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.

Category: Scotland

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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