Category: Edinburgh Napier University

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Corrine Mcandrews: Living on a Budget

I underestimated how challenging studying abroad would be. I underestimated how expensive it would be. I underestimated how difficult it would be adjusting to a whole new education system. When I arrived in Edinburgh, I spent most of the money I had on me in cash on basic necessities for my dorm. And I never ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Active Democracy in Scotland

The independence referendum of Scotland proved to be very uneventful as Scotland voted by a slim margin to stay with the United Kingdom. Today was a very gloomy day for Scotland. Although the day was very gloomy in the actual sense, with rain all day long, it was very gloomy in the other sense. People ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Scottish Referendum

Today is the day. Today is the day that Scotland has been waiting for centuries to happen. Scots are voting this evening, if thy haven not already, for or against independence from the United Kingdom. The country has been keeping the referendum campaign very short and simple. Citizens are either voting YES or NO. Dozens ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Sounds of Edinburgh

The sounds of Edinburgh have been surprising and exciting so far. I stepped off the plane a week ago and have not yet heard any silence. The closest thing to silence I have experienced is my quiet moments sitting by the canal outside of my flat. Other than those rare, reflective moments by the water ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Edinburgh Arrival

My first week in Edinburgh, Scotland was a shocking one. Of course, I was taken back initially by the overwhelming fact of being in another country for the first time. Because it was my first time anywhere outside of the Tri-State Area, I expected to be shocked no matter what, but I never expected Scotland ...