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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 […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Lauren, BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences  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 […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes By Audrey, MSc Environmental Sustainability Application season is in full swing: you’re writing motivation statements, waiting to hear back from universities, and have maybe even begun to receive offers. Though this part is undoubtedly stressful, the worst is yet to come: decision-time. How on earth are you supposed to know which university is the right […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Win, MSc Environmental Protection and Management “Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.” ~ From Robert Burns’ poem, “My Heart’s in the Highlands” If you are curious about Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) postgraduate student experience, you might find this blog helpful. Other than attending lectures and […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Emma, MSc Energy, Society and Sustainability It still feels like we just started the new spring term and I’ve just found my routine again. I thought I would share what a typical day looks like for a postgrad student in the School of Geosciences, more specifically for an Energy, Society and Sustainability postgrad. I […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Win, MSc Environmental Protection and Management Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays for many Asians. Although I could not be home for a reunion dinner with my family on Chinese New Year’s Eve, also with coronavirus fears throwing a wrench into many of my celebration plans, I still managed to […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gifty, MSc Environment & Development “WHY EDINBURGH” I have lost count of the number of times people ask me this question and in most cases, they really want to know why I have chosen to study here. Well, my reasons for studying at the University of Edinburgh can be compressed into five main points. […]

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Reading Time: 7 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  Edinburgh University has over 350 societies; from Mahjong society to chocolate society – there is an endless list of new hobbies, activities and educational pursuits to enjoy. In addition to appreciation, political, and volunteering societies, almost every school has a society tailored to them.  As a fresher I […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Win, MSc Environmental Protection and Management Leaving a stable job to pursue an one-year MSc at the University of Edinburgh was a colossal commitment for me. There were four major reasons that ultimately led me to this decision: Needed a breather from the routine. This was especially after working in the same organization for […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes By Hannah, PhD My name is Hannah and I’m a 3rd year PhD student in the School of GeoSciences. My main supervisor is Kathy Whaler and I am part funded by the British Geological Survey to work on geomagnetism and regional liquid iron movement on the surface of the outer core. I was interested in […]

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