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

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

Maintaining a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet in the UK

Posted by Hailey Mason on Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM

When I first moved to Scotland, I was nervous about my options as a vegetarian. I was accustomed to the meat substitutes and vegetarian-friendly menus that cluttered every grocery store and restaurant in Canada. Toronto has a thriving vegan and vegetarian community, with health foods and meat/dairy alternatives gaining popularity every day. After studying in England for a semester in 2016, I knew my choices would be more limited in the UK. It’s far from impossible to maintain a meat-free diet here, but you won’t find a Whole Foods Market or a vegan café on every corner.

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Topics: Student Ambassador, Scotland, University of Aberdeen, Shopping, Lifestyle

Working Part-Time in the UK

Posted by Hailey Mason on Mar 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Part-time work has always been a priority for me. Everyone has their preferences, but I believe part-time work is essential while studying. Even one shift per week can make you feel more independent and confident with your financial situation; a part-time job provides you with spending money, funds for groceries, and even spare cash for a coffee in the morning.

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Topics: Scotland, University of Aberdeen, money, finance, part-time work

Celebrating Christmas in Scotland

Posted by Hailey Mason on Dec 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Christmas is largely celebrated in Canada. When November hits, we settle into the familiar pattern of holiday music, decorations, and classic Christmas movies that seem to play on every channel. If you’re worried about a shortage of festivity in the UK, fear not. Christmas is equally as popular in the UK, if not more popular.

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Topics: Christmas, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Why I chose to study in the UK

Posted by Hailey Mason on Nov 16, 2017 10:44:34 PM

Since high school, I wanted to move to Vancouver. That was my end-goal. I planned to finish my Bachelor’s degree in Toronto and then move across the country to B.C. for my Master’s. For years, I told everyone that I was moving to Vancouver after I graduated. I wanted to study at UBC or Simon Fraser, ski in the Rockies, hike, and visit hip vegetarian restaurants. My plan was set in stone, or so I thought.

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Topics: Why study in the UK, Scotland, University of Aberdeen

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