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Geography and Environmental Science

Blogging up the Alps

Published: 1 October 2012

Students have been embracing social media and sharing their field trip experience of our Arolla course.

The course, led by Professor Steve Darby and Dr Pete Langdon, provided students with a first-hand opportunity to conduct their own focused research into many of today's burning questions in physical geography.

Blog posts by both undergraduate and postgraduate students are on the Earth Surface Dynamics (ESD) group blog. They include undergraduate Stephen Chuter describing his geomorphological research in a blog entitled, The stakes are high: Measuring ablation on the Upper Arolla Glacier.

High in the Swiss Alps, the University have been visiting Arolla since the 1950s and were the first British university to offer a fieldcourse to this remote location.

To read the student blogs and learn more about our field trips visit our field work page here


The Alps
Arolla in the Swiss Alps
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