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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 […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Geography Society – more commonly known as  “Geogsoc” – is our student-led society run for all those with an interest in Geography. Formed in 1935, we are one of the university’s oldest and largest societies- and one of the most sociable too! With over 200 current members and over 1800 alumni members, we host […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am a 29-year old woman from the United States, and I am currently pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Environment and Development at the University of Edinburgh.  Before coming to school, I worked as an officer in the United States Air Force, and to be frank I struggled with my military service.  I […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes (Photo: https://saveourseas.com) On June 8th, the world gathers to celebrate World Oceans Day, an initiative aiming to raise awareness on the oceans’ role in our everyday life and to promote individual and collective action to protect and use marine resources sustainably. World Oceans Day also supports a global movement to call on world leaders to […]

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