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Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor

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Life After Lectures

Posted by Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor on Aug 7, 2017 4:30:00 PM

The English university system is unique because it consists of limited interaction time between students and university staff and many independent study hours, consisting of homework and reading. Because of this, lecture time is minimal and very valuable, but what do you do with the rest of your time?

Here is my guide to making the most of your life after lectures:

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Topics: England, Lifestyle, Undergraduate

Ethical Clothes Shopping on a Student Budget

Posted by Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor on May 8, 2017 7:00:00 PM

When traveling to a new country, trying to blend in (or stand out) is one of my top priorities. Currently, student fashion is the capital for unique fashion, so why not join in? Being an advocate of ethical clothing, I pride myself in buying and wearing clothes that promote favorable working conditions, fair trade, sustainable production, a positive impact on the environment, and animal welfare.

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Topics: Student Ambassador

LGBTQ+ Diversity and Choosing Your UK University

Posted by Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor on Mar 14, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Finding the perfect university extends past test scores and the aesthetic of the campus grounds. Like many other minorities, being queer forces you to do research into crime rates, safe spaces, and the LGBTQ+ scene overall. We cannot assume it is safe to be ourselves at all times. The last thing you want is to commit to an institution you don’t feel entirely welcomed or involved. 

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Why It’s Important to Befriend Other International Students

Posted by Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor on Jan 29, 2017 7:00:00 PM

When first arriving in England, you might be expecting your new friend group to be filled with posh accents and tea-sipping, but in reality that’s not the case. In fact, after I moved across the pond, about 80% of my friends were other international students from around the globe. While making friends born under Her Majesty is important, here are some reasons why welcoming other international students is even better...

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Topics: Student Ambassador