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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Freya Garry MSci Oceanography, 2013

Postgraduate Researcher (Oceanography and Climate Science), University of Southampton

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I was drawn to the subject of Oceanography because of the combination of physics, maths, chemistry and biology contained in the course. I also enjoy diving and therefore was keen to learn about the ocean and processes within it. NOCS is an inspiring place to study and the first class resources make learning a pleasure, as well as equipping students well for future careers in the ocean sciences.

The oceanography field-courses and research projects are great opportunities to make the most of the excellent resources here at NOCS and put what you have been learning into practice.

The standard of tuition at the University is high, and there is a wide variety of choice available for optional modules allowing Oceanography students to tailor the course to their individual interests. The field-courses and research projects in the third and fourth years are great opportunities for students to make the most of the excellent resources here and put what they have been learning into practice. I feel that this combination of the practical and theoretical not only makes the course more enjoyable but also increases the employability of students.

I have been really happy with living in Southampton over the course of my degree. The city has lots to offer – there are excellent shopping facilities and the historical parts are really interesting. From Southampton, it is easy to travel to the New Forest and other parts of the South Coast. I have been able to get involved in various water-sports and other outdoor activities through the university at many locations along the South Coast. Transport links from Southampton to the rest of the country are also very good.

I am now a Postgraduate Researcher at University of Southampton. In conjunction with the Met Office, I evaluate methods for measuring temperature in the deep ocean to help improve estimates of global and regional ocean heat content change.

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