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Working at the festival: Karen’s Edinburgh Fringe experience

For those of you not aware of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it’s quite the experience. For one month of the year, the city is transformed as it hosts the world’s biggest arts festival: university buildings host shows, pubs and bars stay open to the early hours, and lots of students …

Choosing your courses: Ita’s Electives advice

One of the biggest benefits of studying at Edinburgh is the electives system, where you can choose to study courses outside of your degree programme from a range of options across the University. Here, our student blog writer Ita gives her advice on how to pick them. Every year students …

‘Things I wish I’d known before starting at Edinburgh’ – Josh looks back

It feels surreal writing this, but it’s coming up to two years since I started at Edinburgh. Yet the nerves that came with my first weeks at university are feelings that I won’t soon forget. Now, as a grumpy, world-weary Third Year with grey hairs and waning enthusiasm (just joking!), …

Life outside the library: Becky’s favourite Edinburgh activities

If you take a break from your work in the Main Library (other libraries are available) and are walking through The Meadows on a Sunday afternoon, it is very rare that you won’t see one of Edinburgh’s many sports clubs training whether the sun is shining, or rain is pouring. …

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 …

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 …

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