Tag: earth science

Reading Time: 4 minutes ——— Time: 7:30 am Place: my bed, somewhere in EDINBURGH   I open my eyes. Open the blinds. Open the window. Fresh air fills my lungs. I do all the things people normally do in the mornings. Everything seems almost ordinary, like it is going to be another day of sitting in front of my […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes   With the likelihood of fully returning to campus looking slim at the moment, the prospect of at home learning and living may seem disheartening, but as someone who has lived at home, as well as lived on campus, and indeed did online learning in town for the past year, there is definitely some perks […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes   There is a lot of different fields within Geoscience, perhaps the two biggest are Geography and Geology. Before coming to Uni, it was difficult to pick between the two, as I found both very interesting, but then I realised there was another option, with the best of both worlds. I chose to study Geology […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   One thing I’ve missed during lockdown is being able to go fossil hunting. It’s always interesting to find a fossil and learn more about the geology of the place you are exploring. Edinburgh is a great place for exploring, with so many landmarks and sights to see, but did you know you can find […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes After a long summer we are finally back to classes, but this time we are largely online! Today, I want to take everyone through a short look through my first week of online classes, as well as my top tips of how to keep on top of things when you aren’t there in person. My […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes As deadines approach and exams draw close, the countdown to the winter holidays grudgingly advances at a slow pace. Fortunately, a regular Thursday’s seminar in mid November brought with it a hearty and amusing sense of relief to the palpable tension that lingers in the Grant Institude at this time of the year. Of the […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the millennia since the first written observation of volcanism, the study of these geological hazards has improved considerably. Volcanology in and of itself is steadily getting better at predicting the timeline of volcanic eruptions, with advances in remote sensing now employing techniques such as InSAR1, in-field seismicity and gas geochemistry. Alongside a widening scope […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes In an early October seminar delivered by Anu Manchanda, many of us were as taken aback as we were intrigued at that week’s peculiar choice of topic. As an experienced instructor at the London branch of the oldest gemological institutions in the world1, Anu’s role at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is in teaching […]

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