Over the past four months, I have had four quintessentially Scottish experiences that have really enriched my experience of living in Edinburgh.
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.
There are numerous lists of awesome places to visit in Scotland, and they include awesome spots like Loch Ness (didn’t find Nessy… yet) and Edinburgh Castle (really fantastic views). Here are some of the other spots that I have enjoyed visiting since I arrived in Edinburgh.
That’s it! You study at the University of Edinburgh, you learn about the world, meet so many different people and live in a city rich in history and culture. Still, the first thing that people talk about when they hear you study in Scotland (or the United Kingdom for that matter) is the weather. Like many of us are finding, the weather here is not as bad as the reputation it holds. If you are planning on moving to Edinburgh or just interested in having a quick “weather talk”, this post is for you.
We love a good playlist at the Business School. So we’ve put this one together for our incoming students to give an insight into the Scottish music scene.
The intensity of the MBA makes it hard to keep track of time – I am impressed by the fact that we are only a couple of months away from finishing the programme – so it was good to have a chance to slow down and unwind during a weekend in the Scottish highlands.
One thing that no student should miss while on the Edinburgh MBA is the trip to Firbush. Last weekend was my second visit with many classmates and the truth is that I just can’t get enough of it!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked about the food in Edinburgh. British food has historically had a terrible reputation. It can be hard to get excited about the mysterious Scotch egg, the always terrifying haggis, and the shocking variety of meat-based pies. But I’m here to ease your fears-and hopefully get you a little bit excited to have a few meals in this historic city.