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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A free education for all – but at Scotland’s cost?

Scottish students, providing that they attend one of Scotland’s 19 universities, receive free tuition fees for the duration of their degree. These tuition fees are paid through UK taxes to the funding body SAAS, but also extend to European students who choose to study abroad in Scotland. This is the result of an agreement between Scotland and other member states of the EU, however, this generous offer doesn’t extend to all. Scots who move abroad or to other parts of the UK aren’t entitled to free tuition as they must live in Scotland for three years prior to starting university,…

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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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What the Brexit white paper means for EU-UK youth

The release of the Brexit white paper finally answered some questions that the public – and UK parliament – have been asking. Yet its proposed ‘special relationship’ with the EU come March 2019 has been met with severe opposition up and down the country. The paper significantly fails to map out the future of immigration in the UK – but this is to be revised and remade in a second paper this coming Autumn. Students and young people appear to be favoured above all in the document. The absence of solutions to immigration has been filled instead with propositions to…

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