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5 Tips to Help You Learn a New Language - Kara Masterson

“5 Tips to Help You Learn a New Language - Kara Masterson”

Learning a new language can be one of the most rewarding, interesting and useful things you can do in life. However, many people never begin learning the language they've always wanted to speak because learning a new language seems like an insurmountable challenge. Luckily, there are some simple way… read more


Liberal Arts Lowdown: 5 Reasons a Degree Is Right for You - Brooke Chaplan

“Liberal Arts Lowdown: 5 Reasons a Degree Is Right for You - Brooke Chaplan”

Earning a degree in engineering or computer science could possibly get you a high-paying job, but earning a degree in the liberal arts can offer you so much more. Here are five reasons why getting a liberal arts degree is beneficial, and what bonuses it provides. It Teaches You How to Think A libe… read more


5 Ways to Expand Your Historical Knowledge

“5 Ways to Expand Your Historical Knowledge”

We certainly do live in interesting times. It can seem as though we are the first to experience so many things, but if we really look at the past, we will find that we sometimes are not. Studying our history is one of the best ways to understand where we are and how we got there. If history is one o… read more


Studying Politics in Ireland

“Studying Politics in Ireland”

Politics is the study of the dynamics of human interaction. It is a field of study that is both humanistic and scientific, and is centuries old. Aristotle called it the "queen of the sciences”. When studying politics, we are interested in a diverse and lengthy range of topics which includes t… read more


Studying philosophy in the UK

“Studying philosophy in the UK”

What is philosophy? Philosophy means ‘love of wisdom’, and philosophy as an academic subject involves the systematic study of deep and important questions about ourselves and our world. Studying philosophy will not, of course, guarantee that you become wise. But studying the subject is just abo… read more


An interview with an English language teacher

“An interview with an English language teacher”

An interview with Kamila Bateman, English Language Teacher at the University of Brighton International College.  Kamila Bateman is an English Language Teacher at the University of Brighton International College in the south of England.  She is Polish and has been educated both in Pol… read more


Teaching in Tanzania: Profile of a Human Rights Volunteer

“Teaching in Tanzania: Profile of a Human Rights Volunteer”

Caela Provost is an alumnus of the University of Limerick and she has often blogged for us about her time studying in Ireland.  Read her interview with Brian Knapp about the practicalities and the realities of volunteering in Tanzania.  I was recently given the chance to interview Brian K… read more


The study of philosophy in Australia

“The study of philosophy in Australia”

Australian philosophy programmes are well-respected globally. Mark Colyvan and Alan Hájek detail the structure of these programmes and how international students can apply. Australian philosophy has had a distinguished history. A number of antipodean philosophers - among them J.J.C. Smart, David A… read more


Those who can…do more than teach

“Those who can…do more than teach”

A degree in an education-related subject can do so much more than get you into teaching. The education sector is a broad and interesting part of society focused on people and development throughout their lives.   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”… read more


Shakespeare's Othelo in Arabic

“Shakespeare's Othelo in Arabic”

About Abdulla Al Asam: Abdulla lives in Doha, where he works as both an air traffic controller and as an actor. His most recent theatre play was 'The 8th Day of the Week'. In his free time, Abdulla enjoys reading, running and playing on his computer. “Abdulla has appeared in various Qatari TV … read more

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