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The International Baccalaureate (IB)

What is the IB programme? Launched in 1968 in Switzerland, the International Baccalaureate is now taught all over the world, in over 4.000 schools and 145 countries. The standardized global curriculum is committed to cross-cultural, holistic and creative education, which will produce socially-focused young people, who are culturally understanding and connected to society in a…

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Volunteering

10 reasons why this will help your application and why you should do it straight away! Volunteering is good for you, good for the community and a valuable asset when you are applying for a place at university. These days, getting excellent grades is often not enough for securing an offer on a course, for…

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Gap Year

Is a gap year a good idea? After attending school from the age of 5 or so to 18, it is not surprising that the idea of taking a gap year – a 12 month break – before starting college or university may seem very appealing. But beware – a gap year does not involve…

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Triple Crown Accreditation

What is Triple Crown accreditation? Triple Crown Accreditation – what is that? Accreditation is a process of independent quality assurance, carried out to determine whether an organisation or a specific programme (for example, the MBA,EMBA or MiM) meet recognised standards of excellence. Accreditation has to be renewed, approximately every five years. If a business school…

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Bocconi University

Bocconi University – an overview Founded in 1902, Bocconi is an internationally-renowned private research university. It is located in Milan, Italy, and focusses on economics, business and law. SDA Bocconi is the business school wing of the university and offers MBA, EMBA and Specialised Master’s courses. Moverover, its MBA course was ranked 4th in the…

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Choosing a course to study

At first glance this might appear a simple decision – take a degree in what you enjoy. In reality, you have to consider a whole variety of factors before you put pen to paper. All of that before you start to fill out your university application forms. Choosing a course is a commitment and you…

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Starting University

Starting University can be a big step in your life and can be challenging. You might be feeling anxious and nervous about the big decisons in your life. A recent poll found that 90 % of university applicants reported feeling worried about the decisions they had made. They are worried about the future, and whether…

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How to prepare yourself to move to another country

How to prepare yourself to move to another country Moving to study abroad requires a different mindset to flying off for a two-week seaside break during your summer holidays. You will be living in a foreign country for three to four years, and will be creating a temporary home from home, where you can relax,…

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References – how to write them properly?

You have written your Personal Statement and filled in the application form, and all that is left is to upload your references. Let us look at this from two perspectives – yours and that of the referee. References – the student’s role The first thing you need to consider is who to ask to act…