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- by Heather Crumpton Earlier this year an Antarctic glacier was named after Professor Neil Glasser of Aberystwyth University. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to interview Prof Glasser on his experiences working in the Antarctic and the naming of Glasser Glacier. Originally joining the Geography department as a Lecturer in 1999, he worked his way up ...more
- http://youtu.be/HJC3s5YfvkI Interview by Daisy ...more
- by Helen Siegieda I tracked down Daniel Colson, a third year who is the current Vice President of GeogSoc for the academic year 2014-2015, and quizzed him about the ins and outs of the society and its best bits. Could you describe GeogSoc in a sentence for me? Ooh in a sentence. Okay, I’d say it’s the ...more
- by Sara Elizabeth Fisher The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is probably not a concept well known to students, perhaps deeming the research conducted by departments somewhat detached from our own education. However, Aberystwyth’s recent performance in the REF suggests that not only should we be aware of what it is and its impacts but we should ...more
- by Magda Chmura Dr. Andrew Thomas 1. When did you first become interested in dry lands? I first did research in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa back in 1997. Ever since then I’ve been interested in the world’s drylands. The geomorphology and ecology is unique and totally fascinating. The numerous links between people and ...more
- by Helen Siegieda Being a student of Human Geography at Aberystwyth I wanted to find out how my fellow students are finding their courses, and what advice they have for prospective students and first years within the Geography Department here. Isabel Parry (Second Year, F800) Do you have any advice for students picking modules? Consider how the module is ...more
- by Helen Siegieda THE LIBRARY In first year you may not be spending a huge amount of time in the library, but make sure you do enable yourself to become familiar with how to locate and take out a book, how to operate the printers and scanners and how to find out where there are free computers. ...more
- Written by Holly Addis, collated by Heather Crumpton Four Ashes SSSI gravel pit has long been of geological interest. This site is five miles north of Wolverhampton in Staffordshire. In the 1960’s and 70’s it was a working quarry and supplied scientists with information concerning both the extent of the Devensian Irish Sea ice ...more
- Managing Editor Jessica Wood Commissioning Editors Sara Fisher Heather Crumpton Helen Siegieda Magdalena Chmur Charlotte Thomas (Welsh-medium content) To volunteer to be a member of the 2015/16 Snapshot Editorial Team, please contact Dr Mitch Rose (mir24) or Dr Cerys Jones (eyj) ...more
- by Jessica Wood Hydraulic fracturing or ‘Fracking’ as it is more commonly known, is both controversial and hotly debated. Fracking is a process by which a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is drilled and injected into dense shale rock at high pressure in order for the rock to release natural gas from the tiny fissures ...more