U of Exeter wins intl student choice award

The awards, which collected votes from over 26,000 students, saw UK universities gain recognition in 12 categories. Aberystwyth University came second in the International category, and Swansea University followed in third place. “The fact that students are kind of endorsing what we do is really important” Nikki Padget, head of international student recruitment at the University of Exeter, said she was thrilled the university won the award, especially as it’s decided by students. “It’s really important that we listen to their views,” she told The PIE News. “I think it’s quite…

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Mexican student’s musical talent wins video contest

Mariana Osorio’s video soundtrack, an original song about how she travelled from one of Mexico’s most dangerous and impoverished states to study art and music in New York, clinched the win for InternationalStudent.com’s Travel Video Contest. “I challenged myself to create something different with the hopes of continuing my dreams of studying in the United States” In the video, ‘This Magic World’ Osorio sings about how she learned the violin “’cause I knew that it would take me to places I’d never seen”. Her efforts paid off, she sings, as…

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Plane crash survivor wins duty free lottery in Dubai

THIS could be the luckiest man on Earth. Just days after surviving a fiery plane crash, Mohammed Basheer has won the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire lottery — pocketing a cool $130 million.\ The Indian national, who works in the United Arab Emirates, was one of 282 passengers on-board Emirates Flight 521 when the Boeing 777’s landing gear failed to deploy last Thursday. It ploughed down the runway on its belly, coming to a rest as smoke filled the cabin. Crew managed to safely evacuate everyone on board, although incredible…

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Palestinian ex-refugee Hanan al-Hroub wins $1m Global Teacher Prize for her work with refugee children

Palestinian primary school teacher Hanan al-Hroub reacts after she won the second annual Global Teacher Prize AP A Palestinian woman who grew up as a refugee and who now teaches refugee children has been awarded with a $1million (£707,000) global prize for reaching excellence. Hanan al-Hroub, who teaches primary school children in the West Bank city of al-Bireh, just outside of Ramallah, was handed the second annual Global Teacher Prize which recognises an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the profession. The Pope announced Ms al-Hroub – who…

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