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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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A Shift from Brains to Environment

When I first started my four year journey of undergrad, I thought about majoring in environmental studies since I was passionate about nature and wanted to help with issues such as climate change. Unfortunately for me, however, I was discouraged … Continue reading

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Business Bootcamp

Launch.Ed are hosting a Commercialisation Bootcamp for University staff. The two-day business bootcamp, taking place on Tuesday 16 May and Monday 22 May, will show participants how to transform research into something with commercial potential.   Staff news article:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/staff/2017/business-bootcamp-for-academic-staff … Continue reading

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Exams will be over in ten days! Just the right time to look back on the semester

Before I came to Edinburgh to study, I had worked for a while. That meant that the exams last December were the first exams I had had in nearly three years and that, honestly, was quite scary! What if I … Continue reading

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