One of the many perks of being an undergraduate student is the looooong summer break that we get between the May exams (lectures end in early April, how cool is that?!) and the start of a new semester in mid-September. Now, I don’t know about other countries, but French school kids (only) get two months... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! I'm Emma, and I study Environmental Geoscience. I come from the sunny and warm South of France, and I had never gone more North than Berlin before I applied to the University of Edinburgh. This blog post will describe my first visit to Edinburgh, and hopefully show you why I chose to move... Continue Reading →
I know that I have not written much lately on this blog despite having a lot to write about. I have been on field trips to Andalusia in Spain, to Kinlochleven in Scotland and to Transylvania in Romania. Hopefully I can make some time for that as the geology at those places was very... 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 →
Having almost reached the end of my four years in this beautiful city (cry), it’s fair to say I’ve been lucky enough to sample an array of Edinburgh’s culinary offerings. And let me tell you, it really does have a plethora of options. Romantic dinner for two… hungover brunch with the girls… and everything in... 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..