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Dissertation Submission and Last Presentations!

Dissertation Submitted!

Dissertation Submitted!

Today is the official submission date for dissertations for my course! Exciting times, but I must admit it does feel a little weird not having to worry about it anymore. I handed in mine a couple of days ago and I feel a little empty. I’m sure I’ll get used to this soon though 🙂 Now it’s time to work on the last big group project (which is worth 100%) and then my time at Napier will be done. SAD TIMES!

When you’ll get to this point yourselves, you may find that you’re a little lost. However, if you’ve been working on your ‘what to do after uni’ for a while I’m sure you’ll be fine. And if you haven’t…well, now it’s a good moment to start!

Don’t be afraid to ask your tutors for advice, they’ll be happy to help you figure out what’s the next step. I am very glad to be able to say that the support I received at Napier went well beyond the academic side of it, but helped me realise how to proceed after graduation.

If you’re not sure you’d like to complete your fourth year and so to complete your dissertation, think about it twice: you are given the chance to research a topic that you’re interested in, and so to create an incredibly valuable document for you and potential job applications afterwards. Why wasting this chance? 🙂
You won’t be left alone and you’ll find all the support you need to succeed. Also in terms of international students support, Napier will give you the chance to; attend free English classes to improve your second language (although these classes are open to everyone, not only to internationals), find out more about your credit transfer, help you with documents to travel around Europe. To find out more just follow the link. Furthermore, great support is also given by ISAS which works under the Edinburgh Napier Students Association (NSA). ISAS not only can help in matters of academic issues, but also with:

  • Funding, Money Management and Debt
  • Housing – tenancy, deposits, disputes etc.
  • Immigration and Visa issues
  • Employment rights
  • Health and welfare
  • Consumer rights
  • Problems on course – appeals, complaints etc.

As you’ll be able to find in the link I just provided, “Advisers are here to listen, help you explore your options, and make an informed decision. They will not judge you or discuss your situation with anyone else outside ISAS unless you give your permission for this to happen. Where necessary they will write letters on your behalf and/or make telephone enquiries, accompany you to meetings and/or formal University hearings with the aim of negotiating a solution or resolving the problem.” If you feel like you could benefit from this, please email

To sum up, my point wanted to be that either if you’re a local or if an international student you’ll be able to find all the support you need. So don’t be afraid to make the next step and become a Napier student! Pack your bags and be ready for four amazing years which culminate with an amazing project that will open many doors for your and your career 🙂



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New Edinburgh Napier Prospectus: Have you Seen It?

Edinburgh Napier 2013 - 2014 Undergrad Prospectus

Edinburgh Napier 2013 – 2014 Undergrad Prospectus

Hi there peeps!

I bet you’re all super nervous/excited as in about one month you’ll all know if you’re admitted to study at Napier. Try not to freak out too much and be positive: if you’ve done your best and you really hope to get in, you will:) I still remember when I was waiting for the results, four years ago..hard to sleep, hard to wait! But then the results day arrived and
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Weather in Edinburgh: Hectic Topic

734101_10200824051064974_1302160069_nHi there everyone! I know, I has been a while! The dissertation is taking my time away – and time is running out, too! Submission is less than a month and now I’m about to finish my first draft. Just enough time to start proofreading, editing and printing 🙂

However, today I really wanted to tell you a little more about the weather here in Edinburgh, as lately it has been one of the main Read the rest of this entry »


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Dissertation Time

Student falls asleep in libraryHi everyone,

Dissertation Haggis Pizza

Best Dissertation Food Ever



I hope you all had a great break and that you’re all ready to go back to your studies. These next six months are going to be intense: things start getting a little stressful here, as it’s time to go crack on with the dissertation, which is an extended research project in a topic that you choose and that relates to your degree. Despite stress, I am very lucky for the support I get from my dissertation supervisor. If you are scared of applying to Napier because of this project, don’t be: there will Read the rest of this entry »


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Study Abroad – Part 3

336025_4147303682285_972304743_oHi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!

This weeks I’d just like to underline another experience that definitely marked my exchange abroad, and that I’ll always be grateful for: my internship with Scent Sciences Corporation, a tech company (startup, at the time!) based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara.

As soon as Read the rest of this entry »

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Study Abroad – Part 1

198497_1935545989725_6005382_nHi everyone! Last week I talked about meeting friends from all over the world here at Napier, which made me think of the topic for this week: Study Abroad.

The fact that I moved to Edinburgh from Italy was already a sort of ‘study abroad’ experience for me, although I could not resist when I saw all the opportunities offered by the University to expand my studies in another country. Napier offers exchange opportunities for one or two semesters, either in Europe, US, China and even Read the rest of this entry »


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Edinburgh and Friends from all over the World!

469663_3974019710294_1465454498_oWhen I first moved to Edinburgh I did not know anyone. But that was the engine of my enthusiasm to start with uni and meet all my new friends. If you are about to move to Edinburgh and  don’t really know what’s gonna happen, please keep reading:)

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Being an International Student in Edinburgh

Oh my, I look like a baby here!

Hi lads and lassies out there!

Here I am again. This week I thought I could tell you a little more about myself and how I ended up to study here in Edinburgh.
I was born in Italy 22 years ago (Veneto is my homebase) and I’ve always dreamt of living abroad to improve my language skills and experience a completely new cultural environment. Now, you may argue that Europe is Europe and so cultures are not that different from each other…….well, I would say that probably differences are not like Western-Eastern countries, but believe me: what I found here was very different from what I was used to. Was I happy? Yes. Edinburgh is simply Read the rest of this entry »


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Oh, hello from Edinbrah!

A smile from Monterey, CA!

HI THERE! Fancy meeting you here 🙂 My name is Carlotta and I’m a 4th year student at Edinburgh Napier University. I’m studying BA (Hons) Communications, Advertising & Public Relations and I’ll graduate in June 2013 (I can hardly believe it, time has gone by sooo quickly!). Given that, I’ll use this blog to write about my life as a university student in Edinburgh over the next few months. I’ll be happy to answer your questions about university life, Edinburgh, academics, entertainment in the city and so on. Stay tuned!



Update on July, 2013: I’m now a proud Edinburgh Napier Alumn! However, I’ll keep writing this blog because I keep receiving many questions from students from all over the world and would not want any of you to miss out on studying at Napier..! So roll on new blog posts! 🙂


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