Author: Win Sim

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: 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 […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the blink of an eye, eight months have passed since I arrived in Edinburgh in early September 2019 to begin my postgraduate study in MSc Environmental Protection and Management. With the submission of my final assignment in mid May, the second semester has finally concluded and now I am working on my dissertation project. […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, 22nd of April 2020, is the day we celebrate Earth Day 2020. Do not get confused between Earth Day and Earth Hour though. We celebrate Earth Day by demonstrating our support for environmental protection and participate in Earth Hour by switching our lights off in support of nature and our planet. Anyway, do you […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are thinking about studying at Edinburgh but unsure, here are my top five reasons of choosing Edinburgh. Hopefully, this will help answering some of your questions or clearing some of the doubts you have. Edinburgh has a lot to offer, in terms of architecture, history and nature. If you would like to experience […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.” ~ From Robert Burns’ poem, “My Heart’s in the Highlands” If you are curious about Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) postgraduate student experience, you might find this blog helpful. Other than attending lectures and completing assignments, SRUC MSc students get to […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays for many Asians. Although I could not be home for a reunion dinner with my family on Chinese New Year’s Eve, also with coronavirus fears throwing a wrench into many of my celebration plans, I still managed to celebrate the Year of the Rat 2020 […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Leaving a stable job to pursue an one-year MSc at the University of Edinburgh was a colossal commitment for me. There were four major reasons that ultimately led me to this decision: Needed a breather from the routine. This was especially after working in the same organization for many years, the restlessness of doing similar […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes “It had a sublime and solemn effect, so wild, so solitary — no one but ourselves and our little party there . . . I had a little whisky and water, as the people declared pure water would be too chilling.” – Queen Victoria, upon reaching the summit of Ben Macdui in 1859 “Mountains matter […]

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