Athens 2016

Few examples of street art to make all of us think #TeamAthens #GeogGoGreece pic.twitter.com/QH9ifAL78C — UoE Geos Students (@UoEGeos_TO) September 6, 2016 Reflections in Athens #StreetArt #GeogGoGreece pic.twitter.com/4nHkgoqFE7 — UoE Geos Students (@UoEGeos_TO) September 5, 2016 Impromptu lecture theatre in #Athens on the #Geography field trip @UoEGeos_TO pic.twitter.com/W0oxjqf6SN — Rosie Russell (@HS_UoE_Geos) September 5, 2016 A snapshot from city tour Athens #GeogGoGreece pic.twitter.com/1GMVNPtU3D — UoE Geos Students (@UoEGeos_TO) September 5, 2016 Continue reading Athens 2016

Meteorology: weather balloons and avoiding sheep

We’ve just added a new page to highlight our field trip to Arran as part of our Geophysics and Meteorology degree. Physics and Meteorology student Emily Dowd  has written her own blog about it here.  As well as putting their new skills into practice, they learned about the pitfalls of taking measurements around sheep… Photo credits Emily Dowd  from https://dowdsclouds.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/arran-field-trip/ Continue reading Meteorology: weather balloons and avoiding sheep

Istanbul trip ends, and all seasons in one day in Helmsdale

Our Human Geographers have celebrated the end of their week in Istanbul by a boat trip on the Bosphorus – you can see all the updates from the week on our Istanbul page. Big thanks to  Richard Chalkley for keeping us updated and amused! And now we have some geophysicists on the loose up in north-east Scotland in Helmsdale. Proof, if it was ever needed, that we do get four seasons in one day here.  Our lecturer Hugh Pumphrey has written a blog about their discoveries which you can link to from our Helmsdale page. Continue reading Istanbul trip ends, and all seasons in one day in Helmsdale

First pics from our Iceland and Bangor field trips

Some stunning landscape pics are coming through from our Physical Geographers in Bangor this week, you can see the latest ones on our Bangor page and see some photos from the previous year too. So this place is pretty intense…#cwmidwal #snowdonia #northwales #UoEGeosBangor2015 #datgeographerlife #ominousclouds #corrie A post shared by megeggmeg (@megeggmeg) on Sep 7, 2015 at 3:20pm PDT We’ve also had some photos from our MEarthSci Geology and GPG students out in Iceland on their Field Training course. More info on our Iceland page, hoping to get some added from our Physical Geography students currently out there too. https://twitter.com/GeosciencesEd/status/640811518309830657/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Continue reading First pics from our Iceland and Bangor field trips

Ecological Economics trip to South Africa 2015

Our MSc Ecological Economics students (a degree programme run in collaboration with Scotland’s Rural College here at the University of Edinburgh) recently went on a study trip to South Africa, learning all about the issues between balancing sustainable human life with wildlife conservation. Some fantastic photos and reflections here on their experience. Flickr photo gallery South Africa study tour blog and photos South Africa student reflections Continue reading Ecological Economics trip to South Africa 2015

Some pics from Spain 2015

Spectacular folded turbidites at El Gordo (the fat one!) on Day 3 of @GeosciencesEd Spain field trip @CockburnGeol pic.twitter.com/mPcixnbGu0 — Stuart Gilfillan (@stugilfillan) February 18, 2015 House sized block falls due to erosion of soft sediments beneath sandstone beds day 3 of @GeosciencesEd Spain trip pic.twitter.com/C83bzSklAn — Stuart Gilfillan (@stugilfillan) February 18, 2015 Day 4 on @GeosciencesEd Spain trip started with examination of a temperate carbonate – similar to modern deposits pic.twitter.com/AWvpfeEYpY — Stuart Gilfillan (@stugilfillan) February 19, 2015 @geosciencesed students enjoying the world famous Carboneras fault zone on Day 4 of Spain fieldtrip @CockburnGeol pic.twitter.com/F8DKReKfXw — Stuart Gilfillan (@stugilfillan) … Continue reading Some pics from Spain 2015

Looking forward to Jamaica by Ciaran

Imagine being told on your first day of university that your chosen course has a COMPULSORY field trip to Jamaica! As a EG (Environmental GeoScientist) student that was how we started uni life. But of course there is always a catch – ours was having to wait two and a half years to get there. The build up was excruciating but truly exciting. The Jamaica Trip is for 2 weeks and based in Discovery Bay near Montego Bay. Average temperatures reach roughly 29 degrees Celsius in April, only slightly higher than in Scotland…!! It doesn’t hurt to add that there is a beach … Continue reading Looking forward to Jamaica by Ciaran