Hello, I’m Joseph and welcome to my first post as geology blogger. I was blogging last year during my year abroad in New Zealand on the Study Abroad blog, so check out my posts if you’re interested in finding out about my experience.
If you’ve just got your A-level results and are heading to Leicester in September then congratulations, I hope you’re excited about embarking on what will be an exciting journey over the next 3 or so years.
This autumn I’m beginning my fourth year as a Leicester student, although it’s only my third year in Leicester as I spent last year studying at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Throughout the coming year I hope to give you an insight into the life of a final year geology student at Leicester and how I’m preparing for life after I graduate, as well as how I’m adapting back to studying in Leicester. Fourth year as a geology student is slightly different to the other years as only 50% of the year is taught modules, with the other 50% spent on a research project. The project I’m working on is looking at petrogenesis of intrusive dykes in Siberia, but I’ll explain more about what that actually means and involves in a future blog post as I imagine you’re staring at most of the words with an utterly blank expression on your face!
I’m looking forward to sharing my final year via my blog and I hope you enjoy reading it throughout the year.