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Freshers’ Week Survival Guide 2019

Starting university this autumn? Our tips and advice will help get you through Freshers’ Week, whether you’re excited, nervous, or both! Don’t forget to also check out these handy student apps to make your new life as a student a little easier. Moving in and meeting new people   It’s likely you’ll be pretty busy during your first week, so get there a few days early so you ha... »

Freshers’ Week Guide 2019

Freshers’ Week Guide 2019

You’ve probably heard all the rumours about Freshers Week being one whole week of drinking, debauchery and staying up way past your bedtime…well that is mostly true. Fresher’s week is a chance to bond with a new friend and to get introduced to the best student nights in Edinburgh, and there are a plethora to get started with. You’ll be frequenting these Edinburgh student cl... »

Creative Networking Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Creative Networking Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Creative networking is one of the most effective ways for a startup founder to find mentors, investors, and even key executive candidates. The prospect of where and how to creative network, however, may seem daunting if you are an introvert, or if you have never networked before. There are established protocols for the process of building creative contacts, just like there are for building and mai... »

How to expand your professional network with volunteering

How to expand your professional network with volunteering

Besides the feel-good factor, volunteering in Edinburgh can provide you with so many opportunities that are often overlooked. We have a habit of just associating volunteering with giving (to the community or a social cause) and rarely think of it as an opportunity to gain new skills and experience. Volunteering also offers you a chance to truly expand your network of creative professionals and get... »

Do you have a strategy for your Edinburgh social life?

Do you have a strategy for your Edinburgh social life?

‘Strategy’, like sales, marketing etc. is one of those buzzwords that we associate with business. But when you think about it, businesses are a lot like people. We need to grow and learn from our mistakes, promote ourselves by how we look and through our interactions, and sell our ideas to people. Even if you’ve convincing your best friend to go to a specific bar at the weekend, you’re selling the... »

Edinburgh International Networking

How to make new friends in Edinburgh?

If you’re struggling to make new friends in Edinburgh? We have some useful tips. Of course, we don’t facilitate a way for you to meet people but there are a few interesting points, nevertheless. To summarise, we advise: Spend time with people – if you isolate yourself, you can’t make new friends. Be social like going to a sporting event, visiting a coffee shop, go to a bar. Join a club, group, or ... »

Edinburgh Social Events

Edinburgh Social Events

Social Networks and Societies are a big part of university life no matter which university you attend! As well as studying hard for your degree, having a social life is a very important part of university life and over my four years of being a student, I would definitely recommend getting involved in at least one! Join societies to make friends, take part a particular activity, develop skills and ... »

How to travel and meet local people – best tips

How to travel and meet local people – best tips

Please be a traveller, not a tourist.” said Andrew Zimmern. “Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” I love to meet local people when I travel. In fact, Zimmern’s mantra is something I’d lived by even before I had read his quote. Becoming acquainted with locals and finding real experiences th... »

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