Category: Postgraduate

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: 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 As my time in the Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc is coming to an end, I thought I would share some information, experiences and reflections and a few tips I have for incoming students and for those who are simply curious and would like to know more about the programme.  Information I will begin with […]

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 Namastey! Doing a masters in environment and development has been a huge blessing. However, one of the best parts of it that I was looking forward to was the field trip to Nepal. The field trip was designed to give students a taste of being development practitioners, being in the field and reflecting on their […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am a 29-year old woman from the United States, and I am currently pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Environment and Development at the University of Edinburgh.  Before coming to school, I worked as an officer in the United States Air Force, and to be frank I struggled with my military service.  I […]

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: 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 […]

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