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Shall I wear my thinking cap or my sunhat?

By Shona Irvine It’s that time of year again. Exams are looming. Head down, noses in books and fingers racing across keyboards. Luckily, being a geoscience student, I can escape the giant building of essay-writing and diagram- learning (aka Central … Continue reading

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Analysing the Environment in Morocco

The MSc in Environmental Protection & Management has been quite the ride from modules were we explored the importance of carbon sinks such as peat bogs to practical courses that challenged us to work as a group on the implementation of food hubs … 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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Civics Education in Secondary Schools

A couple of months ago I entered into a competition to write about politics. I wrote an article about the importance of civics education and how it could be brought back in Scotland. I am aware that this blog is … Continue reading

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Community BEES

The School of Geosciences Community BEES group have had a super busy year of organising fantastic events for student and staff. Check out their blog to see what they have been up to as they reflect on the year! Community … Continue reading

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Semester 2 Check-In

Hi all! It’s currently mid-way through Semester 2 and our MSc in GIS class has just handed in our formal Dissertation Plans. Only a few weeks of classes left and then we move into full-time dissertation project work! I can’t … Continue reading

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Our unappreciated world – See and Inspire Art Exhibition

As part of the Festival of Creative Learning (FCL) I once again organised art to be exhibited in the Crew Building (King’s Buildings). This year I tried to really test people on being creative and came up with a slightly … Continue reading

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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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