Hello from Leicester!
My name’s Lucy and I am this year’s geology blogger. I’m currently a fourth year Master’s student studying Applied and Environmental Geology. My project focuses on a small gold prospect in Southern Serbia with a company called Medgold Resources. I spent four weeks over there this summer collecting my samples, and logging over 100 m of rock.
Sophie, Caty and I at Sabino Canyon, AZ. Work experience at Aggregate Industries
Mapping in Pembrokeshire.
Last year I spent two semesters studying abroad in Arizona, USA. I met so many great people and had a great time. While at the University of Arizona in Tucson, I studied a wide variety of geology from GIS (Remote Sensing) to Geometallury, Petrology and Microscopy to Paleontology. I even got to visit Colorado, Ohio, Hawaii and even Mexico. I loved learning and experiencing the American culture, and will be back visiting my friends there later this year.
I am also a committee member on the University of Leicester SEG (society of Economic Geologists) for the current year, acting as Vice-president and Field-Trip Secretary. During my second year I was previously Publicity Secretary, and Social Secretary for the University of Leicester Mixed Hockey Club (ULMHC).
2016 Varsity team with ULMHC. Winning selfie with Old Bags.
Outside of uni life, I am a member of the Old Bags Mixed Hockey team, and am still involved in ULMHC. We have regular socials and play weekly, my sport is very important to me and has been a big part of my uni experience for the last 4 years. I also work part time as a waitress at a Spanish-style tapas restaurant in Leicester.
The University of Leicester has been a great place to study. I originally chose UoL based on the year abroad options and sport, but I have got so much out of my time here. The department is fantastic, staff are supportive and the courses are very varied and interesting.
Stay tuned to hear more about my time and Leicester, and useful tips and experiences gained from four years as a student.