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Category: <span>Exploring Edinburgh</span>

Cheap coffee and plug-sockets galore: Edinburgh’s best study spaces

At university, especially if you study in the School of SPS, a high percentage of your time will be occupied by independent study: reading papers, preparing for tutorials, reviewing lectures, writing essays, revising for exams. It is therefore really important to find study spaces where you feel comfortable and can …

Expeditions around Edinburgh: Elia’s favourite Scottish escapades

If you love being active and discovering new landscapes and places, Edinburgh is an amazing city. With beautiful coastlines, national parks, chapels, villages and abbeys, there are so many day trips you can go on. Here are some of my favourites! North Berwick This coastal town is very easily accessible …

“It has been a privilege to spend the last four years of my life in Edinburgh”: Shreya’s final reflections on her time at university

Somehow, just like that, I am able to count down the weeks that I have left at the University of Edinburgh on my fingers. My time here has given me some of the happiest moments of my life. Despite the world looking very different to how it did when I …

Exploring Edinburgh – Josh joins the blog!

Hi, I’m Josh, a Second-Year History and Politics student here at the University of Edinburgh. As I near the halfway point of my degree, I’m struck by how much has changed in my life in such a short space of time. Only two years ago I was waiting to see …

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 …

Where to socialise in Edinburgh?

Our student writer Mallory has LOTS of amazing suggestions on how to spend your downtime including going for a pint in one of Edinburgh’s many enticing pubs, socialising with friends during the summer nights down at the Meadows or enjoying an ice cream along the promenade at Portobello beach.   …

Climbing my first Munro!

It’s spring and the mountains are calling… or at least they were to Ariane on the Early May Bank Holiday. Ariane is here to share with you how she responded to the call and bagged her first two Munros with a group of friends. Whilst there were some soggy moments, …

We have another new writer!

We are delighted to welcome a new undergraduate 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!   Garret Subject: MA (Hons) International Relations and …


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