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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: International Students

Trails from airplanes in a blue sky.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Fangzhou / from China / studying Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) MCouns / 2nd year As an international student, it could be very difficult to adjust to the new life in Edinburgh. The culture is different, the food is different, the way people dress, the social events people engage in… almost nothing is the same. I […]

Student wearing a face mask standing in front of a sign display

Reading Time: 5 minutes …by Mia / from the USA / studied Palaeontology and Geobiology / graduated 2023 Last month, I appeared in an episode of the BBC’s The Sky At Night about the search for alien life. Being on TV talking about my astrobiology research literally felt out of this world. How did I get here? As a […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Sandra / from Nigeria / studying Africa and International Development / Postgraduate I received my UK student visa via courier on a warm Friday afternoon in July 2021. It was one of the best moments of my life. I was over the moon with joy. I was finally certain of going to my dream […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Manxin / from China / studying Science Communication and Public Engagement / 1st year It’s still like a dream for me to study in such an inordinately beautiful city. But this is the best part, my dream has came true and now I am sitting in the Main Library with the sun setting on […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes …by Sienna / from the U.S.A. / studying Clinical Psychology / 3rd year A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Scarlett / from the USA / studying MA (Hons) History and Politics / 4th year At times as an international student, it can be difficult to be so far away from home. But trust me when I say it’s worth it! Now, as a third-year student I can say I’ve found a home in […]

Student accommodation hallway

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Faith / from Kenya / studying Innovation Technology and the Law (LLM) / 1st year (PG) Finding accommodation in a new city is by far one of the most challenging and confusing tasks for a student (at least it was for me). The challenge comes in when you have various options but are not […]

Monjurul in a skype cal

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Monjurul / from Bangladesh / studying MSc One Health / 2nd Year I’m a distance student at the university from Bangladesh. I joined the programme in 2019 and I’m now at the end of diploma level study. When I joined the programme, I was within a break of work for a while. Studying via […]

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