What lies beyond lectures? Seminars, workshops and talks that captured my interest and added to my Masters experience

  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 →

Why ecosystem services?

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 →

Why (and how) I quit my job to pursue a MSc in Marine Systems & Policies

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..

From Scotland to Sri Lanka: Preparations begin

Another Edinburgh University Alumni once said; “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” ~ Alexander Graham Bell So, we prepared. Kirsty came and delivered some key pre-departure training. We learnt to not put our USB sticks in other people’s computers because of infectious viruses (no double entendre, computer safety is no laughing matter).... Continue Reading →

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