Dean Village…

…by Rachael / from Scotland / studying English Literature / 4th year I want to introduce you to Dean Village; a tranquil refuge found just minutes away from Edinburgh’s bustling Princes Street. I have loved Dean Village ever since I discovered it a few years ago, but I held off on writing this post as … More Dean Village…

New Traditions…

… by Jana / from California / studying English Literature / 2nd Year Leaving home for the first time and leaping into Uni life can be difficult. You’ve moved away from your friends and family, only to be hurtled into an environment where everyone and everything is new, strange, and demanding you to adapt. A … More New Traditions…

Dr Neil’s Garden…

…by Rachael / from Scotland / studying English Literature / 4th year You may or may not already know this but, hiding behind Edinburgh’s Duddingston Kirk and overlooked by the looming Arthur’s Seat, lies a secluded garden; one that faces the loch and is bursting with beauty. It is called Dr Neil’s Garden, and it … More Dr Neil’s Garden…

Society Life – A Gateway to the World…

…by Melissa / from Glasgow / studying Social Anthropology with Development / 2nd year I have had countless positive experiences whilst at the University of Edinburgh however one which stands out for me is becoming a part of the University’s Amnesty International Society, of which I am still a member and now an elected welfare … More Society Life – A Gateway to the World…

Cramond Village…

…by Rachael / from Scotland / studying English Literature / 4th year I just have to tell you about Cramond Island. I feel that this tidal island is a hidden gem of Edinburgh’s that has almost been forgotten about, which is a true shame as it’s honestly one of the most beautiful places I have … More Cramond Village…

How to make the most of Christmas in Edinburgh…

…by Bethany / studying Philosophy & Psychology / 2nd Year Whilst the Scrooge’s amongst you will scream “it’s only November!”, the Christmas celebrations kick off early in Edinburgh. Here are the events you can’t miss this festive season: The Christmas Market  The Christmas market opens its gates on the 17th November and can be found in … More How to make the most of Christmas in Edinburgh…

Back to School…

…by Jess / from Grimsby, England / studying French and Linguistics / 3rd year Without doubt, working as a Curriculum Ambassador for French was one of the most rewarding and worth-while experiences I have taken up since joining university. Over six months, I taught French to a class of Primary 6 pupils every week at … More Back to School…

Homesickness…

…by Rachael / from Scotland / studying English Literature / 4th year With a new academic year not long begun, I remember back to three years ago now when I had just moved to Edinburgh; by myself, young and nervous. Not long afterwards, I developed a bad case of homesickness, but I have learned how … More Homesickness…