Reading Time: 2 minutes This year, the University of Edinburgh Geography Society (GeogSoc) took part in the socially distanced One Day Relay in September, where staff and students ran for 24 hours to raise money for Health in Mind. The One Day Relay is a 24-hour running event that took place from 6pm on Friday 25th September to Saturday 26th, raising […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes I, like many others, have been quite apprehensive about re-entering studies after a looonnngg break away from anything academic. Especially as now all these studies will be placed online with little to no in-person contact with course leaders or fellow students. As a second year Environmental science student, I have one compulsory course and one […]

Swimming in Portobello

Reading Time: 7 minutes Back in the time when I was choosing my options for studying a postgraduate course, I had one thing clear, the place I chose should be near the beach. I had lived all my life in Bogotá, Colombia, a city that lies amidst the Andean mountains, but since I was very young I would go […]

two girls on Arthurs Seat

Reading Time: 4 minutes After a long summer we are finally back to classes, but this time we are largely online! Today, I want to take everyone through a short look through my first week of online classes, as well as my top tips of how to keep on top of things when you aren’t there in person. My […]

Girl searches for shells on the beach

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adjusting to these – unprecedented – times at first felt like it was going to be a stretch. Though this first week has been up and down, the general gist of online learning could have more benefits than we realise! Rolling out of bed to my desk to study and drink my coffee (in the […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes One year flew by in the blink of an eye. It seems like yesterday I was attending classes at King’s Buildings, or walking down the cobbled streets of Edinburgh in a chilly night. Now I am back in my home country, enjoying the warmth of home and fickle tropical weather. It got me thinking. Here […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome new students! I am so excited for you to start your Edinburgh master’s journey – enjoy the first few weeks, find your footing, explore the course and the city, and do not stress too much about upcoming coursework; you will receive plenty of guidance as the deadlines approach. The first master’s essay can be […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes So… What’s the next step after graduation? Many of us graduates are looking to enter the job market and hopefully begin a career within our chosen field. But, getting a foot in the door can be tricky. How do you enter the adult world of work and career? It can be different for everyone, but […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes As an international student, I can vividly remember how excited and also nervous I was before coming to Edinburgh. Occupied with IELTS English Language test, Tier 4 student visa application and medical check-up, I was also plagued by many burning questions. What should I bring? Have I forgotten anything essential? What do I need to […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes You have just arrived at Edinburgh. You find that it is rather frustrating to keep scouring the Internet for particular information. Surely there are some mobile apps that will make your life easier. Hah, let me share with you some of the apps that I find very useful in Edinburgh. University of Edinburgh Events The […]

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