Edinburgh Napier University
I joined Across the Pond while finishing my Masters dissertation at Edinburgh Napier! I had gone from undergrad straight into a postgrad program, and while I was at Edinburgh Napier I started working in the International Office as an Ambassador. I loved being able to promote the school, talk about my experience to potential students, and overall just talk about the experience of moving to the UK, so when the job at Across the Pond came up, it was a perfect fit! This position also led me to spending more time in the UK and keeping that connection, which I was so happy about, since I loved my time studying in Edinburgh.
I chose to study in the UK for two main reasons. I knew I wanted to studying Publishing, but there weren’t many Master programs in that area in Canada. When I started exploring my options, it was between a program in Vancouver, and a program in Scotland, and since both are about the same distance from my home town, I figured I might as well move somewhere completely new! As well, I had family in Scotland, so I was really excited to be able to connect more with them and learn more about the place my family came from.
I like working for Across the Pond because it allows me to pass on my great experience to new students! I know how stressful the process can be, and I like being able to reassure students – because I’ve been there! My favourite part of the job is definitely seeing students get their offers – it’s always so exciting, no matter how many students you help.
I think people from Canada should study in the UK because it’s a great experience to grow as a person! Not only do you get to learn about the subject you’re studying, but you learn to become so independent and confident, and get to see the world in a different way than you do just living in Canada. Canada is amazing, and I love it so much, but I feel like I now look at the world from a new perspective after meeting people who grew up in different countries and have different knowledge. It’s such a great experience, and you’ll make friends from around the world who have the same passions you do.
My favourite things about the UK include: -easy travel options (within the UK and Europe) -tea -the history – it’s everywhere -fish and chips -Mary’s Milk Bar in Edinburgh.