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Intercalating at SPS: a Medical student’s guide to the social sciences

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of intercalation, you perhaps wouldn’t expect our doctors of the future to be spending a year of their degree studying social sciences. But intercalating is a valuable experience, and was particularly so for Priyanka, our blog writer who spent her year away from Medicine …

Running around Edinburgh: Priyanka’s favourite routes!

If running’s your thing, Priyanka’s got you covered! Here’s her guide to running in Edinburgh. Spring has finally sprung, and Strava is flourishing like never before! Everyone seems to be lacing up their trainers to take on the new running trend. I have been running for around 5 years now …

Worried about the weather? Here’s where to find Spring in Edinburgh

Many students worry about the weather when they come up to Edinburgh – but fear not, it’s still possible to find natural beauty amongst the occasional spot of rain… here, Ita shares the secret to getting the best out of spring in the capital city. Finally, the days are getting …

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: …

Working in cafes, walking across the Meadows, and The West Wing: Indigo’s Day in the Life

Hello everyone! This blog post shows you an average day in my life studying at the University of Edinburgh. I’m basing it on my typical Wednesday. If you haven’t read my introductory blog post, my name is Indigo and I’m a fourth year International Relations student. The first thing you …

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 …

Introducing our new writer, Ash!

My name is Ash (they/them) and I’m a third-year History and Politics student, meaning I split my time studying between the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the School of Social and Political Science! I’m German and grew up in Leipzig, a city in East Germany mainly known for …

Make your voice heard! Student representation and government explained

It’s that time of year again: student elections are back! Our resident Students’ Association expert, Ash, gives you the lowdown on what to expect.  With the student elections happening every year in March, you will probably see posters, emails and flyers popping up around study spaces, or the Student Association …

Winter Warmers: the Cosiest Spots to Get Coffee around Town

With its baltic winds and incessant rain, winter in Edinburgh is not to be underestimated. But fear not – Students at SPS blogger, Priyanka, has the perfect antidote: nestling into one of the city’s many cosy cafes. One of my favourite parts of living in Edinburgh is the almost endless …

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