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Our GeoBlog gives you some insight into the activities in Geology including research as well as teaching from both staff and our students.

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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An account of the 2nd year Almeria fieldtrip by Jonathan Hall

An account of the 2nd year Almeria fieldtrip by Jonathan Hall

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 23, 2013 10:35 AM |

My inaugural trip to Spain was marked with a bumpy landing at Almería airport; upon departing the aircraft, the intense temperature and persistent sunshine made it evident why Almería Province is classified as Europe’s driest area.

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The second year field trip to Almeria, SE Spain by Jack Lacey

The second year field trip to Almeria, SE Spain by Jack Lacey

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 20, 2013 10:55 AM |

In September Geology students going into their second year attend a fieldtrip to Almeria in SE Spain for 7 days. During the trip they learn about geological field methods including advanced mapping, logging sedimentary successions and unraveling complex structures and tectonic histories. Here is a blog by PhD student Jack Lacey who was one of the demonstrators on the first trip (of two) this year…

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James Davies graduated this year and here tells us about some of his experiences studying Geology at Leicester

James Davies graduated this year and here tells us about some of his experiences studying Geology at Leicester

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 16, 2013 11:50 AM |

James Davies completed his 3 year bachelor’s degree this June. Here he tells us a little about why he chose Leicester, describes some highlights and tells us about his plans for the future.

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The TW:eed core arrives at the National Core Repository in Keyworth

The TW:eed core arrives at the National Core Repository in Keyworth

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 16, 2013 11:35 AM |

Andrea Snelling has just joined the TW:eed team. Her speciality within TW:eed is to use stable isotope composition of the rocks to help interpret palaeoenvironment around the time of tetrapod evolution. Here she tells us a little about her first glimpse of the core material through the early Carboniferous collected earlier this year.

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Interdisciplinary science in the East Midlands Universities by PhD student Nicola Clarke

Interdisciplinary science in the East Midlands Universities by PhD student Nicola Clarke

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 09, 2013 03:13 PM |

The University of Leicester is part of a wider group containing all Universities in the East Midlands (EMU). Every year they arrange a 1 day conference and invite postgraduate research students from all disciplines from around the region to share their research to encourage interdisciplinary discussion and stimulate cross-disciplinary work. Last week I went to one hosted by Derby and here are my thoughts on the day!

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A blog about the Quaternary Research Association Post Graduate Symposium by Mel Leng

A blog about the Quaternary Research Association Post Graduate Symposium by Mel Leng

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 05, 2013 10:30 AM |

In the last week of August the Quaternary Research Association held their annual post graduate symposium.

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Our new member of staff Dr Sev Kender tells us about his research…

Our new member of staff Dr Sev Kender tells us about his research…

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 04, 2013 04:30 PM |

I’m a researcher in marine micropalaeontology and geochemistry, and am very excited to be returning to the department as a Teaching and Research Fellow after an absence of about 12 years!

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A working summer in Australia’s winter

A working summer in Australia’s winter

Posted by lcb14 at Aug 27, 2013 10:02 AM |

MGeol Geology student, Lisa Craddock writes about her work experience in Australia.

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