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.

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 […]

The School of GeoSciences hosts a wide range of seminar series which helps the students learn more about their chosen topics, helps researchers network and the events are open to members of the public. The seminars cover a wide range of topics from human geography to the volcanoes on Venus. What Seminars are on Offer? […]

Earth Dynamics This is a great introductory course for general Geology. It introduces you to most of the general ideas and sub-subjects that are important such as Plate Tectonics, Earth Physics (Basically Seismology), Petrology, Field Trip Techniques, Specimen description, specimen classification and countless more. Earth Dynamics is a great Earth Science course that combined with […]

Evolution of the Living Earth This course is more Environmental Science than Geology. It is a good counterpart to Earth Dynamics as it explains how life and geology interact to create Earth as we know it today. The course contained lectures given by Dr. Steve Brusatte, Dr. Alex Thomas and Dr. Bryne Ngwenya. Each week […]

Overall: In first year I took this politics course as my outside subject. It taught me why I shouldn’t take any outside subjects. Don’t get me wrong the course itself was educational. It informed me of important world issues. However it had no relevance to my degree whatsoever. I realized that when I take a […]

I finished this course 2 years ago. Looking back, I say it was worth it. This subject introduced me to a plethora of new things including geological maps, sedimentary logs and many new field trip skills. The cherry on the top was the field trip to the Lake District. The views were nice and Alex […]

In the second semester of my first year Undergraduate Geology degree I studied EMP2 and SWAP outside of the core course: Introduction to the Geological Record. EMP 2 was oriented towards mathematics while SWAP was oriented towards Environmental Science. Both subjects imparted useful ideas in the realm of GeoSciences ranging from mathematical modelling to the […]

For two weeks or so the lecturers have been protesting, angry about their pensions being cut. I have missed some lectures and some tutorials. However I understand their position and I have a massive respect towards their jobs. (Especially the GeoScience teachers and researchers) They work incredibly hard. They mark our work, they lecture us […]

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