Undergraduate

School Key Contacts

Dr Tim Mighall
Director of UG teaching

Betty Euington
School Admin Assistant for Geology
Email – geology@abdn.ac.uk

TBC
School Admin Assistant for Archaeology & Geography
Email – archaeology@abdn.ac.uk & geography@abdn.ac.uk

Joshua Milne
School Admin Assistant
Email - geosciences@abdn.ac.uk

Academic Induction

MyAberdeen Organisations will be used to host all academic induction material. Welcome videos and other support materials can be found in the Geosciences Information for Undergraduates organisation under the Induction tab.

Details of events and social activities for new students can be found in the following other organisations:

  • Archaeology programmes for UG, PGT and PGR students
  • Archaeology UG level 1
  • Geography & Environment UG Programmes
  • Geography & Environment UG Level 1 
  • Geology & Geophysics UG Programmes
  • Geology & Geophysics UG Level 1
Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Most courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus, unless you are taking a course for which a formal exam is required by a professional body. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, online exercises, and timed assessments online. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

For courses that include lab work or other kinds of practical sessions, we will aim to provide these, subject to safety constraints. Some virtual laboratory classes may also be given, using online tools and resources.It may be that it is not possible to run some field-based activities.  However, the school of geosciences has developed an extensive library of online resources which can be used to provide an educational experience that is as close as possible to that offered by fieldwork.

Postgraduate Taught

School Key Contacts

Dr David Green
Director of Postgraduate Teaching

Daniela van Heerden
School Admin coordinator for PGT
Email: pgt-geosciences@abdn.ac.uk              

Academic Induction

MyAberdeen Organisations will be used to host all academic induction material. Welcome videos and other support materials can be found in the Geosciences Information for Taught Postgraduates organisation under the induction tab.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Most courses will not be assessed by formal exams on campus, unless you are taking a course for which a formal exam is required by a professional body. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, online exercises, and timed assessments online. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Practicals, fieldwork and placements

If your course includes lab work or other kinds of practical sessions, we will aim to provide these subject to safety constraints or create online alternatives. If your course includes a placement (for example in Education or Medicine), we will follow national guidance and health and safety requirements from professional bodies such as the NHS or GTCS.

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Geosciences you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School

School Key Contacts

TBC
Director of PGR

 

Julie Forbes
School Administration Coordinator for PGR
Email address: pgr-geosciences@abdn.ac.uk

Orientation

Student Orientation - kick start your uni journey

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student you will have the opportunity to attend a University wide induction in addition to your school induction.

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. You can get started now by working through the interactive modules.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Audit Master‘s Courses

As a PGR student you may have the opportunity to audit Master‘s courses to augment your research training. Please discuss this with your supervisor and check out the postgraduate taught pages above.

The PGR School also offers a comprehensive training programme to support your research journey.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.