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

Moving to London

Posted by Baltej Puneet Dhanoya on Oct 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Dreaming about this one stage in my life for the past few years and having it come to fruition as I arrived in London, this was a new beginning and chapter of my life. I know, it sounds pretty climatic and it was (I’d like to think so). While saying goodbyes to my family and friends was difficult, the biggest challenge in moving countries was surprisingly not obtaining the visa or the first few days at university – it was about my outlook on this new move. Personally, moving to London was more than just an educational decision, I wanted to study abroad for the memories and new experiences that it would entail. As such, I learned that you have to be genuinely excited and open for this new change!

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Topics: Sightseeing, solo, UK Study, Harry Potter, Why study in the UK, Law, finance, travel, Arrival, Student Ambassador, London

Goodbye Canada Hello United Kingdom

Posted by Jasmine Companion on Oct 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

This blog entry is going to give you the basic guidelines of what to bring and expect when immigrating to the United Kingdom for your studies! Most importantly, I'm going to tell you about my experience the first few weeks of being in the UK.

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Topics: Castle, Sightseeing, scenery, History, UK Study, Edinburgh, Harry Potter, Why study in the UK, Arrival, Fresher's Week, Student Ambassador

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

4 Tips for Making Friends in the UK

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Feb 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

I have always envied the people who can enter new situations and immediately become best friends with someone else. Although I like to think of myself as friendly, it always takes me a bit of time and multiple interactions to form a close and lasting relationship, making travelling across the world, away from my friends and family quite intimidating. Would people like me? Would I make friends? Would I find travel buddies to pop over to Europe with? Would I have people to grab a coffee or pint with on a Friday? If you are also agonizing over these types of questions, let me assure you that the answer to all them is a resounding yes! But if my word is simply not enough, let me highlight a few tips to make the friend-making process a little easier.

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Topics: Sightseeing, Leeds, scenery, travel, Arrival, Societies, England, Student Ambassador, Lifestyle

My First Days in the UK: Adjusting to Scotland

Posted by Hailey Mason on Oct 13, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Meet Hailey, one of our bloggers for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Hailey is studying at the University of Aberdeen.

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Topics: Arrival, Scotland, orientation, University of Aberdeen, travel, Classes

My First Days in the UK: Adjusting to Uni

Posted by Loleini Williams on Oct 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Meet Loleini, one of our bloggers for the 2017-2018 academic year! Loleini is studying at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

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Topics: London, orientation, Graduate, Arrival, postgraduate, Queen Mary University of London

My First Days in the UK:  Enjoying FresheR's Week

Posted by Hayley Fortini on Oct 5, 2017 10:04:31 PM

Meet Hayley, one of our bloggers for the 2017-2018 academic year!  Hayley is studying at Brunel University London.

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Topics: London, Graduate, Brunel, Fresher's Week, Arrival