Student life

Best universities in Mexico 2022

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 09/23/2021 - 16:10

Mexico has a population of 130 million, making it the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. It may be part of North America (bordering Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas), but it has its own unique Latin American identity and a rich, fascinating history.

Best universities in Paris 2022

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 09/23/2021 - 14:35

Home to some of the world’s most revered artists, writers, thinkers and musicians, the City of Light needs little introduction. It is hard not to fall in love with its instantly familiar monuments, world-famous cuisine and endless cultural buzz.

But there is far more to discover in Paris than just fine art and patisserie - the city, which is developing fast under its forward thinking mayor, Anne Hidalgo, is awash with the new and innovative, especially for students.

Guide to student bank accounts in the UK

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 11:53

Studying in the UK is expensive for both domestic and international students, so it is important that you choose a good student bank account that can help you to maximise your money. 

Most major banks (and some online banks) will offer a specific student bank account that will come with perks that will help you to budget and manage your money. 

1. Choose a bank

There are many banks in the UK, so the best way to narrow it down is to look at what the different banks are offering students (see our handy table below).

Navigating clearing: what to do if you don’t receive your grades

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 08/06/2021 - 11:22

What do you do if you don't receive the results that you were expecting on A-level results day? 

The first thing to remember is that you have some options. Read this handy guide of how to select the best university and course through clearing, so that you’re prepared for your next step.

1. Check Ucas Track at about 8am on results day. If you have not been accepted into your first choice, stay calm and head to school or college as soon as possible to find out what your results are.

The 10 most beautiful university libraries in the world

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:31

As the American writer Shelby Foote once said: “A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”

Though so much information for most people’s studies is now online, you can’t beat the feeling of sanctuary and calm you get from a good library. Whether you use them for research, reading or just to escape the world for a few hours, libraries are an essential part of the university experience.

Writing a dissertation during the pandemic

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 03/16/2021 - 09:59

Being in lockdown has been a difficult situation for everyone, however I have found it additionally difficult because I have also had to complete a dissertation project. Like many other students, I found myself in a new place where I needed to handle both the Covid-19 pandemic and university stress.

This is why it is vital to talk about the well-being of students, especially those in their final year who are writing up their dissertation.

Vlog: International student orientation week at Charles Darwin University, Australia

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Mon, 03/08/2021 - 13:14

Sunny Liu is a Master of Teaching student at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Having lived in Australia for almost seven years, Sunny moved from Melbourne to Darwin in July 2019 and fell in love with the lifestyle, scenery and welcoming local community.