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  • Tricia from Myanmar: staff support and settling in

    27 August 2020
    Tricia from Myanmar

    Tricia from Myanmar arrived at the International Study Centre to embark on her career in business. As well as gaining valuable business skills from her teachers, Tricia also learnt a lot from other staff in the Centre – such as how to adapt to UK life and how to get over homesickness.

  • Mustafa’s online learning diary: top tips for remote study

    11 August 2020
    A student talking to a friend socially distanced with face masks

    Mustafa from Pakistan is continuing to blog his experiences with online learning during the coronavirus situation. After some time to practice, read his best advice for how to study at home.

  • What can I do with an international relations degree?

    21 July 2020
    Students at University College Durham University

    Studying international relations at university, you will gain skills in communication and debate, as well as vital transferrable knowledge of different cultures and disciplines, including business, humanities, economics and politics.

  • Why is it important to study economics?

    13 July 2020
    Stock market price display

    Find out about the importance of economics and how it influences societies, governments and businesses around the world. If you are thinking of studying economics at university, read our blog to understand more about this engaging social science. 

  • Why study a general engineering degree?

    08 July 2020

    Thinking of an exciting career in engineering? By studying a general engineering degree, you’ll have the time to find the right specialism for you. From area-specific knowledge to the transferable skills this broad understanding offers you, you’ll be ready to start your career as a highly employable graduate.

  • Online learning during a pandemic: student support and keeping a routine

    01 July 2020
    Coffee cups on a table

    Mustafa from Pakistan is one of our students continuing their International Study Centre studies online during the coronavirus situation. Through online learning, Mustafa is able to continue developing the skills he’ll need on his Law degree at university. Keep up to date with Mustafa’s experiences learning from home – from how he structures his week to how our staff support him.

  • Anna's story: making a difference through music

    02 March 2020
    International Study Centre students pose for group photo
    Anna is studying the International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science at the International Study Centre. She will progress to BA International Relations at Durham University in September. Here, she tells us about her experience recording a charity single with her friends and members of the Stockton community at Christmas.
  • Mustafa from Pakistan: exploring Europe

    19 February 2020
    International student Mustafa holding daughter outside red brick building
    Mustafa from Pakistan is studying the International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science. Here, he tells us about his winter holidays, when he travelled to two different countries to visit some of the most famous courts in the world.
  • Chloe from South Korea: Studying Engineering at Durham

    01 October 2019
    Chloe from South Korea studied the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering at Durham University International Study Centre. She tells us about her experience of being an international student at Stockton-on-Tees.
  • Jasmine from Myanmar: preparing for life at university

    17 September 2019
    Jasmine travelled from Myanmar to study the International Foundation Year at Durham University International Study Centre. She is now studying BSc Biological Sciences at Durham University.
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