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Category: <span>SPS Postgraduate</span>

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 …

Edinburgh Explained: Elia’s guide to University platforms

Don’t know your MyEd from your Euclid? Your DRPS from your Path? Fear not. The University of Edinburgh has a litany of online platforms which you will end up using for different tasks. At first it can seem overwhelming, so our student blog writer Elia has prepared a guide to …

From Edinburgh Undergrad to Postgrad – Introducing Ita

Hello everyone! My name is Ita and I am a current PG student at the University of Edinburgh (I have just finished my UG degree – MA Archaeology and Social Anthropology – also at Edinburgh). I am originally from Europe, coming from a small town on the Polish-German border near …

Studying International Development at Edinburgh: a Q&A with Karen

Hey there! I’m excited to share my experience as a student ambassador studying an MSc in International Development at the University of Edinburgh. This unique program has opened doors to a world of knowledge and opportunities that amaze me to this day. In this Q&A blog post, I’ll address some …

Navigating the Main Library: Verity’s top tips for productive study, finding spaces, and more!

Writing a post about how to use the library is not as straightforward as it might seem, because there are multiple libraries across the different University of Edinburgh campuses that are open to students and, depending on what courses you’re taking and where you attend your classes, you might find …

What’s it like to be a Postgraduate student at Edinburgh? Becky starts blogging!

Hi all, I am Becky, I’m 23 and I’m studying an MSc in Global Mental Health and Society, with a particular interest in education, refugees and child and adolescent mental health. I’m originally from the North West of England but completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. …

Goodbye, Edinburgh! Reflecting on a year of postgraduate study

This week we say goodbye to our student writer Adekiite, after a year studying her Master’s with us at the University of Edinburgh. Make sure you check out Adekiite’s other posts about postgraduate life linked at the bottom of the blog.

Reflection on a year of postgraduate study in Edinburgh

As Jess prepares to leave Edinburgh after a year studying the MSc International Development, she writes a final blogpost reflecting on her time here at the School of Social and Political Science. Farewell, Jess! Make sure you check out Jess’ other posts about postgraduate life linked at the bottom of the blog.

A Farewell to Grade C!

Join Adekiite for hints and tips on improving your writing skills and letting go of some common myths. You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the …

Postgrad is an “independent” yet enjoyable journey

How does postgraduate study differ from undergraduate? Mary is here to provide you with an insight into her experience of the transition to postgraduate study. My favourite aspect of postgraduate study is that it encourages independent learning; my least favourite thing is that it can sometimes feel lonely. Now I …


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