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Words of Wisdom from Magical Mountains

By Shona Irvine As an Ecological and Environmental Sciences student last year we were required to study over the summer; part of our course involved a field project to do during the holidays….but it was worth it for two reasons; … Continue reading

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‘Wolf Totem’ screening

One criterion that strongly attracted me to the University of Edinburgh’s Environment, Culture and Society MSc programme is its commitment to interdisciplinary studies.   Studying the environment crosses multiple academic disciplines, including the social sciences, the natural sciences and the humanities.  This is the very spirit of the Framing … Continue reading

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See and Inspire Art/ Science Exhibition

This year will be the third time that I run an art exhibition where GeoScience students and staff celebrate the natural world. I really enjoy this time of year as the art exhibition creates a great buzz in the Crew Building (where … Continue reading

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Colima, Mexico 2017

I celebrated New Years with my grandparents in Colima, Mexico, enjoying an entire week in this tropical paradise. This post describes a day in Colima, a day trip to Tapalpa, an afternoon in the magical town of Comala, and shows the Colima’s residents unique relationship with … Continue reading

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Operation Graduation: Undergraduate Dissertation

What is Diss? Dissertation season is in full swing as the April 6th deadline races relentlessly towards us. For both Human and Physical Geographers, the laborious process kicked off in February 2016, with the submission of our dissertation proposals for … Continue reading

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The penultimate semester

Each semester goes quicker than the last as an undergrad. It’s probably the same for anything other multi-year commitment you make. As a final year student I’ve been busy taking the last courses I’ll do as an undergraduate student, and … Continue reading

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My University Courses Part 2: Evolution of the Living Earth

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 … Continue reading

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My Travels Around Scotland: Arbroath

Last year I wrote a blog post for the RSGS about Arbroath. I consider it a neat little thing, so I hope you don’t mind if I share it with you: https://rsgs.org/favourite-place-scotland-arbroath/  

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Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Groups

One of the great things about studying in the School of GeoSciences post-graduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh is the university’s very close proximity to policy-makers whose own work is often informed by our programmes’ research and teaching. The … 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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