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.
It’s the 22nd of March, 2021. An old life ends I find it quite surreal that we began the first lockdown over a year ago. For most of us, the government restrictions and lockdown measures have swept over our lives… Read moreBurning from the Watchtower
Photos by Christian Erfurt, Doğukan Şahin, and Luis Villasmil on Unsplash Feeling completely drained at some point during the academic term is completely normal. Part of the reason why burn out has been particularly prominent this year is because the days have been… Read moreBurned Out?
“The day I shaved my head was the most empowering moment of my whole life” says Millie Bobby Brown as she shaved her head for the show Stranger Things. Here on International Women’s day, we are celebrating what it is… Read moreRedefining what it is to be a woman
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