Category: Undergraduate

Reading Time: 5 minutes I, like many others, have been quite apprehensive about re-entering studies after a looonnngg break away from anything academic. Especially as now all these studies will be placed online with little to no in-person contact with course leaders or fellow students. As a second year Environmental science student, I have one compulsory course and one […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes After a long summer we are finally back to classes, but this time we are largely online! Today, I want to take everyone through a short look through my first week of online classes, as well as my top tips of how to keep on top of things when you aren’t there in person. My […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Adjusting to these – unprecedented – times at first felt like it was going to be a stretch. Though this first week has been up and down, the general gist of online learning could have more benefits than we realise! Rolling out of bed to my desk to study and drink my coffee (in 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 […]

geoscience ball

Reading Time: 6 minutes The past two years have gone by in a blink of an eye, it feels like I’ve been here forever, but it also feels like I’ve been here just a couple days. From our Q&A sessions I’ve seen a lot of questions about what it was like moving in, starting classes, making friends and joining […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes With the current global situation, first and second year exams have been cancelled and our teaching has been moved online. We were fortunate to already have had most of our teaching in person. Our classes have now ended but today I’m going to give you a rundown of what a typical day in virtual uni […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hellooo!! I’m currently in my 3rd year of studying geography at Edinburgh and I thought I’d share with you just a few reasons why I chose to study here. There are countless reasons which make Edinburgh a great university to study at and live in, here are some that you might already know but also a […]

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 […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Why did I choose to go to Edinburgh? Whilst many may say they went to Edinburgh for the prestigious reputation or that it’s a world-famous university, that wasn’t really something of much importance for me, what I really cared about was the experience and the quality of teaching – luckily enough for me these were […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Deciding on what university to go to was a stressful choice to make at 17. For every step of my teenage years, there was always endless help with any important decisions that came our way. Then suddenly we were in our final year, our student support teacher was leaving, half of my friends had decided […]

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