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Things You Need To Consider As A Foreign Student

It's not easy being a student, never mind an international student - with procedures completely different to what you're used to, it can be confusing to get your head straight. We've put together some tips which are sure to help your studying a little smoother.

First Things First - What Course Are You Taking?

It may sound simple, but you need to make sure you know what degree you're studying. It's important to do something you are passionate about, as there will be lots of help and support if you are academically weaker, but not much to help if you hate the subject. You also need to consider the type of degree you're studying - whether you're going to college in person and staying on campus, or whether an online masters program in Boston, MA is more your thing. If you're focusing on a particular profession, we recommend seeing if there are any educational requirements.

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6 Android Apps Every Uni Student Should Install And Use

There are so many pros when it comes to being a student in the digital age, from having an abundance of apps and of course the internet to assist you with studying, rather than having to sieve through books at the library. The downside - it's so much easier to get distracted by using social media. Instead of letting your exams and deadlines creep up on you, get organisedby downloading some useful life-hacking apps. 

1. Trip It

If you're a savvy travelleror if you're trying to be then Trip Itwill be a revolutionary app for you. It generates your itinerary once you forward the confirmation emails from your travel bookings. The best part is, you can access your itinerary offline. So next time you arrive at your hotel or the train station you don't need to frantically try and find a Wi-Fi connection to find your bookings. Whilst travellingyour phone is even more precious so keep it safe with the ultimate case which you can get at a discount using your Skinnydip code for 2019.

2. Simple Mind Pro

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Do You Think You Need To Starve As A Student? Think Again!

The words "student" and "starvation" have often been associated with a hand-in-hand relationship.  It seems that the mere role of a student dictates that he or she is destined to be poor until graduation and finding a job in the real world.  Countless individuals have accepted this fate while suffering in relative silence.  Barring positions which might place a train upon your studies such as a part-time position at a local fast food restaurant, are there any other ways in which you can earn a substantial income without sacrificing grades?  You will be pleased to know that there are a number of worthwhile options at your disposal.  Let's take a look at some choices that could very well suit your current or future academic lifestyle.

Changing Times Call for Changing Approaches

One of the best ways to earn an additional form of income is to use the power of the Internet and combine this reach with your inherent talents.  Speaking on a strictly university level, why not become a paid online tutor?  Students will pay a significant amount of money in order to you to aid them in their studies.  Selling used books is another alternative, as this is often much cheaper than heading out to the local store.  Still, we are just scratching the surface.

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5 of the best ways to save on student life

Students don't have the best reputation when it comes to money management. University is often your first time living away from your parents, with newfound independence and a fairly decent amount of money dropped into your bank account at the start of the term. It's no wonder people struggle with the temptation to start spending.

While it's not the case for everyone, it's no secret that, when you're a student, money can be tight. With some loans barely covering the cost of rent, it is no surprise that the thought of having to live off a student budget is putting more and more young people off going to university altogether.

The good news is that, even though getting by on a student budget can be tough, it is entirely possible - you just need to learn some new skills. To help you get through your next academic year, we have put together some of the best ways to save on student life.

Budget as soon as your loan comes in

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How to Be a Mature Student in the UK

Studying in the UK isn't just for young school leavers. Age really is just a number when it comes to your education, and you're never too old to learn new skills or switch career path. A mature student is defined as anyone over the age of 21 who returns to study, a group that now makes up one-quarter of all undergraduate entrants in the UK.

Going to university as a mature student is highly rewarding. Depending on where you fall in the vast age bracket, you are perhaps no longer at an age where you take education for granted. Now, free from the distractions of youth, you can truly apply yourself to your subject and truly engage with learning materials you may have neglected before. However, returning to education as a mature student also comes with its own unique set of challenges, so here's how to make it work for you.

Apply for Funding

As you'll probably know, higher education is expensive in the UK, so you need to consider how you'll pay your tuition fees. Whether you're entitled to government funding depends on whether you already have a degree, how much you earn, and a variety of other factors, but checking this should be your first port of call. Some universities offer grants or scholarships to mature students, so it's worth seeing if this is an option for the university you plan to attend.

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