Here Josh Leigh provides some highlights from a Durham University Mountain Biking Club event in Wales. It serves as a nice reminder to take breaks and continue with your interests no matter how busy you might be..!   Seven months into my PhD, and things are starting to ramp up. I finally have a formal… Read More

  Yu-Shan Tseng, a second year PhD student, reflects on her fieldwork experiences in urban Spain.   Is Decide Madrid for the communities without “El Corte Inglés” (possibly equivalent to John Lewis in the UK)? July 2017   It is suffice to say that both places that I stayed in Barcelona and Madrid for my… Read More

Juliet Sefton is a first year physical geography PhD student studying mangrove sediments and how they can be used to reconstruct past sea levels. Here, she reports on her first field trip for her PhD research to the mangrove forests of the Seychelles in July 2017. Follow her on Twitter @SeftonGeo for more updates.  Reblogged… Read More

For a number of years now, we have organised postgraduate seminar series to allow us to present and gain feedback on our work in a friendly and supportive environment. We are running this again this year and it will consist of fortnightly seminars between 4-6pm on Wednesday afternoons. We are now sending a call out… Read More

Our usual 11:00 a.m. coffee was turned today into a cake stand where Geography department Postgraduates volunteer to bake and sell cakes in the Manley Room to raise money in support of the Nepal Earthquake survivors.     The donations raised this morning reach the amount of £470.57. Olivia Raney Mason and Sarah Hughes, who were the organizers… Read More

Day 5 Wednesday 29/04/2015 and Day 6 Thursday 30/04/2015. My last email about my experience. I arrived in Patna, India after an uneventful but long 12-hour journey yesterday (Wednesday). Three hours to the border, two hours at the border (the Indian officials were taking their time) and then almost seven hours from R to Patna… Read More

Below is the narration of the lived experiences from Hanna Ruszczyk, PhD student conducting fieldwork in Bharatpur, Nepal during the first earthquake on April of 2015. Day 1: Saturday 25/04/2015 The earthquake started at 11:56 am on the day of rest (Saturday), therefore there were not any vehicles traveling and shops closed and few people out… Read More