Category: Postgraduate

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being a masters student about to go on a field trip in a matter of weeks changed when COVID-19 became a pandemic. Not only were the remaining weeks of classes moved online, but so was my programme’s field trip. Knowing that one of my core courses was basically built on the experiences and education we’d […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the aspects of transitioning from undergraduate to postgraduate studies that I would’ve found helpful would have been to hear from a postgrad about the differences between undergrad and postgrad studies. For example, whether there’s any difference in the amount of time spent in class versus independent study, in the way of studying, and in the level of independence compared to undergrad. So, I hope you will find my thoughts helpful, after 5 months as a postgrad, on the differences between the […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes During my last two years of undergrad in the US, I knew I wanted to continue my studies at master’s level and do so in an English-speaking country. Completing my undergrad in the US was a great experience but I wanted to continue my journey in another wonderful place that was closer to home (Sweden). This led me to the UK, to Scotland, and at […]

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: 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: 3 minutes It still feels like we just started the new spring term and I’ve just found my routine again. I thought I would share what a typical day looks like for a postgrad student in the School of Geosciences, more specifically for an Energy, Society and Sustainability postgrad. I was trying to think of my routine […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes “WHY EDINBURGH” I have lost count of the number of times people ask me this question and in most cases, they really want to know why I have chosen to study here. Well, my reasons for studying at the University of Edinburgh can be compressed into five main points. 1. World-Class University: When I was […]

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: 6 minutes My name is Hannah and I’m a 3rd year PhD student in the School of GeoSciences. My main supervisor is Kathy Whaler and I am part funded by the British Geological Survey to work on geomagnetism and regional liquid iron movement on the surface of the outer core. I was interested in doing an internship […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes After returning from a field trip to the Maldives with the MSc in Marine Systems and Policies, I look back to where I was one year ago (lawyer and litigator, spending endless hours in my desk reviewing evidence and preparing for court) and it feels almost like a dream. How did a lawyer end up […]


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