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

Studying education in the UK

Posted by Ashley Farrell on Nov 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

A common question I get asked here is: why did you choose Scotland to study education? My answer is maybe a little more complicated than other international students, but it involves the coming together of a great programme and some family roots.

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Topics: Student Visa, UK Study, Master's, Why study in the UK, Scotland, postgraduate, Student, 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

How To Make The Most Of Your Advisor During Your Visa Application

Posted by Scott Elliott on Apr 5, 2018 1:25:05 PM

Applying for your Tier 4 Student Visa can be a confusing and arduous task, and it isn’t always clear what information you need to include, and which documents you need to send in. Couple that with the fact that your application can be rejected based on an ill-prepared application, wasting both your time and money, and you’ll soon realize how stressful this process is. With the help of your advisor, however, it should be a smooth and straightforward process. We have years of experience with helping students apply for their student visas, and we’ve all gone through the process ourselves as well! So here are a few points to make the most of your advisor during your visa application: 

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Topics: UK Study, postgraduate, Undergraduate, Student Visa

Studying Public Health in the UK

Posted by Hayley Fortini on Nov 10, 2017 12:00:00 PM

For a few years now I have known that I wanted to study the topic of ‘health’, but was unsure of what that meant exactly. It wasn’t until I sat down with a friend of a friend who studied health at the postgraduate level and had some insight and advice that I was able really narrow down my focus. After looking into the many different programs in Canada and hearing that my friend was looking into international programs I decided to follow in her footsteps and also see what was being offered across the pond. Finding the right program for me took some time, but I’m glad I was able to do some investigating and find the right program for me.

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Topics: Master, public health, Why study in the UK, Brunel, London, postgraduate

Halloween in the UK

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Nov 6, 2017 4:48:02 PM

What is not to love about October? It is the perfect time to cozy up in your favorite sweater and sip on a cup of, well, pumpkin flavored anything while cracking open a new novel. October is a time for walks in the changing leaves, brisk morning runs, and of course Halloween. A classic holiday in North America, I was prepared for jack-o-lanterns adorning every doorstep, cheesy gravestones on lawns, and human-sized bags of candy being sold in shops. Alas, this is not the reality over here in fair old England. Halloween, although gaining steam, is just not as big or built-up as it is back home. Pumpkins do fill giant tubs in the entrances of grocery stores, and you may find a shop window or two covered in fake spider webs, but the overall extravagance of Halloween is sadly lost. Despite the lack of decoration, there is still plenty to do on the scariest night of the year!

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Topics: Halloween, Graduate, postgraduate, Master

Why I Chose to Study in the UK

Posted by Hayley Fortini on Oct 25, 2017 1:26:57 PM

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” – Unknown

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Topics: Master, postgraduate, money, finance, scholarships, taught master's, travel

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