student life

Essay-writing

All British university students are required to write essays…. So why isn’t essay-writing taught anywhere? Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Fundraising and Pride

The reality of American universities’ fundraising strategies…. Does Scotland really want to cultivate a “culture of giving?” Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Anorexia in Academia

In the high-pressure environment of universities, some students develop eating disorders to gain a sense of control. Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Gender Bias on the Web

Case studies on student advice websites show disturbing sexist tendencies. Maybe I should take up stripping to fund my PhD? Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Illness

The flu, from a PhD perspective: not what I expected. Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Freshers’ Weeks

Cultural differences between students in Edinburgh and Glasgow: demographics, class, and attitudes. Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

The Reality Gap

Grant allocations, double standards, and student advice websites.