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Category: <span>Student Life</span>

The last semester: Martha reflects on her time in Edinburgh

Hi everyone! I’m Martha, a final year student in my last semester studying Scandinavian Studies and Social Policy. The beginning of Semester Two has brought an unexpected sense of reflection: a feeling that everything is slowly coming to an end. I thought, ‘what better way to reflect on these emotions …

Make your voice heard! Student representation and government explained

It’s that time of year again: student elections are back! Our resident Students’ Association expert, Ash, gives you the lowdown on what to expect.  With the student elections happening every year in March, you will probably see posters, emails and flyers popping up around study spaces, or the Student Association …

Winter Warmers: the Cosiest Spots to Get Coffee around Town

With its baltic winds and incessant rain, winter in Edinburgh is not to be underestimated. But fear not – Students at SPS blogger, Priyanka, has the perfect antidote: nestling into one of the city’s many cosy cafes. One of my favourite parts of living in Edinburgh is the almost endless …

Edinburgh’s top study spots: Indigo’s favourite workspaces

With semester two just around the corner, what better time to find a few new study spaces? Fourth-Year student Indigo shares some of her favourite study spots across Edinburgh, and includes tips on how to spruce up your own workspace if your prefer to study from home.  Hello all! In …

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 …

Social Policy, Scandinavia, and Symphony Orchestra – Introducing Martha!

Hi everyone! My name is Martha, and I am a new blog writer for SPS this year. I am currently in my fourth year of an undergraduate degree in Scandinavian Studies (specialising in Swedish) and Social Policy. This means that I get to split my time between LLC (Languages, Literatures …

Garret in Paris: our writer’s year abroad experience

One of the biggest benefits of studying at the University of Edinburgh is the opportunity to go on a year abroad in your third year – because the vast majority of our programmes are four years, studying abroad doesn’t disrupt your course. Our student blog writer, Garret, had the time …

Productivity 101: Elia’s top time management tips

One of the biggest challenges new students find is adapting from their rigid school timetables to university, where you have seemingly limitless free time. Here, Elia explains how she manages her time.  Generally, at university your academic rhythm changes. When I first came to Edinburgh, I was surprised to find …

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 …

Working at the festival: Karen’s Edinburgh Fringe experience

For those of you not aware of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it’s quite the experience. For one month of the year, the city is transformed as it hosts the world’s biggest arts festival: university buildings host shows, pubs and bars stay open to the early hours, and lots of students …

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