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
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
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
Picture this: You’ve been in Edinburgh for a couple of weeks now, and suddenly one of your old friends from not-Uni decides to brave the journey up north and comes to visit. If you are anything like me and rarely… Read moreWhen worlds collide: 5 things you could do when your friends from home come to visit
So, I have a confession to make, I am the epitome of the lazy student type, the one that procrastinates writing their essays until the last minute. I get outburst of motivation through the semester but never consistently enough to… Read moreUse the writing centre!
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
My first dissertation meeting with my supervisors just took place today: it’s official, I’ve started the dissertation process. I handed in my last essay, took my last exam and here I am, still a student, but not for long and with… Read moreWhat I wish I’d known before starting my postgraduate degree
When thinking about your dissertation, planning is as important as writing itself! Having an established, albeit flexible, plan will help you focus on specific medium and long-term objectives. The important thing is to recognize what steps you are going to… Read moreRealistic planning for your dissertation
I know some of you currently reading this still have a whole lot of exams to prepare for and a month of studying ahead of you, however I think that considering what you’ll be able to do afterwards to relax… Read moreHow to relax after your exam period?