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Geography and Environmental Science students hone skills on field trip

Geography fieldtrip 
Friday 6 May 2016

An interactive field trip helped Geography and Environmental Science students to hone their skills and put theory into practice.

The students visited Hope’s outdoor education centre at Plas Caerdeon in north Wales, where they collected soil samples, analysed them in a field laboratory and conducted computer modelling using a Geographical Information System.

Geography student Dean Wolfe described the excursion as both an enjoyable and important aspect of his studies.

He said: “Field trips are extremely important as they allow you to put your knowledge learned in lectures and seminars into practice in the physical environment.

“I found it rewarding to be able to work as an individual and also as part of a team. I learned a whole array of new skills that may help me in my studies, and possibly in my place of work in the future.”

Picture: Students working on computer modelling using Plas Caerdeon field data. 

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