Co-opted membership position

The Geochemistry Group is looking to appoint a co-opted member to our committee. The deadline is 08.10.2021. The role of the committee members is to support the Geochemistry Group’s usual activities (awarding student travel bursaries, ECR awards and organising our annual research in progress meeting). In addition, we hope that these new appointments will helpContinue reading “Co-opted membership position”

“Out of Academia: Into Science”

The Geochemistry Group is excited to announce the launch of the monthly panel series, “Out of Academia: Into Science”. We recognise that there is a wide array of career options open to ECRs, but in the middle of a project it can be unclear exactly how the specific skills gained can be relevant to non-academicContinue reading ““Out of Academia: Into Science””

Geochemistry Group Research in Progress (GGRiP) 2021 virtual meeting

The Geochemistry Group’s Research in Progress meeting (GGRiP) entered new territory in 2021. In addition to being the first time that the event was held fully online, it was also the first time that we were able to welcome contributions and attendance from overseas delegates, with free participation for institutions in low and middle incomeContinue reading “Geochemistry Group Research in Progress (GGRiP) 2021 virtual meeting”

Clean lab break: Exploration geology in Canada

Many of us have wondered at some point how we might use our geochemistry degree outside of the familiar environment of academia. Here, Ayesha Landon-Browne, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, gives us a peek into what it’s like to work as an exploration geologist in Canada. Hi Ayesha, can you quickly introduceContinue reading “Clean lab break: Exploration geology in Canada”

EMU award lecture – 29th January 2021

The recipient of the 2019 Research Excellence Award of the European Mineralogical Union is Dr. Nadège Hilairet from CNRS and Université de Lille, France. She received the award for her outstanding contributions to understanding rock deformation and rheology as well as for her international collaborative research. On Friday, 29th January 2021, at 11.00 am CETContinue reading “EMU award lecture – 29th January 2021”

Blank faces, or blank screens? Teaching in Higher Education under conditions of the “new norm”.

By Wesley Fraser The covid-19 pandemic has substantially changed the face of teaching in HE. Rather than walking around waving our arms in front of lecture halls full of students we are sat in front of computer screens, wearing headphones and speaking to a microphone. When teaching face-to-face I often experience blank faces staring backContinue reading “Blank faces, or blank screens? Teaching in Higher Education under conditions of the “new norm”.”

Labs on hold but never fear, Virtual Geochemistry is here!

2020 will certainly be memorable, but sadly not for the 50th anniversary meeting of the Geochemistry Group… We know that this is a challenging time for many. Early career researchers, in particular, are at heightened risk of loneliness. Motivation to work can be a challenge. All this got me thinking about our motivations more generally.Continue reading “Labs on hold but never fear, Virtual Geochemistry is here!”

The European Lunar Symposium comes to Manchester!

by Trish Clay The 2019 European Lunar Symposium was held in Manchester from the 21st-23rd of May. This year, ELS has special significance, as 2019 marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing in 1969 (https://www.nasa.gov/specials/apollo50th/). Participants from all over Europe gathered together at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum (https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk) forContinue reading “The European Lunar Symposium comes to Manchester!”