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.
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 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 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.
Student experience 18th November 2019
Recent MEarthSci graduate Natalia Jagielska shared her experiences of job hunting, followed by travelling and working in China this summer, and progressing to postgraduate research in Edinburgh.
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.
Student experience 14th October 2019
In the first of two blog entries, Dr Stefan Schröder takes us on an African fieldwork expedition with PhD students from Earth and Environmental Sciences, Manchester.
Meet the Department 16th September 2019
I spoke to Dr Sarah Crowther, Research Fellow in Planetary Science, about everything from zapping space rocks with lasers, to xenon, to public engagement, and, Bon Jovi.