Category Archive: General Advice

First time to the UK? 5 things you should do before heading for the Airport

I still remember my first flight to England. It’s been many years now but it still seems like yesterday. I was so excited to know  I was actually leaving home to fulfill my dreams. My beloved sister accompanied me to the Airport and she even joined me in carrying my bags. It was the first …

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7 things to bring with you when coming to the UK for the First time

One question international students usually ask is ”what things should I bring along with me when coming to the UK for the first time?” This is a very good question, So I’ve written this post for you. As a general rule don’t bring too much.You will buy more things when you arrive the UK. However, …

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60 British slang words you should know

  If you are in Rome, do as the Romans do. This is also true of spoken communication. There are handful of non-standard words that the Brits use in everyday conversation. I honestly think It would make you feel at home in Britain if you learned some of them. Here  are the most commonly used …

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10 British Etiquette and Customs you should learn

  When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This proverb is so true that I’ve gathered 10 British etiquette and customs that I think international student ought to know. There is a proper way to act in most situations and the British are sticklers for adherence to protocol. 1) Visiting. In most houses in …

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10 British Facts that all International Students should know

Whether you are going to settle in the UK or not, it is wise as an international student to know a little bit about the country, its people and its culture. This will prepare you for any surprises or unexpected cultural shock that awaits you. These are the ten things I think you should know: 1) Know …

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5 Things You’ll Need to work as a student in the UK

Working part time ( or full time)  as an international student is a great way to gain significant work experience and relieve financial pressure. Over 80% of international students work while studying in the UK to ease financial strain. The experience you gain from working could be added to your CV – I mean the …

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7 Good reasons why you should study in the UK

Why Study in the UK? This was one question I asked myself many years ago before filling my first application form. And I have never regretted it. I am Nigerian by Birth and it took me a while before making my mind up. I had offers from some top universities in Europe where the tuition …

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8 reasons why a UK Masters Degree may not be for you.

Why Masters Study? Studying for a Masters degree abroad ( or a PhD) takes time, money and commitment. It is hard work and not a decision to be taken lightly. Before you make a decision to study overseas you must have a clear understanding of your career motives and how the degree will help you …

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