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Laura Reid

Laura Reid

Laura was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and is now based in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2006 with a BS in Elementary Education. A few years later, with the help of Across the Pond, she attended the University of Roehampton for her MA in Education in 2012-2013. She lived in the bustling city of London for five years and is back in the States and ready to help some fellow Americans study abroad. She began working with Across the Pond in April 2018.

Paige Calkins

Paige Calkins

Paige earned her BA in Environmental Studies from Seton Hall University in 2014.  Through using Across The Pond, she earned her MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from Edinburgh Napier University in 2015.  Seeing the impact studying in Scotland had on her, Paige decided to go back to where it all began and help others experience studying in the U.K.

UK Study Expert Since: April 2018

Studying at Edinburgh Napier

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. With around 19,000 students, the university is one of Scotland’s biggest campuses, attracting 9,000 international students from more than 110 different countries.

Creative Writing, Film, Journalism and Design at Edinburgh Napier

Edinburgh Napier is the ideal choice for students looking to get a graduate degree in Creative Writing, Film, Journalism, or Design. While each program employs unique methods to engage and immerse students in the subject matter, they also intentionally provide a firsthand look and thorough acquaintance with the industry. Why?  Because Edinburgh Napier knows students ultimately need to land jobs.

Creative Writing

Marketing, Tourism, and Events at Edinburgh Napier

If you're interested in pursuing a degree in Marketing, Tourism, and Events, there’s no better place than Edinburgh Napier University, for myriad reasons.  Firstly, its location.  Edinburgh is "the Festival City".  As a city, Edinburgh plays host to 12 annual festivals along with 3,000 individual events each year, with 4.5 million attendees from 70 countries and 25,000 performers. In all of these events, international students have a wide variety of ways to get involved.  

Conservation and Ecotourism at Edinburgh Napier

For students who seek to focus their studies on the great outdoors in the great outdoors, Edinburgh Napier University allows them to do just that, in unique, enjoyable, and advantageous ways.

Whether in a laboratory using industry-grade equipment, at the world-class Edinburgh Zoo, or on a marine station, Edinburgh Napier intentionally combines classroom knowledge with practical experience, so students are not only informed, but equipped and qualified for the next step in life, be it further education or a career.

Study in Britain

Live and study in Britain!

Does the bustling big city life of London raise your pulse, or perhaps the quaint British villages take your breath away? You are not alone! We share your enthusiasm for Britain, and would like to help you embark upon your own British adventure. The United Kingdom has a wealth of opportunities just waiting to be discovered. Instead of visiting for a weekend or holiday, why not come to live and study in Britain? 

Your Student Visa

If you’re a non-UK or EU student interested in studying in the UK for six months or more, you will need a Tier 4 Student Visa in order to enter the country.


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