On 21 February, in conjunction with the UK Council for International Student Affairs, a dedicated session was held to provide international students the opportunity to voice their experiences on studying at UK universities.
Government discusses capping foreign student numbers
As university budgets are stretched to their limits, there are now fears that apparent plans to limit the number of international students in future years could bring universities to the brink of bankruptcy.
Uncertain futures for uncertain grades
The grade safety net world we lived in last year is no longer, and although there are some merits to this policy, its replacement is inappropriate. Through a look at the Students for academic mitigation’s work, this account of uncertainty from a final year perspective will make you feel less alone.
What’s representation without support?
Considering that fact that most Indian national students spent about three months getting all our documents ready for a visa and poring over procedure, we’d not easily fall for phone calls demanding money and threatening deportation. But the fact that we received one of those phone calls is the problem, really. We know that “this […]
The International Dilemma
It’s not a pleasant experience, landing back in your home airport at 4AM in the morning, rubbing sleep out of your eyes, and knowing that you’ll have to do the same again in September. One week in, jet lag finally frees you up to fully appreciate the fact that you’re actually home. Home means not […]
Looking back at the Universities Diwali celebrations
The university of Exeter’s Hindu society organized a joint free event with the Asian Society on campus for all students and members of the community, in celebration of Diwali. The event took place on Sunday, the 30th October in the Forum Street from 3pm onwards. Navin Nagesh, the Co-President of the Hindu Society described Diwali […]
Cheers, Exeter! An International Experience
Coming to Exeter has been the best and worst decision of my life. Believe me. The University of Exeter. “So where is it in London?” “Is it good?” “Where does it rank in the UK?” – just a few of many weird, yet entertaining questions that my family from back home asked when I broke […]
International columnist: the importance of family visits
With the first term slowly coming to an end, many have speculated that at least half of the rooms in Duryard Halls residence will be absent of their occupants soon. Well, at least I can say that I am confident enough about this for these four particular accommodation buildings: Creedy House, Bovey House, Avon House, […]
As a First Year student I have been at Exeter now for two weeks and have settled into the university very quickly. However, I was disappointed with the ‘anti-prejudice march’ held in the Forum on 26th September. Much to my alarm, an event that was supposed to be about condemning prejudice and, specifically, condemning anti-Semitism […]
Editorial: onwards and upwards
Criticism upon criticism has been thrown at the Wellbeing Centre over the years, and we’ve deﬁnitely done our fair share of levelling concern. We thought it was time that we spoke to those leading the service to see how such complaints are aﬀecting them on a practical level. The response was nuanced, but it’s clear […]