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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, […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes By Eric Zaja, BSc Ecological and Environmental Science My name is Erica Zaja and I’m a final Year Ecological and Environmental Sciences (EES) with Management student. I’m from Venice, Italy, but I have now been living in Edinburgh for 4 years. I’m a passionate ecologist, interested in the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. I […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Natalie, MSc Environment & Development  On my first week of classes here I was introduced to the word epistemology. Simply put (according to the encyclopedia Britannica) epistemology is “the philosophical study of the nature, origin and limits of human knowledge”. As someone with an engineering background, I understood science to be fact, and these […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes By Lindsay, Geology and Physical Geography    If you’re anything like me, trying to decide what courses to apply for through UCAS was a STRUGGLE. I knew I wanted to get a degree whilst I had the time and didn’t have to worry about the financial burden, however, I had no clue what I actually […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Lindsay, BSc, Geology and Physical Geography   Commuting or staying at university is a big choice to make, especially trying to decide what works best for you. Maybe you want to stay at home but have no idea how it works? Will you make your classes in time? Is it worth it financially? I’m […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Kylie, Msc Environment, Culture and Society   It’s January and that means Veganuary is finally here! This has to be one of my favourite times of the year, because this is the month where new and limited vegan offerings are released to vegan-curious and vegans alike. It’s like Christmas for all things vegan! As […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes By Izzy, MA (Hons) Geography and Social Anthropology    Hi guys! I hope you are all ready and raring to start university.Before you come to Edinburgh in September, here are 5 ways you can prepare for the upcoming semester (and next four years of your life!) I study geography and so this advice is mainly […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Molly, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  With the likelihood of fully returning to campus looking slim at the moment, the prospect of at home learning and living may seem disheartening, but as someone who has lived at home, as well as lived on campus, and indeed did online learning in town for the past […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes By Erin, BSc Geography At the University of Edinburgh, the wide range of support available to all students is second to none. Whether it is just advice and guidance, mental health support or struggling with any form of disability – the university has many services in place to optimise your experience. It is very important […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Lauren, BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences  After the university cancelled exams for first and second years at the beginning of March my degree quickly slimmed down to my remaining assignments. The 10th of April marked my final submission date and as a girl who likes to keep busy, no longer having a purpose leaves […]

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