Samantha from Peru talks about her life at Edinburgh Napier University.
Samantha Hauge, BSc Psychology
“Edinburgh Napier’s staff greeted me with such organisation and preparation that it truly made a difference”
I chose psychology here because during the process of applying to universities in the United Kingdom (UK), Edinburgh Napier University had a very welcoming staff. They would answer all my questions over and over again, they greeted me with such organisation and preparation that it truly made a difference.
My course has good academic and practical work, and being able to choose some of the modules you want to study while doing the core modules is extremely fun. Also, the teaching staff have been great - they care about the learning outcomes of the students and are always there to help out. What did surprise me when I first moved to Edinburgh was the amount of hard work I had to do.
What I like most about the facilities at Edinburgh Napier University is how accessible they are. The library, and the lecture/seminar rooms are my favourite. The student accommodation of the university is exciting. There are always people around to talk to and hang out.
“One of the great things about Edinburgh is how easy it is to travel to other parts Europe”
Edinburgh is a beautiful city. It is not only made for students, although there are a lot. It’s full of life in general and there are always things going on whether you are into clubbing, pubs, gigs - there is something for everyone. To be honest, I thought it would be colder.
One of the other great things about Edinburgh is how easy it is to travel to any other part of Scotland, the UK and Europe.
“There is a lot of opportunity to take part in research studies”
My long term career goal is to become a Parapsychological Researcher and Edinburgh Napier is already helping me with that. There is a lot of opportunity within the campuses to take part in research studies, which will ultimately help me accomplish this goal. After Edinburgh Napier, I plan on doing a postgraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh in order to get into the Koestler Unit.