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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: City of Edinburgh

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 […]

An old book of Edinburgh inside a book shop

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Sasha / from Ukraine / studying Global Crime, Justice and Security (MSc) Going through tonnes of scholarly texts every week for your studies may be an engaging task but certainly a tiring one. Every now and then, you may want to take a break and unwind. So what could be a better form of […]

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 […]

An aerial view looking down on Bristo Square and the grand McEwan Hall

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Georgia / from York / studying Human Geography / 5th year Starting university, be that for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree is a big change, and one that brings both excitement and curiosity, but also apprehension. I still very vividly remember the day I was dropped off at my first year university halls by […]

Image of Edinburgh Castle and blue skies.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Rowetta / from Edinburgh / studying International Business / 2nd year Edinburgh is a city of rich history and culture, renowned for its many festivals and stunning architecture, and there is always something going on with plenty of choices to suit everyone! This article moves past the typical tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Katherine / studying Civil Engineering / 5th Year. Moving to a new city can inevitably, be a nerve-wracking time, however I can assure you that I have found Edinburgh a fantastic city to call home for the length of my university degree.   Edinburgh has plenty of sights to see, both within the city centre, […]

View of water and Arthur's Seat

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Audrey / from Belgium / studying MSc Environmental Sustainability / graduated 2021 It’s that exciting and nerve-wracking period before your start at University, and you’re asking yourself so many questions, trying to piece together what your life might look like in a few weeks’ time: where am I going to live? Who am I […]


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