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'My UK master's helped me become a New York Times bestselling author'

Abi did her master's in creative writing at Birkbeck College before her debut novel went on to critical acclaim. She shares her story and reminds us of the power of nursing a hope, no matter how tiny.

10 things to consider when choosing student accommodation in the UK

Book early, turn to social media for inspiration and other ideas on how to find your ideal student home in the UK.

8 ways to live your best life as an international student in the UK

From being a 'tourist' in your own city to making memories with your heart and not just your camera. GREAT scholar Prerna shares her top tips.

'I'm collaborating with Disney on their first-of-its-kind African-created series'

After graduating with a UK degree in animation, Hamid set up a production company that now works with Disney on their first-of-a-kind African-created series.

6 simple ways to combat stress as an international student in the UK

Here are a few ideas that might help you along the way when trying to manage any stress you might experience during your studies.

From engineer to master's candidate: my life as a student parent at the University of Cambridge

Hear GREAT scholar Jaki's experience of moving from Kenya to the UK to do a master's at the University of Cambridge after working as an engineer for ten years.

Women in STEM: I was offered a water management job straight after finishing my UK master's degree

Shilpa from India shares her experience of leaving home for the first time as a Women in STEM scholar and getting a job offer in her field after graduation.

6 top tips for applying for the GREAT Scholarship

2021-22 GREAT scholar Diona from India shares some advice based on her experience of applying for the GREAT Scholarship to help increase your chances of success.

How my PhD in nursing in the UK taught me to think critically and why I encourage my students to do the same

In 2017, Dr Balang became the first-ever male nurse from Sarawak in Malaysia to complete a PhD. In the UK, he learned to ask questions and find his own answers.

'My love of seabirds led me to study marine biology in Bangor'

Find out what led GREAT scholar Peter, from Malaysia, to study marine biology and why he would be happy to be a field biologist for the rest of his life.

7 top tips on how to make the most of being an international student in the UK

Hear tips from GREAT scholar Lourdes, from Mexico, from embracing your accent and celebrating your own culture to finding community and applying for awards.

How I went from studying economics and statistics in the UK to launching India’s very first international reggae festival

A few years after graduating from UCL, Raghav reinvented his career in light of the 2000s economic crash. He now runs one of India's most loved music festivals.

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