Category: Earth Sciences

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Claudia Elijas Parra and Jack Andrew Smith Our understanding of landslides, volcanic eruptions, as well as natural and man-made earthquakes, is all underpinned by the way rocks break – a process known as catastrophic failure. As a rock is put under pressure, little microcracks develop and link up to form a damage zone which […]

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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes By Molly, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  There is a lot of different fields within Geoscience, perhaps the two biggest are Geography and Geology. Before coming to Uni, it was difficult to pick between the two, as I found both very interesting, but then I realised there was another option, with the best of both […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Molly, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  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 […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  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 […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  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 […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  Why did I choose to go to Edinburgh? Whilst many may say they went to Edinburgh for the prestigious reputation or that it’s a world-famous university, that wasn’t really something of much importance for me, what I really cared about was the experience and the quality of teaching […]

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