Reading Time: 3 minutes My first year second semester course where I learnt about mapping, geological strata and GIS. I had a field trip to the Lake District.

Reading Time: 2 minutes For my dissertation I traveled to Australia, the land down under! There I worked with the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth. I did my project on corals found in the Kimberley Region of Australia.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Back in April we went to the Maldives for the last core class of the M.Sc Marine Systems and Policies programme. I had never been so far East or far away from home. The journey to the Maldives was long as you can imagine. We first stopped in Istanbul,  however, our layover was so short we […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute After studying environmental studies for the past year, I realised that I have adopted new habits when it comes to sustainable living. I always try to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices everyday, such as minimising waste and purchasing packaging-free items (#LushCosmetics), but I was never used to be very conscious of my crochet waste.  After completing my […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes I only came to university two years after finishing highschool and I’m happy that I did, because those two years gave me a lot more experience in the field that I’m studying and I had a really good time as well. Today I’m going to write about the six months I spent volunteering at the […]

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: 5 minutes My blog on my geology field excursion to the Assynt Geo-Park with the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences.

Reading Time: 3 minutes You love nature? You want to work in conservation?  And now you’d like to gain some experience and spend a few weeks surrounded by birds, bees and badgers? If you’ve been looking for environmental volunteering or internships, you’ve probably come across loads of placements in tropical locations (that sound very exciting, to be fair) that […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute When all the coursework toward the taught MSc is finished at the end of March, we move into the dissertation phase of the programme.  The dissertation is intended to be an original research project allowing students to demonstrate their ability to apply the skills learnt on a long-term project.  Writing is a great pleasure in […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute The MSc in Environment, Culture and Society course took a field trip on 1st May to Dunkeld and Birnam in Perthshire to experience a fantastic writing workshop conducted by Scottish writer Linda Cracknell in advance of our commencing work on our dissertations.  She put our cohort through a series of exercises where we learned how […]

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