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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Joshua / from the United Kingdom / PhD Genetics and Molecular Medicine / 2nd Year As a large part of my project involves data analysis and statistics, I was invited to apply for the courses from the Academy of PhD Training in Statistics. These week-long residential courses offer graduate-level training in many areas of […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Madalena / from Portugal / PhD Evolutionary and Developmental Biology / 2nd Year When everything seems to go downhill, don’t lose hope. I just started to work on my project and it gets desperate at times. Suddenly everyone in the lab is leaving (actually leaving for good). And you…you are expected to finish their […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Amy / from Canada / PhD Population Health Sciences / 1st Year To most people without any background in medicine or health science, the term “palliative care” is either unheard of or misunderstood. It is often perceived as a synonym for end of life care. Upon initial encounters, whenever others ask me what my […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes …by Laura / from Ireland / MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement / 1st Year Final year of your undergraduate degree is the year when everyone around you starts asking “what next?” – what is the next step in your life? What will you do with yourself in just a few months’ time? You’ve completed […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Ayebare / from Uganda / MSc International Animal Health / 1st Year I always had a desire to pursue a master’s degree in animal health but I had continuously failed to find the best program for me. On 8th January, I had passed by my mentor’s office to have a chat about my future […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Joshua / from the United Kingdom / PhD Genetics and Molecular Medicine / 2nd Year In April this year I was able to attend an ME/CFS conference in Washington, D.C. The trip included two events – a workshop on the first day for early-career researchers in the field (PhDs and postdocs), followed by a […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Michelle / from Mexico / PhD Integrative Physiology / 3rd Year My favourite way to celebrate this time of year is baking a batch of Halloween inspired cupcakes and then eating them while curled up on my sofa watching a scary movie. Horror movie enthusiasts like me will agree that being scared can be […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Catherine / from the United Kingdom / PhD Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society / 1st Year Hi everyone, I’m Cat and I’m in the 1st year of my PhD, gulp! I’m only 6 weeks in so when people ask me what I’m studying I usually add the disclaimer “but it will probably change […]


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