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What happens at international student orientation?

Starting at university can be scary. For international students who travel across the world leaving their homes behind, it is even more so. Naturally, upon receiving the email, I signed myself up for the International Student Orientation programme to help ease the process of moving into a completely different country.   What is international student orientation? …

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George Diamantopoulos

International student Clearing stories: George Diamantopoulos

George studies Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons). As an international student their Clearing experience was a little different. Still, as with our other student blogs about Clearing, they have useful insights and advice. Why did you apply through Clearing? During the summer of 2019 I was expecting my IELTS results which I needed to apply to university…

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Yousra smiling at the camera

Why I chose International Business Management

I’ve gained transferable skills International business is an excellent course, not only because of the valuable business insight it offers, both national and international, but because of the awareness it develops. It has definitely improved my cross-cultural understanding. I really love the way the course is taught – with both group assignments and individual assessments….

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Shi Pin and her coursemates at the Leaf hospital preparing for nail surgery!

A day in the life of a podiatry student!

I am studying podiatry and have just completed my second year of my degree. I am going to share a typical day as a podiatry student at the University of Brighton. Blended learning on my course Similar to other courses, my lectures are held mostly online now via Microsoft Teams (due to the current Covid-19 pandemic),…

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Students sitting in the university cafe

Preparing for university as an international student

If you are reading this, you might be concerned about how to prepare for university. Don’t worry, I felt the same as you before I came to the University of Brighton. As an international student from Malaysia, I had to make sure that I was well prepared for the weather, culture, studies, and lifestyle before…

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