Day tripping by train: Four places to explore outside Edinburgh

Looking to get out of Edinburgh for the day? Donna has shared her recommendations for four fantastic places that are just a train ride away from the capital, so you can see a little more of Scotland while you’re here.

Study skills: How can time management, research and writing skills help you beyond University?

Wondering how the study skills you are developing at University will assist you in your future career? Katie is here to offer an insight into how she has already starting using those skills day-to-day.

Get involved in Edinburgh’s student clubs and societies

Anxious about making friends or meeting new people at University? Say no more! As part of the University of Edinburgh student body, you have access to over 300 student societies and clubs. Lulu is here to tell you all about her favourites, and why she thinks societies are a great opportunity to meet people with whom you share interests with.

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.