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Lizzie Horrocks

Lizzie Horrocks

Nationality

British

Qualification

English language and linguistics at Queen Mary University

Bio

The Content Executive for Hotcourses Abroad, Lizzie will be writing helpful articles to support you all along your study abroad journey.

Tools to help you stay connected during coronavirus

Tools to help you stay connected during coronavirus

One of the challenges of coronavirus is the lack of interaction that lockdown and social distancing creates. However, no matter how far you are from the people you miss, there are several ways of staying connected during this time. We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular platforms for socializing, as well as some more alternative ways of connecting to help you through this pandemic.   Video platforms If you’ve been attending online

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Universities at the forefront of the coronavirus response

Universities at the forefront of the coronavirus response

With the outbreak of COVID-19 affecting people’s lives globally, there is an urgent need for a vaccine and a better understanding of the disease. Significant efforts are being made all over the world by scientists, pharmaceutical companies, research centres, governments and universities.   So, what exactly is being done to tackle the coronavirus and how are universities specifically at the forefront of this work? We went to find out more.  

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Graduating in the time of coronavirus: “Anticlimactic, frustrating, bittersweet”

Graduating in the time of coronavirus: “Anticlimactic, frustrating, bittersweet”

Let’s face it, graduating during the time of a global pandemic isn’t ideal. I’m sure you were looking forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with your friends and family, in addition to throwing your graduation hat up in the air to signify the end of your degree.     Unfortunately, to keep people safe and healthy, many universities have had to cancel or postpone their traditional graduation ceremonies. However, students all around the

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Finding work in the time of coronavirus

Finding work in the time of coronavirus

Needless to say, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted many jobs and businesses around the world, causing unemployment and financial concerns for many people. The knock-on effect for international students is the potential loss of a part-time job or the fear of not finding work after graduation. Some countries have been more flexible around international student rights and are granting access to hardship funding, others have been less accommodating.  

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Coronavirus: 5 tips for coping with moving back home

Coronavirus: 5 tips for coping with moving back home

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the temporary closure of universities and borders which means that international students have had to quickly decide whether to stay in their study destination or get on a flight home. With this, comes panic and fear about giving the virus to family members and wanting to be around loved ones at the same time. Perhaps you’ve managed to move back home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic. First of all, you’re in a fortunate

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