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4 ways to earn while you learn in the UK

The UK has some excellent universities, and a British degree is still highly-prized by international students and employers.

But the cost of studying at a UK university can be high - and varies widely according to which area you choose and your nationality.

This means grabbing enough cash to support yourself is crucial - so here are four ways to earn while you learn in the UK.

1.   Course type

Studying a course that involves regularly attending classes in a physical campus means there's little spare time to work.

So irregular class times and commitments might mean that they type of jobs you can apply for is limited.

However, you can often study a similar degree course through distance learning at the same institution.

And the flexibility of learning when it suits you best means you can work regular hours earning a steady income.

2.   UK nations

There are also several pros and cons for studying in either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

With its status as a global economic and cultural capital, London's appeal is obvious. But the living costs associated with an education in the British capital can be high.

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Great Entertainment Activities for Students in Indianapolis

No matter what country you hail from, there is one thing common to all college students, and that would be having fun. You may occasionally find that one student who likes nothing more than to hit the books, but even they need a night out once in a while. What happens, however, if you are studying in a foreign university and haven't the first clue where to go or what to do? For those new to Indianapolis, you can find a huge number of great entertainment activities for students. Here is a sampling of what you might like to do.

Check Out the Latest Breakout Rooms

Sometimes, it just helps to step away from the books for just a brief time to get your mind off the upcoming midterms or finals. While you want to keep your mind sharp, you want to get away from physics or programming for an evening. Why not check out the latest breakout rooms? An hour in an Indianapolis Escape Room might be just what you need. Take along a group of friends and work together as a team to solve the challenge. You are given exactly an hour to break out of the room by solving the mystery or puzzle. Beat the clock and you win. Let the time run out without finding the solution and its game over folks. Fast and fun, this is an activity any student will love.

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Tips for foreign students in the workplace

Having a good degree can open many doors for you, and your career is very likely plotted out in some way. However, these days, a degree is simply not enough, and if you want to optimise your future, you need to consider ways of making your CV look more professionally rounded. In a time when competition is fierce, and every job has more applicants than they can feasibly interview, it is vital that your CV gets you into the interview room and that you have something to say when you get there. The best way to accomplish this is through extracurricular activities, and whether that means a part-time job in a field relevant to your studies, unpaid work experience or even simply volunteering for a local charity, having non-academic achievements on your CV can go a long way to improving your interview chances. However, before you start applying for every job you can find, it's important that you're aware of your rights.

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3 Key Things to Consider When Moving Abroad for Higher Education with Your Child

Education is said to be one of many keys to success for many looking to attain greater heights. Sometimes, this might require moving to a different country to pursue this dream. It could be because you want a change of environment, to learn about a new culture, or because the leading school for your area of specialisation happens to be abroad. If you have children, you may be worried about how you can move abroad to pursue your educational goals with them and what things you should consider before doing so. There are crucial things to think about when relocating with your child and below are three to consider. 

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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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