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 …

Did Game of Thrones end well or not? A lesson in Critical Reading with Adekiite!

Did Game of Thrones end well or not? A lesson in Critical Reading with Adekiite I remember not everyone liked the ending of the popular TV drama series- Game of Thrones (GOT). I haven’t seen it to date (I’m a bit of a movie pariah) but heard many of the …

Critical thinking and writing

Have you ever received feedback such as “your essay is too descriptive” or “you need to show more critical analysis?” This is all too common and can be the bane of many postgraduate students. While some description may be necessary, most university assignments require work that is analytical and critical …

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 …

Progressing to Master’s study

Considering progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate studies? Jess is here to offer an insight into making the leap! Blog by Jess, MSc International Development Progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate For me, it was an easy decision to decide I wanted to do a master’s straight after finishing my …

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 …