Welcome to new PhD student Emma Peasland. Emma is also supervised by Graham Scott, and will be investigating how we can maximise the benefits of environmental fieldwork for a diverse student body.
Here’s some info about Emma’s project:
Learning through fieldwork is an important part of degrees in the biological, geographical and environmental sciences. Evidence suggests that fieldwork may promote deeper learning, build student confidence and enhance employability. But not all students choose to undertake fieldwork and not all fieldwork experiences are equivalent (compare for example day trip and residential courses or local and long haul trips). The implications of differing levels of engagement, differing experiences and the ways in which tutors might manage them are not well understood.