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Differences between British and American English: student
In the UK, a student is someone who is studying at university or college. A child at school is usually called a pupil. In the US, student can refer to anyone who is studying at school or university. British speakers use postgraduate to refer to someone who has finished their bachelor’s degree (=first degree) and is studying for an advanced degree. In the US, you would call this person a graduate student.