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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... »

10 Reasons You Should Join International Society

10 Reasons You Should Join International Society

From Friday Night Social to Creative Weekends, the Edinburgh International Society has a group for everyone. And if we don’t, well… we can help you create one! Joining a group or society is one of the first things you hear about when you arrive at university. With friends talking about what taster they are going to do or socials they are planning to attend, choosing a group can be a da... »

How to build your network using social media

How to build your network using social media

Developing a good presence on social media can help your social network and also develop your career. However, before you dive in there are a few pointers which can help you make the most of your time. 1 Know your audience Who do you need to reach you to help you do your job? For example, if you’re a corporate partnership fundraiser you might need to reach CSR directors incorporates. Start followi... »

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... »

How To Meet New People in Edinburgh ?

How To Meet New People in Edinburgh ?

We are talking more about meeting people for dating rather than friendship but the same principles apply. Let’s break down our suggestions one by one: Meeting people at the park They refer to the park as the dog park. I guess that’s more of an American term but then we do have dogs and we do have parks so I get where they are coming from. This is certainly one way to meet people and hey, you would... »

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 ... »

Are you letting the machines take over your life?

Are you letting the machines take over your life?

Many of you will be seen (or perhaps heard) the famous Einstein quote on technology. As the genius’s prediction has proven to be fairly accurate thus far, it may appear all doom and gloom for the future of socialising in Edinburgh. But is there hope? Hmmm…maybe! The irony is that you probably saw that very quote it on your Facebook timeline, whilst browsing on your mobile phone, ignoring your frie... »

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