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Geological Mapping Course, Strathearn, Highland Border, Scotland – 2013 DATES CONFIRMED!!!

Nick Chidlaw has confirmed that the 2013 Geological Mapping Course in Strathearn (Highland Border, Scotland) will take place 28th April – 6th May 2013.

It is a more advanced course which assumes knowledge of the basic principles of geological mapping, such as gained on the Forest of Dean course, or equivalent elsewhere. This mapping area is used for its extraordinary geological diversity, affording course attendees experience of many contrasting mapping settings to deal with.

In order to make the most of this location, the course comprises 6 days in the field (1 unscheduled day after the 3rd, for a break), with 2 days following indoors where a fair copy map and cross sections are produced. Because of the diversity of the geology on this course, it is believed attendees are in a position to tackle with confidence many different mapping scenarios subsequently (e.g. where needed when studying on a higher degree).

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What to pack for a geology field trip

Here I am, planning a busy week ahead (A market research trade fair in London, followed by a 3 day course in graphic logging in Gloucestershire) and I suddenly realised that it might be useful to add a checklist of what to pack for a geology field trip to my website.

I have done so, and this is now online here

Daisy x

MSc in Earth Sciences

So, over 2/3 of the way through the Diploma, and over half way through the BSc, and still 3 years of study to go…. and yet I am looking into doing the OUs MSc in Earth Science….. I am already doing S369, which will count towards the qualification….. so it would just be 3 more years/modules (and a few grand of cash…), 3 more modules:

Postgraduate compulsory modules Credits
Developing research skills in science (S825)
This course helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the research skills and techniques relevant to scientific study at postgraduate level.See full description.
Earth science: a systems approach (S808)
Introduces a systems approach to Earth Science and explores several important Earth system interactions using a variety of methods and models.See full description.
MSc project module (S810)
Plan and carry out an investigation of your own choice with this masters-level project course in science, and develop essential skills like report writing.See full description.

and then I was thinking of becoming the second Dr in the family :)  I sincerely hope that this is not unrealistic! 😉