Finding time to breathe in Edinburgh

Taking time out to rest and make the most of life in Edinburgh is just as important as your studies. Katie is here to outline some of her personal favourite ways to unwind in the city. Swim at Portobello Swimming in the sea is one of my absolute favourite ways …

Wondering where to live as a postgraduate student?

Choosing where to live as a postgraduate student is a big decision, and with all the different options, you may find yourself struggling to weigh the positives and negatives. A good place to start is by narrowing down whether you want to live in University-provided, student accommodation or whether you …

Self-care for Postgraduate Students

Do you have an established self-care routine or are you unsure as to where to start? Now in her second semester as a master’s student at the University of Edinburgh, Adekiite is here to offer you her tips for effective self-care. Blog by Adekiite, MSc Africa and International Development It was …

Progressing to Master’s study

Considering progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate studies? Jess is here to offer an insight into making the leap! Blog by Jess, MSc International Development Progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate For me, it was an easy decision to decide I wanted to do a master’s straight after finishing my …

It’s already second semester and I’m almost ready for my first placement!

It’s only been a few weeks so far, but the second semester has been a busy one. Donna is here to provide the low-down on how her semester is going. Blog by Donna, Social Work   As a third-year social work student my first practical placements are due to start …

Meet another of our new writers!

We are delighted to welcome a new postgraduate writer, who along with our existing writers will be sharing their experiences and thoughts on the things that matter to them. Meet the newest member of our team!  Welcome to the Students at SPS blog!   Adekiite Subject: MSc Africa and International Development …

2020, the year that changed the world: reflections and tips for navigating remote and hybrid learning

With the start of the new semester just around the corner, Lulu is here to reflect on the life of a student in the year that changed the world: 2020. The year of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. She also writes about what she’s learned through remote and hybrid learning, her experience in 2021, and shares tips for making the most of hybrid learning.

Charity shopping in Edinburgh

The festive season is almost upon us and we’re all on the hunt for perfect gifts for friends and family. Fortunately, Edinburgh has a fantastic second-hand scene, offering a more affordable and sustainable shopping alternative, with loads of fantastic charity shops to hunt for hidden gems. Katie is here to …