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Studying In the UK: 3 Unusual Degrees for Foreign Students

 

Gone are the days of students having to travel thousands of miles in search of a good education. In an effort to secure a career, it wasn't abnormal for youngsters to need to fly the nest and move to another city - or even a foreign country - to gain the skills they needed to get ahead. 

These days, however, institutions around the globe offer a veritable smorgasbord of degree choices, all designed to meet the needs of education hungry students, without the need to up sticks if they don't want to.

But what if you fancy something a little more unusual that's not readily available on your doorstep? What if you want to study in a foreign land? What if you want to endure 12 months of rain?

Well, away from your archetypal undergraduate subjects such as accounting, law or humanities, the UK is positively bubbling with a range of atypical courses designed to get your grey matter tingling. Whether you fancy a degree in viticulture and oenology or a solid grounding in Viking Studies, Dear Old Blighty really is the place to be.

To get you started, check out three of the most unusual degrees you can study in Britain ...

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A Little Scotland in Spain

 

On Thursday 18th September, people in Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. This comes 15 years after the devolution of some powers to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, which most Scots now agree was a good decision.

However, the architectonic critics consider the futuristic design of the new parliament building (above) ruined the historical skyline of the capital. The building was designed by Catalan architect Enric Miralles who died even before its completion. By coincidence, another Spanish architect, Anthony Gaudi, did not live to see the final version of the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, which is where thousands of Catalonians now gather demanding referendum on independence from Spain. According to the Catalonians living in Scotland, for Scotland independence is an option, but for Catalonia a necessity.

Although I live in Slovakia, I know and like both of the concerned countries, and Scotland is even often compared to Slovakia. Plus, the topic of my Master's thesis was Scottish and Welsh independence. 

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Studying in Dubai: Life Outside of Lectures

 

If you're studying in Dubai you'll be living in one of the most thriving, cosmopolitan cities in the world. Nearly half a million students choose to study in Dubai and this United Arab Emirates (UAE) city has a great deal to offer when it comes to off-campus activities.
Dubai offers a very high standard of living and boasts a diverse international student mix. Of course it doesn't hurt Dubai's popularity that this Emirate also has plenty of glamorous nightlife options, superb shopping and restaurants, not to mention some amazing beaches.

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5 Sure Ways to End Your Freelance Academic Writing Career Before Even Starting


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reelance academic writing is on the rise among part-time job seekers. The reason is simple - with just a few efforts and resources needed, this job lets you earn a regular decent income with the most convenient working schedule.

The start is easy - you just need to register at a freelance academic job site, like ThePensters.com. But what then? Ahead are many pitfalls that can make you end your academic writing career even before starting.

1. Making Fake Promises

You cannot guarantee anyone anything in freelance academic writing. We all know that in this business you will come across all types of customers. Anyone over 18 is eligible to order academic papers or copywriting samples and because there are so many different personalities, you have to be careful what subjects you choose to work with. Many assume you are an expert and will get the desired results regardless of the order.

In this case a small disclaimer is always a good way to make customers aware that you are great at what you do, but there is no guarantee for these types of papers.

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A Guide to Studying in the UAE

 

Studying abroad can be an immensely rewarding life experience and the United Arab Emirates has become an increasingly popular destination for such an undertaking. As well as offering excellent weather, beautiful scenery and the potential for tax-free earnings, the country also boasts a number of academic institutions.

Several of the country's universities, have both international and UAE accreditation, making them an excellent choice for UK students. In addition, multiple universities, such as the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, have earned a spot in the QS World University Rankings.

Here is some key information you will need before enrolling on a course in the United Arab Emirates.

About the UAE

As a country, the United Arab Emirates was established in its current form in 1971. Sharing borders with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar and Iran, it is a federation made up of seven different principalities, known as emirates. The two largest of these are Abu Dhabi, which is the country's capital, and Dubai, which is its largest city.

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