Being a refugee student at a British university has been both interesting and rewarding, but I know that many students who are seeking sanctuary in the UK might feel hesitant about applying or unsure of where to find the right support.
To put it simply, this academic year has been a difficult one. Dealing with the ever-changing pandemic, adjusting to online lectures, trying to engage with virtual career fairs, Zoom-based networking events as well as virtual job interviews.
But to top it all off, one of the most difficult parts of this year for me and my fellow students has been the unforgiving flow of job rejections.
I, for one, have found myself hopping from enthusiasm to despair at the prospect of job-hunting.
When searching for a job, students can find themselves swamped with information and advice about how to make themselves attractive to employers, leaving them feeling overwhelmed. Some employers might state that they value good communication over organisation skills; others might prioritise time management over good teamwork.
Truly it really will depend on the industry you wish to work in, the role you are applying for and the specific qualities sought by an employer.
University is a learning curve in more ways than one. While it’s natural to focus on the academic side of things when applying for university, once they arrive on campus many students find themselves wishing they’d spent some more time on practical skills.
A recent survey from Ivory Research found that 64 per cent of students in the UK had never done laundry, 53 per cent had never gone food shopping and just under half had never practised cooking before going to university.
During your time at university, you’ll hear many employers, academics, alumni and careers staff say you need to develop “transferable skills” to secure internships and jobs. But what does this mean?
Generally, these transferable skills can be defined as being non-technical or subject knowledge related. They’re a broad set of skills that can be developed in one setting but be of great use in another, hence they “transfer” across a range of roles and industries.
With a range of world-leading universities to choose from, lots of courses taught in English and a comparatively low cost of studying, it’s easy to see why so many international students want to study abroad in the Netherlands.
If you’re planning on studying abroad in the Netherlands, one of the most important things to consider is how you will fund your studies. Luckily, the Netherlands has a range of scholarship opportunities that could help you fund part or all of your studies.
There are many moving parts to consider when it comes to applying to have your family join you as an international student in Canada, but it is possible with careful planning.
You can choose to apply to have your family join you for either a short visit or to stay for the entire length of your studies. If approved, your family can either come to Canada at the same time as you or after you arrive.
Before applying to bring your family with you to Canada as an international student, there are three main things to consider.
Germany is a popular study-abroad destination, not least because 16 German states abolished tuition fees for both domestic and international undergraduate students at all public universities in 2014.
However, even if you are eligible for free tuition in Germany, there will still be other costs you’ll need to consider if you want to study there, including accommodation, food and flights.
I’ve worked with many international students over the years, helping them to develop career plans, research career sectors and take control of their career future. An international education can open many opportunities, but you need to make the most of the experience to really benefit.
Ensuring that you start to think about your career from the very beginning of the time you’re at university will ensure that you maximise all the opportunities available to you.
What are the requirements for a student visa in Australia?
A student visa is a temporary visa and lets you and your family stay in Australia for the length of your course. There is a broad range of courses that students can choose from. It’s important to choose a CRICOS-accredited course. CRICOS stands for Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.