If I Knew Then What I Know Now

I don’t write nearly as many “progress update” blog posts like I used to so that’s a good sign right? It haven’t stopped trying to ‘better’ myself, it just feels like a significantly leas daunting task now. On occasion if I’m having a hard day, I write out my rambles that are weighing on my…

University in Lockdown: Remote Learning in Edinburgh

When I accepted my place to study Music Technology at the University of Edinburgh little over three years ago, I never thought my studies would be affected to this extent. Having already experienced three different UCU strike periods, I had hoped that it would be relatively plain sailing until my graduation in 2021. But with…

At Home With Me: My Student Flat in Edinburgh

I know that all of us have been staying inside as much as possible recently. It can sometimes feel particularly lonely at times so I wanted to write a blog post that gets you out of your space and invites you into mine. My bedroom is where I’ve been spending excessive amounts of time and…

My Second Year of Studying Music Technology

When at university, traditional subjects of small talk involve what year you’re in and what you study. As a third year student of Music Technology, these topics usually encourage the question of, “I’ve never heard of that, what does it involve?” To which I then assure the opposite party that it is not as cool…

As Freely as I Love Others

“In 2019, I hope that I treat myself with respect and realise that I am worth more than I make myself out to be. I hope that I become unapologetic for who I am and stop saying sorry so much. But most of all I hope for 2019 to be the year of self-validation where…

There Will be no Miracles Here

“There will be no miracles here.” This is a great kind of quote for me. It’s not particularly thought-provoking or inspiring but it does match up with the realistic way I want to think about life. I don’t believe in miracles, fate or destiny but in the fact that things happen as a result of…

A Lookback on my Second Year at University

I wrote a post like this after I finished my first year at university, reflecting on everything that I had learned from a personal perspective rather than an educational one. I had a wee read of it the other day now that I’m finished my second year and I thought it would be nice for…

My First Year of Music Technology

There are a grand total of five people in my year studying Music Technology BMus at the University of Edinburgh. Evidently, it’s a rather niche course that technically doesn’t exist anymore for it has been ‘rebranded,’ as it were, to become Acoustics and Music Technology BSc and no longer requires any music qualification to apply….

A Lookback on my First Year at University

Freshers’ Week is in full swing once again marking the one year anniversary since I moved to Edinburgh to start my Bachelor’s degree in Music Technology. I’ve written a couple of posts based on my experience to hopefully give you some tips when you’re at university but what I haven’t done is written a reflection…

University Freshers’ Week: The Complete Guide

Freshers’ Week is completely unpredictable. With so many new faces and places, it’s easy to get lost in yourself and your new surroundings. I’ve put together this guide to help you navigate everything that’s going on so you can make the most of your time during Freshers’ Week. It covers everything from events to free…