My final First Week at the University of Edinburgh!

This week 4th year student Shreya steps back into the shoes of a first year student and shares her hints, tips and tricks as she reflects back on her very first Freshers Week  at the University of Edinburgh.  My final First Week at the University of Edinburgh! Hi, I’m Shreya …

Arriving at Pollock Halls!

Moving away from home for university can lead to some anxiety about your new home. Take a deep breath. University accommodation is welcoming and designed to help you feel at ease and comfortable with your space. Lulu is here to tell you about her experience.  Creating a new home at …

Wondering where to live as a postgraduate student?

Choosing where to live as a postgraduate student is a big decision, and with all the different options, you may find yourself struggling to weigh the positives and negatives. A good place to start is by narrowing down whether you want to live in University-provided, student accommodation or whether you …

Meet another of our new writers!

We are delighted to welcome a new postgraduate writer, who along with our existing writers will be sharing their experiences and thoughts on the things that matter to them. Meet the newest member of our team!  Welcome to the Students at SPS blog!   Adekiite Subject: MSc Africa and International Development …

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. 

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.

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 …