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A Year Abroad And… A Long Distance Relationship

Posted on 12 March 2020 by Niamh O'Reilly

This post is the second in my weekly series where I write about topics that nearly stopped me going on my year abroad and how they have shaped my experience […]

A Year Abroad And… Mental Health

Posted on 5 March 2020 by Niamh O'Reilly

This blog is going to be the first in a weekly series. Each week I will write about topics that nearly stopped me going on my year abroad and how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Settling in- My First Week at UBC!

Posted on 7 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Saturday I left Vancouver Airport at 3pm on Saturday. It didn’t take much more than half an hour to get to UBC and I was checked in my room by […]

5 Tips for a stress-free airport experience

Posted on 3 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

I am known to be very anxious at airports and after talking to others sharing my flight, I realised I am not alone. Here are my top tips on a […]

Top 10- Fears and Cheers!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surfing Heat Waves

Posted on 27 June 2017 by Conor White

There’s been a heat wave back at home, 29⁰C and everyone is complaining, here we worked in 41⁰C heat on Tuesday with no escape! David’s heat tolerance in the field […]

Faulty science

Posted on 27 June 2017 by Conor White

Following the historical trail ‘Camino de Cruces’ we hiked through the rainforest, a first for many of us; we ventured there in order to investigate quaternary faulting, which may have […]