Verulam Geography Girls into Geoscience

In the Geography Department we always like to think further than the classroom and further along the path for our students. Following a retweet from Mr. Perryman, Alisha decided to follow up the opportunity to take part in Girls into Geoscience supported by Plymouth University. This week after her threshold exams she attended the course and here is her report.

Girls into Geoscience was a very informative experience which will prove useful in my geographical studies. I gained a lot of insightful background information about how studying geology contributes to the findings of oil and gas and therefore, opened my eyes to the career opportunities that geology can provide. Similarly, considering geology has previously been perceived as a male subject, I can see that workshops like these break down the gender stereotypes – opening the doors that were never open to girls like me before.

My time at the University of Plymouth gave me the opportunity to clear my doubt over my aims for the next year; and overall, it was an experience that I do not regret and would happily do again.

Alisha

The geography department is an ever growing subject especially at A-Level, with 53 opting to join the current 30 for the course next year. Thus, we are always looking to further our opportunities that we offer or students to support both university and apprenticeships course in their future. Please follow @verulamgeogHOD, @verulamgeog & @verulam6thfrom for news, events and images.

Mr N Woodville Head of Geography