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 …

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 …

Eating well on a budget

If you struggle to use everything up, to always have something in to eat, often resort to takeaway or find your weekly shops too expensive, Katie’s guide to eating well on a budget is for you. University life can be expensive, and some people find it difficult to afford their …

What I wish I had known before starting university

Lulu is here to share her wisdom with you on the things she wishes she had known before starting university and those that she’s learnt over the past two years. 

A love letter to the Chaplaincy

It has been a while since I ran frantically around the central Edinburgh campus, balancing a coffee cup and laptop on the cobblestones between lectures. But I still remember the feeling of entering the Chaplaincy, getting myself a 20p cup of tea, and plopping into one of their green couches with a sigh of relief.

Exploring the hidden gems of Edinburgh

When it comes to unique attractions, Edinburgh doesn’t fall short. The more you wander around our beautiful city, the more you will spot a mixture of picture perfect and magical sceneries ready to take your breath away. 

Packing for university

Getting ready to start at university for the first time? It might seem a little overwhelming to figure out what you’ll need to bring, but Katie’s here with her top packing tips to help get you started. So, you’ve chosen Edinburgh, you’ve found accommodation, you’re super excited, but what on …