Author: Ysabelle

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hydrogen (H2, molecular hydrogen) will likely play a crucial role in the future decarbonisation of the global energy mix. Hydrogen is unique in that when burned for energy, it produces predominantly water as a byproduct, whilst yielding energy. Hydrogen can be used therefore to produce low carbon energy for power, but also for heat, transport […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes (Other than ‘because it’s in the QS top 20 world university rankings, duh.’) When I logged in the University of Edinburgh as my first choice on UCAS, I had never been to a single open day. I had never spoken to a student with first-hand experience, and I’d only visited Edinburgh for like, eight hours. […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve been to the supermarket and picked up a packet of strawberries, a jar of pasta sauce and some yogurts. Later you carefully make sure to wash the packaging out and put it in your recycling box. But after the effort of sorting the waste and dutifully putting it into the assigned recycling bins….. What […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes Most University of Edinburgh 4-year undergraduate degrees have the same structure. The degrees start with 2 pre-honours years with compulsory courses as well as options (you can basically choose to study anything as an option during your first two years! So, if you decide that you actually want to study geosciences instead of French, you […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s been 4 months since I joined students from business, fashion, sculpture, history, medicine and more on a 10-day interdisciplinary sustainable fashion trek to India. Yet I still think about what I saw, experienced and learnt frequently. We literally got to journey through the cotton industry from farm to factory to fashion house! A complete […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes SEC Campus Glasgow, looking south-east. The All Energy conference, and new Dcarbonise conference, were held again in Glasgow this year. They provided a great opportunity for the MSc GeoEnergy students to interact with industry leaders utilising the latest clean energy technologies, hear from government ministers on their plans to create appropriate frameworks and network with […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By buying from charity shops instead of conventional ones, you can simultaneously support a good cause, save money, and be sustainable by reusing products and not creating more demand for extra production which the environment will thank you for! ?Edinburgh is a wonderful place for charity shopping, but if you don’t really know where to […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you love your degree and want to learn while being in the city, then there are lots of activities for you! Summer may have started but it doesn’t mean that the geology stops! Here is a list of some of the fun Geoscience activities that you can do while being in or near the […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hello everyone! Here’s a blog post about some of my favourite weekend walks near Edinburgh (but not in the city centre). I don’t own a bike so every place that I mention is accessible with Lothian buses (Edinburgh’s normal city buses). You can check Google maps and the Lothian bus app for bus numbers and […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes I remember in first year standing in the rain on a field trip at Arthurs Seat fantasying about my fourth year trip in the warm sunshine in Cyprus. Four years later and the time had come for me to be going to Cyprus for my final field trip. All of my course of Geology and […]


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