Author: Audrey

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: 5 minutes It’s that exciting and nerve-wracking period before your start at University, and you’re asking yourself so many questions, trying to piece together what your life might look like in a few weeks’ time: where am I going to live? Who am I going to live with? Which neighbourhood will I fit in best? Will I […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes Part 2 of “The Life of a University of Edinburgh Master’s Student” is here! Our second semester ended a few weeks ago, and now the third semester — which is all about the dissertation — is in full swing. Though I’ve returned to Belgium for a couple weeks, I often daydream about and reflect on […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s the start of the third semester: a couple of days have passed since you submitted your last assessment, and your supervisor has contacted you for a first official meeting. The pressure is building to seriously start working on your dissertation, but you have no idea where to start or how to organise your work. […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes What a sudden turn this year has taken! Who would’ve thought on January 1st 2020 that our lives would have changed so drastically in a few months time. Like many other sectors, education has had to rapidly adapt to the instability and confusion wrought by COVID-19. On the 13th of March, the University of Edinburgh […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes Application season is in full swing: you’re writing motivation statements, waiting to hear back from universities, and have maybe even begun to receive offers. Though this part is undoubtedly stressful, the worst is yet to come: decision-time. How on earth are you supposed to know which university is the right fit for you? Hopefully this […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Christmas holidays are coming to an end, which has prompted quite a bit of self-reflection on my experiences this first semester. Instead of keeping these thoughts to myself, I thought I should put them to good use and share them! Maybe you, like me, will take on the second semester with a new approach. […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas and New Year are just right around the corner!   2019 Sustainability in Review Though sustainable development and the environment faced significant challenges in 2019, there were positive trends, especially on the local level! Through increased social action and education, there was a greater emphasis […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s a new conference on the block: the Clean Energy Access Socials. These sessions, started by MSc student Morgan da Silva, are a great opportunity for everyone, whether a lecturer, university staff, PhD student, undergraduate, or postgraduate, to come together as ‘like-minded individuals’. The goal of these socials is to stimulate discussions on complex topics […]

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