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

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

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

Travelling as a student

Travelling as a student

Of course, the main activity of a student is studying, but there is much more to experience as a young adult. These are our best years and there are so many opportunities out there! Activities outside of school contribute a lot to your personal growth towards the holistic person you want to become. Travelling is a good example of an enriching experience, like the cheesy quote says: Travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer 😉 If… Read moreTravelling as a student