Cardiff University

Foreign Fieldwork #2

Posted on 6 October 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Today I embarked on my second (likely my final) fieldtrip here in Vancouver. I really enjoyed writing about my previous fieldtrip, and you seemed to enjoy reading it so why not write about today too! Like last time we left UBC at 8am- a struggle for me as my beloved Aston Villa kicked off at
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Mount Meager- Foreign Fieldwork

Posted on 26 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Early on Saturday morning I packed my bags with all my brand new fieldwork gear ( literally brand new- after learning about this fieldtrip on Tuesday  had to go on a shopping spree and buy a coat, a sleeping bag and various other bits and pieces ) before heading off to uni at half 7.
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My Homecoming Experience

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

I believed Homecoming was just an American tradition so when I arrived in Canada I was surprised to be surrounded by numerous advertisements for the event. For those that don’t know, Homecoming is the day when the school/university American Football team play their first home game of the season. There are lots of attractions on
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Class Differences- Adjusting to Canadian Courses

Posted on 13 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Today marks the end of my first full week of classes at UBC. I have noticed some major differences in teaching/learning styles between the UK and Canada. I’ve listed 5 main differences I have noticed so far. Interactive lectures My lectures are in small classrooms with drop-down screens; the lecturers walk around, engaging with students,
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Top 10- Fears and Cheers!

Posted on 29 August 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

It’s now just over a day until I embark on my journey to Vancouver- I have contemplated the parts I am most looking forward to as well as those I am definitely not. Here’s my top 10 fears and cheers for going abroad. Cheers last so it doesn’t get too depressing! Fears (In no particular
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Applying for a year abroad- my story

Posted on 22 August 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

One of my major inspirations for studying Geology was the opportunity to travel- this dream has finally come true! This is due to some very hard work and a pinch of good luck. My A-Levels weren’t what I expected, and I ended up at Cardiff through clearing (best thing that ever happened to me) so
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Ser un jóven en el España de hoy.

Posted on 18 January 2018 by Katie Elgie

Hola, buenas. Bienvenidos a mi primera ´Routes into Languages blog´. I have been provided with the broad subject of ´Being a young person in Spanish speaking society´. This year abroad so far has been incredibly fulfilling and has opened my eyes to the lifestyle and culture of another country; which I believe is an incredible
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Canal Boat Trip

Posted on 3 July 2017 by Conor White

This was our first boat trip along the canal and what an experience it was! The aim of the trip was to investigate and sample sites along the canal that were inaccessible by land; this meant some of the rocks we looked at had never been seen before, so were completely new for the canal
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Coring and Exploring

Posted on 19 June 2017 by Conor White

Our first day in the field was an introduction in order to understand and recognise the major rock formations along the Gaillard Cut part of the canal. We travelled from North to South, moving up through the stratigraphic units along the canal. Some of our favourites were the ignimbrites and a fossiliferous ash deposit. The
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Exploring Panama City

Posted on 16 June 2017 by Conor White

Two flights after leaving Cardiff, travelling first to Paris and then across the Atlantic, we arrived in Panama. Having settled into the accommodation provided by the Panama Canal Authorities (ACP), we found our way around the immediate locality and explored the old town as well as visiting the historical museum of the Canal and discovered
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