Hi! My name is Ajda, I am from a beautiful country in central Europe Slovenia, and I am currently in my second year of studying Cognitive Science (Humanities) at University of Edinburgh. I am enjoying it very much. In this blog post I want to tell you my story of getting here and hopefully inspire you to be brave in achieving your dreams! I have started thinking about studying abroad at the end of primary school (in Slovenia that would… Read moreMy Edinburgh story – how did I get to where I am now?
So I just finished my dissertation in Psychology – I designed a psychological experiment, tested it on volunteers, analysed and interpreted the data, and wrote 7,100 words about it. It was really hard, definitely the most difficult academic assignment I’ve ever done. If I had tried to do something like this in first year, I would have failed miserably. But I’ve had a lot of practice writing research essays for Psychology, and I don’t think it went to badly. I’m… Read moreCitation: Tips From the Other Side, Part 1
What reading Philosophy can feel like sometimes! Reading Philosophy is a difficult task, especially coming to uni with little or no background in the subject. Reading lists can look long and daunting, vocabulary can be confusing and it seems to take ages to understand even the smallest part of a chapter. Even as a third year, I still find myself taking a long time to get through a reading and feel comfortable with the material. Like anything, it does… Read moreHow to read Philosophy (a step-by-step guide for confused students!)