Supporting Field Study

Field activity has remained an integral part of the undergraduate course. From the first year excursion to Pembroke to worldwide trips throughout the course, Oxford earth scientists are given opportunities from the beginning to develop the practical tools required for research. In turn, this ensures that tomorrow’s experts are scientifically trained to break new ground in their studies.

Field work provides new skills, experiences and the opportunity to bond with classmates in a new setting. It allows Oxford earth scientists to develop crucial skills in practical collaboration and learn how to best work and research as part of a group. It is no surprise that alumni fondly remember their time carrying out field work.

As an essential part of the degree, the Department of Earth Sciences actively welcomes contributions to support this aspect of the course in particular. Supporting field work gives donors the opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of students at all levels of giving.

“Finance is a huge stress for me, so having the weight of the fieldtrip equipment cost lifted was a great relief. It meant I could enjoy and make the most of the fieldtrip, and really jump headfirst into being an Earth Scientist – I’m very grateful!”

Donations to the Earth Sciences Annual Fund are used to support outreach initiatives and student field work.

Make a donation here.