Summer Internship (and bye for now)

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I’ve been having an amazing time with my part-time job at the University. Unfortunately, I will be leaving this post for now, as I am taking up a new full-time internship over summer. On the bright side, my new job is with an amazing team doing really interesting stuff here at the University. Edinburgh University likes to take initiative to offer employment and work experience opportunities to its students. An initiative which I’ve already been benefitting from, and loving, in… Read moreSummer Internship (and bye for now)

5 things to do in Edinburgh now that exams are (nearly) done

5 things to do in Edinburgh now that exams are (nearly) done

In just a few days exams are over! Before you rush home for summer enjoy some of the fun things Edinburgh has to offer you to celebrate! 1) Treat yourself with Brunch Or dinner, or whatever meal you prefer, but we all know that brunch has the best food. As a brunch connoisseur (I can’t get enough of mimosas) here are some delicious brunch recommendations for you: Brunch – It’s in the name, this new place on George IV Bridge… Read more5 things to do in Edinburgh now that exams are (nearly) done

Travelling as a student

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On a recent break I squeezed in a couple of trips. As a Kiwi, anywhere in the UK or Europe is exciting to me. when I got back I wanted to share some cheap travel experiences I’ve had this year. Being a student and having a budget doesn’t mean you can’t travel! Over Christmas I mostly stayed in Edinburgh as I had a little hamster to take care of at the time (Rest in Peace Yams) but I managed to… Read moreTravelling as a student

The importance of communicating research

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The world of academia can feel like a somewhat inaccessible one. When you enter as an undergraduate student it can take a while to wrap your head around it all. The world of research is undoubtedly important. Knowledge is fascinating, and changes how we think and act in our world. It’s important to make this knowledge interesting and accessible to all if it’s ever going to make a difference. We’re all aware of clickbait titles and wild articles that don’t… Read moreThe importance of communicating research

Student Representation: Finding your community

liberation groups

Student representation is an incredibly important part of the university experience. This week voting is taking place to elect new sabbatical officers, liberation officers, society representation, and school representatives. I highly encourage you to vote if you’re an existing student – these positions do make a difference! Some of these positions are really important to certain groups within the university. I want to talk about some of the communities we have, which support all students at Edinburgh. Liberation Groups Liberation… Read moreStudent Representation: Finding your community

#BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day

#BeBoldForChange - International Women’s Day

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. As we are all aware, women have been painfully under-represented and under-supported throughout history, and in the modern era. People will try and tell you there is no patriarchy anymore. People are wrong. The theme of this year’s Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange.  In the current climate, it’s important that we do what… Read more#BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day

Getting Involved in Student Conferences

Getting Involved in Student Conferences

Spending time with heaps of students who share the same passions as you is a total dream. As a student you get endless opportunities to do just that! I’ve been able to travel to London with Amnesty International, to Glasgow with Sexpression, and spend a day at TEDx. Each one was rewarding and exciting so I’m going to show you how worthwhile getting involved is! Amnesty International Student Conference Last semester I headed down to London on the Megabus to spend a weekend celebrating student… Read moreGetting Involved in Student Conferences

Catching up after illness

Catching up after illness

Today I write this from the comfort of my bed, where I have spent the last week suffering from illness. As someone with a weak immune system, an inability to absorb b12, and chronic mental health issues, missing class is a thing I have to deal with. I’d like to think I can give tips on how to catch up and stay on top of things when you’ve been ill. This is in no way going to help if you’re just… Read moreCatching up after illness

Apps to aid uni survival

Apps to aid uni survival

Us university students get a bad reputation with our use of technology. I mean, why can’t we just send letters home to our family and wait 6 weeks for a reply like in the good old days? Means so much more than a text… Anyway, I digress, the student life would be near impossible without our trusty mobile devices. I’ve named a few apps that can be absolute lifesavers below, to help you survive your university experience. (I’ve tried to… Read moreApps to aid uni survival

Mental Health and Well-being

Mental Health and Well-being

This week the university’s student association held mental health and well-being awareness week. Hopefully you took advantage of the amazing events, but looking after your mental well-being doesn’t stop there. University can be tough for a lot of people. Surveys have found that often over half of uni students experience mental health problems. A lot of them don’t seek help, or don’t know how to. In recognition of mental health and well-being week, I’m sharing advice about managing mental health and seeking… Read moreMental Health and Well-being