Tips for surviving an MGeol

Here is a list of things I wish I had known before starting my 4th year masters project! 1) Keep track of everything you do in a diary. The diary was actually part of our final mark so we all had to submit one, however I found it so useful to write thoughts and to […]

Life after MGeol hand in

… it does exist! Repeat: I can confirm that life continues after the slow walk to reception, arms laden with around 20,000 words (from 2 paper copies), two CDs and a project diary in order to hand the last 9 months of your life over the counter. The past week has been strangely empty without the constant […]

Reflection: Top 5 degree experiences

Carrying on with my reflection series I thought I’d try to sum up my university experience with my top five university experiences – so, in no particular order, here goes! 1. The first day there won’t be another day like this, where you are thrown into halls with a whole bunch of people you don’t know. Sounds […]

My experience of PhD applications

As promised here is a brief account of my experience of PhD applications! Where to start: At first I had literally no idea where to look for PhD positions, its not like there is a UK wide UCAS application to go through this time! Luckily for me (and you I suppose!) they have started introducing Doctoral […]

Edinburgh, sponges and a PhD

You might think I’m crazy, that after all this study all I want to do is go on and do more – and perhaps I am! Nevertheless, this September I will embark on the beginning of a 3.5 year research project up in Edinburgh. The title of the project word for word is: ‘Squeezing the […]

The main street in Port Vila as it should look with its colourful buildings

Cyclone Pam

From the 12th to the 14th of March, just last week, many of the southern islands of Vanuatu were devastated by a cyclone with windspeeds up to 136 mph. The Capitol, Port Vila, on the island of Efate and Tanna, an island to the south suffered the worst reported damage. Over two days this cyclone has turned […]

Nearly the entirety of 4th year!

Scrubbing up for the Geology Ball

Geologists are used to seeing each other on field trips, which commonly means without make up, scraggly hair (especially in my case!), unflattering outfits and slightly grubby hands and faces from clawing around in the mud looking at rocks. So once a year the geology society puts on a formal ball for us to attend […]

Last ever Geology rave bar crawl

Every year geologists get dressed up in luminous clothing and hit some of the bars of Leicester town. Its a great opportunity, especially in 4th year, to see some of your course mates that you haven’t seen in a while! It’s also a great opportunity to dress up in ridiculous outfits and paint everyone’s faces! […]

Reflection: Why Geology?

Geology was first advertised to me by my year 11 Chemistry teacher as a subject for people who liked science and wanted to travel. And that was it. From then on I have kept becoming more and more fascinated by the subject and I have visited more places during my 3 years at university then I […]

Reflection: Why did I choose Leicester?

With the end of my degree in sight I thought it might be time for a series of posts reflecting back on my time at University. The first question of course is – why did I choose Leicester? The course: not all universities offer geology as a degree and each course is different depending on […]

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