Today's blog post is written by Brittni Baird, a Student Advisor and Team Lead at Across the Pond. Brittni studied at University of Stirling and is therefore our resident Scotland expert!
Here are some of the most popular questions about the application process to the UK that we receive at Across The Pond...
One of the most common concerns Canadian students have about studying in the UK is the grading scheme, which varies considerably from the Canadian system. Indeed, navigating the UK grades can be challenging. But don't despair! Once you understand the basics, entry requirements and the grades you receive while a student make much more sense.
Studying abroad may seem like a costly upheaval compared to continuing higher education back home. There are, however, a host of benefits to studying in a different country. But, why choose the UK? We list 5 reasons why a North American student should take their degree across the pond…
Healthcare in the UK is a whole other ballgame to North America. The National Healthcare System (NHS) gives UK residents access to full healthcare for free, plus subsidized dental and prescription coverage. But, how is it free? Well, it technically isn’t; part of Britons’ income tax pays for the NHS, so that all residents can benefit from the healthcare provided.
One aspect of studying abroad our students and parents ask us about is the safety of the university and town they will be moving to. Of course, in any country there are places that are more safe than others, but generally the UK is known to be a safe place to live and study. It’s always an option to ask any preferred universities for any safety precautions put in place around campus, such as emergency call boxes, all night university transportation and so on.
The main reason for anyone attending university, is to get one step further to achieving their desired career. It’s important to attend a university where students are not only taught skills for future jobs in their studies, but also learn from new cultural experiences, friendships, social life, and the everyday independency that may be new to the student. Studying abroad allows for these learnings on another level, and why not do that in the country home that is to top English speaking universities? We outline some more reasons of why North American students should choose the UK to study their degree…
Are you stuck on where to start in your UK university application? Fear not! We have listed some helpful tips for you to keep note of when applying to study in the UK.
You may already know a little bit about the UK and what you can expect when you study there, but how do you go about choosing the best UK university for the course you want to take?
Some universities may not even offer your course of choice, which makes it easier to decide where to go. But because of the fantastic education system and heritage the UK possesses, it can be a nail-biting experience to choose the right university, knowing that it will shape your future.
We’re here to say, don’t worry! Just read our quick guide on how to choose the best UK university.