Category: Hybrid Learning

University students enjoy a ceilidh ball

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hi guys! I hope you are all ready and raring to start university.Before you come to Edinburgh in September, here are 5 ways you can prepare for the upcoming semester (and next four years of your life!) I study geography and so this advice is mainly based on my experience of Geography but its advice […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes   With the likelihood of fully returning to campus looking slim at the moment, the prospect of at home learning and living may seem disheartening, but as someone who has lived at home, as well as lived on campus, and indeed did online learning in town for the past year, there is definitely some perks […]

Craggs at Arthur's Seat

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you’re nearing making your decision to move to uni, there may be a few questions on your mind about what a Scottish degree entails… Using my own experience from studying MA Geography and Social Anthropology, I will break down for you what my past three years at uni has looked like. FIRST/SECOND YEAR I […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes How to get involved in your local community The wonderful thing about Edinburgh is it is a city full of opportunity. Especially in these testing times, it is important to extend an arm to your neighbours, and even beyond this do what you can to get involved. If there is anything COVID-19 has taught us […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Hybrid and online learning over the past year has had its ups and downs for all students throughout University. Whether it be at home or in Edinburgh, everyone has adapted to the changes in learning and in life in general differently. One adaption – which for most geoscience students will have been a particularly […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes   At the beginning of semester 1 I wrote a blog reflecting on the first week of virtual learning. I am a third year Geography and Anthropology student and so my degree was significantly affected by the shift to online university. Here we are (almost) a whole academic year down and WE MADE IT! First […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes I, like many others, have been quite apprehensive about re-entering studies after a looonnngg break away from anything academic. Especially as now all these studies will be placed online with little to no in-person contact with course leaders or fellow students. As a second year Environmental science student, I have one compulsory course and one […]

two girls on Arthurs Seat

Reading Time: 4 minutes After a long summer we are finally back to classes, but this time we are largely online! Today, I want to take everyone through a short look through my first week of online classes, as well as my top tips of how to keep on top of things when you aren’t there in person. My […]

Girl searches for shells on the beach

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adjusting to these – unprecedented – times at first felt like it was going to be a stretch. Though this first week has been up and down, the general gist of online learning could have more benefits than we realise! Rolling out of bed to my desk to study and drink my coffee (in the […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Namastey! Doing a masters in environment and development has been a huge blessing. However, one of the best parts of it that I was looking forward to was the field trip to Nepal. The field trip was designed to give students a taste of being development practitioners, being in the field and reflecting on their […]

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