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Volunteering at the Botanic Garden

I only came to university two years after finishing highschool and I’m happy that I did, because those two years gave me a lot more experience in the field that I’m studying and I had a really good time as … Continue reading

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Field Ecology

For me, the best part of studying Ecology (or geosciences in general) is getting to go out into the field. While my first year courses took me to Siccar Point (Earth Dynamics), the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Origin and Diversity … Continue reading

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Nature all around…

You love nature? You want to work in conservation?  And now you’d like to gain some experience and spend a few weeks surrounded by birds, bees and badgers? If you’ve been looking for environmental volunteering or internships, you’ve probably come … Continue reading

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Exams will be over in ten days! Just the right time to look back on the semester

Before I came to Edinburgh to study, I had worked for a while. That meant that the exams last December were the first exams I had had in nearly three years and that, honestly, was quite scary! What if I … Continue reading

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Exams are over (and I’m still alive!)

Hello and happy New Year! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your winter holidays and are ready for uni to start again! At the moment I’m still in Germany, enjoying the first snow. It was so nice being here for Christmas, … Continue reading

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Of high cliffs and shaky legs…

Sooo…on Saturday we had our first Earth Dynamics field trip! If you study Ecological and Environmental Sciences, you will have field trips in the end of each year, but depending on which courses you take, you might be lucky enough … Continue reading

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A bit about my courses…

Heyho! 🙂 I hope you all had a good weekend! It’s the start of a new week again and I can’t believe I’ve already been here for three weeks! Time really does pass quickly when you’re in a new place! … Continue reading

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Writing a bit about myself…

Hi there! My name is Hannah, I’m 20 years old and I’m a first year student studying Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. I’ve really just got here, so in the next weeks I’m gonna tell you … Continue reading

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