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Study Across The Pond US Blog

Samantha’s Fresher Experience as a Graduate Student

Posted by Samantha Cool, ATP Student Ambassador on Oct 17, 2016 9:00:00 PM

Freshers Week in the UK occurs at the beginning of the first university semester; it can be best described as an introduction week before students’ lectures begin. It’s a great opportunity to join the university’s student clubs and societies and meet new people – even if it is in the most unexpected of ways…

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Topics: Student Ambassador


Posted by Christian Nathan on Sep 30, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Choosing a PhD

Thinking about doing a PhD? It’s all about the research! I had started looking at PhD programs in the UK following the completion of my Master’s. After some online research, I had found a few projects of interest and got in touch with an Across The Pond Advisor, Jasmine, to help guide me through the application process.

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Topics: Graduate

Introducing our 2016 -17 Across The Pond Student Ambassadors

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Sep 1, 2016 10:59:01 AM

Meet our new Across The Pond Ambassadors! We are pleased to welcome 13 of our students to write some great stories about their UK study adventures over the next academic year. But first, let’s introduce them…

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Topics: Lifestyle

Across The Pond Alumni: David's UK study adventure

Posted by David Hutchins on Aug 12, 2016 3:29:04 PM


Choosing to Study in the UK

It was a long-term goal of mine to spend a year abroad in Europe, and what better way to do that then studying in the United Kingdom? My year at Durham University has surpassed every expectation that I had.

This year I have made friends from across the globe and achieved a Master’s degree from one of the best universities in the world. Something I never thought I would do. I can say without a doubt that choosing to study abroad in the UK was the best decision I could have made, both for my future and for the friends and memories I have made.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Graduate

Things to Remember When Applying to the UK

Posted by Jennifer Dobler, ATP Advisor on Aug 12, 2016 1:57:03 PM

If you are planning to study in the UK there are several things to remember before you can apply successfully to a university. This blog will help to give you a list of points to consider as you explore the possibilities of studying in the UK. 

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

Three reasons why Edinburgh Napier has the best Film Master’s Degree

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Apr 20, 2016 8:53:29 AM

Edinburgh Napier University is an ambitious, innovative and inclusive university based in the vibrant and prospering capital of Scotland in the UK. You may be surprised to hear that the university has an acclaimed Film Master’s degree which is open to students from the USA, who can take the 12-month course starting every September.

But what makes the Film Master’s such a well-respected and successful degree? Here’s three reasons that prove is it one of the best...

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Topics: Graduate

How to become a professional fiction film maker in 12 months

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Apr 13, 2016 4:53:25 PM

Are you thinking of fast-tracking your career into the film industry? Whether you’re looking to become the next award-winning Director or highly-acclaimed Producer, you can give your career a real boost by looking at studying a Master’s degree in Film.

Believe it or not, these types of Master’s degrees are now available to take in just 12 months, meaning you can get into the industry quicker than you expect! If you’re thinking of studying abroad, Edinburgh Napier University in the UK offers you one of the best Film Master’s degrees available.

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Topics: Graduate

An A-Z of industry phrases every Film student should know

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Apr 6, 2016 9:30:54 AM

We all know that getting into the film industry is difficult, no matter whether you want to be a producer, sound engineer or editor. Education, of course, is very important to learn skills and prove to potential employers that you have the ability to fulfil a career in the industry.

But when it comes to speaking about film in a job interview, or meeting your idol at an industry event, do you feel you would have the confidence to use and understand common industry phrases? To help you along the way, here’s an A-Z guide of the most common film phrases. Be sure to bookmark this page on your browser!

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Topics: Graduate

5 Steps to Becoming a Top Journalist

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Mar 24, 2016 10:29:13 AM

Everyone always wants to know everything, and it is for that reason that journalism is a never ending career. While the digital age might be changing journalism from its traditional, newspaper form, it’s still a booming industry, open to incredulous opportunities.

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Topics: Graduate

US Student’s Guide to Choosing the Best Journalism Degree

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Mar 18, 2016 9:51:10 AM

With so many universities offering courses in Journalism, it can be difficult to know what the right one is for you and your career. Finding success following your degree can depend greatly on the opportunities that you were exposed to while you were studying, which includes the modules that you can choose to study.

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Topics: Graduate