International perspective: a German student in Australia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 09/19/2023 - 08:35

My name is Christine Mittler and I am a PhD student in aerospace engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane. I moved to Australia around five years ago and I am originally from Germany.

In December 2017, I arrived in Melbourne with a working holiday visa and a plan to stay for half a year in Australia before returning to Munich. There is a saying in German that I have heard a few times in Bavaria: “Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt”. It translates roughly as “things turn out differently to how you think”.

International perspective: from Thailand to Australia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 08:53

I am a diplomat and public service officer from Thailand and I’m currently pursuing a master of engaging Asia at the Australian National University (ANU).  

I’m grateful to have received the Australian government scholarship in 2022, also known as the Australia Awards, which has given me incredible opportunities to further my studies.  

An award-winning PhD student’s academic journey in Hong Kong

Submitted by Sreethu.Sajeev on Mon, 09/11/2023 - 08:48

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Third-year PhD student Jose Kervin Cesar B. Calabias started his research in cultural studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong in 2020, just as borders began to close due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Adopting flexibility to personalise the student experience

Submitted by Sreethu.Sajeev on Fri, 09/08/2023 - 16:23

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Pursuing a PhD is an academically rigorous journey that shapes the future of academia. Institutions play a crucial role in ensuring that PhD scholars have access to the environment, resources and support necessary to thrive. Creating a learning environment that is conducive to excellence is something Lingnan University in Hong Kong takes seriously.

International perspective: from Kuwait to Bristol

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 09/06/2023 - 09:07

As a high school student, I always thought of living abroad as a step towards happiness. It might have been my belief that freedom would solve my problems, but that wasn’t true.

As high school students, most of us have no idea how different university life can be. We imagine an idealistic future. Yes, you will meet new friends, explore cities you have yet to visit and get to try things you are not familiar with. However, there are limitations that it’s important to be aware of.

Exploring the most in-demand MBA Specializations

Submitted by daniel.laming on Tue, 09/05/2023 - 09:34

In our ever-evolving business world, post-Covid and during the ChatGPT era, the demand for specific MBA specializations has surged, reflecting the shifting needs of industries. While classic fields like finance, marketing, HR, and operations maintain their significance, there's a fresh wave of excitement around some emerging areas that professionals are keen to embrace for career advancement.

International perspective: studying health in the UK

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 09/04/2023 - 08:43

I’m originally from Portugal, but I grew up in a few different countries. Between the ages of 10 and 16, I lived in Angola because of my mother’s work.

When it came to further education, I wanted to move abroad again in order to feel challenged, meet new people and explore a new city, so I did my A levels in Brighton. I stayed there for university, pursuing my bachelor’s in biomedical science at the University of Sussex.