…by Baber / from the UK / studies Neuroscience / 4th Year (UG)
It’s the ‘Festival of Creative Learning Week’, formerly known as ‘Innovative Learning Week’, but mostly known as Skiing Week between us students. As a 4th year, as much as this week is a good opportunity for me to take a break and relax, unfortunately the laboratory and dissertation are calling me and I’ve got to keep on going. However, for me it’s exciting times ahead as I’m graduating in July at the marvellous McEwan Hall, so that is what’s pushing me towards the end of the finish line.
Studying at the University of Edinburgh for 4 years sure has been a phenomenal experience, but the scary part is that it has gone too quick. I have had so much fun studying at the University as a student. I’ve been able to learn A LOT about myself over the 4 years.
Some of the things I’ve improved on:
- I can study more effectively, balance my time accordingly between society, sporting commitments and my studies – essentially I can multi-task.
- I am more confident as a person, able to speak in front of other people and crowds of people.
- I’ve been more active, met tons of new people, made friendships with people from across the globe, stayed with a friend in Malaysia and met up with friends in the Emirates.
- Taken part in new sports and societies, such as the Middle Eastern Society, the Biomedical Society, and tried sports like Korfball (I had no idea this was a thing) and joining the weightlifting club.
The student life is a great life. I remember everyone saying to me: “Student life is the best time of your life” and personally looking back on 4 years it really has been the best time of my life!
Studying at Edinburgh and living in such a magnificent city, you could not go wrong!