Why we should talk about how we are: mental health support by students for students

Blog for students
28 February 2018

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University can be a stressful time for many students. Balancing study and social life while trying to figure out your place in the world can be hard when you’re away from your support system. This is particularly pronounced for international...

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Choosing your accommodation at university

Blog for students
16 February 2018

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Finding somewhere to live at university isn’t easy. There is a lot to consider and a bewildering number of options, from the type of accommodation you choose through to the room types available. Student.com has created this useful guide of all ...

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Money-saving and finances for international students

Blog for students
12 February 2018

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When you apply for a Tier 4 visa, you have to show that you have a minimum level of funds to cover the costs of living and studying in the UK. However, the amount of money you actually need when you are here depends on your lifestyle. Once you&rsqu...

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Blog: A working definition

Blog for students
26 January 2018

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UKCISA Advice and Training Officer Andrew Humphrey looks at the ever-evolving world of work and business -- and the current situation for those who must work within the Tier 4 work conditions. This blog post was published on 26 January 2018. The inf...

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Are there secret Tier 4 rules about money?

Blog for students
26 January 2018

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In the third and final blog in a series, Andrew Humphrey investigates the existence of secret immigration rules. Part 1 looks at rumours and gossip about Tier 4 money, and Part 2 is about misunderstandings of what the Rules and guidance say. This bl...

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Be safe, be aware, be confident! Travelling outside the UK.

Blog for students
13 December 2017

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Planning to travel during the Christmas break?  International Student Advisers Alan Smith and Wenwei Zhou from Kings College London offer some useful tips to make sure that you travel safely. Be safe, be aware, be confident! Your documents &b...

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Challenging mental health myths for international students

Blog for students
10 October 2017

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Studying and living in a new country, away from your friends and family and potentially speaking a second language can be an extremely distressing time. You may feel isolated, lonely or anxious. You might feel overwhelmed by exam stresses, worried ab...

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Six things you may find different in the UK

Blog for students
06 September 2017

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Welcome to the UK! You’ve made it. You’ve been planning for months and you’re finally here. Amongst all the excitement, you may be finding the UK to be quite different to home and are unsure about some practical things.  We&rs...

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Enjoy the ultimate British experience: spend a day, weekend, or Christmas with a HOST family and embrace this country’s culture

Blog for students
29 August 2017

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Would you like to learn more about the UK and its culture? Do you want to meet friendly people and find a home-away-from-home? One of your options as an international student is to spend some time with a UK family to get a true taste of the country a...

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Tier 4 money: myths and misunderstandings

Blog for students
03 August 2017

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In the first of three blog posts, Andrew Humphrey investigates some persistent myths about the money and evidence you need for a Tier 4 application.   Part 2 is about where misreadings of the Rules and guidance have caused misunderstandings...

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