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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 How to get involved in your local community The wonderful thing about Edinburgh is it is a city full of opportunity. Especially in these testing times, it is important to extend an arm to your neighbours, and even beyond this do what you can to get involved. If there is anything COVID-19 has taught us […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes   For me, sustainable living was never the default. Where I grew up, travel by car is the norm, there are few opportunities for zero-waste shopping, and recycling and composting are not widely available. In my family, we lived a fairly typical and privileged suburban lifestyle. I was very used to driving to the grocery […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 first master’s essay can be […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 that excitement to a positive place. In a […]

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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: 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: 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 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. […]

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