How and where to travel from Edinburgh

How and where to travel from Edinburgh

Travelling is a part of any student’s life, and if you’d like to know how and where to travel from Edinburgh, you’ve come to the right place! Why you should travel Even though I chose to live abroad in Edinburgh for my degree, travelling as an undergraduate student is a top priority and value of mine. Whether you grew up in Edinburgh, across the ocean, or have traveled the world once over already, be sure to arrange for some time… Read moreHow and where to travel from Edinburgh

My time in Edinburgh photo story

My time in Edinburgh photo story

As this is my last blog for PPLS, I wanted to summarise my experience of studying in Edinburgh from when I came here almost two years ago up to now in a photo blog. I hoped you enjoyed our time together and maybe see you again! First year: Welcome week – meeting amazing people from all over the world Trip to St. Andrews in Welcome Week Fresher’s ball – fanciness and chocolate fountains Friends from home come visit me, happiness… Read moreMy time in Edinburgh photo story

Our Uni: the Past and the Future

The University of Edinburgh was rated the 23rd best university in the world, 6th best in Europe, and the best in Scotland. These ranking aren’t pulled from thin air: they are based on a long-standing history of academic excellence. Here’s a quick glimpse into the past and future of our impressive uni…   Dolly the Sheep (and other research):   Dolly the Sheep was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, and thus is the most famous… Read moreOur Uni: the Past and the Future

The Year of Graduation: Final Reflections, Future Visions

The Year of Graduation: Final Reflections, Future Visions

Image found here.  Hello, your future calling… What’s that? A month left? Soon I can call myself a graduate. Alumnus. Professional. Adult. July 2nd marks the last day of my undergraduate career and the first day of… well, I’ll get to that eventually. Maybe it’s a huge coincidence, but I’ve been feeling a tad existential in recent weeks. They say graduation does that to you. Something about a welcoming to the real world. I don’t think the future has to be… Read moreThe Year of Graduation: Final Reflections, Future Visions

Finding a flat for next year

Finding a flat for next year

The prospect of finding accommodation at university can be daunting – luckily, we are here to help! Every student here at the University of Edinburgh will undoubtedly have the experience of having to organize and find a place to live for the following academic year. Here is a list of things to keep in mind: Start early As April approaches, many students may have already found and applied for their next year’s accommodation. However, it’s not too late. Check websites… Read moreFinding a flat for next year

Working as a student

Working as a student

Reasons for getting a part-time job as a student vary. Not all of us are lucky enough to have parents that can pay for our education, or at least not for all of the expenses. Some of us do not feel comfortable with spending our parents’ money for things that we don’t urgently need, such as extra-curricular activities or travelling. Some just want to get some working experience to have better possibilities in getting a graduate job or an internship…. Read moreWorking as a student

Funding A Summer Abroad…

Funding A Summer Abroad...

Staying in Edinburgh doesn’t take your fancy this summer? Want to do something productive with your time, whilst travelling somewhere exotic? Then perhaps you should consider the Go Abroad Fund. Not only does our amazing uni supply internships on home turf (see my previous blog post on Employ.Ed), but they also have a rather well-supplied pot of money, tucked away for students to have incredible experiences abroad. The fund gives up to £350, or £700 if you are from a… Read moreFunding A Summer Abroad…

Celebrating Women and Gender Equality

Celebrating Women and Gender Equality

March is off to an incredible start for the celebration of women worldwide. On the 1st of the month, we had the commencement of Women’s History Month, closely followed by International Women’s Day on March 8th. Gender inequality has put a red mark on higher education for a long time. The ‘Edinburgh Seven’ were the first group of women to fully matriculate as undergraduate students at any British university. That was back in 1869! These inspiring women studied medicine right here at The… Read moreCelebrating Women and Gender Equality

A Guide to Enjoying a Uni Snow Day

A Guide to Enjoying a Uni Snow Day

The Beast from the East has arrived and has forced us to wear our pajamas and drink hot cocoa. But we’re good students, so what’s a good student to do when physically unable to go to class? Here is my guide to making the most of your snow day. Get comfortable Obviously, the most important of any snow day is to be cozy and warm. With the BBC advising us to stay inside and avoid travel, it’s time to keep your… Read moreA Guide to Enjoying a Uni Snow Day

A Tour Around Edinburgh Central Campus

A Tour Around Edinburgh Central Campus

Some of you may have spotted clusters of tourists, shepherded by students sporting red hoodies. These are called Campus Tours, led by an awesome team of student ambassadors. So where do we take the visitors? Here’s a quick guide to where to go if you only have an hour to show off the uni to friends and family…   Visitors Centre This is where you can check out the gift merchandise, and it makes for a good base and information… Read moreA Tour Around Edinburgh Central Campus