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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Category: Our postgraduates

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 […]

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 […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Programme: Human Resource Management Year of study: Masters year Accommodation type: I live with my boyfriend in a privately rented flat Part-time job: Stylist at Jo Malone where I work 12 hours a week (at £10.18 an hour) Day one Started the day with a homemade coffee and some avocado toast to fuel up […]

A full english breakfast

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Programme: Linguistics Year of study: Masters year Accommodation type: Privately rented flat, shared with two flatmates. Day one It’s 9am, and I’m boiling two eggs while pouring the coffee into my mug. Quickly check if I have kept fruits in my backpack; an orange, a banana and an apple (you know what they say, […]

Kezia's dinner

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Programme: GeoSciences Year of study: Masters Accommodation type: Private with five other flatmates. Day one It’s the start of the week and I still have dry food and other bits to cobble together for stuff during the day so that’s not an issue. Also with the weather still Edinburgh dreary, I don’t leave my […]

Edinburgh Castle

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Programme: Sport Policy, Management and International Development Year of study: Masters year Accommodation type: An en-suite room in University accommodation with public kitchen. Shared with four flatmates. Part-time job: Student Ambassador Day one I had a lecture in the morning, so I made myself some toast and tea for breakfast. I usually bring some […]

A neon sign reads who run the world?

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Caitlin / from the UK / studying Public Health / 3rd year I started the MPH at the University of Edinburgh because I wanted a change. I had spent 10 years as a laboratory scientist in the infectious diseases field; when the pandemic hit and my lab was closed, like so many others I […]


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