The seasons of Arthur’s Seat

Blog by Laerke, Sustainable Development No matter which side of town you’re on, you can see him. Rising above the city, Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags are a magical piece of countryside in the middle of the capital. Join Lærke for a walk through the seasons on this quintessential part …

What I wish I had known before starting university

Lulu is here to share her wisdom with you on the things she wishes she had known before starting university and those that she’s learnt over the past two years. 

Getting involved in sports at the University: Netball in Edinburgh

Interested in getting involved in sport when you join us in Edinburgh? Katie shares everything you need to know to get involved in netball at the University and more widely in Edinburgh. With local clubs holding trials over the next few weeks, it’s the perfect time to give it a try.

Course choices: explore your options and discover something new

As we approach Welcome Week, Katie takes us through her experience with making her course choices – the range of courses she selected, how they’ve helped her in her studies, work and volunteering outside of university, and how it ended up changing her direction of study. She’s got loads of tips to help you choose what’s right for you.

A love letter to the Chaplaincy

It has been a while since I ran frantically around the central Edinburgh campus, balancing a coffee cup and laptop on the cobblestones between lectures. But I still remember the feeling of entering the Chaplaincy, getting myself a 20p cup of tea, and plopping into one of their green couches with a sigh of relief.

Exploring the hidden gems of Edinburgh

When it comes to unique attractions, Edinburgh doesn’t fall short. The more you wander around our beautiful city, the more you will spot a mixture of picture perfect and magical sceneries ready to take your breath away. 

Packing for university

Getting ready to start at university for the first time? It might seem a little overwhelming to figure out what you’ll need to bring, but Katie’s here with her top packing tips to help get you started. So, you’ve chosen Edinburgh, you’ve found accommodation, you’re super excited, but what on …

Sustainable eating in Edinburgh

We have probably all heard the tropes: ramen, cheese toasties, frozen pizza. The easy foods that concerned family members imagine are all that students eat. But is that really true? Laerke is here with the lowdown on sustainable eating in Edinburgh. Sure, for some people cooking is a skill not …

Reflecting on my reasons to study at the University of Edinburgh

Donna reflects on her first two years at the University and the route she took to studying Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, balancing lockdown, her family and studying, and the support she’s received from the University. There are so many reasons to study at the …