United Kingdom

Working on a student visa in the UK

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 08/26/2022 - 08:45

Now that you’ve organised your student visa for the UK, it’s worth knowing if you can work while you are studying, as well as how many hours and what kind of work you can do. 

How many hours can I work as an international student in the UK? 

International students can work in the UK if they are on a student or Tier 4 visa. If you are in the UK on a visitor or short-term visa, work is not allowed at any time, including unpaid positions and volunteering. 

Guide to international student bank accounts in the UK

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 08/23/2022 - 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).

Clearing: what you should say on the phone to universities

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 10:54

So you have collected your results and you haven’t done as well as you had hoped. What do you do next?

The first thing to do is to take a deep breath and relax. By the end of August last year more than 50,000 people had found a university through the clearing process, so you are not alone.

Choosing a university: UK versus Australia 

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 08/09/2022 - 09:58

Australia and the UK are popular destinations for international students because of their highly ranked universities and exciting student lifestyle. To help you choose between them, we’ve included each step of the application process, as well as the differences in course structures and student life to help you choose which country might be more suitable for you.

The application process 

UK 

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. 

Finding your university: UK versus US

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:57

The UK and the US are home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Both nations attract thousands of international students a year and for good reason. However, there are some key differences between them, such as application processes, costs and how degrees are structured.

We’ve compiled a comparison of going to university in the UK versus the US so you can choose the country that suits you the best.

The application process

UK

How to find legitimate accommodation at university

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 20:26

Finding accommodation that is safe, close to campus and affordable is a concern for all students. For international students, an added difficulty is that they often cannot see the accommodation in advance. And, unfortunately, there are those who try to take advantage of this and create accommodation scams. 

What is the Russell Group?

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 16:37

What is the Russell Group? 

The Russell Group is an association that represents 24 public research universities in the UK. The group believes that “people and ideas are the key to meeting global challenges. Through world-class research and education, we are helping to create a dynamic economy, stronger communities, and a better future for the UK”.