Student experience 18th November 2020
Considering the bright side of blended learning, Earth and Environmental Sciences undergraduate Emma Bishop discusses how it has been possible to adapt to difficult circumstances so far.
Meet the Department 5th November 2020
If you have applied to study an undergraduate programme with us at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, you may have been invited to a Virtual Visit Day. This blog post is designed to enable you to find out more about the EES interviewers as well as their research and teaching.
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.
Research and impact 21st September 2020
PhD student Zhongwei Zhao’s research has revealed how erosion by waves is destroying a volcanic cone in the Azores, first quickly and then more slowly. We highlight two recent publications that Zhongwei has contributed to, with implications that include the possibility of predicting erosion trends and the creation of shallow banks and guyots in reef‐less mid‐oceanic archipelagos.
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.
Research and impact 21st August 2020
We spoke with Professor Francis Livens, Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute, about the launch of the Radioactive Waste Management Research Support Office.
Research and impact 17th August 2020
Professor Mike Burton and PhD student Ben Esse from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are contributing authors to a new article titled, ‘iFit: A simple method for measuring volcanic SO2 without a measured Fraunhofer reference spectrum’. Ben told us more about their research which provides insights into magmatic processes and monitoring volcanic activity.
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.
Research and impact 29th July 2020
Dr Neil Mitchell has recently contributed a research article to Scienceometrics, titled: ‘Comparing the post-WWII publication histories of oceanography and marine geoscience’. The article is a fascinating look at the distinctions and similarities between marine geoscience and oceanography. Dr Mitchell assesses the patterns in scientific publications within these subjects which can reveal trends that reflect changes in research style due to technological capabilities, economic and political factors.