UCAS deadlines at UK universities for international students

When applying to study in the UK, it is important to be aware of the relevant UCAS deadlines. The main intake of students each year is during September and October, but smaller intakes also take place in January and March. Undergraduate students Undergraduate students need to apply through UCAS for admission to a UK university. The University and…

How to focus on writing a paper

Your essay is due in the coming days and you still have not even begun the research. Sound familiar? We have all experienced pushing the limits of this kind of boundary in the past, finding convenient excuses for leaving it late – a hectic personal life, not feeling well, not in the right frame of…

Questions to ask at the SI-UK University Fair

Attending a University Fair is the best way to gather information from a number of different sources about where it is you should study in the UK. Representatives from UK universities will be able to answer all your questions on courses, accommodation and fees, but it is important you do your research ask the right…

What happens in an IELTS speaking test

I recently had the pleasure of completing an IELTS speaking test and it was not as nerve-wracking as I had expected. The location was the S.K Premium Hotel in Janakpuri, with the test due to begin at 13:20. I arrived 30 minutes early to complete basic formalities, which involved checking my original passport, giving me…

Where to study Big Data Analytics in the UK

What is Big Data Analytics? Big data analytics examines large data dumps to find hidden information, trending markets and previously unknown patterns and links. The results of the data mine can result in better and more efficient marketing, improved customer service and other business benefits which were previously unknown. What do big data analysts do?…

University of Oxford release sample interview questions

As part of an event to demystify the famously obtuse interview process at Oxford, the University have released five sample interview questions prospective students can expect to face. Oxford interview 10,000 students every year for just 3,500 places, and the five sample questions gives students an idea of what to expect if they make it through…

Skills employers look for in a graduate

The graduate job market is fiercely competitive and, to get ahead, you will need every advantage. Companies are no longer just looking for the candidate with the right degree, but also with the right key skills. So what are the skills employers look for in a graduate exactly? Communication Both verbal and written skills are…

Why you should apply to study Cyber Security in the UK

Studying Cyber Security in the UK MI6, the British secret intelligent service, are to recruit up to 1,000 extra staff to fight modern threats facing the UK, with new jobs being created in the areas of cyber, data collection, languages and foreign analysis by 2020. Because of this, there is no better time to start…

How to convince your parents to let you study abroad

Finding the right university in the UK is hard, but convincing your parents why you want to study there is harder. A common problem is a lack of knowledge about future prospects, finances, your personal well being and being away from home for a prolonged period of time. Once you understand why your parents are…

Mistakes that all freshers make

Your first year at university will see you take in a lot of new experiences, some exciting and some awkward. Making the transition is hard, but some common mistakes can be avoided. Freshers week events Many graduates remember freshers week as one of the most exciting times of their lives. You will be swamped by…