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…
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…
Student experience 6th May 2020
Emily Barnes has recently completed her fourth and final year of study at the University of Manchester for her degree in Geography and Geology. Emily undertook her third year of study in New Zealand, and has kindly shared her experiences of international study for this blog post.
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.
The next step 18th February 2020
MEarthSci graduate Alicia McCabe told us about how undergraduate study completely transformed her career trajectory, from Chef to Mining Technology Consultant. Alicia responded to questions in writing from the Kalahari desert…
Student experience 29th October 2019
Dr Stefan Schröder continues his tale of an African adventure, covering the geologic process of rifting, desert camping and some surprising fossil finds.