Meet the Department 13th April 2021
In this interview, our Chair in Sustainable Geoscience, Professor Chris Jackson, discusses the ways that research, study and science communication in Earth and Environmental Sciences maps onto the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Chris also considers the title ‘sustainable geoscience’ and how, by defining this term, we can establish directions in geoscience going forward.
Student experience 11th March 2021
The Institute of Quarrying has honoured eight university students with two years of free membership for their dedication and achievements in geological studies. The University of Manchester nominated undergraduate student Ben Mayor to receive this recognition.
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.
Student experience 30th November 2020
Dr Neil Mitchell tells us how he has adapted a third year module for the blended learning format, and includes a taster lecture.
Student experience 18th November 2020
Considering the bright side of blended learning, Earth and Environmental Sciences undergraduate Emma Conway discusses how it has been possible to adapt to difficult circumstances so far.
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.
Student experience 26th June 2020
Bella Beney is a BSc Hons Geology student at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, currently progressing from her second to her third year of study. Bella is also a talented musician, and I asked her to share her music and her thoughts about how geology and the outdoors may have influenced her artistic pursuits.
Meet the Department 21st May 2020
The common first year of our undergraduate degree programmes provides new students with the skills they need to specialise on any of our Pathways starting from year 2. Our common first year also allows students to transfer between courses if their interests shift during their first year – between Environmental Science and Earth and Planetary Science. We would now like to introduce you to the teaching teams for the common first year…