… by Arran / from Glasgow / BSc Mathematics / 3rd Year (UG)
Obviously we can’t travel at the moment due to Covid-19, which has made me think back on some of my recent trips. Under normal circumstances, Edinburgh University has lots of opportunities to get involved with things outside of just studying your course. I am going to tell you about one of many fantastic opportunities that you can get involved with.
Continue reading “University Ski Trip…”
… by Ellen / from Rye / BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
I’m Ellen, a first year mathematics undergraduate at Edinburgh University. Today I thought I would talk about a day in my life.
7am: Wake up. I live at Darroch Court which is 2 minutes away from the Pleasance Gym, meaning I can get my training in early and still have rest of the day free. I’m a member of the Hares and Hounds (the running club) and I couldn’t recommend joining enough. I have made such good friends from both the training and regular socials, and also think it’s great how they cater for all abilities.
Continue reading “A Day in the Life as a First Year…”
… by Yuxin / from Shenzhen, China / BSc Mathematics and Statistics / 4th Year (UG)
There are lots of opportunities such as the Open Days that enable you to visit the university before starting doing your degree. However, it was a bit hard for me to travel for 15-20 hours to visit the university before my first semester started. Luckily, the University has an accommodation guarantee for new students. This includes all first year undergraduate students plus direct-entry students (those who enter straight into the second year). For undergraduate students, you can apply for catered accommodation at Pollock Halls or other self-catered flats around the city for your first year of study.
For convenience, I chose catered accommodation in my first year, lived in private student accommodation in my second year, and then decided to come back to university accommodation in third year, but this time as a Resident Assistant. Continue reading “Accommodation in Edinburgh…”
… by Eddie / from Hong Kong / MSc Statistics with Data Science / PG
Hello everyone, I am Eddie. I am now studying MSc Statistics with Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. If you are thinking about pursuing a Masters degree, you should never rule out the University of Edinburgh. This is in a beautiful country, great city, and it is an excellent university. Continue reading “Getting Used to Edinburgh…”
… by Tally / from Scarborough / MMath Mathematics [2nd Year Entry] / 2nd Year (UG)
Hi! My name is Tally and I am a second year maths student here at the university. One thing I was unsure about when coming to university was if I’d be able to juggle my studies and my free time. Turns out, it wasn’t as hard as I thought. To demonstrate that I thought I’d outline what a day in my life could look like to give an example of what a student actually does. Continue reading “A Day in the Life…”
… by Benedicty / from Romford /
BSc Mathematics / 1st Year (UG)
I’ve always pictured myself as an independent person, and never thought I’d have much of an issue transitioning from staying at home with my family, to living self-reliantly at university. This is because my mum never babied me much whilst I was at home: I occasionally helped her cook, I cleaned the house without help and I had a job, so felt like I could budget my own money. However, this self-reliance at home didn’t mean I would have self-reliance once I set off in the world on my own. This is due to my major character flaw – I am extremely lazy. Continue reading “Looking After Yourself at University…”