SPS student voices and experiences
Tag: <span>Edinburgh University</span>

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 …

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 …

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 …

What’s it like to be a Postgraduate student at Edinburgh? Becky starts blogging!

Hi all, I am Becky, I’m 23 and I’m studying an MSc in Global Mental Health and Society, with a particular interest in education, refugees and child and adolescent mental health. I’m originally from the North West of England but completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. …

Exploring Edinburgh – Josh joins the blog!

Hi, I’m Josh, a Second-Year History and Politics student here at the University of Edinburgh. As I near the halfway point of my degree, I’m struck by how much has changed in my life in such a short space of time. Only two years ago I was waiting to see …

Introducing Verity, our newest writer!

Hello, folks! I’m Verity, a fourth-year undergraduate student on the Archaeology and Social Anthropology programme, which means I’ve got a foot in two schools that are conveniently located next door to each other in the Central campus area. Top tip – finding the corridor that connects the Old Medical School …

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, …

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.

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.   …


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