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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 …

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 …

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 …

Choosing your courses: Ita’s Electives advice

One of the biggest benefits of studying at Edinburgh is the electives system, where you can choose to study courses outside of your degree programme from a range of options across the University. Here, our student blog writer Ita gives her advice on how to pick them. Every year students …

From Edinburgh Undergrad to Postgrad – Introducing Ita

Hello everyone! My name is Ita and I am a current PG student at the University of Edinburgh (I have just finished my UG degree – MA Archaeology and Social Anthropology – also at Edinburgh). I am originally from Europe, coming from a small town on the Polish-German border near …

Navigating the Main Library: Verity’s top tips for productive study, finding spaces, and more!

Writing a post about how to use the library is not as straightforward as it might seem, because there are multiple libraries across the different University of Edinburgh campuses that are open to students and, depending on what courses you’re taking and where you attend your classes, you might find …

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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