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Blog posts from Postgraduate MSc Taught students in the School of Engineering.

  • University of Edinburgh School of Engineering computer lab

    Work on my dissertation is now in full swing. Everyone is on it with various degrees of success. Some are having a good time, while others are finding it tough. Unfortunately, I am in the latter group. The past few weeks have been extremely frustrating.

  • Ornately decrorated painted ceiling, McEwan Hall Edinburgh, taken from below

    Before reading this blog, I really urge you to watch a short film I saw when I was very young.  The name is "Science Please!: Why is the Sky blue?". You can find it in Youtube and it's less than 1:30 in duration, so please: go, go! Watch it!

  • Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

    Nine months ago, I gave one of the saddest goodbyes in my life… on September I said goodbye to the sunny days. I know… I was overdramatic. But after almost nine months, I was really missing the expression “it’s sunny today”.

  • To-do list

    I don’t know which I am more excited about; the conclusion of exams, or the arrival of summer. Or maybe both. After all the stress of lectures and coursework, we finally got to the exams which meant that we were getting closer to the finish line. The exams were not walkovers though.

  • If you have never heard of magical realism, this is your chance. According to the Oxford dictionary, magical realism is style of literature which integrates a realist mode of writing with fantastical or marvellous events treated as perfectly ordinary occurrences.

  • North Berwick

    As we were gearing up for the second of the second semester the deadlines kept piling up. It's been an extremely busy few weeks!

  • Urquhart Castle Grant Tower

    On 16 March the Sustainable Energy Systems class visited Steven’s Croft power station in Lockerbie. The trip was really needed as we had just completed the Tulliemet hydro project and the Sri Lankan power project, both of which had been very hectic.

  • We are world class, let’s show it.

    “We must not kill the planet, we would not know where to bury it…”
    Michel Granger

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