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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: Studying

View of Princes Street. A train in the foreground and the Scott monument in the background.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Nitara / from London, UK / studying Biological Sciences (PhD) A realistic day in my life: my routine varies but a random day in March looked like this… Wake up! Today, I woke up at 9am-ish (later than usual, I promise) so I rushed in, grabbing a coffee and blueberry muffin on my way. […]

Students in a Biological Science lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Abigail / from Edinburgh / studying Biological Sciences / 2nd year Welcome! Thinking of studying Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University and want to know what to expect from your first year? We’ve got you covered! Note: While this has been true for my experience of first year it may be slightly different when you join! Last year, […]

View of the grand interior of Rainy Hall at New College

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Emily / from the UK / studying Theology / 2nd year There are many misconceptions about studying religion at university – hopefully this blog gives a little insight into Theology to inspire you to take a leap of faith! (…so to speak). 1. You have to be religious to study religion This is the […]

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 […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Katherine / studying Civil Engineering / 5th Year. Adapting to university classes can seem daunting, especially if you are coming straight from school to university. Here are a few tips and pieces of advice to help you adapt quickly.  Taking lecture notes   Unlike school, there will be designated times to make notes during lectures, […]

A neon sign reads who run the world?

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Caitlin / from the UK / studying Public Health / 3rd year I started the MPH at the University of Edinburgh because I wanted a change. I had spent 10 years as a laboratory scientist in the infectious diseases field; when the pandemic hit and my lab was closed, like so many others 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: 2 minutes …by Sarah / from Indonesia / studying Veterinary Medicine / 1st year Hello everyone! It’s Sarah, a first year student on the 5-year BVM&S course. Easter holidays are now over and we’re back on campus after a long break that was joyously filled with lambing. This was my first lambing EMS placement, where I assisted […]


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