My final First Week at the University of Edinburgh!

This week 4th year student Shreya steps back into the shoes of a first year student and shares her hints, tips and tricks as she reflects back on her very first Freshers Week  at the University of Edinburgh.  My final First Week at the University of Edinburgh! Hi, I’m Shreya …

Arriving at Pollock Halls!

Moving away from home for university can lead to some anxiety about your new home. Take a deep breath. University accommodation is welcoming and designed to help you feel at ease and comfortable with your space. Lulu is here to tell you about her experience.  Creating a new home at …

Day trips from Edinburgh

Edinburgh has lots to offer, from pubs and cafes to sports events and museums. But what do you do when you fancy a day trip? Luckily, Edinburgh is very conveniently located and there are lots of places to visit in the surrounding area. Jess is here to share her recommendations. …

An insight into the Student Newspaper: The Student

There are so many societies to get involved with at Edinburgh but, for those who want to dip their toes into journalism, Jess is here to tell you all about The Student,  the society for you to join. Founded in 1887, The Student is the oldest student newspaper in the …

Why you should consider a study abroad programme – Bon voyage!

Hi everyone! It’s me, Garret, writing my first post for the SPS blog. Today I will be talking about the opportunities available to social and political science students to study abroad in their third year and the benefits that this experience offers. I have decided to write about this topic …

We have another new writer!

We are delighted to welcome a new undergraduate 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!   Garret Subject: MA (Hons) International Relations and …

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 …