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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

A student stands, smiling in front of a poster.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Nitara / from the UK / studying PhD Biological Sciences As a PhD student, research never really ‘stops’ and summers can be varied. I have been lucky enough to spend the start of my summer in a place across the pond where dreams are big, and portion sizes are even bigger- the USA. Teamwork […]

Student carrying a small black lamb.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Maisie / from England, UK / studying Veterinary Medicine As a vet student, I finish my term quite a bit later than other university students, with my last exam on the 31st of May – almost 2 weeks after most my non-vet friends! Although my summers are shorter than most, they are still jam […]

Student standing at the top of Arthur's Seat with a view of the city.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Andy / from China / studying Sport Management As I sit down to write about my summer plans in Edinburgh, I’m feeling a mix of excitement and a bit of stress. This summer is a pivotal one for me, as it’s all about finishing my master’s program and stepping into the professional world. Here’s […]

Smiling student selfie within the New College quad

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Charlotte / from England, UK / studying Philosophy and Theology Introduction to the job I am delighted to share my enriching experience at The School of Divinity, where I have had the privilege of contributing to essential communications and teaching preparation activities during the summer of 2024 as a Records Management and Teaching Team […]

View of Princes Street with the sun behind the Scott Monument

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Katie / from Wales, UK / studying LLB (Graduate Entry) The academic year is busy. You have lectures, tutorials, exams and assignments – all while trying to juggle a study-life balance. Often people work part-time jobs and become part of many societies and clubs. So, it is only normal that when summer comes around, […]

Shadow of a person cycling

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Georgia / from York, UK / studying Human Geography (MScR) In first year, you often find yourself returning to your family home the moment your last assessment, or final exam has taken place. University can feel exhausting at times, and that reset may be just want you needed. However, as the years go on, […]

Roofline of McEwan Hall with a rainbow in the sky above.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Sophia / from the UK / studying History and Economics (MA) One of the most challenging dilemmas many prospective university students face is deciding which subject to study. When I began my university application journey I faced this dilemma. I had studied varied subjects during 6th form had two distinct subjects that fascinated me […]

Sunset behind Edinburgh Castle

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Alexandra / from the USA / studying Geophysics (MEarthPhys) Hi, I’m Alexandra and I’m a 2nd year geophysics student! When I was looking at universities, I was not really aware of what an average day might look like, particularly for more lab-based subjects! Hopefully this post will give you a bit of an idea […]

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