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Raif Howley

Raif Howley

Nationality

British

Qualification

Journalism

Bio

Raif is a huge football fan and loves an infographic. He studied on the NCTJ-accredited University of Sheffield Journalism course, which has recently been voted the UK's number one for journalism in the Guardian's University League Table. Raif will look out for any mentions on social media, and will always be happy to help with any queries on your study abroad journey.

5 ways to save money as an international student in the UK

5 ways to save money as an international student in the UK

This article was written by Ruth Bushi, an editor at Save the Student . Featuring the kind of straight-talking advice you won’t get at school, the site has everything you need to know about managing money without the migraines: student finance explained, insider info on careers, plus ways to save and scrimp without the stress. Without further ado, here are our top tips on how to save money in the UK:   1. Make the most of student discounts

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5 reasons to use a study abroad education counsellor

5 reasons to use a study abroad education counsellor

It would be an understatement to say that choosing to study abroad is an exciting decision, but it takes a lot of time and effort to make sure you are making the right choice of where to go. And, it can take even longer to put together the perfect application to make sure you get the offer you’ve been craving from your chosen university.   But, what if we told you that someone could help you make the decision, and then support you through every step

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Government scheme revolutionises UK post-study visa process

Government scheme revolutionises UK post-study visa process

A new scheme has been unveiled by the UK Home Office to streamline the international postgraduate student visa application process.   After trialling the scheme at four universities (the University of Bath, Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London), it has been revealed that a further 23 universities will be involved in rolling out the new visa plan – creating a list of 27 institutions that will be able to offer the new visa process.  

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Five reasons to study in Hong Kong with Prof. John Spinks

Five reasons to study in Hong Kong with Prof. John Spinks

Being from the UK, you could have forgiven Professor John Spinks for struggling to adapt to what is undoubtedly a very different cultural environment when he moved to Hong Kong in 1977. However, to say he has thrived would be an understatement. Consistently moving up through various roles at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) , Prof. Spinks is now the Senior Adviser to the President of the institution and the perfect person to ask for reasons why international

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Top tips on how to apply for a post-study visa in the UK

Top tips on how to apply for a post-study visa in the UK

When Dhruv Krishnaraj came to the UK to study a master’s degree in 2015, he was excited by the prospect of finding work in the country – like a lot of international students. However, he soon discovered that it was not as easy as he was hoping it would be. There was little support available for him, and he was often applying to companies with limited knowledge of their visa policies.   He noticed that there was little help for international students

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