Monthly Archives: June 2014

My Edinburgh Bucket List.

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We’re deviating from the usual ‘Spotlight On…’ series for one week only today. While writing last Tuesday’s post, I found myself realising that even after living in Edinburgh for 2 years there was so much I had yet to do and so many areas of the city that I was yet to explore. To remedy   …Continue Reading


Moving to University: Seeing, Doing, Eating and Exploring.

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This week I have racked my brain and asked my fellow School of Social and Political Science friends to think about everything there is to see, do, eat and explore in the wonderful city of Edinburgh. The city, much like the University, is full of diversity, culture, friendly people and lots of great things to   …Continue Reading


Spotlight On… International Edinburgh.

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Here at the University of Edinburgh, we are a diverse and welcoming community and by joining us you will be surrounded by people from across the globe. Our students have all kinds of thoughts and differing opinions, likes and dislikes and a lot of great stories to tell. For me, this is one of the reasons that I wanted   …Continue Reading


Moving to University: Looking After Yourself & Living With Other People.

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Learning to live with other people and fend for myself worried me a lot before starting university. It can be an adjustment to go from home comforts to living with relative strangers. The benefits of university life definitely outweigh the negatives, though! A few of our splendid Undergraduates are having the same worries that I had and I   …Continue Reading


Spotlight On… Academic Success.

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Thursday has come around again and it’s time for another ‘Spotlight On…’ post. As requested by some students in our lovely Undergraduate Facebook groups, we’re focusing on academic success this week. I know when I started university I was really anxious about performing well academically so it’s a completely normal feeling to have. A lot of   …Continue Reading


10 things I wish I had known before starting University… Edinburgh Edition.

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This week I have been asking current undergraduate students from the school SPS and beyond what they wished they had known before starting university. What better way to get a little heads up than from the very people who have been there and done it before! 1. “I wish I had known that ‘office hours’   …Continue Reading


Spotlight on… The University of Edinburgh.

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Every Thursday this blog will be the home to a series of ‘Spotlight on…’ posts talking about everything from University of Edinburgh buildings and part-time jobs to the famous Edinburgh Fringe. If you have any requests for this series, please don’t hesitate to comment! This week we’ll be taking a general look at the University of Edinburgh and the   …Continue Reading


Welcome to the SPS Pre-Arrivals Blog 2014

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Hello and welcome to the first Pre-Arrivals Edinburgh blog for the 2014 entry year! I am Sarah, I’m 20 years old and a current SPS undergraduate studying International Relations. Just like you, I have been through the same experience as you are going through now. Although it can be daunting at times, I hope to   …Continue Reading


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