The latest news and posts about past and future events involving our students.
The British Geological Survey will be running a NERC-funded Advanced Skills Training Course this October and November concerning
Multidisciplinary fieldwork training in a professional geoscience environment
The course is aimed at all UK-based doctoral and early career researchers and is free (includes all transport and accommodation). Places will prioritise applicants who receive NERC funding (this includes NERC Centre–Survey Research Associates and Staff) and they will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
Further details of course content and dates are provided in the links below:
If you are interested in attending please fill in the application form. Places are limited and demand is expected to be high; so do not delay replying if you are interested in attending
If you have any questions contact Jon Naden 0115 936 3280)
Our Annual BUFI Science Festival will be held on Monday 16 June 2014. We are delighted that Professor Iain Stewart will be our Guest Speaker at the event. We have 24 poster presenters this year as outlined in the festival brochure.
Our Annual BUFI Science Festival will now be held on Monday 16th June not as previously adverstised (Thursday 19 June). We are delighted to announce that Professor Iain Stewart will be our Keynote Speaker. We look forward to seeing lots of posters communicating your science and entries into the Press Release competition. More details will follow soon.
We are planning a one day workshop at our BGS Keyworth headquarters in February 2014 (date to be confirmed). This is an interactive training day focusing on student/supervisor relationships, creativity and time management amongst other things. If you are interested in attending please contact the BUFI team.
We held an Induction Day at our BGS, Keyworth headquarters on 29 October 2013 for students who had recently started their PhD studies. The Agenda included a welcome and a tour of the BGS Keyworth facilities including several laboratories, the library and the 3D visualisation suite. Students had the opportunity to talk with a current BUFI student Sarah Smith (Project S203, Minerals and Waste Science Area) who shared her experiences so far of collaborating with BGS.
We held a one day workshop at our BGS Keyworth headquarters on 10th April 2013. This was an interactive training day focusing on student/supervisor relationships, creativity and time management amongst other things.
Best overall poster: Jon Stone
BGS Staff prize: Rosalind Hen-Jones
Peer Prize: Jack Lacey
The annual BUFI Science Festival was held at the BGS Keyworth headquarters on 9 April 2013. The event gives the PhD researchers we sponsor the opportunity to present their science to a range of stakeholders and interact with researchers from outside of their area of expertise. Though the work they do is of the highest quality, the festival is not just about the science it is also about communicating their research to non-specialists. Over 20 students presented their science to an audience of peers, scientists and non-scientists in the form of poster presentations. Each student needed to prepare a verbal introduction to their research and be prepared to be quizzed by a range of stakeholders about their research.
We held an Induction Day at our BGS, Keyworth headquarters on 14 January 2013 for students who had recently started their PhD studies. Students were welcomed and given a tour of the BGS Keyworth facilities including several laboratories, the library and the 3D visualisation suite. Students had the opportunity to talk with a current BUFI student who shared her experiences so far of collaborating with BGS.
Best overall poster: Dan Parvaz
BGS Staff prize: Anna Hicks
Peer Prize: Nyree Hill
Best Press release: Anna Bowley