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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Jo Kerr MSci Oceanography, 2011

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge

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The University of Southampton provides a unique learning environment, allowing students to work with some of the world's leading scientists, in one of the top oceanographic research institutions.

One of the highlights of my four years was the Falmouth field course. This course provided an insight into working as part of a research team, allowing students to take samples from on board the University’s research vessel, analyse them in the laboratory, and create a report of the work completed.

The course initially provides an overview of all aspects of this diverse subject, allowing you focus on topics that really interest you, in years three and four. Extensive field and laboratory work provides essential experience that prepares students for both industry and research based work, providing the opportunity to deploy oceanographic equipment from the University’s research vessel, and conduct on board experiments. 

The city of Southampton is a lively city that is greatly centred around student life. There is an extremely friendly atmosphere, and with everyone living so close together you are normally no longer than a few minutes walk from all of your friends' houses. The main University campus, town and NOCS are all within easy cycling distance, making it easy to get involved in all aspects of university life.

The NOCS and the University of Southampton have developed my passion for learning this fascinating subject. As a result, I am continuing with academic research in my future career. I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

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