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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 …

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 …

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! …

At a loss for motivation? Here’s Ita’s guide to regaining your love for studying

At some point during our time at University, most of us will experience a dip in or even an almost complete loss of motivation to study. It is not necessarily our fault. Such things happen even, or maybe predominantly, to the best students. I have written in one of my …

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 …

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 …

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