Last Friday was MGeol presentation day, which marked the end of our MGeol research projects. Throughout the day every fourth year gave a 15 minute presentation about the project they’ve been working on this year, covering everything from palaeontology to volcanology. 15 minutes sounds like quite a long time to have to stand up and talk, but when you try to squeeze a year’s worth of research in to it you quickly realise that it’s not much time at all!
I’ve never been a huge fan of presenting, so I was quite glad that my slot was early in the day meaning that I could enjoy most of the other talks without worrying about mine. The 15 minutes went by in a blur and afterwards I was very relieved to be finished. After that it was interesting to hear about what my peers have been working on for the past year, as I didn’t really know what some other people’s projects had involved despite seeing them almost daily, as we were all very focused on our own individual projects.
It still hasn’t quite sunk in that I’ve completely finished my degree, but I’m sure it will hit me at some point soon!