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Why the international education sector is important to the UK economy

The great glory of travel, to me, is not just what I see that’s new to me in countries visited, but that in almost every one of them I change from an outsider looking in to an insider looking out.
Clara E. Laughlin, Traveling Through Life. (via travelling-dreams)

(via thewanderingyogini)

This blog is literally perfect! I'm from the NL and thinking of going to Newcastle to do Media for my undergrads - would you say that your course focused on practical aspects as well as theoretical ones? Also, what is the campus like?!! Everywhere I look are the same pictures, and I can't figure out whether it's an actual campus or just a random collection of building within the city! Anyway, thanks so much for putting this blog up - super helpful! :)
wannabegradstudent wannabegradstudent Said:

Thank you!

I did a postgraduate media course so it might be a bit different from undergrad. Personally, I think it was a decent mixture of both. Again, I am not sure if the same applies to UG.

As for the campus, it’s clustered together. A few buildings are separated from the main location but it’s not sprinkled throughout the city. All sites are within walking distance.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How long did it take for you to get your visa after submitting it? Was there an interview?
wannabegradstudent wannabegradstudent Said:

I received my passport in the mail three weeks after submitting. No interview. Good luck!

youknowyourebritishwhen:

A new £1 coin, designed to be the “most secure in the world”, is set to be introduced in 2017.

It comes amid concerns about the 30-year old coin’s vulnerability to counterfeiting, with an estimated 45 million forgeries in circulation.

The new coin is based on the design of the old 3d (three penny) piece, or threepenny bit, a 12-sided coin in circulation between 1937 and 1971.

Interesting.

Prince George is absolutely adorable. I want to pinch his cheeks!

1983 - 2014

I knew without a doubt that it was in reference to England football. :)

In re: scones vs. US biscuits, I'm not really seeing it. A US biscuit is sort of a hybrid between a dinner roll and the layered nature of a croissant, only flakier and much drier (too dry to eat without butter). Maybe it's just that the items marketed as scones here aren't remotely authentic, but to me a "scone" is a sugary pastry, generally with lemon flavoring. Somebody got some variety of baked good very, very wrong, and I'm honestly not sure which country is to blame.
wannabegradstudent wannabegradstudent Said:

english2english:

Fair points. 

I think both are delicious. haha