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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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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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Study Tour in Imlil, Morocco!

Kids helping the soils group do an infiltration test. 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 … 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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