A group of our Lower Sixth Geology and Geography students travelled up to Plymouth University last Tuesday to attend their ‘Girls into Geoscience’ day. The event introduced our geology and geography girls to the careers available in Earth sciences.
During the morning the girls attended three seminars, where woman geoscientists talked about how they got into geology, what they studied at university and what their jobs involved. Dr Anna Hicks from the British Geological Survey talked about her job in communicating risk in volcanology: from stories, to knowledge, to action. She was then followed by Angharad Matthews from Terradat who talked about environmental and engineering geophysics and then Dr Hayley Allen from Shell, who talked about the day in the life of an exploration geoscientist. During the afternoon they attended two workshops from: Faults in Google Earth (GIS), Microfossils and climate, Palaeomagnetism and the continents and Applied volcanology and hazards.
The girls were very inspired by the talks in the morning and for a couple it confirmed they would definitely be choosing Geology at University.