Pride flag on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

…by Tristan / from Edinburgh / studying Ancient and Medieval History / 2nd year Navigating your first year at university can feel both intimidating and exciting as you get to grips with higher education, exploring a new city and meeting new people. This experience can seem even more daunting as an LGBTQ+ student, particularly when […]

The Meadows blossom and view from Arthur's Seat

…by Lily / from the UK / studying MPhys Physics / 5th year There are myriad green spaces in Edinburgh. In fact, it has previously been named the greenest city in the UK with almost 50% of it devoted to greenery. I’m going to give my top four a mention here, but there are so […]

Top of Arthur's Seat

…by Shreya / from England / studying History and Politics / 2nd year Hi, Shreya here! I’m just writing a quick blog post about the city of Edinburgh as there is a lot to do and I want to make sure that you make the most of it. As a capital city, Edinburgh has a […]

…by Greg / from the United Kingdom / PhD Precision Medicine / 4th Year Current status. Location: Edinburgh, UK. Weather: rain. Beverage: Everyday Tea. Currently reading: Metternich: Strategist and Visionary by Wolfram Siemann. I’m Greg, and I have been a scientist for the last nine years. I’m studying for my PhD in physiology. I am […]

…by Doireann / from Ireland / studying PhD Precision Medicine / 2nd Year   This year I was unusually reluctant to say farewell to February, for two main reasons: March brings the first anniversary of the original COVID lockdown; and if you consider Monday to be the first day of the week, February was a […]


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