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Ita’s Day in the Life: Exam Edition

Semester 1 coming to an end means only one thing: exams are looming… But it’s not all doom and gloom! Our student writer, Ita, provides an insight into exam time in Edinburgh. Welcome to my day! 8am: wake up, do some morning yoga, go for a walk. I love to …

Productivity 101: Elia’s top time management tips

One of the biggest challenges new students find is adapting from their rigid school timetables to university, where you have seemingly limitless free time. Here, Elia explains how she manages her time.  Generally, at university your academic rhythm changes. When I first came to Edinburgh, I was surprised to find …

Edinburgh Explained: Elia’s guide to University platforms

Don’t know your MyEd from your Euclid? Your DRPS from your Path? Fear not. The University of Edinburgh has a litany of online platforms which you will end up using for different tasks. At first it can seem overwhelming, so our student blog writer Elia has prepared a guide to …

‘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!), …

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 …

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 …

A Farewell to Grade C!

Join Adekiite for hints and tips on improving your writing skills and letting go of some common myths. You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the …

Postgrad is an “independent” yet enjoyable journey

How does postgraduate study differ from undergraduate? Mary is here to provide you with an insight into her experience of the transition to postgraduate study. My favourite aspect of postgraduate study is that it encourages independent learning; my least favourite thing is that it can sometimes feel lonely. Now I …

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 …

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.


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