Britain’s Best Christmas Markets

We hope you are still buzzing from the magical transformation of the city of Bath last weekend as we get ready for this winter holiday. The lights are up and students can get right in the mood for Christmas Holiday with Bath on Ice, Bath Christmas Market and the warmth and cosiness of The Lodge. For those who stay in the UK this Christmas break, here is a list of the best Christmas markets in the UK that you can visit. 1. Belfast Christmas Continental Market When: November 6 to December 20 Belf... Read More

A Student Guide to enjoying Christmas in Bath

BATH ON ICE, GLOW IN THE DARK MINI-GOLF AND CHRISTMAS MARKETS: A Student Guide to enjoying Christmas in Bath It’s that time of the year again when sleigh bells ring and Michael Bublé’s Christmas CD is on everywhere you go. Christmas shopping in the UK gets a little bit hectic and like any other student; you are waiting for that winter break to start. And what is the best thing about Christmas? It is: surrounding yourself with the warmth of Christmas spirit and enjoying the best wint... Read More

January Course Dates for Cambridge Exam Preparation

New 2016 course dates for Cambridge ESOL Preparation Courses have just been released. Apply now to reserve your space! 4th January 2016 1st February 2016 7th March 2016 4th April 2016 Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) examinations are internationally recognised English language certificates for adults and young learners. This course is useful for students who want to enter a UK university, improve their career prospects or look for a job in an English speaking country. We... Read More

10 Most Unusual University Courses in the UK (According to The Telegraph)

1. Education Studies – Durham University This course has attracted much critical reception as the first course in the UK to offer a full-time Harry Potter module; but with more and more employers looking for social skills as well as qualifications, being able to wax lyrical about the moral implications of the cruciatus curse, is rather wonderful. One of the lectures is titled ‘Hermione Granger: Feminist Icon?’. 2. Viticulture and Oenology – Plumpton College Wondering what it mea... Read More

Top 5 cities for university students 2015-16

It is that time of the year when millions of applications are being prepared for university courses. Choosing where to study is a big decision, however, students often overlook the importance of picking out a city to reside in for the next one to four years. Nowadays, there are so many great courses offered by different institutions, it’s hard to pick the best one. Sometimes you just have to pick the University in the best city! Ranked by StudyLink, here are the best 5 cities for students. 1. ... Read More

FREE Bath and North East Somerset Resident’s Discovery Card

FREE entry to Romans Bath, Fashion Museum and more! What is student life if you can’t enjoy some student freebies and discounts? The details: (read more at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/tourism-and-heritage/discovery-card) The Resident’s Discovery Card is free to the residents of Bath and North East Somerset; entitling you to free entry and discounts at various attractions and establishments in Bath. It is valid for three years and is renewable. “During July and August, the Roman ... Read More

The story of Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November” With Bonfire Night just around the corner, we thought you might like a little recap on the history of this notorious British event: Under Queen Elizabeth’s 45-year rule, people who chose Catholicism as their religion have been persecuted and oppressed. So when the Queen died in 1603, they had great hopes that the new King, King James, would be more accepting of their religion because the King’s wife is a Catholic. But in the end, King James show... Read More

10 yummy English idioms

What is a better way to learn English than putting everyday food into common English idioms? Yummy. These idioms are used in most informal conversations between English-speakers. 1. Piece of CAKE = something very easy e.g. The Math test was a piece of cake. 2. To go BANANAS = to go crazy e.g. He went bananas. 3. To bring home the BACON = to earn money, to be the main provider for a household/family e.g. My daughter brings home the bacon. 4. To have bigger FISH to fry = to have more importan... Read More
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