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The last semester: Martha reflects on her time in Edinburgh

Hi everyone! I’m Martha, a final year student in my last semester studying Scandinavian Studies and Social Policy. The beginning of Semester Two has brought an unexpected sense of reflection: a feeling that everything is slowly coming to an end. I thought, ‘what better way to reflect on these emotions …

Introducing our new writer, Ash!

My name is Ash (they/them) and I’m a third-year History and Politics student, meaning I split my time studying between the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the School of Social and Political Science! I’m German and grew up in Leipzig, a city in East Germany mainly known for …

Make your voice heard! Student representation and government explained

It’s that time of year again: student elections are back! Our resident Students’ Association expert, Ash, gives you the lowdown on what to expect.  With the student elections happening every year in March, you will probably see posters, emails and flyers popping up around study spaces, or the Student Association …

Winter Warmers: the Cosiest Spots to Get Coffee around Town

With its baltic winds and incessant rain, winter in Edinburgh is not to be underestimated. But fear not – Students at SPS blogger, Priyanka, has the perfect antidote: nestling into one of the city’s many cosy cafes. One of my favourite parts of living in Edinburgh is the almost endless …

Edinburgh’s Christmas! Ita’s guide to navigating the festive period

The Christmas season is nearly upon us and many of our students will soon be leaving Edinburgh to go back home for the holidays. However, for various reasons, some of us will be staying here over the festive period. Although this might seem tricky, it doesn’t have to be! Fortunately, …

Ita’s Day in the Life: Exam Edition

Semester 1 coming to an end means only one thing: exams are looming… But it’s not all doom and gloom! Our student writer, Ita, provides an insight into exam time in Edinburgh. Welcome to my day! 8am: wake up, do some morning yoga, go for a walk. I love to …

Martha’s Swedish Sojourn: recounting a Scandinavian year abroad

One of the unique elements of studying at Edinburgh is that many of our students choose to study abroad in Third Year. Our student blog writer, Martha, spent her third year in Sweden, and has recounted her experiences. You can find out more about exchanges at Edinburgh here.  As part …

Social Policy, Scandinavia, and Symphony Orchestra – Introducing Martha!

Hi everyone! My name is Martha, and I am a new blog writer for SPS this year. I am currently in my fourth year of an undergraduate degree in Scandinavian Studies (specialising in Swedish) and Social Policy. This means that I get to split my time between LLC (Languages, Literatures …

Garret in Paris: our writer’s year abroad experience

One of the biggest benefits of studying at the University of Edinburgh is the opportunity to go on a year abroad in your third year – because the vast majority of our programmes are four years, studying abroad doesn’t disrupt your course. Our student blog writer, Garret, had the time …

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