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James Smurthwaite

James Smurthwaite

Nationality

British

Qualification

PhD in Literature & Languages

Bio

With a background in communications, educational technology, and content development James has worked in both South Africa and the UK. Having worked in the higher education sector for a number of years, James has been the international editor on Hotcourses Abroad and is now Content Director for Hotcourses International. He’s all about keeping his finger on the pulse of everything study abroad and international student-related. You'll also find him writing on the site as HCA Editorial.

Why study cyber security?

Why study cyber security?

It’s unlikely that a day goes by when you don’t at some point make use of technology or interact online in some way. With the growth of the digital economy and the digitisation of services, you want to feel confident that your information and activity is secure. From banking to social media, and business networks to email, cyber security has become critically important. Let’s investigate what the discipline is all about, what you can expect to study, and what types

Where to study dentistry in Canada?

Where to study dentistry in Canada?

Canada is home to some of the top-rated universities in the world and sits atop several prestigious world rankings for numerous subjects. The country has a lot on offer for international students, from a reasonable cost of living to excellent post-study work opportunities. It’s little wonder then that Canada has proven to be a popular destination for students looking to study dentistry. We’re here to give you a comprehensive rundown of the top-rated universities for

How to make friends in your first week at university?

How to make friends in your first week at university?

Starting your student journey at university is both an exciting and daunting experience. There is so much to see, a lot of new information, and a whole new way of life to get used to. You may be worried that you won’t know anyone and if you will get along with your fellow students. The good news is that it’s easier to make friends when you first arrive at university than you might think. We give you some advice and guidance on the things you can do to get to know

What to do if you get sick while studying abroad

What to do if you get sick while studying abroad

Life as an international student is the adventure of a lifetime, and that’s why it’s best to be prepared. While it’s not something you may want to think about, you may get ill while studying abroad. Being sick isn’t fun, and you want to know that you have the best support and care if you should need it. This can make a big difference when you are far away from home. We look at some of the important steps you can take to ensure you’re in the best position to

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