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

2 ALL THE FINE PRINT... Where to find all detailed info of dates for resits, registration, etc. etc. will be sent to you in an from Luisa with links to a webpage where you can find this presentation and links to other key into

3 Learning outcomes This is most important for your notebooks made during your dissertation- they need to be more ‘professional’ than your level 2 notebooks For generic learning outcomes at level 3 see ?P=BS-GS These change between years 2 and 3!

4 Geology Pathway (30) Option (if required) (10) Dissertation (40) Final year core modules, including 7 day fieldtrip (40) Petroleum Pathway (40) Minerals Pathway (30) GS Level 3 structure Final year core modules,: choose minimum of 3 from 4 (Plate Tectonics, Mountain Belt Processes, Past Global Environments, Basin Dynamics) Plus one of the fieldtrips : may be pathway dependent /recommended Each pathway has an additional ‘pathway core’ except Geology pathway: free choice OR Environment pathway (30) OR

5 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 Regardless of which track is followed, you will receive a BSc in ‘Geological Sciences’. BUT they are very useful on CV, and for references

6 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.

7 Petroleum pathway Provides training in exploration geophysics, sedimentology, structural geology, and resource geology. Recommended for candidates intending to pursue a career in the hydrocarbons industry.

8 Minerals pathway Provides a background in ore geology, mineral exploration and structural geology; Recommended for candidates intending to pursue a career in the extractive (mineral exploration/quarrying/ mining) industry.

9 Environment Pathway Faces the interaction of geology with human activity, where you solve environmental and engineering problems using geological techniques and knowledge: contaminated land, engineering geology, Quaternary geology site investigation environmental remediation hydrogeology

10 Level 3 Field Courses Need to talk about these before discussing pathway choices. You take ONE ONLY Five options, ALL Easter 2013, date TBA TripCompulsory for Strongly recommended for Open toCost 1. CyprusAll except PP~ £ CyprusEPAll except PP~ £ N YorksPPAll£0 4. Ireland (MP)MPAll£0 5. Ireland (EP/GG) EPAll£0

11 1. Cyprus GS facing Leaders: Cris Little, Ivan Savov Open to all days Assessment by exam Cost roughly £300 Information on the various field trips

12 Cyprus (Env Path) Very good for GS as well, especially if taking Engineering Geology and/or hydrogeology. PLUS Suitable for Minerals track students who have an interest in remediation/environmental impact Leader: Jared West

13 N Yorks Coast Leaders: Richard Collier and James Lawrence Compulsory for PP students Good option for other GS students interested in petroleum industry and/or sedimentary geology

14 N Ireland: Curraghinalt Follows through exploration and Mine Development process: 1. Determining tectonic setting of Au mineralization at Curraghinalt Strongly recommended for Minerals Track Rob Chapman and Bob Finch

15 2. Gold exploration: prospecting for Au- bearing veins and ‘panning back to the source’

16  Intro to diamond drilling, Core logging Underground trip: Curraghinalt mine

17 Northern Ireland Fieldtrip SOEE 3720 Quaternary Geology, Hydrology and Soils Course leaders: Simon Bottrell, Jerry Lee Suitable for Environment pathway and GG

18 Topics covered: 1.The Quaternary record of glaciation and deglaciation in the South Sperrins 2.Post-glacial processes and soil formation in the South Sperrins 3.Geology and hydrology of the Cuilcagh karst (Fermanagh) 4.The Quaternary record of the retreat of the Irish Sea Ice Sheet (Co. Down)

19 Content: what we do: –Examine the sedimentological and geomorphological evidence relating to the last glaciation and since. –Use this to reconstruct environments and processes active at that time. –Build up a sequence of events that occurred as the area emerged from the last glaciation. Where we do it: County Tyrone/Sperrins: –History of ice sheet on land, its interaction with the landscape, post glacial processes to the present day. County Down coast: –Examine deposits related to the retreat of the Irish Sea Ice sheet.

20 Preference survey We need to get a rough idea of numbers for the various fieldtrips. Please fill in the form with preferences 1-5. THIS DOES NOT COMMIT YOU TO ANYTHING

21 Registering for the Cyprus trips The Cyprus trip has an upper limit of students (usually about 40) who can register. Also, you have to pay extra for the trip, which includes a deposit. You can pay your deposit online at the University shop Unlike other modules you cannot register directly for the either of the Cyprus trips. This will be done FOR YOU by the office staff AFTER you pay your deposit. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Cut off date is 12 noon Monday Sept 24

22 Cut off for other field trips THE SAME DAY as for Cyprus - Mon Sept 24 th. For the Northern Ireland and N Yorks Coast trips the School will pay ALL transport and accommodation costs ONLY if you have registered by Sept 24 th. IF you have not registered by this time and you join subsequently YOU are responsible for any extra cost in making one-off transport bookings

23 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

24 Depends on the pathway Petroleum Pathway Field course : N Yorks (Compulsory) How do I choose my modules? Must include 3500 Basin Dynamics and Pet. Systems from core modules And at least 3 from: 3060: Advanced Sedimentology 3450: Structural Geology 3630: Strategic Energy Issues 3740: Seismic Interpretation (strong recommendation to take all 4 of the above)

25 Minerals Pathway Minerals Core = 3600 Ore deposits Structural + At least one from 3102 Isotope geochemistry OR 3460 High temp processes OR 3135 Engineering Geology Field course: Ireland Strongly recommended Cyprus (either) permissible

26 Environment Pathway Environment Core = AT least 2 of 3110 : Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Cycles : Engineering geology : Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology You need to take either 1 or two other options (free choice) depending on your choices above Field course: Either Ireland (EP) OR Cyprus (EP)

27 Register for Tracks at the School Office- see Luisa

28 Who do I ask about choice of modules/pathways ? For Minerals pathway: Rob Chapman For Petroleum pathway : Graham McLeod For Environment pathway: Jared West, Sam Shaw, James Lawrence We may send you off to talk to specific module convenors if we don’t have the necessary detailed information to answer your query.

29 Thinking of an MSc?? Optional 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 BEFORE you choose. You need to check your proposed timetable: Core and options will not clash but individual option modules might clash with each other.

30 ‘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.

31 High Temperature Processes Not obvious from the title what is involved! Research- lead module- low contact hours but a lot of private study : sem 1 AND 2 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 still available The module involves some practical work to generate your own data. Good experience of research Good for the c.v.

32 Pre-enrolment and registration Pre-Enrolment is “on-line” and starts on 8 th May Go to the ‘Student Services and Admin’ tab in the Portal

33 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.

34 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 18 June An will be sent to all students in the next few days confirming information relating to examinations, publishing of marks, and resit & progression procedures.

35 This talk will be available online! ear.html We will send you an so you can find it, if you don’t know your way around the school website pages Also at this same page, you will find a link to all the key dates for resits and dates for next year, the link is below: 0of%20year%20meeting%20guidance%20for%20studen ts.docx Finally, there is link on the page giving the date for hand in of your Portfolios, which is May 15 th from 10:30 -11:30 in the Student Support Office

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

37 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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