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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Category: Our undergraduates

Alex with a ginger cat

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Programme: Medicine (mature student) Year of study: Fourth year Accommodation type: Private flat with one flatmate Part-time job: NHS Healthcare Assistant. I find that during term-time, it’s hard to work regular hours as well as attend placement and keep up with my studies. I therefore work on the NHS ‘staff bank’, which is essentially […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Programme: Mathematics Year of study: Second year Accommodation type: University self-catered accommodation Part-time job: Student Ambassador Day one I wake up and go to a gym class that I have booked in the Pleasance Gym & Sport Complex of the University. I love to start my week with a strength training class because nothing […]

The living room set up for palentine's day

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Programme: Spanish and Scandinavian Studies Year of study: Fourth year Accommodation type: Private flat with four flatmates Part-time job: I’m currently working on a technology scheme that helps people from different backgrounds get into tech, regardless of your degree title. I found this after having a chat with a career’s advisor who inspired me […]

The Cameron Toll shopping centre exterior

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Programme: Chemical Engineering Year of study: Third year Accommodation type: Private flat shared with five flatmates Part-time job: Student Ambassador Day one To begin, I carried out my bi weekly food shop at Aldi and picked up groceries I was low on like bread, milk and meats, for £18.20. I usually only have these […]

A student sits in her room, talking to the camera.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hi, my name is Milly. I’m a state-educated student who is currently studying History of Art at Edinburgh University. Welcome back to part three. In this section I’ll be reflecting on my first year at the University of Edinburgh, speaking about things that I found helpful or unhelpful and just giving a general synopsis to […]

A student sits, talking to the camera.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hi, my name is Milly. I’m a state-educated student who is currently studying History of Art at Edinburgh University. Welcome to part two of my first year at the University of Edinburgh videos. In this section I’ll be talking about my background, some of my mental health struggles, and the events that led up to […]

A student smiles into the camera in their room

Reading Time: < 1 minute …Hi, my name is Milly. I’m a state-educated student who is currently studying History of Art at Edinburgh University. Here is my documentation covering everything from homesickness to overcoming severe mental health struggles, to meeting so many new and amazing people and finding yourself and new passions, all while trying to navigate the somewhat chaos […]

A clock tower against a blue sky

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Rowetta / from Edinburgh / studying International Business / 2nd year Wonder how to balance your academics with part-time work and socials, or what life is like as a society committee member or part of societies? Hopefully my week will give you an insight into this! I will take you along for a week […]

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