In your own words

Student writing exam

Prof Richard Blythe talks about plagiarism and why you will be asked to complete an Own Work Declaration before uploading your exam script.


Honours-year students are about to face an unusual set of exams. Absent are the rituals of filing quietly into a cavernous exam hall, fiddling with the gummed flap on the front your green exam book, and being subject to the piercing stare of an invigilator as they make sure you answer the questions without any outside help. However, there is much that will still be the same. The format of your exams is unchanged, so past papers will still give a clear guide as to what to expect. You will still be under pressure to complete your answers within the allotted time, and will also have to contend with uploading your solutions at the end. And most importantly of all, you are still expected to answer the questions without outside help.

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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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