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Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall

ForeignStudents.com's David describes his trip to watch concert pianist Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall last night: 

"Last night I was lucky enough to be treated (for my birthday) to a performance by the world famous concert pianist Lang Lang, at the Royal Albert Hall.

Considered the ‘hottest artist on the classical music planet' by the New York Times, the gifted 29-year-old Chinese Lang Lang (below) performed his Beethoven Piano Concerto with phenomenal technique, coupled with the magic of the Royal Albert Hall. A visit to the Hall, which was built in 1871, is an experience I highly recommend to all students, whether studying in London or elsewhere in the UK.

The Royal Albert Hall is situated in South Kensington and is surrounded not only by museums but all sorts of institutions of learning. So, for those students who are fortunate enough to be studying nearby, make sure you book a ticket for one of the many concerts or shows coming up.

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Isle of Wight: A Student Travel Guide

One of the best things about living in the UK is how quick, easy and cheap it is to get around Britain and to mainland Europe. For short weekend breaks there are so many options it can be hard to decide where to go. To help you out we are creating a series of guides to places throughout Britain and Europe that are perfect for short holidays. If you have been anywhere exciting in Europe and want to write a short guide, then please get in contact with us.

Here, ForeignStudents.com Editor Andy, describes his weekend spent on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight, England

The Isle of Wight is an English county with a difference. It is an island (surprise, surprise) a couple of miles off the south coast of England in the English Channel. As well as mile upon mile of beach and unspoilt scenery, it has a number of traditional towns and villages.

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The Very Best University Memes

A new craze is sweeping through British universities...the meme. A meme is an image with writing on it that people share for a joke on the internet. Every uni has those certain little things that everyone jokes about, and there are now dozens of Facebook groups just for that purpose.

Universities from Warwick to UCL, and Man Met to Brunel have groups where students to create their own images with in jokes. We have rounded up the best of them for you below. Check them out and see if you recognize the jokes for your university:

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Exploring All Career Options In A Struggling Economy

During the last few months, news headlines have been littered with bad news in regards to employment, regularly highlighting the historically high youth unemployment in the UK, which currently stands at 22%. Therefore, it is not surprising that some of this negativity has begun to filter down into the everyday concerns of young adults.

With higher education costs increasing in the UK and a growing lack of faith in the education system amongst young people, the chances are opinions will only fall further. Especially if once having completed an expensive degree, graduates are still unable to find work. However, the question remains as to whether the feelings of young people are completely accurate; does the education they receive really let them down?

First off, there are a whole host of graduate training programmes available to students who have completed degrees, especially in certain key areas, such as science, engineering and finance.

Graduate schemes provide participants with training and fast-track access to the higher ranks of the organisation. There are schemes available to graduates offered by companies operating in a variety of sectors, not just navigation. These include graduate schemes for banks, insurance companies and marketing agencies.

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Geneva: A Student Travel Guide

A stones throw away from the United Kingdom, Europe lies across the English Channel beckoning adventurous visitors. For short weekend breaks there are so many options it can be hard to decide where to go. To help you out we are creating a series of guides to places in Europe that are perfect for short holidays. If you have been anywhere exciting in Europe and want to write a short guide, then please get in contact with us.  

This time, we venture off to Geneva, Switzerland. A city of splendour and beauty and a mix of languages and history, there is never a dull day in Geneva.


Getting There

Getting to Geneva is fairly easy, and simply involves hopping on the tube to Heathrow or the train to Gatwick and getting a short flight from London. The airlines that fly there include: Easyjet (if you are on a budget), Swiss Air, British Midlands and British Airways. The earlier you book your flights, the lower the prices.

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