Tenerife Field Visit
The two-week applied geophysics field course typically takes place in September immediately prior to the start of your final year. The field school is split in two parts: the first involves training in the use of industry-standard geophysical exploration equipment; the second part is an independent project, where you will put into practice the skills developed in the previous week, as well as wider skills developed over the duration of your degree. You will be trained in seismic, radar, magnetic, gravity, and electrical methods to build up an understanding of the geophysical subsurface. Within the context of an industry-style project and report, you will then be assessed on your ability to put these methods into practice.
Using comfortable self-catered accommodation in south Tenerife as a base, we travel to the caldera of Mt Teide to take advantage of the unique geology and fair weather. Students often note that this trip consolidates learning in previous years and is a highlight of their degree. Industry contacts have commented that its delivery and authentic assessment lends well to progression into careers such as environmental geophysics.