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Working & Learning at the University of Edinburgh – Student Ambassador, Geologist, Red Lichtie

Working & Learning at the University of Edinburgh – Student Ambassador, Geologist, Red Lichtie

The blog covers my life at the University of Edinburgh as a geology student, Student Ambassador and as a resident presiding in the Athens of the North. If you want to learn about the amazing geology of Scotland or explore the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde nature of the city, this is the space to chart! I cover poetry, geology seminars, field trips, university life, tourism in Edinburgh and everything Scottish.

Third Year University with Hunor Deak

Third year was a big step for me!

Hunor Deak learning how to use tools within geophysics

I attended four geology field trips over 2 months as part of the course: Palaeontology and Sedimentology (EASC10106). I visited Kinghorn, Barns Ness, North Esk Inlier and Dob’s Linn. I looked at local sedimentary sequences, discussed the nature of their geological history and looked at various fossils. I described fossils in my notebook.

The aims of the field trip were to help us understand the different environments ancient life evolved in and the different areas of their deposition.

Geology field trip with Dr. Steve Brusatte

I contributed graphics, photos, short articles and poems to the online magazine.

I wrote science fiction pieces involving interplanetary travel, mystical creatures and geology of different planets. I wrote poetry involving my geology field trips, the geology of Scotland and the history of Scotland. I produced my own graphics, which were paired with the articles. I worked as part of a team to create the online page for each issue. Each edition had a theme of colour and a chosen topic. I adapted my articles to fit the requests of the editor.

Two students trying to encourage art in a non-arty environment. We realised a lot of people we know have creative talent and study subjects that don’t allow them to be exposed. This is a place where those talents can be showcased. Based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
FRUIT MAGAZINE is an online platform and service that showcases the work of young people that don’t necessarily study creative degrees. Based in Edinburgh, we have tapped into the creative value of youth that have struggled to find a platform to display work. We’ve discovered students that are hidden poets and artists that sketch in the library. Student or not, please send us your work by emailing


Geology field trip to Spain

I attended a week long geology field excursion as part of the course: Field Skills for Geology (EASC10105). I visited various location in southern Spain. I studied sedimentary structures, looked evidence of volcanism in the region, mapped fault sequences and learnt about European tectonics.

The aims of the field trip were to build on the sedimentary logging skills acquired in the lab and to construct a block diagram about the geological history of southern Spain.

Fossil storm beds

I attended a week long geology field excursion as part of the course: Field Skills for Geology (EASC10105). I visited the area around Kinlochleven. I studied mass scale folding, Highland metamorphic rocks, small scale mapping and navigating contact zones.

The aim of the field trip was to improve our mapping skills.

Hunor Deak in Scotland

Undergraduate Student Member of the Mining Geology Student Club

As part of the club I attended talks and partook in discussions related to mining geology and geology field excursions. The club was mostly attended by 4th year students and it was run by a PhD Mining Geology student.

Lab work

I attended a two weeks long geology field trip to the North West Highlands Geopark and to the area east of the town of Ullapool as part of the course: Field Skills for Geology (EASC10105). I visited world famous outcrops that were influential on the development of geological knowledge, especially in the area of structural geology and metamorphism. I undertook mapping at Assynt Loch and at the east of Ullapool. I mapped imbricate sequences, folds and large scale thrust faults. I constructed geological timelines, wrote rock descriptions and drew up maps of the area.

Blog post:

The aims of the field trip were to teach me about structural geology, help me better my mapping skills, teach me about notebook keeping in the field and train me to work as a member of a large team.

Social Media (If you want to explore more!)

I have a fair few social media channels where I output content for the world to see. They can be found bellow:




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Inspirational Song:

There is a group of geologists who formed a band: The Amoeba People. They have lots of fun songs!

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