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Alejandra Diaz

Alejandra Diaz

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Colombian

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MPhil Latin American Studies

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Aspiring journalist and Cambridge University graduate, Londoner 'by adoption'. Tweeting for @hotcourses_Abrd

UK-US universities head latest THE Reputation rankings

UK-US universities head latest THE Reputation rankings

Harvard University again leads an elite top six of Anglo-American “super-brands” universities according to the latest World Reputation Rankings 2013 published by the Times Higher Education magazine.   This year’s rankings are headed by Harvard University, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. A elite pack of

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The Tourism and Hospitality industry in today’s economy

The Tourism and Hospitality industry in today’s economy

The Tourism and Hospitality industries seem to be undergoing a renaissance despite forecasts of economic gloom. Not only have tourists become savvier in terms of their choices and demands, but also an array of new destinations seemed to have sprouted in an ever-increasingly interconnected world, notably diversifying the travel landscape.   We speak to Arie van der Spek, vice president of the  Laureate Hospitality Education , who tells us about

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Canon Collins scholarship for masters in the UK

Canon Collins scholarship for masters in the UK

The Canon Collins Educational trust works to create opportunities for people in southern Africa to develop their full potential through education and the assertion of human rights. For the academic year of 2013 Canon Collins is offering scholarships for taught masters programmes in any subject field, for applicants from the Southern Africa region. The scholarship covers full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, a return economy flight, a settling-in

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Phone scam targets student visa holders in Australia

Phone scam targets student visa holders in Australia

Student visa holders in Australia have been targeted by scammers who trick them into paying large fine for allegedly working beyond the hours allowed in their permits. The scammers impersonated immigration officers seeking payment for unlawfully working extra hours. Overseas students are only allowed to work 40 hours a week. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has issued a warning to international students to be aware of individuals

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Student Blog: London Underground marks its 150th anniversary

Student Blog: London Underground marks its 150th anniversary

'On 9 January 2013, London Underground celebrated 150 years since the first underground journey took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway. Since that moment, the London Underground or the ‘tube’ as it is commonly known, has become part of the day-to-day life of all Londoners and visitors.   Today UK's capital city is connected and functions in an amazingly orderly manner thanks to the underground. The network covers 408

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