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.

Author: hdeak

I am an Undergraduate Geology student at the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. I am in my fourth year of studies in the MEarthSci Geology integrated course. Along with being a UG student, I am a Student Ambassador working for the Student Recruitment & Admissions and Edinburgh Global departments of the University of Edinburgh. I am an active member of a major UK political party and a UK wide Councillor association. I am interested in mining geology, European history, the history of propaganda, student recruitment and Scottish local politics.

Poem Topics in Paleobiology I had a great time taking part in the course, Topics in Paleobiology. Rachel, Steve, Dirk and Sean McMahon took our class through some interesting topics. We looked at how dinosaurs died. We looked at where and when life began. We asked questions about our climate in a modern-day context. We […]

Geology and Us, Hydrogeology in Africa, Supervolcanoes, L.I.P.s and the Year Without Summer Inspiration for this segment   How people respond to the forces of nature A supernatural start which gets corrected with science by the 18th century Geologists are not magic Geology as a useful subject rather than just an intellectual curiosity A short […]

Part 1: Climate Change and its effects on Political Philosophy and International Relations How a geological and ecological understanding of the world changes an average person’s perspective on the world. Does our understanding of nature in a scientific manner changes how the average person, the politician and the philosopher see the world? To quote Slavoj […]

What inspired this blog? The inspiration was based on a talk by Caroline Winterer, who is  the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies. One of her specializations are the history of science and the history of our scientific understanding of the world. She is also the author of five books, including most […]

Seminar Lessons learned from warm climates of the past: an ocean view from the Pliocene Professor Erin McClymont Last week we had Professor Erin McClymont, who came to the Hutton Club to talk about changing oceans and changing climates in the Pliocene. She is using information from the past changes of climate to understand how […]

Seminar Natural Flood Management in England Dr Ian Pattison Dr Ian Pattison is an Associate Professor at the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University. Dr Ian spends a large amount of his research time in the field and around rural farms around the United Kingdom. He is interested in hydro geology […]

What do I do as a Student Ambassador? I am a Student Ambassador with the University of Edinburgh. My job is to give tours of the university to visitors, prospective students and to anybody who is interested in the university. I mostly work for the department of Student Recruitment and Admissions and for Edinburgh Global, […]

Seminar This week’s EEO seminar, hosted jointly with the Hutton Club, is given by Dr. Callum Norrie of Space Network Scotland. These are exciting times for the burgeoning Scottish and UK Space sectors and this promises to be a fascinating talk looking at wider enterprise within Scotland and connections with academia, also acting as a […]

Dr Annique Van Der Boon is a respected scientist and content creator who has a wide European research portfolio as she worked at various EU institutions, been on multiple field excursions around Europe and studied at the University of Utrecht. She currently works at the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool. […]

Originally, I didn’t consider this blog to fit with the wider scheme of Earth sciences. The Hutton Club talk mostly focused on historic conservation, archaeology and how tourism is managed in Scotland. However, the more I listened as the hour passed by I realised, the technologies and software used, also occur in geosciences. HES contributes […]

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