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Category: <span>Preparing for University</span>

Torn between History and Politics? Why not both? Here’s everything you need to know about joint honours degrees at Edinburgh

Considering doing a joint honours degree? Here‘s some honest insight into all the best bits and all the challenges of these degree programmes from Ash, one of our student writers. I’m in my third year studying History and Politics and, spoiler alert: despite some challenges, I love my joint degree! …

Budgeting at Uni: Ita’s guide to managing your finances

One of the biggest changes to adapt to at university is managing your finances on your own: here, our student blogger Ita explains how she looks after her money. Being a student is not easy, especially if you move out of home and have to live on your own in …

Money Saving Expert: Karen’s top tips for saving your funds and continue having fun

Are you a student pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, like me? While studying is exciting, it can be expensive too, especially in these times with the cost of living rising. But don’t worry; I’ve got you covered! By following these tips, you can save some money …

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 …

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 …


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