Category: Undergraduate

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: 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 […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes As deadines approach and exams draw close, the countdown to the winter holidays grudgingly advances at a slow pace. Fortunately, a regular Thursday’s seminar in mid November brought with it a hearty and amusing sense of relief to the palpable tension that lingers in the Grant Institude at this time of the year. Of the […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the millennia since the first written observation of volcanism, the study of these geological hazards has improved considerably. Volcanology in and of itself is steadily getting better at predicting the timeline of volcanic eruptions, with advances in remote sensing now employing techniques such as InSAR1, in-field seismicity and gas geochemistry. Alongside a widening scope […]

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: 5 minutes In an early October seminar delivered by Anu Manchanda, many of us were as taken aback as we were intrigued at that week’s peculiar choice of topic. As an experienced instructor at the London branch of the oldest gemological institutions in the world1, Anu’s role at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is in teaching […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Presented by Dr Kate Crowley, this mid-October seminar at the weekly Hutton Club explored the relationship between people and hazards, in conjunction with government policies on hazard response. Although the trend of global deaths from Earth-related disasters has exhibited a general decline, many of those who do not survive such disasters are often the result […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coming to the end of Semester 1, deadlines are nearly over and exams are shortly approaching. Before we know it, we’ll be off driving, catching the next train or flying home for Christmas. But while we’re still here, I’d like to showcase the main reason I chose to study geology. Throughout 1st, 2nd and 3rd […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes If you are reading this you probably already know that geosciences are pretty great, but I’m here to tell you exactly why geology is the best undergraduate degree.  Many of my friends still don’t understand exactly what we study, many call us a ‘glorified Duke of Edinburgh’ or a ‘colouring in’ degree. However, whilst we still love climbing mountains or a […]

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 […]

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