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.

I attended a weekend geology field excursion as part of the course: Evolution of the Modern Earth and Cyprus Excursion for Geologists (EASC10120). I visited the area around Ballantrae. I studied mass scale folding, deep sea sediments, pillow lavas and deep crustal igneous rocks. The aims of the field trip were to improve our note […]

Third year was a big step for me! 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. […]

In previous blogs I covered studying course by course, since I came to the end of my education at the University, I shall cover what I learnt, year by year. I had a great time with the University where I learnt a lot about myself, about the rich world of geology and seen many pretty […]

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 Geology teaching needs to be done right. And it is not. I noticed that in Scotland there is a massive problem at promoting geology to school children. There is very little presence. This video explains how to teach […]

In this section I shall continue the long list of geoscience topics I want to talk about, write about and think about. This section is more concerned with the philosophical meanings of geology and how they impact our thinking about a changing world. Part 1: Climate Change and its effects on Political Philosophy and International […]

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, […]

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