Category Archives: Student Experience

Coloured Confessions – Lessons I (re)Learned during my year in Edinburgh

Moving to Edinburgh was one of the hardest moves I’ve ever had to make.  I’ve lived in Nice, Montréal and Indonesia, but this experience was something different…  PART I: Foundations – Managing Your Mental Health  I was in a really … Continue reading

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What lies beyond lectures? Seminars, workshops and talks that captured my interest and added to my Masters experience

  It’s true that most of your postgraduate university life will be spent in lectures, reading or studying. However, it is important not to forget that there are so many other amazing things going on in the outside world, that … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Food Guide

Having almost reached the end of my four years in this beautiful city (cry), it’s fair to say I’ve been lucky enough to sample an array of Edinburgh’s culinary offerings. And let me tell you, it really does have a … Continue reading

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Why (and how) I quit my job to pursue a MSc in Marine Systems & Policies

I had a great job with a satisfying pay. My office overlooked the entire skyline of the Financial District, Nathan Philips Square and the Toronto Sign with Lake Ontario in the background calling me out like a child reaching for your hand to play. The line where lake met sky beckoned me and reminded me that there was always something more — something beyond suits and fancy glass buildings.. Continue reading

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My University Courses Part 5: Earth Modelling and Prediction 2 (EMP2) & Soil, Water and Atmospheric Processes (SWAP)

EMP2 and SWAP GeoSciences courses from First Year. Continue reading

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Geology Field-Trips around Scotland: The Assynt Geo-Park

My blog on my geology field excursion to the Assynt Geo-Park with the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. Continue reading

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Great Places to See: Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is an important part of the city. It played a key role in its history and contributes so much to the local economy. The students call the city their home where they spend most of their … Continue reading

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My University Courses Part 3: Politics in a changing World: An Introduction for non-specialists

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 … Continue reading

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My University Courses Part 1: Earth Dynamics

Updates… Within my blog I shall start two series: One concerning the subjects I took and currently studying. The other, a travel series where I will talk about the places I visited in Scotland and found them interesting. Onto the … Continue reading

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time . is . flying.

Wow Its mid-October…can I even call it that? It’s the 21st. How has time gone so fast…dammit that means its only 4 days till the next essay is due. What fun. But they do say that time flies when you … Continue reading

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