CO-ORDINATOR: Dr Richard Quilliam (4B144)
This is a Residential Field Course, which runs from Monday 5th September - Friday 9th September 2016
The Cost is £245, which includes all of your travel, four night’s accommodation and all of your meals whilst on the field class.
Where: Castle Head Field Centre, situated between the southern fells of the Lake District and the shores of Morecambe Bay (http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/castlehead/)
Aim of this module:
The aim of this module is to (1), develop fieldwork skills relevant to the Environmental Science and Environmental Geography programmes; (2) develop skills in hypothesis testing & experimental design
By the end of the module, students should be able to demonstrate these skills:
This module consists of a five-day residential field course at the Field Studies Council Castle Head Field Centre in Cumbria,
On the residential field course, training in sampling techniques and guidance for completing project assignments will be provided by academic staff. Projects will be chosen from a prescribed list and there will be a choice of approximately six group projects. Each group needs to complete three of these projects during the week. Details of the projects will be provided at the initial introductory meeting, and you will sign up to your preferred projects on Succeed. Many of the projects will run twice or even three times during the week, depending on the staff member supervising the project. Each of the three projects must be written up as individual reports, and must include a thorough analysis all of the data you have collected during each project. During the week you will start your own designated Twitter account and tweet about your projects – the quality and content of your tweets will be assessed at the end of the week.
Residential field report 1 (30 %)
Residential field report 2 (30 %)
Residential field report 3 (30 %)
Twitter account (10 %)
What to bring
If staff consider you to be improperly equipped for fieldwork, you will not be allowed to complete the projects and may fail the module.
The field class is in September and so there is a good chance it could be hot & sunny and/or wet & cold. You should bring with you: