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Why Diversity on Campuses can Improve a Student’s Personal Development

What is diversity? The human race is exceptionally diverse. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, lifestyle, philosophy, and endless other elements factor in to what makes us different, and it is our diversity which makes us unique. Diversity on campus Diversity on campuses doesn’t just benefit international students, but also UK national students. Learning about different…

Oxford University admissions interview questions

Famous for its inventive and obtuse questions at the interview stage of the application process, the University of Oxford has released a sample of some of the questions would-be applicants are likely to receive when applying to the UK’s number two university. Oxford conducts more than 24,000 interviews for 10,000 applicants in December each year and this…

6 tips to help you meet university deadlines

If you are just starting university in the UK for the first time, it can be difficult adjusting to new deadlines and juggling a number of tricky modules at the same time. Follow these simple steps to organise your work more efficiently and you will not have to worry about how to meet university deadlines.…

4 reasons why Leeds University Business School creates top professionals

Part of the University of Leeds, one of the top 100 universities in the world (QS rankings 2016), Leeds University Business School is in the top 1% of business schools globally. Here is why: – International scholarships Leeds Business School have dedicated scholarships worth £2,500 for each year of study for students from Kenya, India, Nigeria and Vietnam. Two…

Japanese princess found secretly studying at a UK university

The Japanese princess, Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino, first-born granddaughter of reigning Japanese Emperor Akihito, was revealed this week to be studying at none other than a UK university in secret for the last year! Described as the Japanese Kate Middleton, the 23-year-old was enrolled on the Masters in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of…

4 Reasons why Surrey was named University of the Year 2016

The University of Surrey was crowned University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Guide 2016 this weekend, cementing the institution as a world power in higher education. But what made it stand out from the crowd? – Student experience Surrey was one of just two universities to break 90% for student experience…

Student Accommodation in the UK

Have you confirmed your place at a UK university? Moving to and living in a new country can be a daunting prospect for an international student, as this is likely to be the first time you move and live away from home. If you are feeling nervous an insecure, do not worry, student accommodation in the UK…

How students can manage their funds in the UK

The cost of living in the UK while you are at university varies according to the lifestyle you choose and also your personal requirements. The city you are living in plays a big role too. Costs incurred can be broadly put into two categories – tuition fees and living costs. Tuition fees are applicable for…

Dos and Don’ts in the UK – Part Two

The second part of SI-UK’s look at life in the UK for a new student continues, and part one can be found here. Mix With People As the UK welcomes people from every culture, religion and background, you will have many chances to meet new friends. The UK is a hugely international country, and you will…

Do’s and Don’ts in the UK

Every country and region in the world has their own customs and etiquettes, and it is important to have a basic grasp of what these might be when you travel somewhere new. Specifically, if you are heading to the UK for the first time to study! Look out for the second part to this blog…