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FAQs about UK Study

Posted by Ashley Jeanson, ATP Advisor on May 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Hello students! You’ve come to this blog because you’re considering taking on a new adventure and studying in the UK. With such an undertaking, we know you have questions! Well, we’ve got answers. Behold, here are frequently asked questions about studying in the UK and how Across The Pond can help:

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

University Grading in the UK

Posted by Michelle Decker, ATP Advisor on Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM

When you embark on your UK university experience, one thing you may not think about is the differences between the US and UK educational systems. Remember that the UK and the US grade on a different scale, and you may get a shock when you receive your first few graded assignments. Don’t panic if you receive a lower grade which you are used; in most cases, you will be graded on a scale of 0-100% with most students receiving marks between 40-70%. Unlike in North America, a grade above 70% is viewed as extremely high and only a small percentage of students are awarded this grade. It may take some adjustment, but you’ll soon get used to the UK system!

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

Tips to Choosing a UK Degree and University

Posted by Jennifer Dobler, ATP Advisor on Jan 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM

If you are one of the many students we are currently working with then you are probably in possession of multiple offers from our partner universities. If you haven’t started already, enquire with us today to begin your application! Having signed up to work with an Across The Pond you will have exchanged some preliminary academic information and received a list of recommended universities to make your applications to. Of that initial list you chose between 3-5 programs to submit applications to. Now, however, having successfully applied and received your offers you may be wondering which university is going to be the best fit for you! Not to worry, you’re not alone; many students initially find themselves overwhelmed when presented with the possibilities of studying in the UK. Fortunately, this blog and your Advisor can assist you! There are several questions you should consider when narrowing down your university/program choices.

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

Four considerations when deciding which UK university you should study your English degree

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 30, 2016 1:53:27 PM

You enjoy reading literature as much as you love writing prose, and a career spent working with words sounds quite idyllic, but, you’re unsure which path to take next?

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

Across The Pond Alumni: Christian's UK Study Adventure

Posted by Christian Nathan on Sep 30, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Choosing a PhD

Thinking about doing a PhD? It’s all about the research! I had started looking at PhD programs in the UK following the completion of my Master’s. After some online research, I had found a few projects of interest and got in touch with an Across The Pond Advisor, Jasmine, to help guide me through the application process.

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Topics: Graduate

Across The Pond Alumni: David's UK study adventure

Posted by David Hutchins on Aug 12, 2016 3:29:04 PM

 

Choosing to Study in the UK

It was a long-term goal of mine to spend a year abroad in Europe, and what better way to do that then studying in the United Kingdom? My year at Durham University has surpassed every expectation that I had.

This year I have made friends from across the globe and achieved a Master’s degree from one of the best universities in the world. Something I never thought I would do. I can say without a doubt that choosing to study abroad in the UK was the best decision I could have made, both for my future and for the friends and memories I have made.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Graduate

Things to Remember When Applying to the UK

Posted by Jennifer Dobler, ATP Advisor on Aug 12, 2016 1:57:03 PM

If you are planning to study in the UK there are several things to remember before you can apply successfully to a university. This blog will help to give you a list of points to consider as you explore the possibilities of studying in the UK. 

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

Three reasons why Edinburgh Napier has the best Film Master’s Degree

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Apr 20, 2016 8:53:29 AM

Edinburgh Napier University is an ambitious, innovative and inclusive university based in the vibrant and prospering capital of Scotland in the UK. You may be surprised to hear that the university has an acclaimed Film Master’s degree which is open to students from the USA, who can take the 12-month course starting every September.

But what makes the Film Master’s such a well-respected and successful degree? Here’s three reasons that prove is it one of the best...

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Topics: Graduate

How to become a professional fiction film maker in 12 months

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Apr 13, 2016 4:53:25 PM

Are you thinking of fast-tracking your career into the film industry? Whether you’re looking to become the next award-winning Director or highly-acclaimed Producer, you can give your career a real boost by looking at studying a Master’s degree in Film.

Believe it or not, these types of Master’s degrees are now available to take in just 12 months, meaning you can get into the industry quicker than you expect! If you’re thinking of studying abroad, Edinburgh Napier University in the UK offers you one of the best Film Master’s degrees available.

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Topics: Graduate

An A-Z of industry phrases every Film student should know

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Apr 6, 2016 9:30:54 AM

We all know that getting into the film industry is difficult, no matter whether you want to be a producer, sound engineer or editor. Education, of course, is very important to learn skills and prove to potential employers that you have the ability to fulfil a career in the industry.

But when it comes to speaking about film in a job interview, or meeting your idol at an industry event, do you feel you would have the confidence to use and understand common industry phrases? To help you along the way, here’s an A-Z guide of the most common film phrases. Be sure to bookmark this page on your browser!

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Topics: Graduate