial about what you can afford can quickly lead to debt, so it’s crucial that you get organised and pay bills responsibly. Ashley Tate, chief executive officer at Split The Bills, said: “Don’t ignore your bills—make sure you sort them out…

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Top 10 tips to stop you clashing with housemates

If you have only lived with family before coming to university, being more responsible and moving into shared accommodation with people you don’t know can be extremely nerve-wracking. A survey carried out by bill-sharing company Split The Bills found that new students’ top three concerns were: a lack of privacy messy housemates splitting bills fairly To keep a calm living environment and to avoid clashing with anyone, read on to find out our top 10 tips. A lack of privacy In the survey, 25.7% of people said they felt nervous about having no privacy when living with new housemates. After…

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How to write a personal statement for your uni application

Applying for university can be stressful. One of the most important aspects is your personal statement – it’s what universities use to see who you are. It’s a place for you to show why you want to study a course, which skills you have that make you suitable for the course and university, and any relevant experience you have. Dos & don’ts Do use the Action, Benefit & Course (ABC) method as it helps you say what you’ve done, your relevant skills and how it relates to your chosen course Do keep it succinct – you have a maximum of…

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