Category: Student life

Alexa sitting with her second hand jacket

Reading Time: 5 minutes   For me, sustainable living was never the default. Where I grew up, travel by car is the norm, there are few opportunities for zero-waste shopping, and recycling and composting are not widely available. In my family, we lived a fairly typical and privileged suburban lifestyle. I was very used to driving to the grocery […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   One thing I’ve missed during lockdown is being able to go fossil hunting. It’s always interesting to find a fossil and learn more about the geology of the place you are exploring. Edinburgh is a great place for exploring, with so many landmarks and sights to see, but did you know you can find […]

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: 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 […]

Swimming in Portobello

Reading Time: 7 minutes Back in the time when I was choosing my options for studying a postgraduate course, I had one thing clear, the place I chose should be near the beach. I had lived all my life in Bogotá, Colombia, a city that lies amidst the Andean mountains, but since I was very young I would go […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes You have just arrived at Edinburgh. You find that it is rather frustrating to keep scouring the Internet for particular information. Surely there are some mobile apps that will make your life easier. Hah, let me share with you some of the apps that I find very useful in Edinburgh. University of Edinburgh Events The […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes As this academic year winds up, I’ve reflected on my experience as a social media rep for the School of GeoSciences. When I applied last Autumn, I thought it would be a great way to meet people, create fun content, and gain some communications experience.    I heard about the position during a School of GeoSciences’ information session […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Helloooooooo new students…. By now, you all will have your offers and hopefully are getting excited about moving to Edinburgh. Having been in your position before, I know the weird mix of nerves and excitement might leave you confused, so I am here to help you direct that excitement to a positive place. In a […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that exciting and nerve-wracking period before your start at University, and you’re asking yourself so many questions, trying to piece together what your life might look like in a few weeks’ time: where am I going to live? Who am I going to live with? Which neighbourhood will I fit in best? Will I […]

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 […]

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