June 2019 PhD Newsletter now available
Issue 3 of the School of Geosciences' PhD newsletter is now available. Showcasing the many activities and achievements of our postgraduate students, the newsletter is a great representation of our active and thriving PhD programme. The newsletter is available here.
Summer 2019 Geosciences Graduation
Summer 2019 graduation ceremonies for the School of Geosciences took place on 17 June, followed by a reception and prize-giving ceremony. The School offers warm congraulations to all of our graduates! School of Geosciences Prizes, 2018-2019: Archaeology: Best Archaeology Dissertation: Veronica Lee Best Fourth Year Archaeology Student: Sesilia Niehaus Distinguished Achievement at Level 4 Archaeology:...
Workshop hosted on "The Politics and Pitfalls of Maritime Governance"
Professor David Anderson from the School of Social Sciences and Dr Tavis Potts from the School of Geosciences hosted a workshop from the 17-19th June titled “The Politics and Pitfalls of Maritime Governance”, a part of the ESRC-funded network The Political Ecology of Coastal Societies. The recently funded network links UK and...
BP to offer scholarships for two geology postgraduate programmes
BP is offering two scholarships worth £14,500 each for Home/UK/EU students commencing the MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience and MSc Petroleum Data Management in September 2019. The scholarships, (one per programme), cover programme tuition fees as well as some funds towards maintenance costs.
New book published on the post-Roman societies of Northern Scotland
The Picts of northern Scotland were a powerful political and cultural force in first millennium AD Britain. From early references in late Roman sources to the Picts attacking the Empire to their disappearance from records in the tenth century, they helped shape the history of early Britain. In spite of...
Student scoops award at Europe's biggest geosciences conference
A Geosciences PhD student has won a top award at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, held in Vienna last month.
Leverhulme project aims to explore use of glaciers to identify, monitor & predict volcanic activity
Dr Matteo Spagnolo is part of a recently-awarded Leverhulme project on “Using glaciers to identify, monitor and predict volcanic activities”, which will be led by Manchester Metropolitan University and also involves researchers at Dickinson College (USA). Volcanic eruptions threaten life, infrastructure and wellbeing, especially at glacierized volcanoes. More than 200 active...
GIS MSc students win awards from Hydrographic Society of Scotland
For the second year running The Hydrographic Society of Scotland has offered a Student Award scheme for the MSc students in the GIS Degree Programme at Aberdeen University, a link that was set up two years ago by Dr David R. Green - Director of the MSc in GIS Degree...
BP offers £14,500 geophysics scholarship
Oil and gas company BP is offering a scholarship worth £14,500 to a student with an offer to study the MSc in Geophysics at the University of Aberdeen.
Dr Katrin Prager to speak at workshop on "New directions in agri-environmental governance"
Dr Katrin Prager has been invited to speak at an international workshop on “New directions in agri-environmental governance: Practices of inclusion, collaboration, reflexivity and reconfiguration” at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, on 28-29 May 2019. Her talk on “Discourses and identities in collaborative agri-environmental governance: policy design and on-the-ground implementation”...
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