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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Ana / from Portugal / PG Internship in Cardiac Development and Stem Cells / 1st Year Hi readers! I’m Ana, 21, and I come from sunny Portugal! This is actually my first time writing for a students blog, so I’ll try my best to live up to the expectations of the readers! So, I […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Tayla / from the United Kingdom / PhD Developmental Biology / 2nd Year When asked what I am doing for my PhD (a question often asked more out of politeness than actual interest), I’m sure many people expect a complicated and ‘sciencey’ title. Instead, my reply of ‘I tickle rats’, typically inspires a deadpan […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Bethany / from the United Kingdom / PhD Motor Neurone Disease / 2nd Year This is a common interchange between PhD students of every discipline, especially in biological sciences, where results depend on the unpredictable nature of living cultures or animals. However, one trap I am desperate to not fall into is letting my […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Bérengère / from France / PhD Psychiatry / 5th Year “You can’t begin to imagine all the stuff that I’ve learned while teaching.” — Future guest-writer Catherine. I used to think that learning and teaching were like walking and running. So while you don’t run before you can walk without losing your balance every […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Madalena / from Portugal / PhD Evolutionary and Developmental Biology / 2nd Year As an exchange student, you feel heavily misplaced when you first land in “your” new country and city. You are afraid if that feeling will ever go away and you are confronted with a whole new life full of responsibilities that […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Sophie / from the United Kingdom / studies PhD Tissue Repair / 4th Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes by Nancy / from the United States / MSc Equine Science

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Daniela / from Portugal / MSc Neuroimaging / 3rd Year… Hey all, It’s been almost a month since my first post. What has happened in the meantime? Soooooo many things!!! The semester started on the 15th of January and even though it has only been a little bit over a month, we are already […]


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