Author: School of GeoSciences

Reading Time: 2 minutes This year, the University of Edinburgh Geography Society (GeogSoc) took part in the socially distanced One Day Relay in September, where staff and students ran for 24 hours to raise money for Health in Mind. The One Day Relay is a 24-hour running event that took place from 6pm on Friday 25th September to Saturday 26th, raising […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Who are we? Palaeontology is about all things prehistoric! Our society is focused on the scientific study of fossils, including things such as dinosaurs, mammoths and other extinct creatures. Almost all of our society members are undergrads and complete amateurs so there’s no need to worry about lack of experience or knowledge, we are all […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Geography Society – more commonly known as  “Geogsoc” – is our student-led society run for all those with an interest in Geography. Formed in 1935, we are one of the university’s oldest and largest societies- and one of the most sociable too! With over 200 current members and over 1800 alumni members, we host […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am a 29-year old woman from the United States, and I am currently pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Environment and Development at the University of Edinburgh.  Before coming to school, I worked as an officer in the United States Air Force, and to be frank I struggled with my military service.  I […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s #StopFoodWasteDay 2020! Did you know that the Scottish Government has it’s very own Food Waste Reduction Action Plan? The Scottish Government wants to reduce household food waste by a third by 2025 which could reduce Scotland’s overall carbon footprint by around 1.5%. At the moment around half of the food waste in Scotland comes […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes My name is Hannah and I’m a 3rd year PhD student in the School of GeoSciences. My main supervisor is Kathy Whaler and I am part funded by the British Geological Survey to work on geomagnetism and regional liquid iron movement on the surface of the outer core. I was interested in doing an internship […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the singular most important habits I have picked up in the past three months is reflection. In the first week of my arrival from Africa, several meetings I attended with my sponsors and my program director all had that point where you are told to reflect! Reflect on your past, events, and experiences […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s time for you to meet our Student Social Media Reps for 2019-2020! Our new student social media reps will be sharing an insight into student life here in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. You can expect to see content from them on: Student life Degree programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate) Awareness […]

LCOY committee

Reading Time: 3 minutes   My name is Sarah and I am a current student on the MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh. I also did my undergraduate here in Edinburgh, graduating with a degree in Geography last summer. As a 21-year-old from Stirlingshire, I am passionate about ensuring young people have a platform from […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I’m sure you’ve already heard all sorts of advice on how to write a first-class essay, so I won’t bother you by telling you once again to go through the bibliographies of helpful articles to find more relevant literature (but if you didn’t already know that – do that). What I’d like to give […]


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