Our blogs are all written by current students at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. The blogs reflect their own student experiences and therefore these do not reflect the views of the University.
I just had my first dissertation meeting with my supervisors today: it’s official, I’ve started on the dissertation process. I handed back my last essay, I took my last exam and here I am, still a student, but not for… Read moreWhat I wish I’d known before starting my postgraduate degree
When thinking about your dissertation, planning is as important as writing itself! Having an established, albeit flexible, plan will help you focus on specific medium and long-term objectives. The important thing is to recognize what steps you are going to… Read moreRealistic planning for your dissertation
Grant Flynn is one of the organizers of Social Fit Edinburgh, an initiative that had changed my life in so many ways that I thought it is worth sharing! I am really pleased to share a small interview I had… Read moreGrant Flynn from Social Fit Edinburgh talks about his initiative and mental health!
I know some of you currently reading this still have a whole lot of exams to prepare for and a month of studying ahead of you, however I think that considering what you’ll be able to do afterwards to relax… Read moreHow to relax after your exam period?
As a postgrad student, I know what I should be planning right now is my dissertation. But life is nothing without fun, so what keeps me motivated over these last few days of completing assignments is checking out what’s worth… Read morePlans for a summer in Edinburgh
I do not want to get too excited, but I feel that Spring is coming. That means we’ll finally abandon our heavy coats and we’ll be able to spend the afternoon reading on the lawn of the Meadows. The days… Read moreMoney-saving tricks for students
If you’re approaching your final months at school, then you’ll be keenly aware of the few months ahead of you. University offers have been returned, the days are getting longer – and, of course, the dreaded exams are looming. With… Read morePreparing for University? How to tackle the nervous wait
We all want to make our exam season a little bit easier, but it’s not always as simple as spending more time in the library. Here’s a selection of some of the best study apps available on the app store…. Read moreThe Best Apps to Help You Get a First
In your third year at Edinburgh, you can opt for spending your year abroad! You might find yourself studying while exploring new culture in New Zealand or working as a teacher in Japan. Thanks to our long history and reputation,… Read moreYear Abroad : What do our PPLS students think?
Well, we have all been there. Cold season. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are you will end up catching a cold. So, for those of you who wonder, “what should I do if I am ill while studying?” here… Read moreHow to survive sickness while studying