Category: Student life

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: 3 minutes By: Clara, Digital Marketing Intern 2022 and BSc Geography student The summer is coming to an end, and so is my internship here with the GeoSciences marketing department. As this is posted, I will be going into my last week as Digital Marketing Intern. Although I know this means that I have been interning for […]

Graduates outside McEwan Hall

Reading Time: 3 minutes By: Clara, BSc Geography and Digital Marketing Intern 2022 For the first two weeks of my internship, I completed most of my work via the computer. Either in the office at Grant Institute, or from my own kitchen table. However, these past two weeks I have had to move around in my job increasingly more. […]

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: 2 minutes By Lindsay – 3rd Year MEarthSci Geology and Physical Geography    With the world slowly opening back up post-Covid, field trips are again up and running, specifically our abroad field trips. So, what do we do with 9 days in Spain as a GPG student?   What do we do? As a very general overview, […]

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 […]

Nicholson Street

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Nancy, MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability Have you received an offer to study with us? Here’s what I did after getting my offer! Visit Edinburgh on Google Streetview Edinburgh was a completely unexplored city for me. Accepting the offer means I would have to start planning for at least a year of life in […]

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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 […]

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