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 …

Did Game of Thrones end well or not? A lesson in Critical Reading with Adekiite!

Did Game of Thrones end well or not? A lesson in Critical Reading with Adekiite I remember not everyone liked the ending of the popular TV drama series- Game of Thrones (GOT). I haven’t seen it to date (I’m a bit of a movie pariah) but heard many of the …

Critical thinking and writing

Have you ever received feedback such as “your essay is too descriptive” or “you need to show more critical analysis?” This is all too common and can be the bane of many postgraduate students. While some description may be necessary, most university assignments require work that is analytical and critical …

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 …

It’s already second semester and I’m almost ready for my first placement!

It’s only been a few weeks so far, but the second semester has been a busy one. Donna is here to provide the low-down on how her semester is going. Blog by Donna, Social Work   As a third-year social work student my first practical placements are due to start …

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.

Why I chose to study Sociology and Politics

Unsure of your subject choice or even how to go about narrowing down many choices? Lulu is here to offer an insight into how she reached her decision to study Sociology and Politics at Edinburgh.

Course choices: explore your options and discover something new

As we approach Welcome Week, Katie takes us through her experience with making her course choices – the range of courses she selected, how they’ve helped her in her studies, work and volunteering outside of university, and how it ended up changing her direction of study. She’s got loads of tips to help you choose what’s right for you.