Employ.ed internships

Employ.ed internships

So your flat lease doesn’t end until August, and you have no money to travel this summer. Your CV is looking a little thin, and you can’t quite bring yourself to leave Edinburgh – especially after struggling through the dark months only to feel like you have to leave as soon as the weather actually improves. Fascinating Edinburgh internships The University is here to help! On Thursday 1 February, the Career’s Service released a series of 10-13 week internships within the university… Read moreEmploy.ed internships

A week in the life of a cognitive science student

A week in the life of a cognitive science student

Wondering what the typical week in the life of a Cognitive Science student is like at the University of Edinburgh? In this post, I set out my day to day during term time to give you an insight into my student experience here in Edinburgh. Monday I just have one lecture on Monday at 9am this semester, which either makes it my most or the least productive day. If I am feeling productive, I go to the library after class to read and do tutorial… Read moreA week in the life of a cognitive science student

How to read Philosophy (a step-by-step guide for confused students!)

How to read Philosophy (a step-by-step guide for confused students!)

  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!)

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

What my Philosophy degree has taught me (and why you shouldn’t turn your nose up at it)

What my Philosophy degree has taught me (and why you shouldn't turn your nose up at it)

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.’ -Rene Descartes When I was picking my A-level options at school, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I knew I was quite good at most subjects, and was yet to really find my ‘thing’. Whilst all my friends had decided they wanted to be doctors or study business, I was trying to keep my options open just in case something came… Read moreWhat my Philosophy degree has taught me (and why you shouldn’t turn your nose up at it)