My second semester at the University of Edinburgh was a mix of challenges and excitement. The MSc International Business and Emerging Markets (IBEM) class is very diverse; consisting of students from Germany, Syria, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Russia and Macedonia – to name a few! I am the only African in the class and surprisingly there are no Scottish students! The teaching staff are exceptional, interesting and challenge us daily.
The reward for the teams with the highest grades on the Doing International Business In Emerging Markets course was a trip to Colombia to meet our clients. This proved to be a powerful incentive, and in April 2018, the top three teams departed for Medellin. This is the adventure that we had!
If you need a study break, a place to have a chat with a friend or just a warm cup of coffee on a rainy Winters day, here are three cosy coffee spots to try in Edinburgh!
Over the past four months, I have had four quintessentially Scottish experiences that have really enriched my experience of living in Edinburgh.
Many of us are familiar with the “student budget struggle.” For those of you coming from countries with less favourable exchange rates, this post gives some tips on how to spread your money just a little bit further.
During innovative learning week in February, a group of undergraduate and postgraduate UEBS students and two staff members flew to Dublin for three exciting days in the Irish capital. The theme of the trek was finance and innovation as well as Irish development and its role on the global stage.
Have an afternoon off and not sure what to do? Here are a few places to visit in Edinburgh for free!
As a student on a tight budget I’m always hunting for cheap tickets for short weekend’s away. One of the cheaper flights from Edinburgh will take you to Toulouse in the South of France. This was my three day experience with two of my MSc IBEM classmates.
A group of MSc IBEM students went on a day trip to Glencoe and Loch Ness, which included the ruins of the 16th century fortress of Urquhart Castle. It rained quite a bit, but that didn’t stop us from having a lot of fun as we drove through the wonderful Scottish countryside.
Coming from a warm climate in South Africa, I had never seen snow before but luckily in late December, I was blessed to see snow for the first time! I went up Carlton Hill to investigate and as I turned around I saw wonderful white snow on Arthur’s Seat – I was so chuffed! It was a magical experience!