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Places to Go in London When You Miss Your Pet

Posted by Kelsey Grode, ATP Advisor on Jul 17, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Going abroad can mean leaving your pet behind, which can be hard. Unlike our human family and friends, our furry friends haven’t quite grasped the concept of Skype yet. Being abroad, you’ll experience bouts of homesickness every once in a while. For those that have left our pets behind, that can sometimes be the hardest part. Here are a few places to go in London when you’re missing your pet:

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Great Affordable Ways to Relax, Refresh and Recharge During Your Studies in the UK

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on May 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Despite what you might think, uni life in the UK provides many great opportunities to relax and enjoy down time in between classes and study sessions. At the University of Kent, the Kent Union works closely with the diverse student base offering fun, educational and exciting societies that provide every student with something interesting to catch their fancy. If your ideal way to relax and recharge after a busy week studying is to dance then traditional Balinese or aerobic belly dancing might be the perfect choice, or if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at stand-up comedy, then there is a society that can make that dream come true (and we all know laughter is the best medicine).

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A guide to your london university essentials

Posted by Across the Pond on Nov 30, 2016 1:40:20 PM

Have you got lost in the thoughts of the adventure of going to university in London? That's no surprise. Many students do. But while it is an exciting time for you, there are university essentials that you must remember too. 

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10 Amazing Photos That Show Why London Is The Best Christmas Destination

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Dec 16, 2015 11:30:00 PM

Many cities around the world claim to be the best at celebrating Christmas, but do these ten amazing photos prove that London is the best destination? We will let you decide…

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Quiz: Which Premier League Soccer Team Should You Follow When Studying In London

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 26, 2015 6:00:00 PM

 

Soccer (or football, as it’s called in the UK and most of the world) is a major part of UK life and culture, making it essential that you choose a team to follow while studying in London! If you haven’t got a team already, simply answer the following questions based on your choice of London university…

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An American Student’s Guide To Packing Your Bags To Study In The UK

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 18, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Now that you are ready for your adventure abroad, it’s time to actually start packing up your life.  Now comes the big question – what do you bring with you?

The answer is less than you would think! You want to leave a lot of the essentials behind to avoid the hefty extra luggage fees that airlines often charge. Don’t forget, you’ll be able to purchase most home/ body care items in the UK, so why bring them with you and waste the luggage space?

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7 Daily Facts Every American Student Should Know About Studying In London

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 11, 2015 6:00:00 PM

There is no doubt that London is one of the best cities in the world for study. It has everything that a student needs: delicious restaurants, buzzing streets, and even the odd celebrity. But as an American studying in London, what is it that you really need to know?

Here are 7 daily facts every American student should know about studying in London:

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15 Pieces Of Advice For Americans Studying Abroad From Former ATP Students

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 4, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Preparing to leave to study in a new country can be a little nerve-wracking. Don’t worry, we’ve been there! That’s why we have gathered some tidbits that should help you as you get ready for your time in the UK!

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How To Get A Part-Time Job Whilst Studying Abroad In The UK

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Oct 28, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Working part-time while abroad is a great way to supplement income and gain some international experience during your studies.

You are able to work up to 20 hours per week while on your Tier 4 Student visa and full-time during university breaks, so you are able to earn a good amount of pocket money.

However, as a full time student, working 10 hours a week may be more realistic, as staying on track with your course load will be of top priority.

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How Does Life On A London University Campus Compare To US Colleges?

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Oct 21, 2015 5:30:00 PM

London is simply incredible. One of the world’s most popular metropolises, it is historic as well as modern and bursting with cultural diversity, education and entertainment. Living and studying in the UK is an unparalleled life-changing experience, and London is the place to be if you’re looking for variety in your day to day.

At this point, London might already sound like the ideal place to you, but you also might be wondering how living in London during your university studies differs from going to a college in the US; below are some standout differences to help clarify things for you.

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