Students in the Environmental Science and Geography programmes speak about their time in Edinburgh.
What makes it so good to study here is the staff in the Institute of Atmospheric and Biospheric Sciences (IERM). Everyone knows me and I get good guidance.
I am very glad I came here as I have learnt so much. The facilities are great, so is the food in KB house, especially the curly fries!
Edinburgh is so much better than London.
The University is designed to give you access to the city which I like. I like studying here because the attitude is very ‘real world’.
Edinburgh is so much better than London. It’s like London but on a smaller scale. You’ve got the culture, heritage, history, access to the arts - a happening place and not as much pollution. I don’t want to leave.
The first attraction of Edinburgh for me was the city...beautiful, friendly, vibrant. A capital city in everything but its size, and a city where people actually want to live in the centre!
Geography at Edinburgh is very sociable, especially after the second year field trips when undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers break down the traditional barriers.
Having had a diverse education for the first two years, the final two honours years offer some interesting core courses, an impressive range of options together with the luxury of final exams split between the two years.
One option saw me going to Iceland for ten days and others assisted in sending me on a research trip to Belize in Central America.
My research trip formed the basis of my dissertation, thanks to the excellent support of individual members of staff as well as the close contacts between Geography and the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh - another facility of this great city!
In short the advantages of studying Geography in Edinburgh are the sheer breadth of choice with option specialisation, good facilities, great staff and the great Scottish weather!
This article was published on Aug 3, 2010