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Top free things to do this summer in Edinburgh

Top free things to do this summer in Edinburgh

The start of summer can be really exciting in Scotland, especially as it means the stressful exam season is finally over. Summer often comes with one condition, though – a very real lack of funds. It can seem like doing anything fun is depressingly out of reach, but that needn’t be the case. Here are a bunch of cheap ways to have fun this summer without dipping into your bank account. Go to the Me... »

Hacking Meetup: How to make your Meetup group fascinating to new members?

Hacking Meetup: How to make your Meetup group fascinating to new members?

No one ever said building stuff was easy (except maybe this guy). It takes passion, dedication, and commitment, but here’s the good news: you’ve already got all that (you’re here, aren’t you?). The only thing you need to do now surrounds yourself with more people like you. For every interest that exists, whether it’s fun, adventurous, quiet, inspiring, nerdy, beautiful, sad, serious or just plain ... »

Beltane Festival 2018 at the Calton Hill

On the evening of April 30th, mysterious creatures can be seen emerging from the darkness and dancing about Calton Hill. Painted bodies cavort to a chorus of beating drums, and breath-taking fire displays memorise astonished spectators. Where has it come from? An ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual and one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals, Beltane celebrates the end of winter and the birth of summer. ... »

Freshers Week 2018 parties and events in Edinburgh

Freshers Week 2018 parties and events in Edinburgh

It’s your first week at University, your dear old parents have dropped you off and you’re giddy about your first week galavanting about Edinburgh City, but you need to know where to spend that week of partying. From superclubs to quirky pubs, the city has a whole host of great Freshers Week events and student nights in Edinburgh that will give you all the more reason to stick around fo... »

Freshers’ Week Survival Guide 2018

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 have time... »

Freshers’ Week Guide 2018

Freshers’ Week Guide 2018

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 business 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 Events in Edinburgh 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 ... »

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... »

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