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 […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes World Environment Day falls on the 5th of June every year. It was founded by the United Nations in 1974 and is a day that focuses on bringing attention to various issues relating to the environment. Each year has a specific theme that encourages attention towards a key issue deemed particularly important that year. Last […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the blink of an eye, eight months have passed since I arrived in Edinburgh in early September 2019 to begin my postgraduate study in MSc Environmental Protection and Management. With the submission of my final assignment in mid May, the second semester has finally concluded and now I am working on my dissertation project. […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes A famous statue of a dog stands in the heart of Old Town, Greyfriars Bobby. I pass it every day as I walk into uni. Bobby was the loyalist of dogs. After his owner’s death, he sat by the grave, guarding it every day for 14 years until he himself passed away in 1872. The […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Finishing up semester assignments and writing dissertation work has become quite different as of late. During this time, we are having to adapt to working from home, which can be quite challenging for some. Personally, I had the routine of studying at the university library in order to get out of the flat and feel […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s the start of the third semester: a couple of days have passed since you submitted your last assessment, and your supervisor has contacted you for a first official meeting. The pressure is building to seriously start working on your dissertation, but you have no idea where to start or how to organise your work. […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes What a sudden turn this year has taken! Who would’ve thought on January 1st 2020 that our lives would have changed so drastically in a few months time. Like many other sectors, education has had to rapidly adapt to the instability and confusion wrought by COVID-19. On the 13th of March, the University of Edinburgh […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being a masters student about to go on a field trip in a matter of weeks changed when COVID-19 became a pandemic. Not only were the remaining weeks of classes moved online, but so was my programme’s field trip. Knowing that one of my core courses was basically built on the experiences and education we’d […]

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