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My University Courses Part 4: Introduction to the Geological Record

My first year second semester course where I learnt about mapping, geological strata and GIS. I had a field trip to the Lake District. Continue reading

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GIS 30-Year Reunion

Originally posted on Earth Observation and Spatial Analysis:
The weekend of the 29th July saw a reunion of the GIS class of 1987. who stood for a photography on the steps at Drummond Street, adopting the same poses of a…

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Corals in the Land Down Under!

For my dissertation I traveled to Australia, the land down under! There I worked with the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth. I did my project … Continue reading

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Dives and High-Fives: The Maldives Archives

Back in April we went to the Maldives for the last core class of the M.Sc Marine Systems and Policies programme. I had never been so far East or far away from home. The journey to the Maldives was long as … Continue reading

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Wool Waste

After studying environmental studies for the past year, I realised that I have adopted new habits when it comes to sustainable living. I always try to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices everyday, such as minimising waste and purchasing packaging-free items (#LushCosmetics), but … Continue reading

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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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Field Research on Green Politics

When all the coursework toward the taught MSc is finished at the end of March, we move into the dissertation phase of the programme.  The dissertation is intended to be an original research project allowing students to demonstrate their ability … Continue reading

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MSc Walking Writing Workship in Dunkeld

The MSc in Environment, Culture and Society course took a field trip on 1st May to Dunkeld and Birnam in Perthshire to experience a fantastic writing workshop conducted by Scottish writer Linda Cracknell in advance of our commencing work on … Continue reading

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