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What is the Role of a Mentor in an Academic Internship?

What is the Role of a Mentor in an Academic Internship?

An academic internship is a great way to explore your career options while gaining valuable experience for your university applications. The key to maximising the benefits of your internship is to make the most of your Mentor!  This guide will explain your Mentor’s...

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Online Summer School

Can You Attend a Summer School Online?

Can You Attend a Summer School Online?

Lots of high school students opt to attend a summer school for teenagers to elevate their learning, explore new subjects, and meet people from all around the world. You might already be familiar with in-person summer schools, which are often residential opportunities...

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What Are the Different Types of Online Summer School?

What Are the Different Types of Online Summer School?

When it comes to summer learning, students have a wide array of choices. A summer school provides the chance to explore your passions, strengthen your academic skills, and gain a competitive edge in your university applications.  In this guide, we’ll delve into the...

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Computer Science

Economics & Business

9 Business & Management Degrees to Consider

9 Business & Management Degrees to Consider

In the era of new and burgeoning industries, pursuing a degree in Business and Management is an ideal way to better understand – and contribute to! – the ever-evolving world of commerce, entrepreneurship and organisational leadership. What Will I Learn Studying for a...

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9 Social Science Degrees to Consider

9 Social Science Degrees to Consider

What Are the Social Sciences? The social sciences investigate societies, human behaviour and global challenges. They focus on understanding the inner workings of society and its influences on different aspects of our world. Social science students study the Earth in...

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Engineering

What Are the A-Level Requirements for an Engineering Degree?

What Are the A-Level Requirements for an Engineering Degree?

As you begin to consider the kinds of programmes, courses and extracurriculars to best boost your university applications, it’s important to take the time to research the optimal A-levels for your future degree.  If you’re interested in pursuing an Engineering degree,...

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9 STEM Degrees to Consider

9 STEM Degrees to Consider

What Are STEM Subjects? STEM subjects cover four main disciplines that contribute to the understanding of our world and the advancement of our society. These are: Science – the study of the natural world and the physical, chemical and biological phenomena that occur...

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English

Day in the Life of an Oxford English Student

Day in the Life of an Oxford English Student

Hi, I’m Ameal, a second-year English student at the University of Oxford. I’m writing this blog to show you what a day in the life of an Oxford English student is really like. Oxford has been home to many great writers, making it an inspiring place to study...

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Law

What Are the Best A-Levels for a Law Degree?

What Are the Best A-Levels for a Law Degree?

The majority of UK universities don’t require specific A-level subjects as an entry requirement onto a Law degree. However, it’s always a good idea to choose A-levels that will help you build a strong foundation for your future academic studies and professional...

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A Day in the Life of a Durham Law Student

A Day in the Life of a Durham Law Student

Hi, I’m Andy, a second-year Law student at Durham University. I’ve recently completed my first year at Durham, and I wanted to share a typical day in my life as a first-year Law student!Law at Durham Law at Durham University involves six compulsory modules in your...

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Mathematics

Who Is the Greatest Mathematician in the World?

Who Is the Greatest Mathematician in the World?

Given its expansive and colourful history, the field of mathematics often sparks a number of discussions, including perhaps the most popular debate of all – who is the greatest mathematician in the world? In this article, we’re looking into some of the biggest names...

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Medicine

A Word a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: January

A Word a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: January

Doctors, nurses and surgeons have the vital task of communicating with patients and families, informing them about diagnoses and treatment options, and answering any questions that may arise.  For this reason, medical professionals need to pay extra attention when...

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Politics

9 Social Science Degrees to Consider

9 Social Science Degrees to Consider

What Are the Social Sciences? The social sciences investigate societies, human behaviour and global challenges. They focus on understanding the inner workings of society and its influences on different aspects of our world. Social science students study the Earth in...

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What Careers Can a Politics Degree Open Up?

What Careers Can a Politics Degree Open Up?

There are lots of misconceptions about the career paths that become available after studying a Politics degree. Oftentimes, there’s an assumption that Politics graduates are aiming for one career, and one career only: Prime Minister. Whilst the next Prime Minister or...

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Psychology

9 Social Science Degrees to Consider

9 Social Science Degrees to Consider

What Are the Social Sciences? The social sciences investigate societies, human behaviour and global challenges. They focus on understanding the inner workings of society and its influences on different aspects of our world. Social science students study the Earth in...

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3 Steps to Acing Your Psychology Interview

3 Steps to Acing Your Psychology Interview

Preparing for an interview can feel tricky. Which questions will you be asked? How should you present yourself? What if you accidentally say something embarrassing?! It can seem overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that your interview is only one part of the...

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