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UK Universities Fight Visa Cuts

A group of vice-chancellors from sixteen top UK universities have continued the fight against government plans to reduce the number of visas for international students coming to study in the UK.

In a joint letter to British newspaper ‘The Observer’, the professors wrote to “express profound concern at the damage that would be caused to the UK economy and to our universities if the government's proposals to reduce the number of international students coming to the UK are implemented”.

The letter came in response to British Home Secretary Theresa May revealing plans to make it harder for international students to get visas to study in the UK. The government has promised to cut migration to Britain by 2015 and students currently represent almost two thirds of non-EU migrants.

There is the concern that a high number of non-EU students coming to the UK are using obscure courses at untrustworthy institutions simply to get a visa. However, in their letter, the university vice-chancellors denied this, arguing that “evidence shows that international students in universities overwhelmingly do not abuse the system”.

They went on to say:

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The Very Best of the London Olympics 2012

Excitement in the UK is building as the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics is gathering pace. Last night the full schedule for the world’s biggest sporting event was released, and from March 15th anyone can start applying for tickets.

Here are a few of the expected highlights:

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The Pros and Cons of Spell Checks You Might Not Be Aware Of

The ability to write in plain English without making grammatical, spelling, and punctuation mistakes is what distinguishes an effective writer from others. Many years ago, one could rely solely on their writing skills, good command of grammar, and mental acuity to produce high quality writings. But now there are plenty of special tools and applications that help students, editors, content makers, and ordinary people whose life isn't connected with writing effectively communicate various ideas without spending countless hours on proofreading. Such magic tools are called spell checkers. With a good spell check at hand you can quickly identify typos in your documents, remove grammar mistakes, replace a misspelled word with a proper equivalent, and do lots of other things to improve your writing and make it error-free. But there are also some downsides to using spell-check software you should take note of. So, let's take a closer look at both advantages and drawbacks of using spell checkers.

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The Pros and Cons of Spell Checks You Might Not Be Aware Of

 

The ability to write in plain English without making grammatical, spelling, and punctuation mistakes is what distinguishes an effective writer from others. Many years ago, one could rely solely on their writing skills, good command of grammar, and mental acuity to produce high quality writings. But now there are plenty of special tools and applications that help students, editors, content makers, and ordinary people whose life isn't connected with writing effectively communicate various ideas without spending countless hours on proofreading. Such magic tools are called spell checkers. With a good spell check at hand you can quickly identify typos in your documents, remove grammar mistakes, replace a misspelled word with a proper equivalent, and do lots of other things to improve your writing and make it error-free. But there are also some downsides to using spell-check software you should take note of. So, let's take a closer look at both advantages and drawbacks of using spell checkers.

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Deciding Where to Move Abroad: A Guide

When it comes to choosing a destination to move abroad, the process can be extremely complicated. There are so many great places that you could live, and it can be hard to decide! From beaches, cities, and mountain ranges, the options are endless!

On top of this, there are many things that you need to think about; otherwise, you may find yourself regretting your decision in the future.

In this article, we are going to talk about some of the things that you should consider to help you decide where to move abroad. Sound interesting? Then keep on reading!

 

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