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David Schultz, winner of the student-nominated 2012 Faculty Best Teacher of the Year.

Our teaching is inspired by research. We are constantly updating our lectures and revising our course content as theories change and new discoveries are announced. You will certainly be right up-to-date on advances in research and geoscience techniques.

We mix lectures with more informal tutorial sessions, although we are always friendly and open; we encourage you to meet and interact with staff and researchers to discuss your studies and receive support whenever you need it.

Two-thirds of your time will be out of the lecture theatre. We run practical sessions in our dedicated teaching laboratories and have frequent field trips. These provide you with a great opportunity to practice your scientific skills in the great outdoors.

If you take any of our undergraduate petroleum engineering courses you will also have access to a unique pilot-scale laboratory in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. This unique facility contains industrial scale equipment for chemical manufacturing. Undergraduate students gain valuable experience by carrying out large-scale laboratory experiments which cannot be offered by any other university.

We also support your independent learning with excellent study and computer facilities within the School as well as access to the university library and other facilities on campus.

What our students say

Scott Brindle: "The lecturers also deserve a mention... truly inspiring."

Sam Green: "Getting outdoors can re-affirm what you learnt in a lecture. It’s a great way to learn."

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