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Field trips

Learning in the field

Field trips are an integral part of our teaching and learning. There are six different taught residential field courses over the four-year undergraduate course:

Between your second and third years you can also expect to organise an independent piece of fieldwork as part of a group - the Part II mapping project.

Fieldwork costs

There will be a nominal charge for students for field trips, most of the cost is covered by the Department.  The costs and deadline for payment for each of the field trips are included in the relevant course guide.

Fieldwork accommodation

You'll stay in B&Bs, apartments, cottages and even a windmill on one trip; the idea of the course is to learn geology, not "outdoor skills", and for this good rest and good food is a priority. That said, there is ample opportunity for running up mountains, trekking through bracken and swimming in the sea should you so desire.

Fieldwork equipment

You will need a rucksack, some walking boots, a good waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers. Obtaining these need not be expensive, do ask for advice if you need it.

You will be provided with a specific kit list for each trip.

Field safety

Whether in the lab or out on fieldwork, you need to be aware of your health and safety, and what responsibilities you have to look after yourself and your colleagues. Please refer to the Safety Handbook.


 

Spain field trip in 169 seconds

More impressions from 'not a geologist' - the Part III Spain field trip 2018

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All course materials can be found on the Earth Sciences Moodle course pages.

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Whether in the lab or out on fieldwork, you need to be aware of your health and safety, and what responsibilities you have to look after yourself and your colleagues. Please refer to the Safety Handbook.

Safety Handbook

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