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


In this post Jenny Horrocks, a PhD student in Physical Geography, discusses the challenges of summarising a thesis in 3 minutes!   I’m a PhD student in the Department of Geography and my research uses marine sediments from Antarctica to reconstruct long-term climate change. On 12th September 2016, I competed in the national final of… Read More


In this post third year Human Geography PhD student Sophie Tindale reflects on the RSG-IBG Postgrad Forum in Newcastle she attended, presenting her work on water resource management. The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum mid-term conference took place over two days last week (17th-18th March) at Newcastle University. The conference is an annual event organised by a… Read More


By Bertie Miles   Welcome to Bertie Miles‘ article, detailing life as a field assistant as part of Ben Chandler’s MSc project looking at moraine Skàlafellsjökull Iceland (see related paper). This is a light-hearted look at fieldwork within Iceland and, as Bertie has put it, promises to contain as little relevance to geography as possible. Day… Read More