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Discovering the World: Earth Sciences
Mon 3 July 2017, 10:30 – 13:30 BST
Royal Holloway, University of London is coming to Manchester! On the 3rd July 2017, we will be holding a 'Discovering the World' event in the Conference Centre at the Museum of Science and Industry. The day aims to provide students with a taste of what it is like to study Geography, Earth Sciences (Geology) or Politics and International Relations at University level.
Students and Teachers who book their free tickets for the Earth Sciences strand of the 'Discovering the World' day will have the opportunity to take part in a combination of Earth Sciences taster lectures and workshops in break-out rooms. These lectures and workshops will be delivered by academics from Royal Holloway University's Earth Sciences Department, ranked 2nd in the UK for their world leading and internationally excellent research (REF14).
The topics covered for Earth Sciences will include:
Antarctic fossil forests
Understanding Climate change
Predicting volcanic hazards
Locating earthquake epicentres
Google Earth for Geologists
In addition, our Schools Liaison team will be providing two 30 minute information, advice and guidance sessions on:
'Why University?' and 'Life in the South-East as a University of London student'
'Applying through UCAS and writing your personal statement'
Who is the event for?
This event is targeted at students in year 12, as well as gifted and talented year 11 students. Students can attend individually or as part of a school group with a teacher.
Where should I go on the day?
When you arrive, please head to the Museum's Conference Centre. This is located on the 2nd floor in the Great Western Warehouse.
Where can I find out more about the academics I will meet on the day?
Dr Howard Falcon-Lang, Senior Lecturer and NERC Advanced Fellow
Dr Ian Watkinson, Lecturer in Regional Tectonic Analysis
Dr Christina Manning, Lecturer in Igneous Geology/Research Officer
How do I get to the Museum of Science and Industry?
More information on getting to the venue is provided on the Museum of Science and Industry's website here.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you need further information (or for assistance with group bookings), please contact Emily Foster, School Liaison Officer for Science, by email Emily.Foster@rhul.ac.uk or by telephone 01784 276275.