Reading Time: 2 minutes From a young age, energy has been a topic I’ve found fascinating. Growing up as a Kittitian national moving between the Caribbean and the U.S. made me acutely aware of how important issues surrounding energy and climate change response are for Caribbean communities.  These experiences spurred my interest in STEM subjects throughout grade school, and […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes By Nancy, MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability Have you received an offer to study with us? Here’s what I did after getting my offer! Visit Edinburgh on Google Streetview Edinburgh was a completely unexplored city for me. Accepting the offer means I would have to start planning for at least a year of life in […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes My name is Erica Zaja and I’m a final Year Ecological and Environmental Sciences (EES) with Management student. I’m from Venice, Italy, but I have now been living in Edinburgh for 4 years. I’m a passionate ecologist, interested in the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. I am currently researching shrub expansion on the Alaskan […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes On my first week of classes here I was introduced to the word epistemology. Simply put (according to the encyclopedia Britannica) epistemology is “the philosophical study of the nature, origin and limits of human knowledge”. As someone with an engineering background, I understood science to be fact, and these facts to be the foundation of…. […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Lauren, MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability (Part-Time) If you’re here on my post, you most likely are considering between full- or part-time studentry (that is a made-up word). I’ll start this off by saying: there is no wrong answer! Both have their unique benefits and drawbacks. As a quick introduction to myself and my […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Kylie, Msc Environment, Culture and Society   If you’re considering to do a Masters in Geoscience, but come from a different academic or professional background, I got you.   As a BA (Hons) in English Literature graduate, I’d never imagined myself to be pursuing a Masters of Science, much less with the School of Geoscience. […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes by Coby, MSc Carbon Management I am told that I tend to be a bit overly critical of myself — particularly when it comes to my writing abilities. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, I was just beginning to realize that the engineering career I was building for myself was not going to cut […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Coming from the US, there are so many similarities between home and Edinburgh, but I’ve found that it’s the little things, the ones you don’t really think about beforehand, that are the biggest differences and require the most adjustment. I’ll just give a few examples to help illustrate what life looks like here. Getting […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Nancy, MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability   The time of “New year, new me!” has come. Some of you may be thinking about personal development and considering returning to full-time education for postgraduate study after working full-time for a while. Returning to university can be an opportunity for switching career paths or a step […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes By Lindsay, Geology and Physical Geography    If you’re anything like me, trying to decide what courses to apply for through UCAS was a STRUGGLE. I knew I wanted to get a degree whilst I had the time and didn’t have to worry about the financial burden, however, I had no clue what I actually […]

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