Applying to Graduate School in America: How to Apply

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  For the previous post in this series, I created a guide detailing the steps you need to take before applying to graduate school in the US. Now that you’ve finished those procedures, you’re ready to apply to your chosen programmes at your chosen universities. There is no easy way around US graduate applications: it can be a long, gruelling and... Read more »

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Applying to Graduate School in America: What to do before you apply

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So you’ve decided to apply to graduate school, and better yet — graduate schools in the US! The prospect of applying to graduate courses in America can be both exciting and daunting, particularly if this is your first time applying for graduate school altogether. Rest assured, there are thousands of overseas applicants in your position, and... Read more »

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Cheeky Nandos – The Best Explanations

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I’m sure most of you have seen the memes and heard the jokes about Americans just not understanding what a ‘cheeky Nandos’ is. There have been some absolutely hilarious explanations floating around, using the most ‘laddy’ language possible, leaving people from outside the UK confused and probably a little worried. It’s weird because, even though... Read more »

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Study skills: Getting to grips with Critical Thinking

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  The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think – Albert Einstein Critical thinking is arguably one of the most important modes of thought you will develop through higher education. It enables you to analyse, critique, retain, and most importantly, be reflexive about what you learn.... Read more »

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Is Graduate School Still Elitist?

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The last few years have been a painful process of realising that the Academy is still very much an elitist institution. It functions to let certain people in, and keep certain people out, striving to allow only a certain privileged demographic to contribute to knowledge production, namely: the white, cisgender, male upper and middle classes. This article covers... Read more »

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