lol We went to Pembroke 2 years ago i think Sparkly_tiara. No, i've not made my decision. I'm currently pursuading my uni they want to let me take an extra half credit so I don't have to drop either and I think (touch wood) its working.
I love Pet.Geology, I've done a lot of it here and its really really intresting stuff. I also want a job and I'm coming back to Canada eventually and Petroleum geology really is the way forward out here. Palaeo is much more of a passion I have to say, just doesn't have the money to go with it unfortunatly so I'm defiantly doing my disertation/thesis/project (so many different names for it !) in it but then as a carear I don't know.
Field trip to Greece should be pretty good Bikerx23, I heard the other day there is one to Iceland on offer for the fourth year from back home so that would be pretty awesome!!
Iceland should be cool....I'm currently talking to Thord Thordarssen about getting some work in Iceland/Hawaii (He is the guy who edited the encyclopedia of volcanoes...volcanological legend!)....
If you like pet geol, then fine - it just makes you insane!
I've been to Hawaii Toby, and it was incredible I couldn't reccomend a trip enough; it was so interesting and everything was literally happening before your eyes. Just take care when walking, i nearly broke my ankle after falling over when walking around the National Park- the terrain is pretty challenging for those with weak ankles!
I'd love to go to Iceland- my college has now changed the Mount Vesuvius trip to a trip to Iceland... but of course, this will only come into place after i've left! Grrr!
Vesuvius was a personal nightmare- i was on crutches the whole time! And climbing Vesuvius on crutches isn't the most easy of things to be doing! I didn't find Vesuvius particularly impressive either... probably because my previous volcanic trip was Hawaii, so comparison was slightly unfair, but i enjoyed studying the Phlegrean Fields, again i feel this is probably because of the visible features.
I would like to say that my walking/ mountain climbing skills are improving, but i still seem to spend half of my time on the ground!
"I didn't find Vesuvius particularly impressive either... "
At least you got to go overseas for a field trip. Our one and only trip was up the coast a little bit to a dismal, boring cove at Bude! In the rain and wind. Dreadful...
A week in Pembrokeshire sounds great but as NotQuiteCornish said, we went to the cornish village of Bude a few miles away where the geology is fairly substandard compared to what we could have seen and were made to draw stratigraphic logs for our coursework having only seem them in detail the previous day. The lecturers a nice enough chap but he doesn't have much of a clue!
Matt, Portsmouth is my insurance too! Woo! I have to ask though, how comes you chose "applied geology" at Portsmouth? I know a lot of people who applied for Geology or Geoscience as their firm choice and then it is always "applied geology" or "geological hazards" as the insurance? Just curious!
Quite simple really. I am not that fond of Geohazards and I don't have a biological background to do Palaeobiology and Evolution. If I had got a biological background I might have applied for Palaeobiology as it can also lead to a career in the oil industry.
But why didnt you just choose geology? Its more similar to the geoscience degree surely?
i do geological hazards at pompey, final yr here thou, it is brilliant down here
oh and there isnt an applied geology course here! there is geology, earth science and palaeo as the geosciences, and engineering geology and geohazards as the applied geoscience courses
Thanks for the imput about Portsmouth University! What have the fieldtrips been like during the three years? Do you have a job to go into/ further degree studies after this year? Anything we should be aware of/ inside information?
im currently applying for jobs. the trips for the applied geoscientists include the isle of wight, dorset coast, norfolk, costwolds, devon, kent, france and spain, the geoscientists tend to do other trips although i know that they go to the isle of wight, dorset, spain, cyprus, france. think with them it depends wots units you choose. cant thin of any inside infomation but let me know if u have any questions
Which course code have you applied for?
Wow- finally someone who i know personally on TSR! Hehe! Welcome aboard to the society- i shall add you to the members list asap!
Didn't know you were particularly intertested in mass extinctions- that suprised me somewhat! I thought you were really interested in glaciers for some reason! Toby (Bikerx23) is the volcanology expert really so hes always someone good to chat too!
Hope you have fun being a member, and welcome to the place where i spend my time when im not examining rocks in the field with you! lol!