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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

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“5 Smart Ways to Make the Best of a Humanities Degree”

Humanities, or liberal arts, majors get a bad rap. Many people believe that a degree in English, art, music, history or other such subject area is worthless and won't lead to a good paying job. This can be the case if you fail to plan and simply choose a major because it interests you. With some res… read more

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“An Interview With A Geography Teacher - Dan Cropper”

i-studentglobal spoke to Dan Cropper, a geography teacher at Fallibroome Academy, located outside of Macclesfield in the north of the UK. Dan studied Geography at University of Manchester and completed his PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University. How did you first get into geograp… read more

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“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

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

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

An insight into a sociology lecture

“An insight into a sociology lecture”

Generations, adulthood & homeownership Generations: everyday talk and sociological silence ‘Generation’ is everywhere these days. Whether it is a TV channel promising ‘an hour of inter-generational laughs’ on Talkin’ ‘bout your Generation, or whether it is politicians exhorting Gen… read more

My museum placement in the UK

“My museum placement in the UK”

Nahil Al-Askari is Museum Coordinator at the Children’s Museum, Qatar, and is currently completing her MA in Museum and Gallery Practice at UCL Qatar. As part of the programme she recently completed a three week placement at the iconic Manchester Museum.  This is Nahil's story: I am current… read more

How I solved my student housing nightmare

“How I solved my student housing nightmare”

Morgane Souihed was scared about studying social policy in London, but things got even scarier when she saw where she was going to be living! Fortunately, she sorted everything out nice and quickly. My decision to change course and start studying social policy took everyone, including myself, by su… read more

Interview with an author

“Interview with an author”

Nina de la Mer was born in Scotland and now lives in Brighton, England.   In the third year of her undergrad degree she studied in Germany. It was this experience that inspired her to write her debut novel 4AM, the story of two young soldiers in the early 90s and their struggle to balance th… read more

Arts education in Australia

“Arts education in Australia”

Australia is the ideal place to study a Bachelor of Arts degree. You will be part of the largest single degree programme available across all Australian Universities. There is a huge diversity in what can be studied under an Australian Bachelor of Arts degree: Aboriginal studies Anthropology S… read more

Visit Noah's Ark in the Netherlands

“Visit Noah's Ark in the Netherlands”

A Dutchman with a passion for religious education has built a full-sized replica of Noah's ark so that visitors can experience the famous story from the old testament of the Bible like never before. Based on measurements from books 6-9 of Genesis, Johan Huibers had to convert ancient measurements i… read more

5 tips for reading big books

“5 tips for reading big books”

George Elliot's Middlemarch (904 pages), Herman Melville's Moby Dick (635 pages), Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace (1,225 pages), Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow (904 pages) and, the big daddy of all of them, James Joyce's winding stream-of-consciousness modernist epic Ulysses (100… read more

Sociology - Why bother reading the classics?

“Sociology - Why bother reading the classics?”

Sociology is a relatively new subject (with origins in the work of Auguste Comte in the early years of the 19th Century), but it has grown hugely in a short space of time and is now a constantly updating agent of social commentary, measurement and reflection.  When you start a sociology degree… read more

An interview with a classics lecturer

“An interview with a classics lecturer”

James Uden, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University, talks us through his passion for 2000 year old poetry, ancient civilisations and dead languages. You seem pretty young for such a title. How many years have you been a classics scholar?I started studying Latin during my firs… read more

Teaching English to speakers of other languages

“Teaching English to speakers of other languages”

Both native and non-native English speakers can explore the opportunities in TESOL in the UK Programmes with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in their title draw upon a number of well-known disciplines, including applied linguistics, education, linguistics and psychology. In … read more

Digging humans: literally and figuratively

“Digging humans: literally and figuratively”

Studying anthropology in Canada will equip you with a wide range of skills and bright prospects for your future career. Anthropology in Canada combines the European (British and French) tradition, along with the American emphasis of a four-field approach to the study of human past and present. Incl… read more

Collective memory and the benefits of studying history

“Collective memory and the benefits of studying history”

History can give you versatile skills for both life and work, whilst teaching you how to maintain society’s ‘collective memory’. Aristotle is supposed to have once said that to understand anything, we must “observe its beginnings and its developments”. History is more than a series of dat… read more

Back to the future

“Back to the future”

Jean MacIntyre explores the rich education that a heritage studies degree can offer. Some people are just so fascinated by history that they want to tell the world about it. If you’re one of those people then you should study for a degree in Heritage Studies. Heritage studies is all about preserv… read more