And so the time has finally come! Yesterday morning I graduated top of my class and received the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Award! Such wonderful moments that I surely will never forget! My family and friends have been so supportive from the very first day of University and it was an emotional moment for all of us getting together the ceremony! Two schools graduated yesterday, but the ceremonies are still on for other departments. As for my day, after the ceremony in Usher Hall (gorgeous, by the way!) we all moved to Craiglockhart for a gathering moment with all the guests and lecturers. We then left and headed to a restaurant for a meal with all my guests, which was the perfect ending of my day. I am truly grateful for everyone who helped me achieve what I achieved, and for all the people who supported me throughout my time at Edinburgh Napier.
So, the question is…what’s next? Well, I’m gonna leave Edinburgh in a few days for an adventure in New York and then fly directly from there to Sweden for my master in Lund. And then, after that, hopefully I’ll land the job that I’m really longing for which is in film entertainment, and specifically in the movie trailers/promotion field.
As for you, incoming and current Edinburgh Napier students, good luck with your experience and with your future! As for soon-to-be graduates, here’s a selection of some good articles on ‘What to do after graduation’..hope you’ll enjoy them! 🙂
This also means that I’m now officially an Edinburgh Napier Alumn, so my student status is officially over (bittersweet!!). However, I’ll keep writing this blog because I keep receiving interesting questions from all over the world in regards to studying at Edinburgh Napier. So stay in the loop with future updates and feel free to contact me to find out more about living and studying in Edinburgh 🙂
Stay hungry, stay foolish!!
Tags: 4th year, apply, Craiglockhart, edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburghnapoer, employability, final year, graduation, Lund, master, New York, Sweden, Usher Hall, what's next
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One week to go. ONE WEEK TO GO! This does not even sound real! My friends and family are gonna join me from Italy, Scotland and US and I truly can’t believe this moment is almost here. Everything is ready: my gown, photography and evening buffet for my guests. I feel excited just thinking about next week, but at the same time I have that bittersweet feeling that makes me realise that I’m gonna have to leave both Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier. This makes me so sad I can’t even explain! However, I’m sure I’ll always keep in touch through the Alumni community, which kind of makes me feel better 🙂
As many of you are (or will be) in my same situation very soon, I reckon you are going through my same concerns: Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 2013, Carlotta, dates, edinburgh, Edinburgh City of, Edinburgh Napier, Edinburgh Napier University, graduation, Italy, Lund University, Royal Mile, scotland, undergraduate study
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It can be very frustrating feeling like travelling and not being able to afford it. However, there are many free tours out there. It is important to be aware that many tours that are advertised as ‘free’ actually mean that at the end you’re gonna be asked to leave a donation. So technically you could just leave and not pay, however it is not nice custom to do so…so make sure you’ve got at least a fiver (or whatever you think the tour was worth it) not to be surprised at the end!
As you may want to visit specific places around Scotland e.g.
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Tags: Aberdeen, aviation, edinburgh, free, glencoe, hairy coo, highlands, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Royal Mile, scotland, Shetland, Skye, student budget, Tour guide, tours, Travel and Tourism
If there is one sure thing about Edinburgh, is that it won’t let you down in terms of entertainment! As it is commonly known as the city of festivals, Edinburgh has events for every age and interest all year round, so today I’m gonna give you my breakdown list!
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Tags: A702 road, architecture, aviation, awards, Beltane Fire Festival, building, Calton Hill, edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, emma watson, Film Festival, free, Hogmanay, New Year's Eve, Royal Mile
Scotland is not just a land of great nature, history and traditions..it’s also a great place for sports! But what I have on mind is not the usual soccer game, or American football.. Today what I’d like to explore is:
Tags: Braemar, edinburgh, Highland, Highland games, scotland, scottish, Scottish highland dance, Scottish people
If you are getting ready to move to Edinburgh to begin your studies at Edinburgh Napier, you should be aware of the campuses that the University has for all the different faculties. The easiest way to get around is with Lothian Buses, and I’ll list the most common bus numbers right after every campus. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Napier, Edinburgh Napier University, Faculty of Health, Jack Kilby, Merchiston, scotland, Sighthill Campus, Social science, Technical support
What would it be your first move in trying to find an internship? What would you Google, and what wouldn’t you?
In my previous blog post I mentioned that Edinburgh Napier offers the chance to get an internship as part of the degree only to some courses (as an elective module), so either if you won’t choose that as a module or if you don’t have such chance within your programme you should start preparing to approach companies to ask for work experience. So where to start? This is my top 10 list of things to do while looking for an internship, so here we go: Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: companies, Curriculum vitae, edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Edinburgh Napier University, europe, Experience, Google, Internship, interview, LinkedIn, Merchiston, resume, uk, usa, work, YouTube
Since it’s getting warmer here in the burgh I thought it was a good idea to write a blog post about some good free attractions that can make your staying in Edinburgh even more enjoyable!
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Tags: Calton Hill, edinburgh, free, Free Attractions, National Museums Scotland, Princes Street Gardens, Royal Mile, scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish Parliament
As you are approaching the results for your degree at Edinburgh Napier, there is something you should do before you move here and freak out about the cost of living: being a student in Edinburgh is fantamagic.
In fact, your student status will allow you to get many discounts in several stores around the city. I know it sounds crazy (especially if from where you come from you’re lucky to get a special price just for your transportation), but here’s a list Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: cheap, Discounts and allowances, Dorothy Perkins, edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Edinburgh Napier University, New Look, Princes Street, River Island, Student discount, student life, students, Topshop
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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Tags: Carlotta, edinburgh, Edinburgh City of, Edinburgh Napier University, Napier, Napier New Zealand, New York City, New Zealand, Oceania, Royal Mile, scotland