Category: Postgraduate

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a self-proclaimed tropical ocean lover, whose optimal temperature range is between 23 and 28°C, the move to Edinburgh and Scotland to undertake an MSc in Marine Systems and Policies presented some environmental challenges. Nonetheless, having had my eyes on this masters program for a few years and having just completed a position as a […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Making the decision to move to Edinburgh and undertake a Masters Degree in a foreign country in the 2020-2021 year in the midst of a global pandemic was not one I took lightly. The subsequent lockdowns caused interruptions to the year that were unforeseen, and still, choosing to study for a Food Security MSc […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Ade Samuel, MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability 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 […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Natalie, MSc Environment & Development  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 […]

Picture of Lauren at the New York Times Climate Hub, holding a microphone

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 By Natalie, MSc Environment & Development 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 […]

Sustainable Built Environment conference in Tokyo

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 […]

Dean's village

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Nancy, MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability    Time really flies in semester 1 for an international student trying to settle down in a new city and strive as a postgraduate student. Here’s a little wrap up of my Semester 1. I hope it may ease your worry if you are exploring to head on the […]

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