Tag: School of Geosciences

two girls on Arthurs Seat

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  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 […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Audrey, MSc Environmental Sustainability Welcome new students! I am so excited for you to start your Edinburgh master’s journey – enjoy the first few weeks, find your footing, explore the course and the city, and do not stress too much about upcoming coursework; you will receive plenty of guidance as the deadlines approach. The […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Izzy, MA (Hons) Geography and Social Anthropology  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 […]

geoscience ball

Reading Time: 6 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  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 […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes By Valentina, MSc in Marine Systems and Policies (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 […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Win, MSc Environmental Protection and Management 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 […]

Picture of me in front of Edinburgh castle

Reading Time: 6 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  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 […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Win, MSc Environmental Protection and Management “Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.” ~ From Robert Burns’ poem, “My Heart’s in the Highlands” If you are curious about Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) postgraduate student experience, you might find this blog helpful. Other than attending lectures and […]

Picture of palaeontology society committee after the quiz

Reading Time: 7 minutes By Alex, BSc Geology and Physical Geography  Edinburgh University has over 350 societies; from Mahjong society to chocolate society – there is an endless list of new hobbies, activities and educational pursuits to enjoy. In addition to appreciation, political, and volunteering societies, almost every school has a society tailored to them.  As a fresher I […]

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