present time (June 2007) I am doing an MSc in Biodiversity & Conservation
at the University of Leeds. The best thing about the course is having the
opportunity to learn about a wide range of ecological topics. As someone who
has never studied biology before I feel very lucky to have this chance.
Glasgow Uni it was always my intention to study Earth Science till fourth year,
but I appreciated having choice in my first year (I also studied Maths and
Archaeology) and I know several people that converted to Earth Sci as a
consequence of having this flexibility. My favourite parts of the course included learning about prehistoric life in
the second year palaeobiology module and being taught about volcanism. Also,
Earth Sci differs from most courses in that there are several fieldtrips, which
are a great way of getting to know your fellow students. In particular, I
enjoyed the introduction to geological mapping in Ardnamurchan and the optional
fourth year trip to Spain to study the Sierra Nevadas.
result of doing Earth Sci I got to hear about volunteering with the British
Geological Survey, and I have been sampling with them for the past three
future I hope to get employed in the environmental field, perhaps looking at
water quality as this is what I'm currently researching.
ants in Gibraltar for my current Masters course.