24 May 2013
Professor Paul Bates has received an award to accelerate the impact of his research. This award is part of a pilot funding scheme from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which awarded five grants totalling £70,000 across four Schools.
23 May 2013
Dr Alex Anesio has been invited to speak at the event organised by the UK Royal Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences between 26 and 30th of May. Alex will be presenting at the Geobiology and life at the extremes session the paper entitled “Geobiology and life in the cold”. The session will address field and laboratory studies of the diversity, distribution, functions and preservation of life and associated biogeochemical processes in extreme habitats.
17 May 2013
Professor Kelvyn Jones will receive the prestigious Murchison award at the Royal Geographical Society's AGM on Monday 3rd June. The award is given for Professor Jones' contributions to quantitative geography.
9 May 2013
Philosopher Luce Irigaray (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France) has been awarded a Visiting Professorship by the Leverhulme Trust to collaborate with Dr Maria Fannin over a period of two years (2013-2014).
8 May 2013
Geographical Sciences has launched a termly newsletter for students and staff and Issue 1 is available to download now.
29 April 2013
Dr. Adam Dixon has been awarded a World Universities Network grant to visit Maastricht University's European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE). At ECCE, a leading research centre on sustainable finance and responsible investing, Dr. Dixon will conduct research on the geopolitics and economic geography of transparency and long-term investors.
25 April 2013
Professor Kelvyn Jones has been elected to a Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales; as such he becomes the third geographer to be so honoured. Sir John Cadogan, the Society’s President, said: We have once again elected a further very strong cohort of new Fellows; the Society’s continuing focus on excellence and achievement will ensure that its Fellowship will represent the very best of which Wales is capable in the major academic disciplines.
15 April 2013
Dr Julie MacLeavy has been invited to speak at the Policy Studies Conference in Toronto, Canada in May. The conference theme is 'Policy Research in Times of Austerity and Uncertainty', and Julie will be presenting at the welcome reception under the title 'A 'new politics' of austerity, workfare and gender? The UK coalition government's reform policy'.
13 March 2013
Meltwater flow beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet has been traced up to 60km from the ice margin by a team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Aberystwyth. Their work, which represents the first successful attempt to trace meltwater flow through thick ice and over distances of some tens of kilometres on an ice sheet, is published in Nature Geoscience this month.
6 March 2013
The Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC) which is based in the School of Geographical Sciences has produced an independent research report for the Government's Department for Business Innovation & Skills that highlights the impact of a cap on the total cost of credit. This publication coincides with the publication of the Office of Fair Trading’s final report on payday sector compliance.