Category Archives: Student Experience

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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An Introduction…

My name is Hunor Deák. I am a second year geology student at the University of Edinburgh. I deeply enjoy the subject of geology. My interests are wide spread, ranging from Paleontology to Volcanology. So far I’ve been enjoying the … Continue reading

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From Scotland to Sri Lanka: Preparations begin

Another Edinburgh University Alumni once said; “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” ~ Alexander Graham Bell So, we prepared. Kirsty came and delivered some key pre-departure training. We learnt to not put our USB sticks in other … Continue reading

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From Scotland to Sri Lanka: Challenges Worldwide challenging me

Thinking back on the Challenges Worldwide adventure so far, which will obviously be the most exciting part of the whole thing, feels like a lifetime ago. All geosciences Masters students were invited to go to the introductory talk by Kirsty … Continue reading

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Living Below the Line – Hungry Thoughts!

My mind has been a flutter ever since the Live Below the Line Challenge started, gruelling over food portions, worrying over focus abilities, and daydreaming about the pizza/cake/ice cream smorgasbord I want on Saturday. It’s good to have a space … Continue reading

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Here You Go! Your Top 5 Questions About Our School Answered

During the just concluded Innovative learning Week (ILW), I was on the virtual student panel where incoming students were able to ask current students questions about Geosciences. I did this twice; on Tuesday and Thursday, and each time we had … Continue reading

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6 Things About the UK You’ll Need to Adjust to.

In my 3 weeks here, I’ve noticed a bunch of distinct differences between the UK and the other countries I’ve lived in (Nigeria and the USA). So, I’ve written down 6 big ones. Who knows, you might have noticed them too: … Continue reading

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