Geology for Global Development


Guest Blog: Career Focus – Kate Crowley

Helen Ashcroft is currently a DPhil student at the University of Oxford. She blogs for the Bang! Science Magazine (Planet Blog) and is also a STEMNET Ambassador, working to promote science, technology, maths and engineering to young people. Helen attended the second meeting of her GfGD University group, to hear a talk by Kate Crowley. Here she gives us an insight into the career a geoscientist cou ...[Read More]

GfGD Placement Report: Ellie Murtagh’s work with CAFOD

In September 2012 Eleanor Murtagh completed a short Geology for Global Development (GfGD) placement with the international humanitarian and relief organisation CAFOD. At CAFOD, Ellie worked with Dr Kate Crowley (Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor) for a week. Here she reports on the activities she was involved in and the lessons she learnt from this experience.  The importance of vocational professio ...[Read More]

GfGD Easter Placement Opportunity with CAFOD

Geology for Global Development is offering an opportunity to spend one week in the humanitarian department of an international NGO, CAFOD, working with Dr Kate Crowley. Tasks during the week could involve a number of things, all designed to give the student a useful insight into how a geoscientist could contribute in the development sector. It is likely that one task will involve producing hazard ...[Read More]

Job Opportunities – Some Inspiration!

Geology for Global Development’s Education and Careers Officer, Marc Leach, highlights some top job opportunities for February. Even if you are not able to apply for these particular jobs right now, it can be helpful to learn more about the many career paths that are open to you as a geoscientist. Looking at job adverts can be a big inspiration and might just give you some motivational fuel ...[Read More]