Our blogs are all written by current undergraduate and postgraduate students from
the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences (PPLS).
Explore their blogs to find out why they were drawn to Edinburgh
and what life is like as a student in the School of PPLS.
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Welcome to our 2019-2020 team of bloggers
Hello, I’m Angus from Hong Kong. I'm currently doing my MSc in Developmental Linguistics. If you could see my Instagram explore tab, you’d find loads of pet photos (especially westies!). Yet, I can’t have a real pet as I travel a lot. When I cannot travel, I cook foreign dishes to transport me to my destination!
Hi everyone! I’m Anna Lisa, a second-year Cognitive Science student from Austria. When I’m not sitting at Teviot accompanying my philosophy reading with an almond milk latte, I will probably be at home FaceTiming my dog or doing makeup. Other highlights of my day are practising the piano and going for bubble tea between study sessions.
Hi there! I am Cristina, a third-year Psychology student at Edinburgh. I am half Spanish half British and have lived in Madrid my whole life. Apart from studying psychology, I enjoy cooking (and eating!), reading and photography. I am sure I will share a lot about my interests as part of my role this year. I am looking forward to sharing why I love Edinburgh so much in the next few months.
Hi! I’m Jess, a first-year Linguistics and English Language student. I love reading and writing, but I’m equally as likely to be found at home watching Netflix or playing video games. Since I’m new to Edinburgh, I adore exploring (and getting lost in) the wonderful city we get to call home.
Hey folks! I’m Jodie - a 24-year-old Irish artist doing my MSc in Psychology of Individual Differences. My goal is to learn more about how the creative mind works. I’m interested in subjective perception and motivation and love to study divergent thinking processes. I’m a fan of big ideas and pushing boundaries but I also appreciate the little things - like a smile from a stranger or a hug from a friend. I love to travel, and one of my favourite things about this University is its diversity! I’ve made so many international friends for life during my time here, that I can’t keep track of all my future travel plans! It’s great! When I’m not studying, you’ll catch me painting, drawing or socialising. I love to make people feel welcome and I can’t wait to share my thoughts, ideas, and advice with you guys!
Hi, I’m Liv and I’m a second-year PhD student in Philosophy! My research focuses on the philosophy of time travel and how the (logical) possibility of time travel affects intuitions about free will. When I’m not doing my PhD you can find me (or listen to me) on my podcast - Two Philosophers, One Podcast, No Problems, which I do with my good friend Elliott. After my PhD, I want to become a consultant on time travel films because they ALWAYS GET IT WRONG (Back To The Future is terribly inconsistent guys).
Hi, I'm Marios, a third-year PhD student in Psychology. My research explores how our personality and desires/motives affect how we think, act, and what moral values we hold, online as well as offline. I am originally from Greece, where I have spent my childhood years, before coming to Scotland for my undergraduate degree. I love cooking, travelling, playing the guitar, singing, and writing poems.
Hi! I’m Mattia, a second-year PhD student in Linguistics. I'm working on second language acquisition and first language change together with Professor Antonella Sorace, Dr Vicky Chondrogianni and Professor Bob Ladd. Usually, you will find me working in the office, tutoring in class, or eating pizza (anywhere and anytime, really)!
Hey! I'm Monika. I have just started at Edinburgh and am studying Philosophy. I spend a lot of time looking after my furballs and watering my future army of plants at home. Other times, I'll be reading convoluted texts from people who died a very long time ago or drafting blog posts that will never see the light of day.
Hi all! I’m Nicole from New Jersey (USA) and I’m currently doing my MSc in Philosophy. When not reading about the free will, determinism and moral responsibility debate, you can find me munching down on avocado toasts and sipping on cappuccinos. Other than being a big foodie, I love playing tennis for the University’s team, catching comedy shows and hillwalking.