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 […]

Picture of me in front of Edinburgh castle

Reading Time: 6 minutes With the current global situation, first and second year exams have been cancelled and our teaching has been moved online. We were fortunate to already have had most of our teaching in person. Our classes have now ended but today I’m going to give you a rundown of what a typical day in virtual uni […]

Girl picking flowers

Reading Time: 3 minutes How university prepared me for lockdown Everybody’s experience of lockdown is different, but the way you perceive this time changes the way you use it. Last semester I took part in a mindfulness course with the School of Geosciences. A 10-week programme designed to help us deal with stress and conquer our demons. But it […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s #StopFoodWasteDay 2020! Did you know that the Scottish Government has it’s very own Food Waste Reduction Action Plan? The Scottish Government wants to reduce household food waste by a third by 2025 which could reduce Scotland’s overall carbon footprint by around 1.5%. At the moment around half of the food waste in Scotland comes […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes After the university cancelled exams for first and second years at the beginning of March my degree quickly slimmed down to my remaining assignments. The 10th of April marked my final submission date and as a girl who likes to keep busy, no longer having a purpose leaves a bit of a gap during the […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, 22nd of April 2020, is the day we celebrate Earth Day 2020. Do not get confused between Earth Day and Earth Hour though. We celebrate Earth Day by demonstrating our support for environmental protection and participate in Earth Hour by switching our lights off in support of nature and our planet. Anyway, do you […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hellooo!! I’m currently in my 3rd year of studying geography at Edinburgh and I thought I’d share with you just a few reasons why I chose to study here. There are countless reasons which make Edinburgh a great university to study at and live in, here are some that you might already know but also a […]

Me with poster protesting for climate change.

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am a Geography and Social Anthropology student in my second year and I have to be completely honest, when it came to me choosing Edinburgh I picked it as my first choice before I’d ever been. I knew there was something drawing me towards this city and I didn’t realise what a perfect fit […]

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