Geography graduate awarded Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarship

Gwydion Jones (BSc Geography 2012) has been awarded a PhD scholarship from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Over the next 3 years he will be investigating the climate and environmental changes in Wales between 15,000 and 10,000 years ago by focusing on lake and peat deposits: Llyn Llech Owain and Cors Carmel.

Gwydion's PhD training has already begun as he participated in the EU-COST INTIMATE (INTegrating Ice core, Marine and TErrestrial recordshttp://cost-es0907.geoenvi.org/) example summer/ training school at Dörverden, Germany, at the beginning of July. The school was aimed at early stage researchers across the INTIMATE community and twenty postgraduate students and post-doctorate students from across Europe and America gathered for a week of training. The school included a series of lectures and small group discussions as well as three days fieldwork, studying lake Hamelsee. Not only was it an invaluable opportunity to learn new skills and techniques for his PhD but also an opportunity to make friends and contacts for the next few years of research.