Our bloggers

We have enlisted the help of a team of international students to share their tales of student life at Edinburgh Napier.

Beenish, Pakistan

Master of Business Administration (Leadership Practice)

The experience of a lifetime!

Beenish enjoys the entrepreneurial focus of her course, which is delivering both theoretical knowledge and all-important practical skills. Coming from a country where there is less female empowerment, she has ambition to rise to a senior leadership position in a multinational firm.

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Chris, USA

MA in Film

I wish I had talked to an international student ambassador to get their take on life here.

Chris originally planned to teach after he graduates, collaborating with fellow students however, he knows he wants to be involved in day-to-day film production too. He never tires of Edinburgh's diverse districts and loves exploring what they have to offer.

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Collins, Nigeria

Master of Business Administration (Leadership Practice)

I have toured Rome, Padova, Florence and Paris, but Edinburgh is a pearl - there is nowhere like it.

Collins was seeking the knowledge and skills to become a competent manager in the business world. He enjoys exploring Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands and gives back to society by volunteering in his spare time.

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Corrine, USA

BA (Honours) in Film

Every opportunity to join a society, volunteer or work in Edinburgh is worth it, you can meet locals and learn more about the city.

First visiting Edinburgh as an exchange student, the appeal of the city and the UK education system appealed so much she chose to transfer. Corrine loves exploring the city and makes the most of every opportunity in the city, at university or through work and volunteering.

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Fangxue, China

BSc in Master in Business Administration

I have opened my mind and broadened my horizons and I believe I can achieve my full potential here.

Fangxue makes the most of her time at Edinburgh Napier by joining student societies and attending careers events and workshops, which has enriched her life, helped her make friends and given her a sense of belonging.

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Kriss, Norway


To be able to live in Edinburgh for four years is a dream come true.

Kriss loves hiking and Scotland with its highlands was a good fit. Edinburgh itself offered a big city of half a million people, but in close proximity to the silence of nature. He sought a university that would prepare him for the ever-changing job market.

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Ly, Vietnam

Master of Business Administration (Leadership Practice)

From the hills to the beaches, I find Edinburgh lively, safe and peaceful.

Ly is seeking a senior management position in business when she graduates and hopes to kick off her start up business with the professional standing and credibility she gains from her course.

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Maria, Norway

BA (Honours) in Journalism

It's a gorgeous city, it's the perfect size.

Maria fell in love with Edinburgh when she first visited as a teenager. Already working as a journalist for her local newspaper, she found the practical, industry-focused Journalism course at Edinburgh Napier to be the right fit. Maria hopes to work as a foreign correspondent when she graduates.

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Nidhi, India

BA (Honours) in Accounting with Corporate Finance

The first time I saw the mesmerising night views from Calton Hill, I stopped breathing for a little bit.

Nidhi has had a keen interest in commerce and accounts since a young age and with dreams of working in the global banking industry, she is kept busy with her studies, choosing the courses that will help her realise those dreams.

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Rupali, India

MSc in Marketing

It has been an experience of a lifetime!

With a law degree under her belt and an MSc in Marketing, Rupali's long-term plan is to launch a marketing-led business venture of her own and become a successful entrepreneur. She's having the time of her life in Scotland, visiting castles and ancient inns, mountains and lochs, immersing herself in the country's culture and traditions.

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Ying, China

BSc in Biomedical Science

I really enjoy doing experiments in the laboratory and doing outside research, my course covers everything I am interested in.

Ying's goals are to achieve a first class degree, do a summer internship in her third year and to work as a research or laboratory assistant after graduation. She takes every opportunity to improve her employability, so she can achieve her goals and find her dream job.

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