Category Archives: Undergraduate

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


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


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


Spotlight On… Graduation.

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This week I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Graduation Reception in the Playfair Library. We saw our wonderful Graduates from the School of Social and Political Science celebrate their day with friends, family and partners. There were lots of smiley faces all round! I thought it would be a great idea to catch a   …Continue Reading


Moving to University: Study Space.

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One of the realities of university life is that studying becomes even more important than it might have been within your high school or college life. The biggest thing I had trouble with when making the adjustment to university life was getting into a good routine of studying. Finding a place that provided a comfortable,   …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


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