Category: Postgraduate

Reading Time: 2 minutes While GeoSciences is largely based at the King’s building campus, all of the Ecosystem Services compulsory courses, as well as others, take place in lecture rooms in the ECCI (Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation). Not far from central campus and next to the Geography building the ECCI not only houses lecture and seminar rooms, and […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes I had a great job with a satisfying pay. My office overlooked the entire skyline of the Financial District, Nathan Philips Square and the Toronto Sign with Lake Ontario in the background calling me out like a child reaching for your hand to play. The line where lake met sky beckoned me and reminded me that there was always something more — something beyond suits and fancy glass buildings..

Reading Time: 6 minutes   As we trade in our snorkels and flip-flops for umbrellas and wooly hats, now is a good time to reflect on the incredible thirteen days the MSc Marine Systems and Policies students spent in the Maldives. The Maldives is comprised of 1192 islands, 26 natural atolls, 250 species of coral and over 1115 species […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes For my dissertation I traveled to Australia, the land down under! There I worked with the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth. I did my project on corals found in the Kimberley Region of Australia.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Back in April we went to the Maldives for the last core class of the M.Sc Marine Systems and Policies programme. I had never been so far East or far away from home. The journey to the Maldives was long as you can imagine. We first stopped in Istanbul,  however, our layover was so short we […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute When all the coursework toward the taught MSc is finished at the end of March, we move into the dissertation phase of the programme.  The dissertation is intended to be an original research project allowing students to demonstrate their ability to apply the skills learnt on a long-term project.  Writing is a great pleasure in […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MSc in Environment, Culture and Society course took a field trip on 1st May to Dunkeld and Birnam in Perthshire to experience a fantastic writing workshop conducted by Scottish writer Linda Cracknell in advance of our commencing work on our dissertations.  She put our cohort through a series of exercises where we learned how […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The MSc in Environmental Protection & Management has been quite the ride from modules were we explored the importance of carbon sinks such as peat bogs to practical courses that challenged us to work as a group on the implementation of food hubs in North Edinburgh. One of the compulsory modules we took as part of this course is “Analysing the […]

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