The next step
The next step 4th January 2021
We caught up with Verity Fitch, Exploration Geologist for De Grey Mining, to find out more about her student experience at UoM Earth and Environmental Sciences as well as striking gold with graduate job opportunities.
The next step 30th November 2020
From A levels to space exploration – Nat Curran and Fran McDonald discuss their experience at Manchester and how a love of lunar studies has led them to exciting careers with NASA and the European Space Agency.
The next step 1st October 2020
Jonathan Hicks studied the MEarthSci in Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Manchester, and he graduated recently in 2019. He now works as an Associate Geospatial Data Analyst within the Solutions Team at Rezatec, an AI-driven satellite analytics company. In this interview, Jonathan tells us how a Space Placement in Industry (SPIN) combined with techniques acquired through his studies in Planetary Science, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), helped him to secure his current job.
The next step 14th September 2020
We spoke to Engineering Geologist Patryk Tomaszewski to find out more about his undergraduate studies at Manchester and how they prepared him for his current role, which involves making enhancements to UK infrastructure including transport and energy projects. Patryk’s job contributes to positive changes in our everyday lives and the world in which we live – find out how studying at degree level has led him to this fulfilling career.
Meet the Department 3rd September 2020
In this blog post Dr Nick Marsden, Experimental Officer for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, discusses his background and how this led to an academic and professional career in industry and research. Nick’s story showcases the ways that talent, ambition, education and industrial experience can result in a successful science career which really makes a difference.
The next step 3rd August 2020
Georgia Bath completed a BSc (Hons) in Environmental and Resource Geology with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Manchester, graduating in 2019. Georgia is now a Graduate Geo-Environmental Scientist for the major infrastructure company AECOM and in this interview she tell us how her experience at UoM led her to this role.
The next step 6th July 2020
Tim Gregory studied the MEarthSci in Geology with Planetary Science at the University of Manchester before completing a PhD at the University of Bristol. Tim now works for the British Geological Survey as a postdoctoral researcher in cosmochemistry. I spoke to Tim about his previous studies, his work sharing science in the media and his new book: Meteorite.
The next step 8th June 2020
Leonid Nichman is a Research Officer at the Flight Research Laboratory (FRL) in the Aerospace Research Centre (ARC), part of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). We caught up with him to find out how his previous studies have led him on a path to his current career.
The next step 13th May 2020
Niall Maguire is a recent graduate from the MEarthSci programme at UoM’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Niall now works as a Graduate Consultant in Site Evaluation and Restoration for Arcadis. We caught up with him to find out how he secured the role and what the job involves…
The next step 2nd April 2020
Elspeth Wallace is a PhD student in Palaeontology with Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester. Alongside her studies, she works as the Education and Public Engagement Officer for iCRAG, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences. I asked Elspeth about how she obtained the position at iCRAG and how she manages work and study. She told me additionally about her yarn-based initiative to raise awareness of climate change and sustainability: Purls of Wisdom. First and foremost, I had to ask how the job role had changed due to recent circumstances relating to COVID-19.