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Category: <span>Student Life</span>

From Mexico to Scotland: Introducing Karen!

Hey there! My name is Karen, and I’m from the northern part of Mexico, specifically from Monterrey; I’m here to tell you all about my incredible journey from Mexico to Scotland and why I chose to study at the University of Edinburgh for my Master’s degree in International Development. So, …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.   …

An insight into the Student Newspaper: The Student

There are so many societies to get involved with at Edinburgh but, for those who want to dip their toes into journalism, Jess is here to tell you all about The Student,  the society for you to join. Founded in 1887, The Student is the oldest student newspaper in the …

Why you should consider a study abroad programme – Bon voyage!

Hi everyone! It’s me, Garret, writing my first post for the SPS blog. Today I will be talking about the opportunities available to social and political science students to study abroad in their third year and the benefits that this experience offers. I have decided to write about this topic …

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