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School of Engineering Blog

School of Engineering Blog

A blog for students, staff, alumni and friends of the School of Engineering.

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Kevin, MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering In realizing my dream of becoming a student at the University of Edinburgh, I had a journey filled with emotions and exhilarating experiences. While settling in a new country might feel like a vacation, it’s also a terrifying new beginning filled with lonely nights, immensely overwhelming days, and lots […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Freya, fourth year, MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering Edinburgh is a beautiful and vibrant city with so much to do. When you find the time away from your studies to explore, there are many fantastic options. However, as a student, it’s nice to keep in mind some affordable options, so, in this blog, I will […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Katherine, fourth year, MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering Getting involved with a sports team was one of the best choices I made at university. Joining a sports team has not only helped me keep fit and active, but has also allowed me to meet lots of new friends from a whole range of backgrounds, ages […]

Claire hiking in the Scottish mountains

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Claire, fourth year, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering This summer, I will be (hopefully) graduating with a BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering after four amazing years! Having moved a long way from home in Malaysia to pursue this degree, it was a tough but rewarding journey. Looking back, I have learnt so much from my time […]

School students at the civil engineering STEM outreach day

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Dr Daniel Fosas de Pando, Chancellor’s Fellow in Net Zero Buildings How can we help young people to work out if studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is for them? And just as importantly, how can we help them see that pursuing a STEM career like civil engineering could allow them to play […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes by Ewa, fourth year, MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering Have you been in a situation when your family or friends decide to visit you for a weekend and ask about your advice on what to visit in Edinburgh? There are so many things to see here, so what should you recommend? Maybe you haven’t even visited […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to the School of Engineering blog! The School of Engineering Blog is a place where our students, staff and alumni can write about their experiences, learning and successes as members of our engineering community. The blog will help different people – whether prospective students across the world and their parents; alumni; current and potential […]


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