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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Category: Our undergraduates

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Alexandra / from Scotland / studying Medicine / 2nd year From my experience of last semester, there are certainly benefits to studying online. Online lectures mean you have more flexibility over when you choose to listen to the recordings, so you can schedule your study pattern around any other commitments. It is also really […]

Johanna standing in a forest

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Johanna / from Germany / studying Psychology / 4th year So you’re interested in student life at Edinburgh University? Whether you’ve gotten an offer, confirmed your place or are simply trying to learn more about this wonderful city, this is the blog post for you! My name’s Johanna, I am going into my final […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Riho / from Japan / studied at The University of Edinburgh between 2018-2019 on exchange Edinburgh is full of museums – you’ll never get tired of visiting them, since there are a lot! But of all the museums in Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland is the most famous. Today, I would like to […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Paige / from United States of America + Canada / studying Linguistics and studied at The University of Edinburgh on exchange Often our preconceptions of a city are associated with its climate. I have experienced first hand that this is indeed true. I can tell you as a native Californian that I am questioned […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Jana / from Germany / studied at The University of Edinburgh on exchange as part of ERASMUS+ After Christmas, I came back to a quiet Edinburgh. Winter break here means an abandoned campus, free choice of seat in your favourite coffee shop and an empty hallway in my usually busy twelve people apartment. I […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Jana / from Germany / studied at The University of Edinburgh on exchange as part of ERASMUS+ Welcome is much more than a word. It is a feeling. Filled with excitement and the thrill of a new beginning. It’s being invited. Invited to come and stay and to share your story. It means being […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Matthys / from South Africa / MSc Food Safety / 2nd Year It’s not always easy explaining to people how a veterinarian ends up working with food. Images of play dates with Labrador puppies or nursing a sickly lamb back to health generally springs to mind. Growing up on a farm in rural South […]


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