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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.

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I finished 5 years of my education at the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. It was great fun. I learnt a lot and expanded my mind. I had a lot of excellent help from 100s of people, from the SDS department to the School of GeoSciences. I started my journey at Arbroath High School […]

I had lots of interesting field trips with the university. A visited a fair few countries in Europe, such as Romania and Spain. I learnt about deep geological time, I learnt about a great range of fields within geology. The blog covered my life at the University of Edinburgh as a geology student, Student Ambassador […]

I attended a week long geology field excursion as part of the course: Field Skills for Geology (EASC10105). I visited the area around Kinlochleven. I studied mass scale folding, Highland metamorphic rocks, small scale mapping and navigating contact zones. The aim of the field trip was to improve our mapping skills. Some information about Kinlochleven […]

I had a lot of interesting lab work from melting rocks into lava to take geophysics measurements. My course centered around the study of the Earth in the present and the processes that created it in the past. My course touched many scientific disciplines ranging from computer simulation to interplanetary physics. I studied palaeontology, climate […]

This trip helped me to write my dissertation. It was a great trip! The area visited was located in Romania, in Harghita. It was a large-scale igneous intrusion into the Tulghes, Rebra-Negrisoara metamorphic unit. I was interested in the area due to not being able to afford mapping in the UK. I was also interested […]

I am a BSc Geology graduate from the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. I studied various aspects of geosciences for 5 years. I worked for the University of Edinburgh as a Student Ambassador, Receptionist, Social Media Representative and Office Aide. I volunteered with the School of GeoSciences as a public outreach helper, where I […]

Living in Arbroath 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]


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