Tag: undergraduate

Reading Time: 6 minutes   At the University of Edinburgh, the wide range of support available to all students is second to none. Whether it is just advice and guidance, mental health support or struggling with any form of disability – the university has many services in place to optimise your experience. It is very important to take care […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes   It is a very daunting process selecting and narrowing down the different degrees to study at different universities. When moving through secondary school for example, it is important to remember that studying at university can be challenging but so rewarding at the same time – and it is necessary to select a degree which […]

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 […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Hybrid and online learning over the past year has had its ups and downs for all students throughout University. Whether it be at home or in Edinburgh, everyone has adapted to the changes in learning and in life in general differently. One adaption – which for most geoscience students will have been a particularly […]

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: 7 minutes 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 (like many others) signed up to way […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coming to the end of Semester 1, deadlines are nearly over and exams are shortly approaching. Before we know it, we’ll be off driving, catching the next train or flying home for Christmas. But while we’re still here, I’d like to showcase the main reason I chose to study geology. Throughout 1st, 2nd and 3rd […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes If you are reading this you probably already know that geosciences are pretty great, but I’m here to tell you exactly why geology is the best undergraduate degree.  Many of my friends still don’t understand exactly what we study, many call us a ‘glorified Duke of Edinburgh’ or a ‘colouring in’ degree. However, whilst we still love climbing mountains or a […]

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