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! I’m Bettina from Hungary, and I’m studying MSc Social Psychology. You can easily find me sipping coffee somewhere in the Psychology building which is like my second home since I’m also a Psychology graduate of this university. When I’m not in the middle of writing an essay (or drinking coffee), you will find me wandering around and admiring this city. I also like to read, watch movies, listen to music and travel. And since they say it’s never too late, I just started to learn to play the guitar.
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 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.
Hello! I’m Niamh, a third-year student studying Psychology and Linguistics. I am from a small quiet village in Ireland so since moving to Edinburgh I have been on the hunt to discover all the best things/places this city can offer. As such during the weekends (when I need a breather from uni deadlines and reading) I am frequently found wandering in and out of new coffee shops, independent bookstores, and when I am feeling particularly motivated, running around Holyrood Park.
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.