Category: Edinburgh

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 […]

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 Helloooooooo new students…. By now, you all will have your offers and hopefully are getting excited about moving to Edinburgh. Having been in your position before, I know the weird mix of nerves and excitement might leave you confused, so I am here to help you direct that excitement to a positive place. In a […]

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: 2 minutes A famous statue of a dog stands in the heart of Old Town, Greyfriars Bobby. I pass it every day as I walk into uni. Bobby was the loyalist of dogs. After his owner’s death, he sat by the grave, guarding it every day for 14 years until he himself passed away in 1872. The […]

Me with poster protesting for climate change.

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am a Geography and Social Anthropology student in my second year and I have to be completely honest, when it came to me choosing Edinburgh I picked it as my first choice before I’d ever been. I knew there was something drawing me towards this city and I didn’t realise what a perfect fit […]

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: 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: 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: 4 minutes Welcome back everyone! We hope 2020 has begun well and that you’ve had a good start to the new semester. The first week back always seems to be busy settling in and getting used to new class schedules and routines. However, for those adventurous at heart, school work is only beginning and there’s lots of time […]

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