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

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

Strikes. Why and When?

Strikes. Why and When?

Image source: https://glasgowguardian.co.uk/2018/03/22/university-pension-row-14-days-of-strike-action-across-the-uk/   A breakdown in talks between the University College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK) has resulted in confirmed strikes over the next few weeks. This can be a confusing time for many students left wondering what impact the strikes will have on them directly. Before casting evil glances towards our lecturers as we exit class let’s give a little thought to why the strikes are necessary. First of all, teachers and tutors do actually want to teach their… Read moreStrikes. Why and When?

Taking advantage of the Festival of Creative Learning

Taking advantage of the Festival of Creative Learning

A guide to the best events during the Festival of Creative Learning The Festival of Creative Learning holds some of the best student experiences that the University of Edinburgh has to offer during the week of 19th – 23rd February 2018. Here are some of the events you can look forward to: The Edinburgh apprentice Think you could survive Lord Sugar’s high-energy and rivalrous competition? Here’s your chance! Gather a team and compete to win Edinburgh’s Apprentice, using your marketing, sales, and… Read moreTaking advantage of the Festival of Creative Learning

Preparing for your Year Abroad

Preparing for your Year Abroad

So you have accepted an offer to study abroad and are wondering what’s next. Luckily, we’ve put together this handy guide on how to best prepare for your exchange, complete with a visual checklist – fancy! Preparing to go abroad may leave you feeling overwhelmed. It is, after all, a big adjustment. As an exchange alumni, I can tell you that it is extremely worth it. Just before I left for Auckland (almost one year on!!) a family member handed me a letter filled with… Read morePreparing for your Year Abroad

Explaining Scotland to a visitor

Explaining Scotland to a visitor

Although I was born in the Old Royal Infirmary by Quartermile, I grew up near London and never saw Edinburgh as part of my life. But now I’m at uni, this place has fast become my home away from home. Our uni is nestled right in the heart of the capital, a city that slopes elegantly down towards the sea on one side, whilst whispers of distant mountains call from further north. No wonder this land has prompted some of… Read moreExplaining Scotland to a visitor

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

The importance of communicating research

research news

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

#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

Eating Out in Edinburgh – My Top 5 Restaurants

Eating Out in Edinburgh - My Top 5 Restaurants

Listen – I LOVE to eat. Eating food is one of my absolute favourite parts of being alive. I love to cook, but I also love to eat out, and there’s hundreds of great restaurants in Edinburgh. Unfortunately, eating out is pretty expensive – I’d say you can expect to spend at least £10 for most dinners out in Edinburgh – lunch is usually cheaper. When I eat at a restaurant, I try and get things that I can’t make… Read moreEating Out in Edinburgh – My Top 5 Restaurants