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.
As the year goes on and exams come closer, you might have some difficulties trying to fit all that information in your head. Here I’ve gathered 7 tips (lucky number) to make it easier for you all. 1. Don’t leave… Read moreHaving trouble studying? Tips to improve your process
It’s that time of year for Master’s students: dissertation time. Although I only finished my last course assignments less than a month ago, I’ve had enough time to realise that working on a dissertation is a different experience than the… Read moreA postgrad’s life during the dissertation stage
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 to spend your year abroad! You might find yourself studying while exploring a new culture in New Zealand or working as a teacher in Japan. Thanks to our long history and… Read moreYear Abroad: What do our PPLS students think?
There’s a feeling of endings in the air. Postgrads like myself still have a dissertation-filled summer to go, but the taught part of our programme is drawing to a close. This recently made me think about all the ways in… Read more5 ways in which postgrad learning surprised me
Last Friday (15th March, 2019), students from over 112 countries took part in the Youth Strike 4 Climate, urging governments to do more about climate change. I was part of the Edinburgh cohort, marching down to Holyrood to join the… Read moreHow can Psychology be relevant to the problem of climate change?
One of the things some people haven’t quite worked out when applying to Edinburgh is the difference between a Scottish MA and an English MA. This article will hopefully clear up any confusion! When I first visited the School of… Read moreEnglish BA, MA vs. Scottish MA
Joining university can be daunting. School often provides full schedules and clear responsibilities, and it can be quite a shock to be faced with a handful of contact hours (and plenty of free time). Equally, it’s easy to get lost… Read moreA student’s five top tips to make the most of lectures and tutorials
Semester two is here, and with it the realization that Edinburgh has started to feel like home. This got me thinking of the places around campus I spend most of my time in, and why I’ve come to like them…. Read moreMy Favourite Haunts on Campus