"On-the-ground" first-hand experience through fieldwork

An important aspect of our SSCP DTP students' PhD is engagement in fieldwork. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities out of the lab or office to gain knowledge, data, and hands-on experience to support their research. Fieldwork is conducted in many areas of the UK as well as around the world. Currently, excursions have taken our students to Cornwall, India, Rwanda, South East Canada, Malaysian Borneo, South Georgia, the Pyrenees, Greece, Germany, Cyprus, the USA and Antarctica just to name a few.

Hear from some of our students who have completed fieldwork by clicking on the links below. We encourage our students to write an informative reflection post after they return from fieldwork so that others can learn from and share in their experiences.

Roan du Feu, PhD student - Fieldwork at the Scottish Association of Marine Science

Philip Chapman, PhD student - Fieldwork in Borneo, South East Asia

Rowan Schley, PhD Student - Fieldwork in Ecuador

Fieldwork Photos

Alistair Boyce Fieldwork

Alistair Boyce (Cohort 1), Cyprus

Phil Chapman

Phil Chapman (Cohort 1), Borneo

Roan du Feu

Roan du Feu (Cohort 1), Scotland

Fieldwork Photos

Alex Hughes

Alex Hughes (Cohort 2), Ojai Valley, California

Victoria Burton

Victoria Burton (Cohort 1), New Forest, Hampshire

Robert Allen

Robert Allen (Cohort 3), southern islands of the Lesser Antilles

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Sam Brooke & Stephen Watkins

Sam Brooke & Stephen Watkins (Cohort 1), Death Valley, California

Demetrius Martins

Demetrius Martins (Cohort 1), Cairns, Australia

Cally Ham

Cally Ham (Cohort 2), Cornwall