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Study Across The Pond Canada Blog | Advice and guidance for Canadians wanting to study in Britain

First days in Edinburgh

Posted by Lauren Cameron on Oct 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Arriving in Scotland

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Topics: Castle, Sightseeing, scenery, UK Study, Edinburgh, Master's, Why study in the UK, Scotland, Arrival, Fresher's Week, Student Ambassador, Graduate

First days At Strathclyde

Posted by Ashley Farrell on Sep 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

What was it like to arrive in the UK? Was the visa easy or more complicated?

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Topics: Castle, Sightseeing, scenery, UK Study, Master's, Why study in the UK, travel, Scotland, postgraduate, Arrival, Student Ambassador, Graduate

A year in the life of a UK master’s student

Posted by Brittni Baird , ATP Advisor on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Studying in the UK can take a lot of planning and patience throughout the application process. But once the seemingly endless waiting game to depart for the UK is over, a new and exciting year long adventure is waiting for Master’s students! After all the anticipation, here is what you can expect as a Master’s student in the UK:

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Topics: Master's, UK Study

6 Things You Should Know Before Studying in Britain

Posted by Brittni Baird , ATP Advisor on Aug 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Studying in the UK is a fun and exciting adventure! Despite being part of the Commonwealth and being an English speaking country like Canada, there are still some things you should know before studying in the UK that you might not expect!

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Topics: UK Study, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Working in the UK

Posted by Loleini Williams on Aug 18, 2018 1:35:46 PM

Working in the UK

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Topics: part-time work, UK Study, Why study in the UK, Law, money, travel, Classes, National Insurance Number, Student Ambassador, London

Surviving Your Dissertation

Posted by Hayley Fortini on Aug 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Starting your Master's is a big step and is an exciting new chapter in your life, but the work and stress that can come along with it can be demanding at times! For me, even though I am in a course-based program I am still required to write a 15,000-18,000-word dissertation now that my classes are done. I am only a few months away from submitting (yay!) and thought I would share some helpful tips that have allowed me to stay focused and on-track so far!

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Topics: UK Study, dissertation, Why study in the UK

5 reasons You Should Study in England

Posted by Scott Elliott on Jul 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

England is a fascinating place to visit and live, and there is plenty to see and do even outside London. Here, we highlight the uniqueness and quintessential Englishness that can only be found here, and give 5 reasons why studying in England will be a great opportunity!

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Topics: England, London, Castle, weather, UK Study

Ways to make the most of the UK on a budget

Posted by Loleini Williams on Jun 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

It is very easy to have a fun time in the UK, and it is even easier to do it while spending lots of money. I love living in London and I want to enjoy the experience the best I can, but I’m also managing it on a student budget. Here are my tips for making the most of your time here, while still being kind to your wallet!

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Topics: London, Sightseeing, travel, Student Ambassador, solo, scenery, money, Lifestyle

Best Day Trips in Northeast Scotland

Posted by Hailey Mason on Jun 12, 2018 2:28:00 PM


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Topics: Student Ambassador, scenery, Scotland, University of Aberdeen, Castle, Sightseeing, travel, Student

Learn to Speak British English Before Moving to the UK

Posted by Heather Riddoch on Jun 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM

One of the biggest most potentially embarrassing differences in Canadian versus British English is the use of the term “pants”. In fact, you may want to start practicing now just to ensure you get the hang of things before you step foot in the UK and inevitably end up telling someone that you like their pants. In the UK, pants refers to underpants and only underpants. Trousers. The word you are looking for when referring to your longer leg coverings is trousers. Just keep practicing and you’ll get the hang of it. Moreover, you also shouldn’t be offended if someone asks you for a rubber. They need an erasure to fix a written mistake, they aren’t propositioning you for something else.  

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Topics: UK Study, Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Lifestyle