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The British Sedimentological Research Group post-graduate field trip November 2013: a blog about Clastics, Carbonate & Structural Evolution (Permo-Triassic and Jurassic) by PhD student Leah Nolan

The British Sedimentological Research Group post-graduate field trip November 2013: a blog about Clastics, Carbonate & Structural Evolution (Permo-Triassic and Jurassic) by PhD student Leah Nolan

Posted by lcb14 at Nov 22, 2013 03:30 PM |

Leah attended this years BSRG’s post-graduate field trip to the Devonshire and Dorset coast, the trip was led by Stephen Hasselbo (University of Exeter) and Tom McKie (Shell). Here Leah tells us all about it!

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Talk at the Rotunda Geology Group

Talk at the Rotunda Geology Group

Posted by lcb14 at Nov 19, 2013 02:50 PM |

This week Sarah Davies gave a talk on the TW:eed project (Tetrapod World: early evolution and diversity) to the Rotunda Geology Group (RGG) in Scarborough. The RGG promotes public interest in the geosciences and is a very active group with a monthly lecture series at Hull University’s Scarborough campus from October to May and field meetings during the summer.

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Another take on the Geol Soc’s “Geology for Global Development” conference by Jess Mason

Another take on the Geol Soc’s “Geology for Global Development” conference by Jess Mason

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 28, 2013 10:35 AM |

Jess went to the Geology for Global Development conference last week and here reports on what she learnt…

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Geology for Global Development conference by 4th year MGeol student Elizabeth Alexander

Geology for Global Development conference by 4th year MGeol student Elizabeth Alexander

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 28, 2013 10:25 AM |

The first Geology for Global Development (GfGD) conference was held last week at the Geological Society in London, here one of our 4th year Geology students (one of 30 from Leicester) tells us all about it…

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Impressions about life on board the Greatship Manisha on IODP Expedition 347 by Dr Annette McGrath

Impressions about life on board the Greatship Manisha on IODP Expedition 347 by Dr Annette McGrath

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 25, 2013 10:55 AM |

Dr Annette McGrath is an IODP Research Associate and works for the Borehole Research Group here at the Geology department. She is currently on board the Greatship Manisha, working as a Petrophysicist for the IODP Expedition 347.

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Working onboard the Greatship Manisha as a Petrophysicist

Working onboard the Greatship Manisha as a Petrophysicist

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 18, 2013 02:00 PM |

Dr Annette McGrath is a Research Associate within the Borehole Group here in the Geology Department. She is on board the Greatship Manisha for 60 days, working as a Petrophysicist on an IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program) Expedition in the Baltic Sea. Here the IODP team describe her role and the relevance of the data to the expedition.

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At the end of my PhD on shale gas potential of the UKs Carboniferous mudstones by Sven Koenitzer

At the end of my PhD on shale gas potential of the UKs Carboniferous mudstones by Sven Koenitzer

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 18, 2013 01:50 PM |

This summer Sven completed his PhD studies in the Geology Department at Leicester, here he tells us about his research over the last 3.5 years…

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At the start of my PhD...by Leah Nolan

At the start of my PhD...by Leah Nolan

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 15, 2013 12:35 PM |

Leah recently finished her undergraduate degree in the Geology Department at Leicester and is now embarking on PhD research; here are her thoughts after just 2 weeks in post!

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Palaeozoic graptolites!

Palaeozoic graptolites!

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 14, 2013 04:15 PM |

James Wilkinson started his PhD with us a few weeks ago, here he explains what he will be getting up to for the next few years. James is also a full time teacher…

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Another Geology field trip blog from Almeria, this time by Maria Phillips

Another Geology field trip blog from Almeria, this time by Maria Phillips

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 24, 2013 10:55 AM |

On 12th September 40 Geologists from the University of Leicester started their 2nd year of their degrees with a field trip to Almeria in Andalucía, Spain. We stayed at ‘Urra’, a fantastic field center near the village of Sorbas. After a welcoming meal cooked by Pablo and Norma, the Shady Grove bar was beckoning for ‘one of life’s many pleasures’ in the form of some local beer!

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