What is clearing?

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 08/05/2022 - 12:13

If you’re receiving your A-level results this year, you may have heard of clearing. This is the process students can go through if they don’t receive the grades they were expecting and miss out on their first and insurance places.  

However, if you do find yourself going through clearing, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed. Thousands of students go through clearing each year and it can lead to opportunities at universities you never expected to attend. Below is a guide on how to navigate clearing and the opportunities it can provide. 

Packing for university: a guide for international students

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 12:44

Moving to university involves a lot of packing. But what should you bring with you? With airline luggage restrictions and limited space in residential halls, there are things you will need to pack and other items you can organise once you get there. 

Although it’s tempting to pack everything you own, remember that you’ll be sharing space with other students. It’s also more practical to buy the larger items once you arrive and know how much space you will have.

Find a student voice you can relate to at the University of Cyprus

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Fri, 07/29/2022 - 11:48

Situated in the capital Nicosia, the University of Cyprus (UCY) is a public academic institution that has been admitting students since 1992. Besides the high-quality education they receive, students enrolled at UCY can enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate, breathtaking beaches and delicious cuisine.

Where to find student discounts for international students 

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 14:56

Student life can be expensive with living away from home, a busy social life, grocery shopping and bills. You may have applied for your student bank account but to help you manage your money we have found all the best student discounts around the world so you can save wherever you choose to study.

Mastering your speaking skills for the Duolingo English Test

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 10:44

The reasons to take a Duolingo English Test (DET) go way beyond the requirement of a university or employer to meet a certain standard of written and spoken language. If someone is attending a course in an English-speaking country, they will need to speak the language to manage their lives outside lessons – from opening a bank account to arranging accommodation. 

How to take the Duolingo English Test from home

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 10:23

If students and institutions are going to have confidence in a high-stakes test, they need to be happy that it’s secure and gives an accurate indication of the abilities of the candidate.

The Duolingo English Test (DET) costs less and takes less time than many other standardised tests, while still holding test-takers to high standards when providing certification.

How can students use their summer break productively? 

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:19

Summer is the perfect time for students to unwind and relax after exams. However, it is also a great time to learn a new skill and get ahead of the competition.  

When it comes to university applications, admissions officers love to see extracurricular interests from their candidates. There are many ways that you can use your summer to boost your application, and we have listed some of them below 

What is community college?

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 15:06

Among several options for post-secondary education is community college. But what exactly is a community college? What makes it different to a university? 

Here we explain what a community college is and look at the pros and cons of attending one after high school. 

How talking with current students supports recruitment at the University of Sunderland

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 14:19

The University of Sunderland is a truly international institution, with more than 24,000 students based on campuses in north-east England, London and Hong Kong, and global partnerships with higher education institutions in another 15 countries.