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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 Nunticha / from Thailand / studying PhD Infection and Immunity / 2nd Year I came across a story online about someone discussing their dad’s recipe for bread, which had just been posted by an anonymous user on the “Viva survivors” page. It triggered my curiosity just by reading the first sentence – “I want some […]

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 Greg / from the United Kingdom / PhD Precision Medicine / 4th Year Current status. Location: Ayrshire, UK. Weather: rain. Beverage: water. Currently reading: Fooled by Randomness by NNT & A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’m Greg, and I have been a scientist for the last nine years. I’m studying for my PhD […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Ajoke / from Nigeria / Master of Public Health (online) / 2nd Year Making good grades, and making the best out of an opportunity to be in school, does not happen without good strategies and proper planning. Of course it is impossible to spend the 24 hours of a day studying and doing assignments, especially because there are other things to […]

View of a rainbow

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Emma / from the United States / studying PhD One Health Models of Disease / 1st Year My white lab coat is buttoned from chin to mid-shin, I have snapped my blue latex gloves decisively as I put them on, and I have my COVID-19 compliant face mask firmly on and looped over my […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Doireann / from Ireland / studying PhD Precision Medicine / 2nd Year When I imagined the life of a PhD student two years ago, I pictured long days in the lab, no time for hobbies, loneliness and isolation. While the isolation part was proven to be true this year (do we need to discuss […]

Image of the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the Western General Hospital at night

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Jamilla / from the UK / studying PhD Molecular Biology / 4th Year I wanted to be a scientist from a young age – I was forever making potions or looking at flies under a toy microscope. I didn’t know about PhDs or MScs at that age; all I knew is that I wanted […]

Image of a student's laptop in a cafe

Reading Time: < 1 minute …by Noof / from Qatar / studying MSc Clinical Management of Pain / 1st Year I am doing my MSc online while also working as a pain nurse. Many people find it difficult to study and work and take care of family at the same time. Everything seems complex and hard to manage until you learn how to […]


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