Tag: University of Edinburgh

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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 […]

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: 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 […]

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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: 4 minutes For many students, working part time is a great way to make living in Edinburgh more affordable. As someone coming to Edinburgh after living in a small town for most of my life, I noticed a massive increase in variety of work that you can do when your living in a city like Edinburgh. No […]

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 […]

Picture of palaeontology society committee after the quiz

Reading Time: 7 minutes Edinburgh University has over 350 societies; from Mahjong society to chocolate society – there is an endless list of new hobbies, activities and educational pursuits to enjoy. In addition to appreciation, political, and volunteering societies, almost every school has a society tailored to them.  As a fresher I (like many others) signed up to way […]

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 […]

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