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1 Pre-Enrolment meeting between Programme Managers and Students: Year 2 School of Earth & Environment

2 Learning outcomes These change between years 2 and 3! Year 2: Detailed studies of geology: application of other scientific disciplines where appropriate. Application of geological information to situations outside the context of original study. Learn to critically evaluate the methods used to generate primary data and the interpretation of those data. Year 3: Demands coherent and detailed subject knowledge. Exhibit professional competencies, some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline. Develop and sustain arguments based on conceptual understanding drawing upon scholarly reviews and primary sources. Appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline.

3 Geology Pathway (30) Option (10) Dissertation (40) Final year core modules, including 7 day fieldtrip (40) Petroleum Pathway (30) Minerals Pathway (30) GS Level 3 structure 2011-12 Final year core modules,: choose minimum of 3 from 4 (Plate tectonics, Mountain Belts, past global environments, Basin dynamics) 7 day fieldtrip: may be pathway dependent Geology pathway: all options available Minerals and petroleum pathways: 30 credits ‘pathway core’ OR

4 Pathways within the GS programme What are pathways? Coherent groupings of modules chosen to give you the best preparation for particular branches of geology Who says they are the best portfolios? Colleagues in industry who will be in a position to employ you

5 Pathways within the GS programme 'Geology pathway ' provides candidates with the opportunity to undertake a broad and balanced programme of study that provides general coverage of all of the key areas within the discipline. 'Petroleum pathway ' provides training in exploration geophysics, sedimentology, structural geology, and resource geology; it is recommended for candidates intending to pursue a career in the hydrocarbons industry. 'Minerals pathway ' provides a background in ore geology, mineral exploration and structural geology; it is recommended for candidates intending to pursue a career in the extractive (mineral exploration/quarrying/ mining) industry. Regardless of which track is followed, successful completion of the programme (which is accredited by the Geological Society) will lead to the degree qualification of BSc Geological Sciences. Nothing different on transcript BUT V. useful on CV, and for references Register for Pathways at the School Office- see Luisa

6 Is the geology pathway ‘non vocational’? NO!! Core GS programme Basic high quality grounding for all aspects of geological employment = + Pathway = Added value in specific fields of employability

7 The Minerals pathway Exploration Geology Mining Geology Postgraduate study EXIT POINTS Leeds: Msc Structural/Mining P/G study elsewhere (inc. overseas) A route through the degree programme designed to prepare graduates for employment in the mining and minerals sector Industry Major or minor companies, jobs worldwide Major companies: Australia, Pacific Rim, S. America New for 2011 UK, Canada, Australia

8 Choices on the minerals pathway: Are designed to give a portfolio which gives you the best platform in the international jobs market BUT one area where we lag behind overseas Universities is in the ability to get you industrial experience/exposure. You can solve this up to a point by joining:

9 SEG field trip to Cononish Gold Mine Leeds Chapter of The Society of Economic Geology (SEG) Field trips over and above those in the curricula

10 Tim Livesey Barrick Gold SEG has a programme of speakers from industry

11 After Leeds Our graduates are working in: Australia: coal, diamond and iron ore mining, gold exploration Africa and Canada: gold exploration Contacts with industry are already strong and continually increasing. These will continue to enhance the employability of Leeds graduates. The bourgeoning activities of the SEG chapter will establish further contacts through fieldtrips, speakers and contacts made by alumni. The SEG Chapter ‘Industrial advisor’ plays a key role in advising students on the current opportunities.

12 SEG AGM TODAY RS 19 at 3.00pm.

13 School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT The Petroleum Pathway A route through the degree programme designed to prepare graduates for employment in the petroleum and hydrocarbon industry

14 School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT What is the Petroleum Pathway? Gives specific knowledge related to the petroleum and hydrocarbon industry Focuses on the most relevant subjects: Structural geology Geophysics Sedimentology Petroleum Geoscience Gives great preparation for a career in the petroleum industry or postgraduate study in related subjects

15 School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT Why take the Petroleum Pathway? Hydrocarbon extraction will be an important part of the global economy for at least the next 50 years Oil and gas is more environmentally friendly than coal which is the alternative bridging energy Starting salaries in the UK are ~ £35k (with MSc) Starting salaries in the USA are ~ $125k (with MSc)

16 School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT Petroleum expertise at Leeds World leading expertise in Structural Geology, Geophysics, Sedimentology and Petroleum Geoscience World class research facilities – available for use in 3 rd year projects Dedicated Centre for Integrated Petroleum Engineering and Geoscience »Brings together world leading researchers from Engineering and Earth Sciences »Supports student engagement with industry through student chapters

17 School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT Added value Active Student Chapters American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain Give access to: Mentoring scheme Rewards for achievement Funding for further study (e.g. MSc fees) Fieldtrips Seminars Courses Free membership to professional societies

18 School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT Industry Links BP has donated $1.1million to the University in Scholarship awards – more details on the website ( We have close links with Major and National Oil Companies who support both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses (e.g. BP, Shell, HESS and service companies such as Schlumberger) Access to Petroleum Industry recruitment talks – company representatives visit Leeds and hold initial interviews here Careers fair – held annually in Leeds, 2011 event sponsored by BP A number of National Oil Companies (including Saudi Aramco, Qatar Petroleum and Petroleum Development Oman) sponsor students through our Undergraduate courses as they feel we provide quality training for direct entry into their business

19 Petroleum Industry School of Earth and Environment FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT BSc / MGeol / MGeophys Vocational Masters study at Leeds: MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics MSc Exploration Geophysics MSc and PhD opportunities in the UK and abroad Life after your degree...

20 First question : Are you interested in one of the specialised pathways? How do I choose my modules? Minerals 3600 Ore deposits 3450 Structural Either 3102 Isotope Geochem Or 3460 High-Temp Processes Recommend 4 th as the option Petroleum: Must choose 3500 basin dynamics and pet. Systems from core modules And : 3060: Advanced Sedimentology 3450: Structural 3630: Strategic Energy Issues + Exploration Seismics if not already taken

21 Second question Are you thinking about an MSc course after your degree? Option Modules give you the chance to prepare for a particular type of postgraduate course. If you are interested in an MSc course in Leeds: speak to the MSc programme convenor. You need to check your proposed timetable: Core and options will not clash but individual option modules might clash with each other.

22 ‘Special’ Modules Geology Into Schools (10 credits, Sem 1 & 2) –Introduction to secondary school teaching, focussing on geology. –20 hours spent in a school working directly with teachers & delivering material you have designed. –Limited places; if interested see/e mail Phil Murphy. –A good chance to find out if teaching is for you. –Builds contacts with local/regional schools who run geology courses. –Expect to undertake some travel but the costs will be reimbursed.

23 Ore Deposits & their Exploitation (Sem 1, 10 credits) –Developed in response to current worldwide shortage of exploration and mine geologists. –Reinforces practical skills of mineral/mineral assemblage identification in hand specimen and thin section. –Relationship between the mineralogy of the ore and ore processing. –Detailed study of selected mineral commodities: gold, Cu, Fe Pb/Zn. –Trip to Navan Pb/Zn Mine, Tara (nr Dublin), including underground visit. –Cost for trip: in region of £120. –LIMITED PLACES (15): YOU NEED TO APPLY TO DO THIS COURSE –Priority given to minerals track students –Get a form after this meeting: hand in to the office by Friday May 13 ‘Special’ Modules

24 High Temperature Processes Not obvious from the title what is involved! Research- lead module- low contact hours but a lot of private study. You choose one of the topics on offer: (some run by Dan M. some by Rob C. some a mixture) magma chambers, metamorphic processes, evolution of ore deposits. Some restrictions on projects IF you have taken 3600 BUT ores related options available for all The module involves some practical work to generate your own data. Good experience of research Good for the c.v.

25 Who do I ask about choice of modules/pathways ? For minerals pathway: Rob Chapman For Petroleum pathway : Graham McLeod We may send you off to talk to specific module convenors if we don’t have the necessary detailed information to answer your query.

26 Pre-enrolment and registration Pre-Enrolment is “on-line” and starts on Monday Go to the ‘Student Services and Admin’ tab in the Portal

27 Flowchart for choosing options Pick choice/s Complete pre-enrolment Check timetable If OK you can pre-register when the time comes If there is a clash select other option/s Make sure that you are enrolled for a total of 120 credits of modules, at least 110 of which should be at Level 3. It is your responsibility to ensure that your module enrolment is correct, not the School’s. The Semester split should 60/60 or 50/70 at most.

28 Exams information There are rules governing progression to year 3. You need to gain 100 credits to progress (honours). PFP modules (Pass For Progression) vary between courses: for GS and EG these are the core modules. Students with Special Circumstances that have affected their studies must notify Katrina Firth in the School Office ASAP and not later than 13 June 2011. An email will be sent to all students in the next few days confirming information relating to examinations, publishing of marks, and resit & progression procedures.

29 Next academic year School of Earth and Environment registration and compulsory start of year meetings will commence on Wednesday 21st September 2011. You need to be in Leeds on this date NOT ON HOLIDAY!!

30 Year 3 field course dates and venues These are within the Easter Vacation: March 17 to April 16 Dates TBA: DO NOT BOOK A HOLIDAY DURING THIS TIME You must choose ONE of the following field courses: SOEE3040/2 and SOEE5605/10 Cyprus Ophiolite, copper mineralisation, carbonates. Limited to 45 places; first-come, first-served sign-up. Provisional dates: Sat 2 nd April to Weds 13 th April. SOEE3560 and SOEE5615 North Yorkshire (Scarborough) Compulsory for Petroleum Track. Limited places; first-come, first-served sign-up. Provisional dates: Easter 2011 (TBC). SOEE 3660 Northern Ireland (TBC). Further details to follow later this academic year. The cost of your first trip will be subsidised by approx £300..If you choose the Cyprus trip the cost will be approx £300,(TBC) plus food Cost of Yorkshire Coast and Northern Ireland TBC- but MUCH cheaper.

31 Feedback has been a major L&T theme for 2011, where we aimed to raise the profile of provision of feedback amongst staff and encourage students to engage with feedback accordingly. In order to get the most from feedback, bear in mind the following: Anticipate and actively look for all forms of feedback Engage fully with all feedback that you receive Engage with all coursework and feedback, whether assessed for marks or not. Ask for help if do not understand the feedback you receive, and ask for more feedback if you feel you aren’t getting enough Feedback is your main route to improvement, so don’t miss out!!

32 Feedback forms Before we let you out of this room… … please complete the Year 2 review feedback forms. Consider acting as a representative on the School Student-Staff Committee.

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