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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: Summer

View of the meadows, with people sitting on the grass on a sunny day

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Cate / from England, UK / studying Astrophysics (MPhys) With the Fringe festival, amazing green spaces and the chance to enjoy the lively, international festival, summer in Edinburgh can be brilliant. Whether you are working in the city, travelling, or just relaxing, the city has a lot to offer over the long university break. […]

A student stands, smiling in front of a poster.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Nitara / from the UK / studying PhD Biological Sciences As a PhD student, research never really ‘stops’ and summers can be varied. I have been lucky enough to spend the start of my summer in a place across the pond where dreams are big, and portion sizes are even bigger- the USA. Teamwork […]

Student carrying a small black lamb.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Maisie / from England, UK / studying Veterinary Medicine As a vet student, I finish my term quite a bit later than other university students, with my last exam on the 31st of May – almost 2 weeks after most my non-vet friends! Although my summers are shorter than most, they are still jam […]

Student standing at the top of Arthur's Seat with a view of the city.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Andy / from China / studying Sport Management As I sit down to write about my summer plans in Edinburgh, I’m feeling a mix of excitement and a bit of stress. This summer is a pivotal one for me, as it’s all about finishing my master’s program and stepping into the professional world. Here’s […]

Smiling student selfie within the New College quad

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Charlotte / from England, UK / studying Philosophy and Theology Introduction to the job I am delighted to share my enriching experience at The School of Divinity, where I have had the privilege of contributing to essential communications and teaching preparation activities during the summer of 2024 as a Records Management and Teaching Team […]

View of Princes Street with the sun behind the Scott Monument

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Katie / from Wales, UK / studying LLB (Graduate Entry) The academic year is busy. You have lectures, tutorials, exams and assignments – all while trying to juggle a study-life balance. Often people work part-time jobs and become part of many societies and clubs. So, it is only normal that when summer comes around, […]

Shadow of a person cycling

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Georgia / from York, UK / studying Human Geography (MScR) In first year, you often find yourself returning to your family home the moment your last assessment, or final exam has taken place. University can feel exhausting at times, and that reset may be just want you needed. However, as the years go on, […]


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