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 know that I have not written much lately on this blog despite having a lot to write about. I have been on field trips to Andalusia in Spain, to Kinlochleven in Scotland and to Transylvania in Romania. Hopefully I can make some time for that as the geology at those places was very interesting […]

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 so I couldn’t […]

Through the Global Tectonics and the Rock Cycle course and the Field Skills for Geologist course I visited the wonderful parish of Assynt. Assynt is a geological wonder, with friendly people, great beaches and breath taking landscapes. I am extremely thankful for the University of Edinburgh for taking me there. In Assynt I practiced my […]

The seminars get all sorts of wonderful visitors. In early October, Anu Manchanda, who is a gemmologist, visited us. She works for the Gemological Institute of America. Her subject was explained to us in the introductory email as: ‘Gemmology is the practical study of gemstones. This presentation introduces GIA’s curriculum, which is designed to assist […]

Dr Jackie Kendrick is a volcanologist and a field geologist at the University of Liverpool. She studies the mechanics of volcanoes combining laboratory data with evidence from the field. She is the person to go to if you have a question about volcanoes. It was great that the university got a woman speaker. Jackie in […]

Stonehaven coast on a sunny day

The University of Edinburgh runs many field trips. Moreover, I mean lots. We have students exploring the remote Himalayas, looking for lost species in the Amazon basin or strolling along the wide banks of the Tay, here in Scotland. The academic staff supporting them are as brilliant as the places examined. I, as a student […]

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