In Semester 2, the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS) treated their postgraduate students to a Company Trek to London. It was both an entertaining and valuable journey where we had the opportunity to visit finance companies in the world’s largest financial centre. Who knows, we might actually be working there one day in the future! During the Trek, we attended networking activities with company representatives and got to see inside their impressive buildings.
While studying at the University, I really wanted to maximise my learning experiences to help me reach my goals. It is often said that hard skills will get you an interview but you need soft skills to get (and keep) the job. With this in mind, the Business School offers many optional courses, classes and programmes, outwith the Masters programmes,that can help you to develop your hard skills and soft skills. This time I wanted to share my experiences of some of the classes and programmes that I have found useful in developing my skills and knowledge.
I consider myself lucky to be able to continue my postgraduate study in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After an intense period of study and exams, my family and I decided to rejuvenate ourselves with a holiday – and fortunately in the UK there are lots of fascinating and iconic places to enjoy. So, we hired a car and set off to explore some of the family-friendly attractions on offer.
As a Muslim, Islam requires us to do Salat (prayer), to eat halal food and to fast. Being in new surroundings in a new country, Muslim students might struggle initially to keep up with these worships without the necessary information and insights. Here, I will try to share my experience as a Muslim adapting to life as a student in Edinburgh.
Studying in a new country with a distance of 7,600 miles from your home can be quite challenging, especially if you are taking your family along. Here are several tips and tricks that might help you settle into Edinburgh quickly, and adapt to the differences in culture, weather and regulations.