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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: Studying

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Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Aurelia / from the UK / studying MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law / Postgraduate Online Learner Whether you study full time or part time, face to face or online, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, balancing your studies around the rest of your life is a challenge. But, overcoming this challenge is key […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Andrew / from London / studying Biodiversity, Wildlife & Ecosystem Health (MSc) / Postgraduate Online Learning Programme I am in the third year of my programme of online study with the University of Edinburgh, and it is very easy to notice that this final instalment of my MSc journey feels rather ‘different’. The first […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Hannah / from the UK / studying History / 3rd year When starting my History degree, I was interested in taking courses outside of my subject area to both investigate possible career options and to build upon skills I had learnt in school. I was excited by the possibility of taking on subjects I […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Theoklitos / from Greece / studying PhD Precision Medicine / 3rd Year In this short essay, I would like to talk about the way in which stoicism is both a skill required to thrive (and survive) during a PhD project, but also a mindset which naturally evolves through all the hardships you face in […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute …by Scarlett / from the USA / studying History & Politics / 3rd year In this quick video I take you through a day in my life working remotely during the Covid pandemic. This vlog was originally published on ‘SHCA: Blogs from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology’. To read more blogs from History, […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute …by Ellie / from Birmingham / studied Business Management / graduated 2019 It’s finally here, the week my dissertation is due. Watch my student vlog to see the ups and downs of submitting a dissertation at the University of Edinburgh and the post hand in celebrations.  

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Doireann / from Ireland / studying PhD Precision Medicine / 2nd Year   This year I was unusually reluctant to say farewell to February, for two main reasons: March brings the first anniversary of the original COVID lockdown; and if you consider Monday to be the first day of the week, February was a […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Greg / from the United Kingdom / PhD Precision Medicine / 4th Year Current status. Location: Edinburgh, UK. Weather: snow. Beverage: Breakfast Tea. Currently reading: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I’m Greg, and I have been a scientist for the last nine years. I’m studying for my PhD in Physiology. I’m currently teaching and […]


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