Edinburgh | Arthur's Seat and Update

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Today I'm writing a more general life post and update on what life is like in Edinburgh, alongside sharing some cool pictures that one of my friends took when we climbed The Crags next to Arthur's Seat a few weeks ago!

So, by the time this post goes up, I will have been living in Edinburgh for two and a half months which seems pretty crazy to me! I have to say that I couldn't be happier! When I moved here, I knew that I loved the city and I was pretty sure that my course would be what I wanted but I had no idea that I would meet such amazing people and get involved with so many cool things!

If you didn't know, I'm on the linguistics course at The University of Edinburgh and it's an absolutely incredible course, exactly what I wanted it to be! Alongside that, I also study Danish and Social Anthropology as at Scottish universities you take other subjects alongside your degree subject for the first two years. We also have exams before Christmas which is different to most other universities but, personally, I prefer that as it means I don't have to revise over Christmas!

I got placed into a flat by the university's accommodation services. I put down a variety of 5 choices of self catered accommodation, as I didn't want to go into the uni's catered halls and then they allocated me my second choice (which I actually preferred to my first choice, it's just more expensive) so I was very lucky in being allocated a place in which I really wanted to live! I know many people who didn't get the choice they wanted so I was very happy to be placed in an amazing building which is a new build, a little further out of the centre than is ideal but I have an ensuite and a double bed so, it's swings and roundabouts! My flat consists of 8 girls, we all have single ensuite rooms and share a huge kitchen! It's an amazing flat to be a part of, we all get on really well and share similar views so that's incredible!

Socially, I hang out with the people from my course mainly as I had started talking to a few of them before I came to uni as we had a subject group chat. Strangely, they are all mainly American which is funny as when I said I was going to a Scottish uni, people thought they would be full with Scottish people as they get it free, however I only have a few Scottish friends! They are really amazing friends go have and I feel so lucky to have found a group of friends that I can be really close with and became close with in such a short space of time!

Overall, this was a little bit of a rambly post, but I wanted to share these pictures and update you on how life is going in Edinburgh so I hope you enjoyed!

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