Category: Ecological & Environmental Sciences

Reading Time: 4 minutes Deciding on what university to go to was a stressful choice to make at 17. For every step of my teenage years, there was always endless help with any important decisions that came our way. Then suddenly we were in our final year, our student support teacher was leaving, half of my friends had decided […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes As a first-year student currently beginning the second semester, the shock of adapting to university life is still pretty fresh. Therefore, out of touch and out of practice, the secrets of managing this whole student thing- specifically in Edinburgh- are only just revealing themselves. I’m studying Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management and so have […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a broad scientific field, Earth science has always employed interdisciplinary methods of research to answer the many complex questions it has posed since time immemorial. As demonstrated by a seminar delivered by Dr Ian Molnar in early October, a background in civil engineering can most certainly lead to a specialisation in contaminant hydrogeology and […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes For me, the best part of studying Ecology (or geosciences in general) is getting to go out into the field. While my first year courses took me to Siccar Point (Earth Dynamics), the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Origin and Diversity of Life) and an estate in Perthshire (Biology, Ecology and Environment), I hadn’t been on […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Before I came to Edinburgh to study, I had worked for a while. That meant that the exams last December were the first exams I had had in nearly three years and that, honestly, was quite scary! What if I had forgotten how to prepare for an exam? What if university was harder than I […]

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