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.
While sipping my hot cup of coffee in the world-famous Elephant Room and marvelling at this picturesque city, I am thinking about learning the Scottish accent. I believe this might help me to settle into this city and its ethos in the true sense.
Have an afternoon off and not sure what to do? Here are a few places to visit in Edinburgh for free!
Having entered into the second semester of the MSc in Business Analytics programme, there are a couple of things I wish I had known as a new student starting the programme in Semester one. I hope these tips come in handy if you are either set to join the next cohort on the MSc Business Analytics programme, or plan to pursue this program in future.
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!
Besides its beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is perhaps best-known amongst visitors and residents alike for its unpredictable weather. For example, it is not uncommon for the weather to fluctuate by more than 10°C from one day to the next! Here are some things that I’ve found useful to own during my five years in Edinburgh.
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.
Returning to higher education can be daunting, especially if you have been used to receiving a full time wage for some years! Then there is that last little detail……I’m now what is classed as a ‘mature student’.
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.
My experience in Edinburgh so far has proved that coming here has been one of the best choices I have made. The culture in Scotland is very different from China, and, inevitably, life in the two countries can be a contrast. I would like to share my observations about the main differences I have noticed.