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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

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Students in a Biological Science lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Abigail / from Edinburgh / studying Biological Sciences / 2nd year Welcome! Thinking of studying Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University and want to know what to expect from your first year? We’ve got you covered! Note: While this has been true for my experience of first year it may be slightly different when you join! Last year, […]

An aerial view looking down on Bristo Square and the grand McEwan Hall

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Georgia / from York / studying Human Geography / 5th year Starting university, be that for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree is a big change, and one that brings both excitement and curiosity, but also apprehension. I still very vividly remember the day I was dropped off at my first year university halls by […]

View of the grand interior of Rainy Hall at New College

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Emily / from the UK / studying Theology / 2nd year There are many misconceptions about studying religion at university – hopefully this blog gives a little insight into Theology to inspire you to take a leap of faith! (…so to speak). 1. You have to be religious to study religion This is the […]

Desk with paper work and sun shining across it.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Kit / from Belgium / studying History (MA) / 3rd year Being at university, there’s always a time when we struggle to get work done. As a disabled student, this can be doubly true. Whether that’s due to ADHD goblin brain or bad health days, the tips and tricks below can help you stay […]

Image of Edinburgh Castle and blue skies.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Rowetta / from Edinburgh / studying International Business / 2nd year Edinburgh is a city of rich history and culture, renowned for its many festivals and stunning architecture, and there is always something going on with plenty of choices to suit everyone! This article moves past the typical tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Katherine / studying Civil Engineering / 5th Year. Adapting to university classes can seem daunting, especially if you are coming straight from school to university. Here are a few tips and pieces of advice to help you adapt quickly.  Taking lecture notes   Unlike school, there will be designated times to make notes during lectures, […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Katherine / studying Civil Engineering / 5th Year. Moving to a new city can inevitably, be a nerve-wracking time, however I can assure you that I have found Edinburgh a fantastic city to call home for the length of my university degree.   Edinburgh has plenty of sights to see, both within the city centre, […]

Student ambassador in a welcome tee.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Katherine / studying Civil Engineering / 5th Year. Welcome Week can be both an exciting and daunting time for new students – personally I found my first Welcome Week to be a little overwhelming as there are so many activities to take part in! Reflecting back on my experiences, I have created my own […]


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