A first taste of fieldwork
In October, 75 first year students on our BSc Geology, BSc Physical Geography & Geology, and BSc Earth and Ocean Science courses travelled to Fishguard and St David’s in Pembrokeshire for their first taste of geological fieldwork. The trip was led by Dr Norman Moles and Dr Stewart Ullyott, with support from an additional six staff and postgraduate students. The week was split into two halves. The first included a guided introduction to the geology of the area and the development of key skills such as field sketching and the use of a compass-clinometer. The second comprised small group work mapping the basic geology of an allocated area along the Pembrokeshire coastal path. All in all, the week was a chance to make new friends, get to grips with the rigours of fieldwork, and enjoy exploring one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.