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.
Has a film ever made you question your own moral precepts? For me, cinema—and art in general—has always provided a space for intellectual and emotional discourse. I find art to be the most effective medium at exposing psychological truths and… Read moreDo Androids Dream of Golden Means?
It’s easy to feel like there is nothing much to do whilst we’re cooped up in our homes, feeling stuck, bored or unproductive. Our normal lives have changed, we can no longer busy ourselves with the things we used to… Read moreA solution to feeling stuck
It’s often good practise to be aware of one’s surroundings. However, I propose that it’s good to stop paying attention every now and again. When I moved to Edinburgh for my Masters, I wanted to challenge myself by stepping out… Read moreThe art of getting lost
What an interesting semester this has been! Never did I imagine starting my second year of university off-campus. Regardless of location, all of us are having to put in the hours at home. I have found staying focused at home… Read more5 tips for studying from home
With a potential second lockdown on the horizon, the uncertainty in the US, and managing University work, it can be easy to get bogged down in the chaos that surrounds us; to feel anxious amidst the uncertainty, overwhelmed by University… Read moreFinding joy in the little things amidst chaos
This year is certainly not easy for any of us. For people at my age in Hong Kong, it is hardly ever possible to attend our graduation ceremonies. When we were graduating from kindergarten, we had SARS. When we were… Read moreYear-end reflection
For all undergraduates, the academic year 2019/2020 has already ended, and for us postgraduates there’s only a couple of months left as well. While semester 2 didn’t exactly go according to plan we have all made it this far! 😊… Read moreEnd of year reflections
June is one of the best seasons for university students to travel. First of all, we are free from assignments and examinations. Secondly, since primary and secondary school students are still having lessons, destinations will not be packed with travellers…. Read moreThree books that transport you to a different place
Since the semester officially ended on the 29th of May, you might find yourself with much more free time than before. One way you can use this free time is to find some new hobbies or revive some of your… Read moreAnother semester is over, what now? – Finding/reviving hobbies
Hello everyone! I hope you’re all keeping well and safe. It is certainly not easy to minimise social contact and stay at home all day, but we’ve all done a great job! Keep up the good work so that our… Read moreWhat I’ve been doing during the lockdown