Category: Undergraduate

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Hybrid and online learning over the past year has had its ups and downs for all students throughout University. Whether it be at home or in Edinburgh, everyone has adapted to the changes in learning and in life in general differently. One adaption – which for most geoscience students will have been a particularly […]

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: 5 minutes I, like many others, have been quite apprehensive about re-entering studies after a looonnngg break away from anything academic. Especially as now all these studies will be placed online with little to no in-person contact with course leaders or fellow students. As a second year Environmental science student, I have one compulsory course and one […]

two girls on Arthurs Seat

Reading Time: 4 minutes After a long summer we are finally back to classes, but this time we are largely online! Today, I want to take everyone through a short look through my first week of online classes, as well as my top tips of how to keep on top of things when you aren’t there in person. My […]

Girl searches for shells on the beach

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adjusting to these – unprecedented – times at first felt like it was going to be a stretch. Though this first week has been up and down, the general gist of online learning could have more benefits than we realise! Rolling out of bed to my desk to study and drink my coffee (in the […]

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 […]

geoscience ball

Reading Time: 6 minutes The past two years have gone by in a blink of an eye, it feels like I’ve been here forever, but it also feels like I’ve been here just a couple days. From our Q&A sessions I’ve seen a lot of questions about what it was like moving in, starting classes, making friends and joining […]

Picture of me in front of Edinburgh castle

Reading Time: 6 minutes With the current global situation, first and second year exams have been cancelled and our teaching has been moved online. We were fortunate to already have had most of our teaching in person. Our classes have now ended but today I’m going to give you a rundown of what a typical day in virtual uni […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hellooo!! I’m currently in my 3rd year of studying geography at Edinburgh and I thought I’d share with you just a few reasons why I chose to study here. There are countless reasons which make Edinburgh a great university to study at and live in, here are some that you might already know but also a […]

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