Hilary Singer

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Studying at the University of Edinburgh opened a wealth of opportunities: it took me to conferences in Glasgow, London, Reykjavik, and Cape Town, and since graduating, I've joined the University full-time to work with student start-up companies.

I applied for a year abroad at the University of Edinburgh's School of Physics because I wanted a fresh start. For me, going to university was about challenging my beliefs and gaining a new perspective; I just wasn't getting that in the U.S. That first year was so incredible that I transferred to Edinburgh, and completed my Masters of Physics in 2010. Compared to my previous university, physics at Edinburgh was far more challenging and interesting, my course mates much more inspirational and engaged, and my standard of living—on the doorstep of continental Europe!—unbeatable. Edinburgh also opened a wealth of opportunities: my work at the University took me to conferences in Glasgow, London, Reykjavik, and Cape Town, and since graduating, I've joined the University full-time to work with student startup companies.

MPhys Physics 2010