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Do You Get Paid for a PhD?

Do You Get Paid for a PhD? For many students who don’t have the luxury of never worrying about money, one of the main considerations when weighing up if a PhD is the right move is how they will support

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Do You Get Paid for a PhD?

Do You Get Paid for a PhD? For many students who don’t have the luxury of never worrying about money, one of the main considerations when weighing up if a PhD is the right move is how they will support

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PhD in Finance

Where Can a PhD in Finance Take Me?

Where Can a PhD in Finance Take Me? In the dynamic world of finance, a PhD is not just an academic accolade; it’s a launchpad for a spectrum of prestigious and lucrative career paths. Particularly in the UK, with its

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Should I Do a PhD in London?

​​Should I Do a PhD in London? Embarking on a PhD journey is a significant decision, one that shapes your academic and professional future. Once you have decided to take the academic plunge and deliberated over what to present in

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Student Life

How to ace a presentation

Presenting to an audience can be a daunting task, and it’s one that many people struggle to master. But, armed with the right tools, it’s something that anyone can do and excel at. Most university degrees will ask you to

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How to Make Friends at Uni

The key to living a happy life is to be intentional about your relationships. When you actively seek out friends, you increase your chances of having people around you who energise you, make you laugh, and support you during difficult

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Student Meal Plan Ideas

One of the most daunting aspects of leaving home to go to university is learning to live by yourself. This includes the basic household tasks of cooking and cleaning when you are living in student accommodation as they are vital

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Staying Hydrated at University

Why Hydration Matters First things first, why is hydration so important? Well, your body is about 60% water, and it relies on this precious liquid for various essential functions. Staying hydrated at university can: Boost Brain Power: Dehydration can lead

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Living in London

Opening Up a UK Bank Account

Opening Up a UK Bank Account Welcome to the UK! Thinking about setting up a bank account? If you’re a non-UK resident, opening a bank account here can significantly simplify managing your finances. Let’s explore why having a UK bank account can be beneficial and provide some helpful tips to make the process easier. Why Open a UK Bank Account? Here Are Some Key Advantages: Enjoy student benefits: Most major banks offer student accounts packed with perks to help you budget and manage your money effectively. Some even provide interest-free overdrafts, although availability may vary for international students. Avoid currency

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Opening Up a UK Bank Account

Opening Up a UK Bank Account Welcome to the UK! Thinking about setting up a bank account? If you’re a non-UK resident, opening a bank account here can significantly simplify managing your finances. Let’s explore why having a UK bank

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Where To Live in London

Where To Live in London Wondering where to live in London? Look no further. We’ve got the latest advice and top tips on where you should settle down while studying at UWS London. Let’s start by understanding the zone system. 

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What to Do in London This Summer

Things To Know Before Moving to London

Things To Know Before Moving to London So, what should I know before moving to London?  Before coming to the UK, it’s a great idea to be well-prepared. This means taking care of all the necessary administrative tasks, like sorting

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How to Prepare for Life After University

Leaving university can be an unsettling time for many students. You’ve had the stability of classes, your flatmates, and even your assignments and deadlines can give you a sense of security as at least you understand what’s expected of you

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Guide To Moving To London

(for international students)

You’re moving to London, congratulations! You are coming to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world. London is a truly unique place to live and welcomes people from all over the world choosing to live, study or work here….

Guide to moving to london

Study Tips

Managing a Work/Life Balance at Uni

To succeed in anything, from getting your degree to maintaining friendships to working, you need to lead a balanced life. What is a work/life balance? In short, work/life balance is the balance reached when a person focuses on their personal

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Dissertation Tips for Students

Writing your dissertation can feel like a big deal, and it’s easy to put it off. But, by making a plan right at the beginning, you might find that you can avoid feeling overwhelmed and can tackle it face-on. So

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First month starting university

First Month Starting University

Starting university is an exciting time! It can also be a little overwhelming. A lot happens within the first four weeks of starting university, and so it can be difficult to stay on top of things. Where do you need

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Complete guide to stress and time management for students

There are a lot of times in life when it is pretty normal to feel overwhelmed. Making a big life change such as heading to university for the first time (especially if you’re living away from home for the first time too…

Career Advice

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Top 10 Employability Skills

Starting your study program is exciting and at times time daunting. There are a lot of new things happening and many new experiences to gain. Understandably, you may not want to be thinking about the top 10 employability skills right

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Greenhouse Incubator Programme

The Greenhouse Incubator Programme Business & Start-Up support and mentorship Find Out More The Greenhouse, home for UWS start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow their own business has been created in conjunction with the Trampery, Trilogy and UWS in the heart

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How to Choose a University Course

Not everyone knows what they want to study at university. While some people have had their minds made up for years, others struggle to figure out exactly which course is right for them. With universities like UWS London offering such

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Mental Health

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Mental Health

Ways To Live Better at Uni

University life is as thrilling as it is a transformative experience, but it can also have its challenges. As students, you’re expected to juggle classes,

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Anxiety

6 Anxiety Techniques for Students

Student anxiety is becoming becoming more and more common in today’s educational environment, as they juggle their academic responsibilities, personal lives, and finances. So if

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