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 …

Welcome to our new writer! Welcome Mary!

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!   Mary Subject: MSc Global Health Policy Hello, …

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 …

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 …

We have another new writer!

We are delighted to welcome a new undergraduate 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!   Garret Subject: MA (Hons) International Relations and …

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 …

Meet our new postgraduate writers!

We are delighted to welcome our new postgraduate writers, who along with our existing undergraduate writers will be sharing their experiences and thoughts on the things that matter to them. Meet the new members of our team!  Welcome to the Students at SPS blog!     Our team of SPS student …

2020, the year that changed the world: reflections and tips for navigating remote and hybrid learning

With the start of the new semester just around the corner, Lulu is here to reflect on the life of a student in the year that changed the world: 2020. The year of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. She also writes about what she’s learned through remote and hybrid learning, her experience in 2021, and shares tips for making the most of hybrid learning.

Study skills: How can time management, research and writing skills help you beyond University?

Wondering how the study skills you are developing at University will assist you in your future career? Katie is here to offer an insight into how she has already starting using those skills day-to-day.

So many deadlines: Six tips for time management

Do you plan your time effectively or are you often unsure where to start?  Now in her third year at Edinburgh, Donna is here to offer you her tips for effective time management.