It’s that time of year again! … where we all put our revision hats on and flock to various study spaces. But how do you fill those awkward (read: studious) silences? What do you listen to to block out other… Read moreBest music for studying
If you were to ask me to present my experiments to date in front of a panel of experts, my immediate response would be one of silence, hesitation and finally avoidance. This was my mentality until now. Stepping recently into… Read moreConference? Yes please!
Bilinguals use their languages in different contexts, with different people, for different goals. As a consequence, it would be impossible to be bilingual and have the exact same command of both languages – i.e. the “true bilingualism” the man I met spoke of, or balanced bilingualism, as researchers call it. In brief, all bilinguals have different commands of the languages they speak – and that is absolutely okay.
Friends and family coming over and you don’t know where to take them? This should be a more seasonal post, but, I met an elderly couple at the North Bridge bus stop yesterday; first time for them in beautiful Edinburgh…. Read moreEdinburgh tour guide (you!)
Hello everyone! November is the time of the year when students are overwhelmed by assignments and tests. It’s the worst time of the year as Halloween is over and Christmas is not here yet. How can we get through this… Read moreSurvival guide to hectic November
This week at our university was Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, a week-long programme of events and activities focused on mental health which aims to support, inspire and challenge the University community. Did you know that 1 in 4 of… Read moreGetting active for mental health
Studying is an essential part of education – love it or hate it, that’s life. Everyone has different methods of studying too, so as exam season rapidly approaches, we should take time to assess what really works for us. Unless… Read moreMy Top Study Tips!
As a mostly non-sporty person basically my whole life, I found the classes at the Pleasance Sport centre – and the gym as a whole – slightly daunting. Everyone seemed to know what they were doing, and I very much didn’t…. Read moreReviews of 3 popular classes at the Pleasance Gym
One of the first culture shocks I had after moving to Edinburgh from the United States was coming across the quirky sayings and term use here. I remember my friend saying that we need to get in the queue (while… Read more‘Q-ing’ or ‘Queueing’: Scottish slang guide
Happy Halloween everyone, I hope everyone’s has had or is having a spook-filled week. My plan for this evening is to watch The Exorcist for the first time and go to bed before 11pm. So, maybe I should introduce myself,… Read moreA (very) short introduction to time travel and film