Reading Time: 3 minutes As this academic year winds up, I’ve reflected on my experience as a social media rep for the School of GeoSciences. When I applied last Autumn, I thought it would be a great way to meet people, create fun content, and gain some communications experience.    I heard about the position during a School of GeoSciences’ information session […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Helloooooooo new students…. By now, you all will have your offers and hopefully are getting excited about moving to Edinburgh. Having been in your position before, I know the weird mix of nerves and excitement might leave you confused, so I am here to help you direct that excitement to a positive place. In a […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that exciting and nerve-wracking period before your start at University, and you’re asking yourself so many questions, trying to piece together what your life might look like in a few weeks’ time: where am I going to live? Who am I going to live with? Which neighbourhood will I fit in best? Will I […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 in, starting classes, making friends and joining […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes As my time in the Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc is coming to an end, I thought I would share some information, experiences and reflections and a few tips I have for incoming students and for those who are simply curious and would like to know more about the programme.  Information I will begin with […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Who are we? Palaeontology is about all things prehistoric! Our society is focused on the scientific study of fossils, including things such as dinosaurs, mammoths and other extinct creatures. Almost all of our society members are undergrads and complete amateurs so there’s no need to worry about lack of experience or knowledge, we are all […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes Part 2 of “The Life of a University of Edinburgh Master’s Student” is here! Our second semester ended a few weeks ago, and now the third semester — which is all about the dissertation — is in full swing. Though I’ve returned to Belgium for a couple weeks, I often daydream about and reflect on […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes For many students, working part time is a great way to make living in Edinburgh more affordable. As someone coming to Edinburgh after living in a small town for most of my life, I noticed a massive increase in variety of work that you can do when your living in a city like Edinburgh. No […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Namastey! Doing a masters in environment and development has been a huge blessing. However, one of the best parts of it that I was looking forward to was the field trip to Nepal. The field trip was designed to give students a taste of being development practitioners, being in the field and reflecting on their […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wild swimming is an exhilarating activity and has also been linked to improving and boosting mental health. Wild swimming is the activity of swimming outside in a natural pool of water, whether that be in the sea, river or a lake. We are so lucky to be studying in a city that is on the […]

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