Category Archives: Student Life

Should I get a part-time job?

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Many students work a part-time job while at university. Some work during the semester and some don’t. Some students have to get a job and others don’t. It is all relative to your personal circumstances and choices. Personally, I have had a part-time job ever since I started university and I’ve really enjoyed it. It   …Continue Reading


My First Year in Pictures.

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After a week of hiatus, I am back! I know that many of our lovely undergraduates will have received or will be receiving their exam results soon. I hope that everything has gone well and that you are all now excitedly preparing to join us. This week I wanted to give you all a taste of   …Continue Reading


Spotlight on… Academic Staff.

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As you can imagine, academic staff within the School of Social and Political Science become a big part of your life as a student at Edinburgh. They are one of the biggest sources of knowledge that you can tap into as a student. Forming good relationships with academic staff members is extremely beneficial as they   …Continue Reading


The Grad School Club

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This week we have a guest blogger, Katherine, who is a current Msc Global Environment, Politics and Society student and one of the founders of the fantastic Grad School Club. Katherine is an engaging and thoughtful member of the School of Social and Political Science community and is an absolute pleasure to have on the blog.   …Continue Reading


Spotlight On… the Commonwealth Games & Sports and Exercise at UoE.

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Something incredibly exciting started in Scotland last night – the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It is the first time in 28 years that the games have been in Scotland and the largest multi-sport event ever held here. Although the games are being hosted by Glasgow, the diving competition is being held in the Royal Commonwealth Pool   …Continue Reading


Moving to University: Societies (& Sports Clubs!) (Part Three)

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It’s the last week of the societies feature and this week we meet one wonderful society and a sports club who are both very dear to my heart! Both the North American Society and EUWSC have been a huge part of my life at Edinburgh and have provided many wonderful night outs and friends. Remember that   …Continue Reading


Spotlight On… Accommodation.

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We’ve recently been asked a lot of questions from students about finding accommodation within Edinburgh, especially by our lovely Postgraduate students. The thing is, I am no expert in all things accommodation, although I wish I was sometimes! Instead I have decided to link you to those who are there from the University of Edinburgh to give   …Continue Reading


Moving to University: Societies (Part Two)

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It’s week two of the societies feature and this week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the Social Anthropology and Sociology societies. These two lovely societies will conclude the SSPS affiliated part of the societies feature. Next week we will be focusing on societies which exist outside of the School of Social and Political   …Continue Reading


Spotlight On… Pastoral Care.

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The Student Support Team in the School of Social and Political Science are the first point of contact for advice and guidance on administrative and pastoral matters. Pastoral care is split into two main points of contact, Personal Tutors and Student Support Officers. They both have wide and often overlapping roles which allows for you,   …Continue Reading


Moving to University: Societies (Part One)

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This week we’re starting a very exciting feature on the blog! Over the next three weeks we are going to be featuring some wonderful societies, four of them being directly linked to the School of Social and Political Science and the other societies are ones which exist outside of SPS. This week’s subject based societies do everything   …Continue Reading


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