A-level students meet their Geography idol

Posted on February 15, 2019


Our Sixth Form Geographers were treated to a series of lectures with world renowned experts at the Plymouth University A-Level Geohazards Conference on Monday 4 February 2019.

Amongst the speakers was Professor Iain Stewart, best known for his BBC series ‘Power of the Planet’ and ‘Rise of the Continents’ to name a few, who delivered a fascinating talk on ‘Communicating geohazards and disaster risk’. This was followed by lectures on earthquake impacts and a fascinating presentation by Dr Paul Cole on monitoring and predicting volcanoes, with particular focus on Montserrat. 

In addition a speaker from Mott MacDonald highlighted the wide ranging opportunities for Geography and Geology degrees in the field of Geoengineering Management and Consultancy through her work on project managing the repair of the Dawlish railway following the storm damage back in 2015.