student life

Student life

Hear about life at university abroad from students, alumni and the THE Student team.

Student life and study abroad blogs

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Three things that were a culture shock for an Asian student in the UK

Having grown up in Thailand and studied previously in Japan, here are three cultural differences I found studying in the UK and how to navigate them
Nalinrat Tingoum
September 30 2021

Student mental health and wellbeing

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Advice for first generation university students

Being the first person in your family to go to university may mean you have a particular set of challenges. PhD student Charisma Hehakaya shares her tips for any other first-generation students
Charisma Hehakaya
October 20 2021

Student activities, societies and social life

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What support is available for LGBTQIA+ university students?

Are you a university student who identifies as LGBTQIA+? Check out this guide to the different types of support that may be available to you, including scholarships and peer networks
Joy Hunter
October 19 2021

Study tips

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Flexibility is the biggest benefit of online learning, students say

With many students embarking on a new university semester, THE Student surveyed more than 2,000 of them for their views on the benefits of online learning versus classroom learning
Joy Hunter
September 8 2021

How to make an impact as a university student

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Climate action and sustainable development: what students can do

University of Manchester student Rachel Grunnill shares ways that students can get involved with sustainable projects at their university
Rachel Grunnill
June 10 2021

Stories from student alumni and university graduates

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Five things you hadn’t thought to prepare for as an international student

Before becoming an international higher education expert and author, Dr Rajika Bhandari left India at the age of 21 to study abroad in the US. Here are her top five things to consider when moving abroad as an international student
Dr Rajika Bhandari
October 21 2021
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