Image @Scotrail Scotrail, for all the stick they get, manage to get me to university on time over 95% of the time. Commuting to university isn't the popular choice among students, and for many it simply isn't possible. For those of us with the choice, we are often confronted with questions of why we haven't... Continue Reading →
Hi, my name is Chris and I am one of the new social media reps for 2019! 3000m High in the Rwenzori Mountains, located in the East African Rift System, western Uganda (June 2018). I am currently studying for an MSc Applied Geoscience (GeoEnergy), having completed my undergraduate degree BSc (Hons) Earth Science at the... Continue Reading →
Moving to Edinburgh was one of the hardest moves I’ve ever had to make. I’ve lived in Nice, Montréal and Indonesia, but this experience was something different... PART I: Foundations - Managing Your Mental Health I was in a really vulnerable state when I moved here which I will not go into, but what I... Continue Reading →
It’s true that most of your postgraduate university life will be spent in lectures, reading or studying. However, it is important not to forget that there are so many other amazing things going on in the outside world, that do actually compliment your education. Many people will choose to join societies or athletic clubs,... 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 →
I had a great job with a satisfying pay. My office overlooked the entire skyline of the Financial District, Nathan Philips Square and the Toronto Sign with Lake Ontario in the background calling me out like a child reaching for your hand to play. The line where lake met sky beckoned me and reminded me that there was always something more — something beyond suits and fancy glass buildings..
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 →