The UK’s Most Cost-Effective Cities to Study In

The NatWest Student Living Index looks at which university cities and towns are the most cost-effective in the UK. These types of studies are extremely useful in helping you determine where you want to study. You can’t always base your decision on course content alone, and so need to know more about the particular city and life in the UK in general. NatWest’s head of student accounts, Dave Jones, agrees, stating “Making the most of university can be expensive and there is a massive difference in the costs students face depending on where they choose to study” (source). The Student Living Index looks at a range of factors, such as average income for students, average time spent by students socialising, studying, or working part-time, average rent costs and living expenses, and stress factors for students.

The index found that the most cost-effective university city was Portsmouth, with Liverpool and Newcastle following on closely behind. Edinburgh was found to be the least cost-effective city, in part due to its above average rent prices. But students are also amongst the most sociable, spending the most amount each week on going out, so don’t discount Scotland’s capital just yet! Unsurprisingly, it was Oxford and Cambridge who topped the list when it came to the average amount of time students spent on academic study, whilst those from Belfast and Manchester work the most part-time hours.

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The top three cities in terms of rent costs were Oxford, Cambridge, and Brighton, with all three coming in at least £10 more expensive than the national average per week. Unexpectedly, London fell below the average weekly rate for rent prices, while Cardiff, Manchester, and Belfast were the three cheapest cities.

Despite these figures, subject choice was the number one consideration for students when deciding on their university of choice, with 46% of students naming it as their main motivation for choosing their university. Just 3% listed cost of living as a motivational factor their university choice. Perhaps this is why over half the students surveyed said that they found managing their finances stressful? Avoid the stress and make sure you are fully informed when choosing the right university for you. You can view the NatWest Student Living Index report in full here.

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Coventry University – Postgraduate Courses beginning in May 2017

Coventry University postgraduate courses beginning in May 2017. Scholarships up to £5,000 also available.

Coventry University are offering a selection of Masters courses with May 2017 intakes. From Communication, Culture and Media MA, to International Business Management MSC, there are a range of courses from a wide variety of disciplines. The university are also running some courses at their campus in London, offering students the opportunity to gain “real experience in the City of London with links to industry leaders”.

Find out more about the courses on offer here.

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Coventry University Campus

Within their May 2017 intake, Coventry University are also offering International and EU scholarships worth up to £5,000 each. The university have invested £1.5 million into a scholarship fund for students, and offer a wide range of them. From Enterprise Awards and High Achiever programmes, to scholarships for students from particular countries, there is something available for almost all students. The deadline to apply for scholarships for the May 2017 intake is 31st March 2017, so you have plenty of time to pick the right one for you!

Find out more about applying for scholarships here.

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Coventry University – London Campus

About the university:

Coventry University is a public research university in the city of Coventry, England, and was officially awarded university status in 1992. Accommodating over 27,000 students, the university has two campuses; one in Coventry city centre and one in London. The Coventry campus is currently undergoing a £160 million redevelopment programme.

Visit the Coventry University profile on ApplicationUK for more information.

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From Unconditional to CAS to Visa

What to do after you receive your Unconditional offer from your chosen University

Once you’ve received your unconditional offer, to receive your CAS statement, you will need to accept this.

You will then shortly receive your CAS statement. Once you receive this (confirmation of acceptance for studies) from your University that means the next step for you is to prepare to apply for your visa. Continue reading “From Unconditional to CAS to Visa”

10 revision tips to help you ace that exam!

We all know before we get to the heavenly summer holidays, we have to go through a little bit of hell first. By hell, we of course mean exams and assignment deadlines! We know it get’s boring and repetitive, so we’ve put together a few ‘top tips’ to make revision that bit easier! Onwards! Continue reading “10 revision tips to help you ace that exam!”

The UK Study Timetable

S T U D Y U K T I M E T A B L EThis post is courtesy of Study London.

Studying in the UK can be quite different from studying in your home country. To help you get familiar with what will be expected of you, here is an overview of a typical UK academic year at undergraduate level. Continue reading “The UK Study Timetable”

University of Stirling

The University of StirlingOne of our oldest and most popular partners is the University of Stirling. Based in the stunning city of Stirling, it is only 35 minutes from Glasgow, and 45 minutes from Edinburgh – two of the world’s most friendliest and popular cities.

The University of Stirling widely regarded as one of the UK’s most safest campuses, and is embedded in a close community, ensuring that you don’t have to be worried about your safety whilst studying (and your parents can be reassured too!) Continue reading “University of Stirling”