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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.

Month: October 2020

I am a BSc Geology graduate from the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. I studied various aspects of geosciences for 5 years. I worked for the University of Edinburgh as a Student Ambassador, Receptionist, Social Media Representative and Office Aide. I volunteered with the School of GeoSciences as a public outreach helper, where I […]

Living in Arbroath Arbroath is a small town situated between Dundee and Montrose on the Scottish east coast. I might be biased a bit since I lived there for the past 5 years. However I travelled Scotland quite extensively from the geological wonders of the Isle of Skye to the multicultural streets of Edinburgh. Even […]

The Topic Idea Mining geology plays as a great interface between civilization, everyday opinion about geology and geological science. Geology, specially mining geology provides a key source of resources in almost everything. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea Geology might bring into the legitimacy of the nation states into question. As it makes us understand that nothing is permanent even humanity. This makes our bedrock thinking move onto shifting sands, as we become unsure about how the reality of nature, relates to our reality. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea Nature can be seen in a weird light. The Romantics gave it poetic elements, while natural scientists reduced to a machine of calculations. Interesting video on the subject  

The Topic Idea Jordan Peterson and Slavoi Zizek ask interesting questions about how we see and engage with nature. Jordan Peterson divides it up into the tyrant of culture versus the tyrant of nature. Zizek argues that our view of nature is done with the lens of ideology. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea The idea of deep time completely changed the realities of our civilization. We went from time being brief to time taking billions of years, and man not being part of the universe from the start. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea As the climate changes, the economy will be forced to change with it. Rising seas will threaten ports. Forest fires will make neighborhoods unsafe. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea We are people who think on the short term. Capitalism thinks on the short term profits. Climate change is a longer range problem, which will need long term solutions. Politicians are slow at reacting to problems. Especially in a democracy. Plus they are there to look out for the interests of their […]

The Topic Idea Nation state politics tends to be very insular, but climate change will force insular politicians to work together. Otherwise the individual state will get overwhelmed by nature generated problems. These problems will cause a massively angry population, as they will see the leadership, as a failure. Interesting video on the subject


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