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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: Health & Wellbeing

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 […]

Desk with paper work and sun shining across it.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Kit / from Belgium / studying History (MA) / 3rd year Being at university, there’s always a time when we struggle to get work done. As a disabled student, this can be doubly true. Whether that’s due to ADHD goblin brain or bad health days, the tips and tricks below can help you stay […]

Pride flag on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Tristan / from Edinburgh / studying Ancient and Medieval History / 2nd year Navigating your first year at university can feel both intimidating and exciting as you get to grips with higher education, exploring a new city and meeting new people. This experience can seem even more daunting as an LGBTQ+ student, particularly when […]

The Meadows blossom and view from Arthur's Seat

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Lily / from the UK / studying MPhys Physics / 5th year There are myriad green spaces in Edinburgh. In fact, it has previously been named the greenest city in the UK with almost 50% of it devoted to greenery. I’m going to give my top four a mention here, but there are so […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Yuxuan / from China / MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement / 1st Year Hi, I’m Zheng Yuxuan, first-year master student majoring in Science communication and public engagement. I don’t know if you have ever imagined that one day you could lie in bed for class. I thought about it, but I never thought […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Georgina / from the United Kingdom / MSc Equine Science / 1st Year   Reflections of 2020… With the occurrence of advent, now is the time of year when we all start to look back over the last 12 months – what wehave enjoyed, what we have achieved, when we have failed and when we […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Emma / from the United States / studying PhD One Health Models of Disease / 1st Year I think everyone has an internal clock that started ticking the moment their personal lockdowns began, or when the “new normal” was introduced. Most people start counting from the middle of March, or maybe specifically from 11 […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Isabel / from Mexico / studying MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare / 1st Year Hello everyone. I hope you are staying healthy and safe. My name is Isabel, I am from Mexico and I am currently doing my MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. I wanted to write a little […]


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