During the first week of September 2018 I was lucky enough to participate in a research project sponsored by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) that aimed to address and improve access to field trips for geoscience students with disabilities. This took place in Anglesey and was a unique trip that involved meeting 11... Continue Reading →
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At the end of April we spent a week in the surprisingly sunny Cairngorms National Park, one of Scotland’s two national parks, and the largest the UK has to offer. The week was divided into two halves, the first consisting of meeting and talking with various different organisations and stakeholders involved in the land management... Continue Reading →
By Celeste Kellock and Chelsea Fletcher This year the MSc Environmental Protection and Management and MSc Soils and Sustainability field trip was to Morocco. One of the great parts of an environmental degree is the opportunity to take part in field work - you get to experience data collection, analysis, results and interpretation – the... Continue Reading →
Since spring has officially sprung, I’ve been casting my mind back to warmer tides, tropical sunsets and the itch to get back out in the field putting science into action. Setting off Last April, along with my fellow third year Environmental Geoscience students, I stuffed snorkels, pH probes, hiking boots and dive slates all into... Continue Reading →
I’m from the exotic south of England, Hertfordshire to be more precise. I moved a little further north to Manchester to study Geography for my undergrad. After a couple of years of working and travelling I decided to move even further north to Edinburgh to study Ecosystem Services for my masters. Welcome week trip to... Continue Reading →
As we trade in our snorkels and flip-flops for umbrellas and wooly hats, now is a good time to reflect on the incredible thirteen days the MSc Marine Systems and Policies students spent in the Maldives. The Maldives is comprised of 1192 islands, 26 natural atolls, 250 species of coral and over 1115 species... Continue Reading →
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 of Life) and an estate in Perthshire (Biology, Ecology and Environment), I hadn’t been on... Continue Reading →