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How to break the ice

With the new semester commencing, I can only imagine the nervous excitement that my bunch of students must be feeling. No matter how extroverted you are, it is going to take some energy and effort to strike a conversation with a stranger. Everyone gets a little shy at first—after all, you don’t know what this…

How do I get a part-time job while studying overseas?

One of the main advantages as an international student is that you get to work part-time while studying: Australia – 40 hours fortnightly and full-time during the holidays New Zealand – 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays United Kingdom – 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays There are so many…

Does University ranking matters?

Before we go in-depth to the discussion, it is important to know what the different University ranking measures. Each ranking organisation measures institutions in different ways, using different criteria, and different weightings of similar criteria. 1. QS World Ranking of Universities: this ranking organisation uses a consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that…

What are some of the Allied Health programs I can study?

The Allied Health programs are gaining popularity in Singapore as the demand continues to grow and the capacity needs to be increased. “Providing updates on the Healthcare 2020 Master Plan during his speech, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said more than 900 hospital beds were added last year, through Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and…