Reflections of a Novice Nurse Researcher: Opportunities and Optimism…

…by Zoe / from Scotland / studied Nursing Studies / 2012-2016 I completed my BN with Honours in 2016. I then studied for my Masters in Public Health which helped me to realise my interest in research, and has led me to actively pursue further experience in the nursing research field. The University of Edinburgh … More Reflections of a Novice Nurse Researcher: Opportunities and Optimism…

Co-creating a zombie apocalypse: Learning how to deal with failure through play…

…by Emily / from the United Kingdom / studying Veterinary Medicine / in 4th Year Emily Hochkins, a fourth year veterinary student working towards her veterinary teaching qualification, was offered, along with several others, the opportunity to take part in designing an optional “negotiation skills” class for first year students. In this post, she describes how … More Co-creating a zombie apocalypse: Learning how to deal with failure through play…

Co-created learning and teaching through the lens of the development of a University-wide course…

…by Vanessa / from Kenya / studying Civil Engineering / in 3rd Year In this post, Vanessa Ombura, a third year Civil Engineering student, describes her experience co-creating an interdisciplinary, online University-wide course, with the city of Edinburgh as a site of learning… Over the summer of 2018, I had the wonderful opportunity of working … More Co-created learning and teaching through the lens of the development of a University-wide course…

From blogging for assessment to blogging for pleasure…

…by Mariana / from Brazil / studying MSc Digital Society In this post, Mariana Marcondes, a MSc student studying Digital Society, shares her story about how she was introduced to blogging as an assessment activity, and has since gone on to blog as part of her regular writing habits… Blog posts are not the most common type of assessment in academia. … More From blogging for assessment to blogging for pleasure…

Interdisciplinary teaching: Rock-solid preparation for professional life…

… by Kevin / from United Kingdom / studying Carbon Management / MSc On a wonderfully sunny day in June 2016, I graduated with an honours degree in Geology and Physical Geography. Four years of labs, essays, field trips and, of course, rocks… it was schist hot! I really enjoyed the degree course and acquired … More Interdisciplinary teaching: Rock-solid preparation for professional life…

One experience among many: Studying at Edinburgh…

…by Greig / from Scotland / studying Zoology / 4th year My time in Edinburgh has been littered with experiences both within and out with academia that confirm I made the correct decision in spending 4 years here. From being taught by scientists that are at the top of their field to simply being able … More One experience among many: Studying at Edinburgh…

Going straight from Undergraduate to Masters study…

…by Devika / from India / studying Modernity and Literature  / Postgraduate   Masters was certainly a step up from my Undergraduate degree. Not just in terms of my intellectual and academic life but also in other aspects. But as someone who jumped into a masters right after the completion of their undergraduate degree – … More Going straight from Undergraduate to Masters study…