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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 …

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 …

‘Things I wish I’d known before starting at Edinburgh’ – Josh looks back

It feels surreal writing this, but it’s coming up to two years since I started at Edinburgh. Yet the nerves that came with my first weeks at university are feelings that I won’t soon forget. Now, as a grumpy, world-weary Third Year with grey hairs and waning enthusiasm (just joking!), …

Life outside the library: Becky’s favourite Edinburgh activities

If you take a break from your work in the Main Library (other libraries are available) and are walking through The Meadows on a Sunday afternoon, it is very rare that you won’t see one of Edinburgh’s many sports clubs training whether the sun is shining, or rain is pouring. …

Studying International Development at Edinburgh: a Q&A with Karen

Hey there! I’m excited to share my experience as a student ambassador studying an MSc in International Development at the University of Edinburgh. This unique program has opened doors to a world of knowledge and opportunities that amaze me to this day. In this Q&A blog post, I’ll address some …

Melissa’s Top Five Free Things to do in Edinburgh

As a university student, Melissa is well-versed in finding the best ways to save money: here are her favourite free things to do in Edinburgh! Visit the Scottish National Museum It’s an obligatory first mention. As a student at Edinburgh, its proximity to campus is unbeatable. It borders Bristo Square, …

Spread the word: how to get involved with journalism at Edinburgh

Most university degrees require lots of writing and some people might find that doing essays and exams is quite enough, without doing even more as a hobby. But for those who are looking for chances to get their work published at university, student societies and journals offer plenty of opportunities …

Karen’s tips for finding internships!

Finding an internship can be challenging, but with the right approach, it can become an exciting and rewarding experience. Internships offer an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience, learn new skills, and make valuable connections that can help you in your future career (and the best part is that some …

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