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.
AKA 5 things I wish I knew before coming to Edinburgh University. This may be very philosophy-student centred, but I thought I would share a little insight for all interested in studying with the PPLS school, or Edinburgh University in… Read more5 Things I Wish I knew
University is a time to stay active, try new things and be productive! Here are a few things to help maintain a great level of activity this semester… Start the year with more exercise: Exercise is the perfect way to… Read moreA few ways to kick start a more active semester
Hi everyone! Before the semester began, I spent a weekend in the Scottish Highlands. It wasn’t my first time there, but I was still impressed by the natural scenery. If you are tired of taking your friends to the Elephant… Read moreA weekend getaway to the Scottish Highlands
In the spirit of Veganuary, I figured I could spend one blogpost gushing about what I think is the best vegan food at uni – or at least nearby it. I highly recommend these, whether you’re vegan or not: The… Read moreThe Best Vegan Food at Uni
One thing I’ve noticed since moving to Edinburgh is how nice it is to have castles within a 45 minute driving distance in every direction. It’s quite crazy, but really nice for day trips. As much as I love Edinburgh… Read moreBeyond Edinburgh Castle
Well, there we have it. It is official! Your first semester ever at Edinburgh (or just first semester of this year) has come to an end! You have been busy for the last three weeks relaxing, maybe catching up on… Read moreTaking advantage of Semester 2
It’s that period of the year again as things slowly wrap to a close: the final exams written, the library empties itself overnight and the busy sound of footsteps on the cobbled streets around George Square become faint, distant… As… Read moreFeeling Lonely this Christmas? Top Tips to Take Advantage of this Time
Kings Buildings: There is plenty of study space as, without classes to go to, people don’t tend to make the journey! It is full of study rooms across the campus, as well as cafes and a library. Although it is… Read moreA few places to study for when the library is just too full
I surely remember some long nights spent writing papers for my Master’s as if it were yesterday. Okay, yes, it was only a couple of years ago – but still. ‘What’s the point in writing this anyway?’, I would ask myself, as I frantically browsed through endless lists of references. Following a brief search on the web, I realise many students struggle with writing essays. Rightfully, then, you may ask why papers are such a widespread method of assessing students at UK universities. Many essays and two degrees later – now teaching in higher education myself – I think I might have figured it out.
In the best-case-scenario, you’ve finished revising but now you don’t know what to do with your time. In the emergency scenario, your dog may as well have eaten all your materials, because that just about sums up how much you’ve… Read moreMaking the most of the night before your exam