The Little Book of UK Unis

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So you’re off to uni… But which one? There are so many to choose from, and each one of them has its own unique benefits.

It’s all about working out what you need to get out of your degree and finding the right place to get it done. This can be a bit of a daunting task: after all, you’ve got to find out whether the course, the city, and the career prospects are right for you.

To make things a little bit easier, we’ve picked out the key student cities that you might be considering, and have put together a handy guide to help you make the right decision. You can find out the size of the student population, the courses the university is known for, and even some good-to-know facts and bits of trivia.

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The Biggest Challenges Your Child Will Face at Uni

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The jump from sixth form to university is a big one. Your child will have a lot of adjustments to make: academically, socially, and (as dramatic as it sounds) probably existentially too.

Studying for a degree, making brand-new friends, figuring out who they are, and generally fending for themselves – all of that is going to bring its challenges. It will be ultimately rewarding, of course, but definitely demanding. As a parent, you’ll be a huge help to them if you’re aware of what they’re going through and what their needs might be, particularly at the beginning.

Here are the most challenging aspects of life as a new student.
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Moving to the UK to Study: Everything You Need to Know

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Studying in a different country is an exciting opportunity, and it’s one that thousands of students take up every year. The UK Council for International Student Affairs estimates that there were 442,375 international students studying in the UK between 2016 and 2017, and that number is only going up. London is the most popular city among international students, with people travelling from as far as China and Australia to study here.

There is plenty on offer for international students in the UK, including some of the world’s highest-ranking universities, cities that are full of culture, and strong industry links (both nationally and internationally). If you’re heading to the UK to study, here’s how you should prepare to make the most of your time as a student:

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