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Introducing our new writer, Michael!

I’m Michael, a first-year French and Politics student and I am really excited to be joining the SPS blogging team. As my degree is a joint-degree, I split my time between the School of Literature, Languages and Cultures and the School of Social and Political Science. This helps keep me …

Bookshops, drag nights, cafés – Ash’s favourite queer spots in Edinburgh

Let’s be honest, normally the first thing that jumps to mind when thinking about Edinburgh might be the medieval old town, the amazing views from Arthur’s seat or even the city’s closeness to the Scottish Highlands. However, when I first moved to Edinburgh as a queer person, it was incredibly …

Torn between History and Politics? Why not both? Here’s everything you need to know about joint honours degrees at Edinburgh

Considering doing a joint honours degree? Here‘s some honest insight into all the best bits and all the challenges of these degree programmes from Ash, one of our student writers. I’m in my third year studying History and Politics and, spoiler alert: despite some challenges, I love my joint degree! …

Introducing our new writer, Qixuan!

Hi everyone! I’m Qixuan, but feel free to call me Scott. Currently in my third year, I’m exploring the world of International Relations and International Law here at the University of Edinburgh. It’s a journey that’s as exciting as it is enlightening, and I can’t wait to share a bit …

Seeing the Scottish sights: discovering day trips outside Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the best student cities in the world (unbiased opinion…), but while you’re studying here it’s essential to escape the urban life and see the other sights Scotland has to offer! Martha gives you the lowdown on her favourite day trips outside Edinburgh. We’ve all been there: …

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 …

Welcome to our new writer, Priyanka!

Hiya guys!   My name’s Priyanka and I’m a 4th year Medical student – but I promise I am writing for the right blog! During my 3rd year I intercalated (which is a fancy word for doing an extra year of study) in Anthropology and Sociology of Medicine, a course run …

Edinburgh’s top study spots: Indigo’s favourite workspaces

With semester two just around the corner, what better time to find a few new study spaces? Fourth-Year student Indigo shares some of her favourite study spots across Edinburgh, and includes tips on how to spruce up your own workspace if your prefer to study from home.  Hello all! In …

Introducing our new writer, Indigo!

Hello everyone! My name is Indigo (yes, my parents are very cool) and I’m a fourth-year International Relations student, which means I’m part of the School of Social and Political Science here at the University of Edinburgh. I’m originally from New York, but spent the first part of my childhood …

Martha’s Swedish Sojourn: recounting a Scandinavian year abroad

One of the unique elements of studying at Edinburgh is that many of our students choose to study abroad in Third Year. Our student blog writer, Martha, spent her third year in Sweden, and has recounted her experiences. You can find out more about exchanges at Edinburgh here.  As part …

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