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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

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View of a student's accommodation room with pin board and bed spread.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Katie / from Wales, UK / studying LLB Law (Graduate entry) You have just arrived in your new accommodation. Perhaps you got a chance to meet your new flatmates. If you are no longer a first-year, you may have even moved into a shared flat with some of your best friends! In that case, […]

View of the sun shining on the dome at Old College.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Hannah / from West Yorkshire, UK / studying Architecture (MA) Looking for student accommodation for first year can be a daunting task, so here are some top tips to narrow your search. 1. Halls Some students may be guaranteed halls accommodation, so this is a good place to start looking. The accommodation website explains […]

University accommodation courtyard in the sun shine.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Katie / from Wales, UK / studying LLB Law (Graduate entry) Where I was going to live upon arriving in Edinburgh was my initial and largest concern before moving to the city. This blog will explain the process I went through in choosing where to stay and my experience. The Catering Question? Choosing catered […]

View of New College

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Lena / from Germany / studying Intellectual History (MSc) Edinburgh, with its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, is a city that captivates the hearts of many. Being a student here is truly amazing, and you will certainly never run out of things to do. However, with it being such a wonderful (and […]

Trails from airplanes in a blue sky.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Fangzhou / from China / studying Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) MCouns / 2nd year As an international student, it could be very difficult to adjust to the new life in Edinburgh. The culture is different, the food is different, the way people dress, the social events people engage in… almost nothing is the same. I […]

Image of the Vet School in the snow.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Sophie / from Edinburgh / studying Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) / 4th year As I reach the end of my 4th year here at Edinburgh Uni, there’s a lot that I’ve learnt from my time here, and not just academically! To save you taking 4 years to learn the things that I have, […]

A quiet lane of houses in the sunshine.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Georgia / from the UK / studying Literature and Society In January of 2023, I applied for four Postgraduate courses at three separate universities: English Literature at the University of Exeter, Publishing at Stirling University, Publishing at Exeter again, and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. I had no clue where I would […]

An old book of Edinburgh inside a book shop

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Sasha / from Ukraine / studying Global Crime, Justice and Security (MSc) Going through tonnes of scholarly texts every week for your studies may be an engaging task but certainly a tiring one. Every now and then, you may want to take a break and unwind. So what could be a better form of […]


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