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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: Top Tips

Student ambassador in a welcome tee.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Katherine / studying Civil Engineering / 5th Year. Welcome Week can be both an exciting and daunting time for new students – personally I found my first Welcome Week to be a little overwhelming as there are so many activities to take part in! Reflecting back on my experiences, I have created my own […]

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: 2 minutes …by Jamilla / from the United Kingdom / PhD Molecular Biology / 4th Year It’s PhD application season! As a first generation PhD student, I know that choosing to do a PhD, let alone a specific project, can be daunting. I remember scrolling through endless lists on FindAPhD, and browsing through tons of university webpages. […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes …by Greg / from the United Kingdom / PhD Precision Medicine / 4th Year Current status. Location: Edinburgh, UK. Weather: cold and cloudy. Beverage: Earl Grey tea. Currently reading: Moby Dick. 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 running the […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Phoebe / from the United Kingdom / PhD Tissue Repair 2013-2017 My abstract was chosen for an oral presentation at the ENII Summer School, I had my big RIP talk to give and my abstract for the SRF Annual Meeting has also been chosen for oral presentation. Therefore I thought I could give tips […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Phoebe / from the United Kingdom / PhD Tissue Repair 2013-2017 The majority of my top tips have focused on life within the lab so I thought I would dedicate this one to your life outside of the lab. It is important to remember that although it may feel like your PhD is an […]


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