Making the most of student opportunities

Alumni Tomas Soltinsky

Summer 2019 graduate, Tomáš Šoltinský, shares his experience studying the MPhys Astrophysics degree, and the amazing opportunities he undertook during his time here.


The reason why I wanted to study in the UK was to explore new opportunities. And guess what?  The University of Edinburgh provided so many of them! First of all, I should mention that the MPhys Astrophysics degree is quite flexible. I got to tailor my degree to be more theoretical, experimental or computational, and I got to choose courses ranging from General Relativity to Astrobiology. You can even change your degree like I did. (I started as a Physics student but changed to Astrophysics shortly after).

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Supporting inclusion through School internship

Graphic showing computer, people, ideas

by Liana Ahmed


Last summer I was given the incredible opportunity to intern with the School of Physics and  Astronomy’s Equality and Diversity (E&D) team to develop their new website and wiki.

As this was my first ever job as a developer, I came into it not really knowing what to expect. Being a bisexual woman of colour, however, I understood the sheer importance of having a strong E&D presence in any institution, especially when it involves a field that has traditionally lacked diversity. Therefore, it was truly refreshing to see how much the School’s team were taking direct responsibility to change this fact.

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