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Students at SPS

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Students at SPS

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 …

Cheap coffee and plug-sockets galore: Edinburgh’s best study spaces

At university, especially if you study in the School of SPS, a high percentage of your time will be occupied by independent study: reading papers, preparing for tutorials, reviewing lectures, writing essays, revising for exams. It is therefore really important to find study spaces where you feel comfortable and can …

Money Saving Expert: Karen’s top tips for saving your funds and continue having fun

Are you a student pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, like me? While studying is exciting, it can be expensive too, especially in these times with the cost of living rising. But don’t worry; I’ve got you covered! By following these tips, you can save some money …

Expeditions around Edinburgh: Elia’s favourite Scottish escapades

If you love being active and discovering new landscapes and places, Edinburgh is an amazing city. With beautiful coastlines, national parks, chapels, villages and abbeys, there are so many day trips you can go on. Here are some of my favourites! North Berwick This coastal town is very easily accessible …

Settling into studying abroad: Giulia joins the Student Blog!

I’m Giulia, a second-year International Relations and International Law student at the University of Edinburgh, and I am very excited to be joining the SPS blog team! Having lived in Milan throughout my whole life, moving to Edinburgh has been definitely a big change, as well as an important milestone …

“It has been a privilege to spend the last four years of my life in Edinburgh”: Shreya’s final reflections on her time at university

Somehow, just like that, I am able to count down the weeks that I have left at the University of Edinburgh on my fingers. My time here has given me some of the happiest moments of my life. Despite the world looking very different to how it did when I …

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 …

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