Category: Edinburgh

Reading Time: 3 minutes It still feels like we just started the new spring term and I’ve just found my routine again. I thought I would share what a typical day looks like for a postgrad student in the School of Geosciences, more specifically for an Energy, Society and Sustainability postgrad. I was trying to think of my routine […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays for many Asians. Although I could not be home for a reunion dinner with my family on Chinese New Year’s Eve, also with coronavirus fears throwing a wrench into many of my celebration plans, I still managed to celebrate the Year of the Rat 2020 […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome back everyone! We hope 2020 has begun well and that you’ve had a good start to the new semester. The first week back always seems to be busy settling in and getting used to new class schedules and routines. However, for those adventurous at heart, school work is only beginning and there’s lots of time […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Edinburgh is known worldwide as a city of great scientific importance; from the geological discoveries of the 18th century to the current progressive research taking place in the university – our small city is bursting with fantastic geological sites and attractions. And so today I’m going to take you on a whistle-stop geosciences tour around […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas and New Year are just right around the corner!   2019 Sustainability in Review Though sustainable development and the environment faced significant challenges in 2019, there were positive trends, especially on the local level! Through increased social action and education, there was a greater emphasis […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Zero waste is a recent concept that aims to dramatically reduce waste and plastic pollution. It emphasizes recycling, reusing, and decreasing consumption of single-use products, especially plastic. Achieving a zero-waste lifestyle can be difficult, as so many of the essential daily products we purchase are packaged in plastic and are often single-use items. It is […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The end of November for students is usually spent with copious cups of coffee and hours on end in the library writing final  papers and preparing for tests. It is easy to get stuck or lack creativity for pending assignments, and instead dream yourself away to being home by the fire drinking hot cocoa on […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes (Other than ‘because it’s in the QS top 20 world university rankings, duh.’) When I logged in the University of Edinburgh as my first choice on UCAS, I had never been to a single open day. I had never spoken to a student with first-hand experience, and I’d only visited Edinburgh for like, eight hours. […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By buying from charity shops instead of conventional ones, you can simultaneously support a good cause, save money, and be sustainable by reusing products and not creating more demand for extra production which the environment will thank you for! ?Edinburgh is a wonderful place for charity shopping, but if you don’t really know where to […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you love your degree and want to learn while being in the city, then there are lots of activities for you! Summer may have started but it doesn’t mean that the geology stops! Here is a list of some of the fun Geoscience activities that you can do while being in or near the […]


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