SPS student voices and experiences
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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 …

Working at the festival: Karen’s Edinburgh Fringe experience

For those of you not aware of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it’s quite the experience. For one month of the year, the city is transformed as it hosts the world’s biggest arts festival: university buildings host shows, pubs and bars stay open to the early hours, and lots of students …

‘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!), …

Melissa’s Top Five Free Things to do in Edinburgh

As a university student, Melissa is well-versed in finding the best ways to save money: here are her favourite free things to do in Edinburgh! Visit the Scottish National Museum It’s an obligatory first mention. As a student at Edinburgh, its proximity to campus is unbeatable. It borders Bristo Square, …

Spread the word: how to get involved with journalism at Edinburgh

Most university degrees require lots of writing and some people might find that doing essays and exams is quite enough, without doing even more as a hobby. But for those who are looking for chances to get their work published at university, student societies and journals offer plenty of opportunities …

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 …

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.

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 …


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