Firstly, what is UCAS in the UK? The University & College Admissions Service, or more commonly known as UCAS, is the United Kingdom’s primary university and college student admissions system. This centralised service is what students in the UK, or wishing to study in the UK, apply through for an undergraduate degree. The UK UCAS Clearing Service forms part of UCAS and is provided as a last attempt to get you on to a course. The service is fee based and allows you to choose up to five education establishments to study at. In general distance learning and academic institutions [...]
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Where to study during your UK online courses? Doing an online distance learning course is often a great idea, especially if you are trying to fit in education with a busy professional or family life. The ability to study where you want and when you want is paramount in providing you with the best chances of succeeding. UK online courses are great for boosting you current knowledge, obtaining new skills or refreshing existing talents. Expat College provides various distance learning online courses from UK academic institutions, allowing you to find the right study course for you. Expat’s in particular find [...]
Changing your engine oil If you’re looking to save money during your car’s next service, consider doing the motor oil change by yourself. To change engine oil in a car is relatively easy, although you will need an understanding of what to look for and what to do. If the oil drainage plug and oil filter is easy to access, then doing the motor oil and oil filter change yourself could be a viable option and will save you money. Consult your car’s manual as to their locations and also for information on oil type, and frequency of change. In [...]
Stencil Patterns – What is it? If you’re thinking of doing something unique to your walls and furniture, then consider adding some stencil patterns. For those of you that aren’t sure what stencilling is, then the simple explanation is that a stencil is usually a pattern cut out from paper, metal or plastic, where paint is then added over its surface, to create a pattern onto the desired surface. This pattern can then be repeated to make beautiful designs. The art of stencilling dates back to the cave painting era. Here people would use their hands, covered in “paint”, to [...]
Remove alcohol stains - The process Like many, we all spend most of our time at a study desk – be it in the living room, bedroom or dedicated study. Nowadays, some desks have a glass or plastic top, although the majority that can be found are still wooden. The benefits of online distance learning means that you can study from anywhere - be it a park, beach or cafe - we found however, that the most common place is still at a desk in a quite part of the house. It’s also not uncommon whilst studying, to have a [...]
What's WhatsApp? WhatsApp is a freeware application which was founded in 2009. Currently owned by Facebook, this multi-platform instant messaging and VoiP service allows people to send messages, voice calls and video for free. With an estimated 1.2 billion global users, WhatsApp is available on Android, iOS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry. With the recent privacy concerns across the internet, WhatsApp together with Open Whisper Systems provides an end-to-end encryption for extra security and protection of privacy. WhatsApp auto-downloading media files on Android Many users, whilst communicating with others do not want WhatsApp downloading received media files automatically onto their [...]