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Are You Interested in a Career in Art or Design?
Are You Interested in a Career in Art or Design?

It is one thing to love a subject like art or design, but it is another to work as an artist or designer. It can sometimes be difficult to see how to translate your passion into a job that can then become a career. Luckily, we can help with that. In this post, we explore what career options are available to you and how Northumbria is the perfect starting point for an exciting career in art or design.

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How To Make Friends At University
How To Make Friends At University

Studying is an excellent opportunity to meet people. If you have moved to a new country or city you are likely to come across several different types of people from a variety of different backgrounds. If you’re worried about making new friends, remember that everyone is in the same situation as you! If you need a little help on how to do this or where to get started, we have put together a short guide to give you some ideas.

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What To Do In Newcastle Over The Festive Season
What To Do In Newcastle Over The Festive Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and, if you’re lucky enough to be living in Newcastle, there are so many things you can do to celebrate the season. We have put together a short guide to all the festive fun happening around the city to really get you into the Christmas spirit. Enjoy!

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How to Avoid Homesickness Whilst Studying at University
How to Avoid Homesickness Whilst Studying at University

Leaving home is exciting, especially if you are moving to a new country. However, this is also a big life change; for some, it may be your first time living away from your parents or living in a foreign country. It is completely natural to feel homesick, so don’t panic and follow our tips to overcome them.

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6 Steps To Overcome Presentation Nerves
6 Steps To Overcome Presentation Nerves

Presentations are an essential part of your Pathway course, which means having to speak in public. This is because this is what is expected of you as an undergraduate in the UK, and also, the world of work beyond graduation. You must be able to talk clearly and in an engaging way to the rest of the class so in this post, we have put together a few tips to help you face your fears and deliver a great presentation.

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What's On In Newcastle This Autumn?
What's On In Newcastle This Autumn?

Summer may be over but never fear – some of the UK’s best traditions start in the autumn and winter. To help you make the most of the new season, we have compiled a short list of events going on in and around Manchester to make sure you don’t miss out.

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How Best to Prepare for Undergraduate Study in Art, Design and Media
How Best to Prepare for Undergraduate Study in Art, Design and Media

Nothing should stop you from pursuing your passion. If you are thinking about a career involving art, design, or something in the media (or all 3!), studying for a relevant undergraduate degree is a great way to go about it. Here, we discuss how the International Foundation Programme in Art, Design and Media offers an exciting route and best prepares you for undergraduate study

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Are You Interested in a Career in Business?
Are You Interested in a Career in Business?

Studying business at university starts you down the path to many different careers. Business is a broad subject covering the majority of sectors and industries. From tourism, catering, financial services to media, fashion and entertainment – all are delivered through business. Business also touches on many functions, that is marketing, finance, human resources and sales, to name a few. Given this broadness then, there are many different roles in a variety of sectors for you to pursue should you be interested in a career in business. To give you a hand in understanding your options, we have put together a guide to some of the different areas, and jobs within those areas, that a business degree can lead to.

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Unmissable Summer Events In and Around Newcastle
Unmissable Summer Events In and Around Newcastle

A third of students studying in Newcastle stay there after graduating, making Newcastle one of the top ten university cities in the UK for student happiness. This is not surprising; the city has a great atmosphere, as well as fantastic places to live, eat, and work, with lots of fun events happening all the time. For those lucky enough to be spending their summer here, we have put together a brief guide to some of the best things happening in and around the city from July to September.

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