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Arcellia Farosyah Putri

Rubbing David Hume's toe and lots of learning helped Arcellia Farosyah Putri succeed in her MSc Advancing Nursing Practice.


Arcellia Farosyah Putri

Degree Course

MSc Advancing Nursing Practice

Year of Graduation 2013
Arcellia Farosyah Putri

Your time at the University

The nursing program at the University was the best ranking in Europe at the time and this is the main reason why I chose Edinburgh. The full access to any learning resources very much helped me with my assignment and all the support systems provided by both the School and the University. This support helped me to adapt quickly both socially and academically. In addition, having the opportunity to work at the University of Edinburgh Estate and Building’s department gave more value to my student life experience.

It was my privilege to study at Edinburgh. My days were more fruitful with loving, funny, and caring co-workers. It was my co-workers who taught me about Scottish culture during our break time and I was so touched by their kinship when they attended my graduation ceremony. I laugh at the memory of my graduation when a co-worker said, “See, I told you rubbing David Hume’s toe at the Royal Mile every time you have exam will get you a-big-fat A! Congratulations Arcel.”

When in doubt, go rub David Hume's toe!

Arcellia Farosyah Putri

Tell us about your Experiences since leaving the University

The University of Edinburgh equipped me with all necessary skills I needed to develop my potential. It brought out the best in me and it shaped the way I think, see, and respond to things. As a lecturer for nursing students at the University of Indonesia, I am often required to keep up to date and develop something from the ground up and my time at Edinburgh has helped me to rise to these challenges. During my time at Edinburgh, I received a research grant focussing my studies on emergency and disaster areas and following graduation, I was chosen by Indonesian Ministry of Health to work in a team to develop National Curriculum for Disaster Nursing Training. 

Alumni wisdom

The University of Edinburgh is not just an institution, it is home, it is family, and in a family, no one left behind. We learned together and we grew together. 

When in doubt, go rub David Hume’s toe.

Leaps in the Dark

Nursing graduates from the University of Edinburgh have become prominent academics, policy makers and innovative practitioners making a national and international impact. The alumni event ‘Leaps in the Dark’ on 4 November 2016 brings together this diverse group of nursing graduates in a mix of plenaries and workshops to document the ‘leaps’ taken by individuals and groups during each of the six decades of our history. There will also be a dedicated session at the Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference on 6-8 April 2016 for alumni to attend plus a session to be run by current students.

Visit the Leaps in the dark website for more information and to book.