Category: Student life

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 […]

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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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Reading Time: 4 minutes For many students, working part time is a great way to make living in Edinburgh more affordable. As someone coming to Edinburgh after living in a small town for most of my life, I noticed a massive increase in variety of work that you can do when your living in a city like Edinburgh. No […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wild swimming is an exhilarating activity and has also been linked to improving and boosting mental health. Wild swimming is the activity of swimming outside in a natural pool of water, whether that be in the sea, river or a lake. We are so lucky to be studying in a city that is on the […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Geography Society – more commonly known as  “Geogsoc” – is our student-led society run for all those with an interest in Geography. Formed in 1935, we are one of the university’s oldest and largest societies- and one of the most sociable too! With over 200 current members and over 1800 alumni members, we host […]

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