Why does an extrovert in self-isolation struggle with “self-discipline?”…

…by Elsa / from Finland / studying Architecture / 1st year postgraduate We’re locked up, separated from our lives, our people, our habits and essentially our support system. Despite this shock to our norm, the world still needs to continue. Time still ticks by and therefore we still have responsibilities and deadlines we need to … More Why does an extrovert in self-isolation struggle with “self-discipline?”…

Can you relate to an international student on another level?…

…by Elsa / from Finland / studying Architecture / 1st year postgraduate Do you need to think twice when someone asks, “where’s home?” Is answering “where are you from” not as straight forward as it should be? You’re not alone my fellow international students. Here is a short, but sweet, relatable ten-point checklist: One: You … More Can you relate to an international student on another level?…

Se estás mal…

…by Madalena / from Portugal / PhD Evolutionary and Developmental Biology / 2nd Year “Se estás mal, muda-te” – a portuguese saying You might be wondering why I wrote something in another language that by yourself you cannot understand. It is a Portuguese saying that in the essence means if you are not okay, change … More Se estás mal…

Running, Lifting and Occasionally Doing Science…

…by Joshua / from the United Kingdom / PhD Genetics and Molecular Medicine / 2nd Year I’ve written about my adventures in America and throughout the UK in previous posts (although there’s more to come!), so I thought this time I’d go into a bit more detail about day-to-day life at the Institute of Genetics … More Running, Lifting and Occasionally Doing Science…

What moving to Edinburgh as an international student actually looked like…

…by Margret / from Estonia / Studying MSc Digital Society / 1st year When I got my acceptance letter in June I was absolutely thrilled, but there was only one problem – I had to wait two months until the start of uni, which seemed absolutely unbearable! I remember getting my first university email and … More What moving to Edinburgh as an international student actually looked like…