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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Two students holding a bowling ball in front of a bowling alley

Reading Time: 6 minutes …by Grace / from Malaysia / studying Law (LLB) Whether you’re diving into your first year or cruising through as a seasoned university student, we all face that familiar question every week: What are we doing this weekend? Well, fear not, because as a third-year student, I’ve become somewhat of an expert in making weekend […]

Princes Street at night with a ferris wheel

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Neeraja / from India / studying Business Analytics (MSc) Living and studying in Edinburgh is an absolutely amazing experience with lots to explore around its historic charm, adventurous hikes, delicious cuisines, diverse culture and much more. However, managing finances in a city that’s brimming with enticing cafes, vibrant events and social opportunities can get challenging. […]

Old College dome at dusk

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Ruby / from Vietnam / studying Marketing (MSc) Joining the University of Edinburgh and living in Edinburgh for the first time can be daunting, and here is what I did to ease my transition into this new life. Arrive early during the Welcome Week Welcome Week usually takes place a week before your official […]

New College in the sunshine

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Katharina / from Germany / studying Theology (MA) Among the most often asked questions I am asked on Open Days and Offer Holder Days is: What is student life like as a student at the School of Divinity? So, here are my top four reasons why I love being a student at the School […]

Edinburgh College of Art main building

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Ayaan / from India / studying Design for Change (MA) Being an international student at the University of Edinburgh has several perks. However, every student who decides to travel outside their country, stepping into the unknown always carries some questions and several expectations. For me, these were closely related to the course I was […]

A meal of soup and bread

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Sasha / from Ukraine / studying Global Crime, Justice and Security (MSc) Edinburgh is a multicultural vibrant city and it’s certainly been reflected in the variety of cuisines it offers. As a Ukrainian studying abroad, I can’t help but miss Eastern European cuisine, the taste of which immediately transports me home. Eastern European food […]

A scientist smiles at the camera in her lab.

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Trecia / from Jamaica / studying Biomedical Sciences (PhD) The Reality… At an early age, my thoughts of a scientist immediately captured a male decked out in a white coat, and yes the man was white. Far be it from me to think that a scientist could be black, and a woman at that. […]

Edinburgh castle with a blue sky above it.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Andy / from Beijing / studying Sport Policy, Management and International Development (MSc) As I reflect on my decision to study at the University of Edinburgh, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for the enriching experiences and opportunities that this vibrant city and esteemed institution have afforded me. From the moment I […]


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