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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: Studying

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Catherine / from the United Kingdom / PhD Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society / 1st Year One of the challenges of a PhD is the open-ended-ness of it. My first 6 months are basically going to be spent reading, which sounds wonderfully leisurely and conjures up images of being on a deserted island […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes …by Theoklitos / from Greece / PhD Precision Medicine / 3rd Year I thought that for this month’s post I should write about a subject that is very often on my mind and is very challenging for me. That is perfectionism. I believe that, to some extent, anyone reading this post will have experienced feelings […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Michelle / from Mexico / PhD Integrative Physiology / 3rd Year My favourite way to celebrate this time of year is baking a batch of Halloween inspired cupcakes and then eating them while curled up on my sofa watching a scary movie. Horror movie enthusiasts like me will agree that being scared can be […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Sarah / from the United Kingdom / PhD Neuroscience / 1st Year I was recently on a training course as the only part-time student, and was asked ‘You can do that? But how?’? As someone who chose to do their Masters degree part time, I knew I wanted to do a part time PhD. […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Joshua / from the United Kingdom / PhD Genetics and Molecular Medicine / 2nd Year Hi, my name is Joshua, and I’m a PhD student at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, which is part of the University of Edinburgh. My project is investigating the biomolecular underpinnings of the illness myalgic encephalomyelitis (sometimes […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Theoklitos / from Greece / PhD Precision Medicine / 3rd Year Since this is my first blog post, I want to make one thing clear. Blogging is not within my comfort zone. I have never done anything like this before. I have tried to establish a journaling habit a few times before, mostly because […]

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


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