Adventures of a Postgrad #1

This is mainly me apologising profusely for abandoning my blogging duties these past few weeks, but I’ve just been so busy and the days have just been flying by. I can’t believe it’s nearly October! Of course I did feel a little guilty for not blogging at all, but settling into a new life as a postgrad in a new country does take up a lot of your time, which I hadn’t expected to be honest. 

But it’s been fun so far and I’m having a blast. The university is great, my lectures and seminars are really interesting and I’ve met some very lovely people along the way. 

The only thing I haven’t really had time for, sadly, is read. I brought one book with me to Edinburgh which I started reading on the plane on the way over, and I’m still not even halfway through it (shock, horror). This is really unusual for me, and as much as I love being back at uni, I am also morning the loss of spare time for reading. 

So since I’ve no interesting book-related things to tell you for now, I’ll just show off some pretty pictures of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Castle
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The view from Arthur’s Seat
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Me being very proud of myself for having climbed all the way to the top

More pictures under the cut..

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The department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

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The student union
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Where I live
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Beautiful canal near my flat
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This made my fangirl heart beat a little faster

So that’s all I’ve got for you for now. I will definitely try to be back with some more book-ish stuff soon!

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Adventures of a Postgrad #1

  1. I think reading can be excused when you’re in such a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing all your pictures. I need to visit Edinburgh sometime as well. I’m glad that your seminars and lectures are going well! Are you also a Teacher’s Assistant? I’m not sure if all Masters students need to become one. I think I would have Fangirled inside that Coffee shop as well ;). Hope you’re keeping well Phillipa!

    1. Thanks Savindi, and I’m glad you like the pictures! Edinburgh is a great city, I’m sure you’d love it. I’m not a teaching assistant, I don’t think that actually exists over here. The British system is quite different from the North American system I guess. Even Phd students don’t really teach over here either.

      I’ve not actually been inside the coffee shop yet because it’s always very busy and it obviously attracts a lot of tourists (and I’m sure the coffee is horribly overpriced as a result of that), but having coffee there is definitely on my ‘to do’ list 🙂

      1. I figured the system might be a bit different. Another friend who did her Masters in Scotland said there were no TA’s there and I thought “oh that’s interesting since TA’s and seminars are a big part of the curriculum here.” But not TA-ing might be a good thing too lol.

        Lol you’re right-the coffee is probably overpriced. I’m looking forward to seeing more posts about your time in Edinburgh Phillipa! Also isn’t it really late in the night for you lol?

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