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: Hunor Deak

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.

The Topic Idea Climate change starts to change our ideas on the planet. The secure nature of our environment is in a new question. But the nation state will clash with international bodies on how to solve the problems. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea Greta Thunberg as very bad for solving the problem of climate change. She offers PR, but no solutions. She just exposes the problems as frivolous. There should be actual scientists, talking about the problems. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea A changing climate will question the bedrock idea of nation states. It will question the internal look of each nations, forcing them to work with each other. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea Geology will play a key role in a new sustainable economy. And as time changes, things like electric cars will be seen in a much more favorable light. This will push politicians to pander to their voters, and push for more green energy. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea Our future will heavily depend on the proceedings of geology. Especially the subject of asteroid mining. It will force us to go into space and seek resources on the bottom of the seas. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea International trade based on geological resources, and the hunt for said resources is as ancient as the existence of civilization. The Roman Empire mined a lot of gold around Europe which was sold on the silk road, eventually ending up in China, Han China. Interesting video on the subject

The Topic Idea The search and control of oil played a massive role in international relations  post WW2. The competition for oil is quite a fierce one.  It helped to set the post war order such as the American Saudi Arabian relationship. Or how in these modern times, China engages with Africa to feed its […]

The Topic Idea Deep sea mining has an interesting start. It started in the 1970s with the CIA hunting and trying to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine.  

The Topic Idea Romania has a deep history with geology and with mining. Gold was mined since the Roman times. There was a lot of competition between nations to gain control over Romania’s gold fields in Transylvania.    

The Topic Idea Geology and geography play a key role in political and historical development. The geographical locations play a key role in how civilization develops. Interesting video on the subject

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