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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.

Student insight: Why Brighton is 'easy to fall in love with'

Student insight: Why Brighton is 'easy to fall in love with'

Is it your dream to study in the UK? Have you pictured yourself sipping tea and walking the grounds of stately homes but still can’t decide which university, city or town would suit you best? Not to worry. We spoke to Brighton University student Olivia Holtman, 24, who is studying psychology and sociology to shed light on what it means to be an international student in the UK and why she chose the city of Brighton for her studies.    

5 things to do after graduation

5 things to do after graduation

Finishing your university degree and receiving recognition for your achievement is the highlight of any student journey. After a lot of hard work and sleepless nights in the library, it’s finally time to celebrate while also thinking about your next steps. Graduation is an exciting time and completing university may feel like a relief at first, but newfound freedom can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what you want to do. But, there are many valuable

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International students in US face work permit delays

International students in US face work permit delays

The US attracts 1.1million international students each year, with many keen to remain in the country to pursue a career after graduation. But what options are available for these students who wish to find work after their studies? There are two main options. One option is to enroll in an Optional Practical Training programme (OPT) while the other is to apply for a work visa. The period that you can stay once you graduate will depend on your student visa status. F-1

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The 5 most surprising scholarships

The 5 most surprising scholarships

You’re probably aware that scholarships are highly sought after by prospective students, as university is not the cheapest and the bills do add up. However, many students are not aware of the funding options available to them or feel they wouldn’t be eligible. We’ve done some investigative work and found five unusual scholarships and bursaries that you probably didn’t even know existed. Just a little research into scholarships could end up saving you a great deal

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